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Udaan - Movie Review by fenil_seta
Let's Break Free and Fly in the Sky!
Posted by fenil_seta on 17 July 2010
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We all have certain likes, interests and capacity. We would like to excel professionally in a field of our interest. However, most of the times, parental expectations, societal norms and such other pressures compel us to nip our wishes in the bud and instead alter our career which might not suit our taste. Udaan tells a similar tale of a teen who is forced to work and study against his wishes and how he breaks free from the shackles. The film is very relatable and touching and so brilliantly executed that it easily turns out to be the most outstanding film in recent times. A film which that no one should miss at any cost!
The story of the movie: After getting expelled from the boarding school, Rohan (Rajat Barmecha) returns back to his hometown, Jamshedpur. He meets his strict, authoritarian father Bhairav (Ronit Roy) for the first time in 8 years. He reaches home and comes across his half brother Arjun (Aayan Boradia) who he didn't even know existed. Although Rohan wishes to take literature in college and become a writer, his father doesn't allow him to do so. He is forcefully enrolled in an engineering college and also forced to work in his father's steel factory. Will he toe the line or will the rebel in him break free and take his Udaan? Watch the film and find out!
Udaan begins with an extremely hilarious scene (Rohan and his pals going for semi-porn film) that brings the house down! It not only helps the story to progress but it also sets the viewers mood. Besides having a simple and a story that one can identify with, Udaan also works big big time because of the way it connects marvelously. You'll laugh uncontrollably in the comic scenes but at the same time you'll be pained terribly when you see the brothers in poignancy. And the best part is-since it's a simple tale, everyone will be able to understand and decipher the message of the film.
The story takes its own sweet time to proceed but one won't mind as there are a number of well-executed sequences that shall continue to linger in your mind for a long time to come. Rohan's bonding with his half-brother and chacha (Ram Kapoor) was very cute and his relation with his strict father was of course the important part which was sensitively treated. The climax was totally justified and hopefully, every section of moviegoing audience would accept it.
The film rests on four actors and they all excel. Debutant Rajat Barmecha, the protagonist, gives a stunning performance that'll leave you spellbound. This was a dream role for any newcomer and Rajat makes good use of it and comes out with flying colours. Watch out for him during the confrontational scenes and when he breaks down in front of Ram Kapoor and while talking to his friends on the phone! Here's a great actor and let's hope we see more of him in well-made films! Ronit Roy was awesome as the villainous father. It was great to see him on the big screen after a long time. Ram Kapoor, who did a great job in Karthik Calling Karthik, would be loved for his performance in this film. Simply a great job! And finally, Aayan Boradia leaves a deep impact with his cute facial expressions and eyes.
The rest of the actors do a great job too. Manjot Singh (last seen in 'Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!') was absolutely rocking. Anand Tiwari (Apu), who played Robin in Kites, leaves a mark. The actors who played Rathore and the old man in hospital were marvelous. Others do a nice job.
Amit Trivedi's music was, as usual, melodious and soulful. Naav, Kuch Naya To Zaroor Hai and the title track were the best songs of the lot. An interesting song, Motu Master, is missing from the film. The background score was used very minimally but was effective. Mahendra Singh's cinematography was a bit innovative.
Dialogues were sharp and many of them leave a deep impact. Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane have written the story and screenplay and they surely deserve full marks. Story was brilliant and seemed to be inspired from personal experiences while the screenplay was terrific. Same goes for Motwane's direction. It is evident that he knew what he was doing and had done his homework well. The result is the most confident directorial debut in a long time, probably after Ayan Mukherjee (Wake Up Sid). A big thank you to Kashyap and Motwane for giving us this wonderful film!
Some of the best scenes:
1. The first scene (hilarious!)
2. Rohan meets his step brother for the first time
3. Rohan and father at chacha's place
4. First day of jogging
5. Rohan gets new friends
6. Drunk father talks to Rohan
7. The entire hospital sequence
8. Rohan talks to his school friends on phone
9. Rohan asked to smoke
10. The final 20 minutes
On the whole, Udaan is a beautiful touching tale that works big time. Besides giving a great message, it is an eye opener for many! It is really sad that the film failed to create excitement even trying its best. This is a film that shouldn't be missed at any cost. It is the best film of 2010 so far...need I say anything more?!
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surper88west wrote on 19 July, 2010
I expected this film will be great & Fenil raised my exception by giving 5 stars.... Amazing Review yaar..
fenil_seta wrote on 19 July, 2010
Super88West-Thanks! Do go for Udaan...dont miss!