Wake Up Sid (2009) Review


Wake Up Sid is a 2009 Indian Hindi-language coming-of-age comedy drama film written and directed by Ayan Mukerji and produced by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, the film was distributed by UTV Motion Pictures, with visual effects contributed by the Prime Focus Group.


The film takes place in contemporary Mumbai and tells the story of a careless, rich brat Sid Mehra (Ranbir Kapoor), a college student who is taught the value of owning up to responsibility by Aisha (Konkona Sen Sharma), an aspiring writer from Kolkata. It was a critical and commercial success. Both Kapoor and Sharma won rave reviews for their performances, and Kapoor received awards and nominations for his acting.


Siddharth "Sid" Mehra is shown an extremely lazy and carefree college student in his early twenties living in Mumbai who does not know what he wants to pursue. He hates school and he can't even bother to study and try to understand the concept of his courses (all of which he gets poor grades in).


His imagination, creativity and talent for art (especially photography) are often disregarded and ignored. Depicted as a spoiled, lazy slacker, Sid shows little concern for his plans after graduating, just barely studying for tests the night before and having no interest in working.

His father, Ram Mehra is a wealthy tycoon who wants his son Sid to excel while his mother Sarita is a housewife often frustrated by Sid's incompetence yet puts up with behaviour, ending up pampering him.

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