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Rocket Singh: Sales Man Of The Year Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, December 11, 2009 • Hindi ]
Rocket Singh: Sales Man Of The Year Review
Yash Raj Films
Ranbir Kapoor,Shazahn Padamsee,Sharon Prabhakar,Gauhar Khan,Prem Chopra,Mukesh Bhatt ,Manish Choudhary,
Shimit Amin
Aditya Chopra

YRF last shot at the B.O. 2009 is uplifting and well performed by the `Chak De' jodi of helmer, Shimit Amin and writer Jaideep Sahni.

Undoubtedly the odd flick out from the YRF stamp this inspiring film about today's competitive times is enthralling story that should win over `thinking' audiences.

Anyhow the absence of elements to please the fun loving audience who hate to think while watching a film will find it dry.

Surprising as the promo, teasers gives the feel of a comedy and shockingly the promo song is not there in the film. 

Cinematically `Rocket Singh' is a commendable work that delights, inspire, educate and enlighten.

Seriously, Bollywood's current flavour of the season Ranbir does a studied and a serious role of a Sardar of values. Hmmmmmmm that's innovative because Bollywood and people in general have never taken them that seriously.

Gals will be disappointed. Because the heartthrob is more about values and he hardly has time to romance.

The movie unfolds with Ranbir (confident & spontaneous) surfs the net for his graduation result; he is just an average student who anyhow manages to pass.

Shares his dream to be a salesman at a party, a job that others don't take seriously and those who do are not taken seriously.

The movie then starts with series of chapters (finely written by Jaideep with dashes of reality) in Ranbir when he lands up as a trainee in an IT office and receives the welcome any sales guy would have experienced while working for a direct sales co.

Our Sardar is a man of principles so one day he lands up in trouble and the whole office makes fun of him. His one-way ticket to register his name in sales paradise gets snatched by his boss.

Then the rejected sales guy proves himself by correctly guessing the problems of the unsatisfied customers of his company and forms a company `Rocket Sales Corporation' with partners from the same office which include Gauhar Khan in a new avatar. They use the office premise, number and operate from there.

The sequences are weaved with rich tapestry of human values that engages you to watch this absorbing drama.

Later the Boss comes to know about this and then the movie takes on a conflict between values and definition of success. Good for those who want to be reminded of their beliefs and values but for the normal cinegoer all this gives a boring dry feel.

Jaideep is successful in capturing the mind of the thinking auds but fails to win the heart in general the way he did in `Chak De'.

With nothing much of a comic relief. In this serious setting this tale of triumph over existing system and values fails to come at par with set commercial expectations.

Nevertheless, `Rocket Singh' comes with a sweet, simple message in this no brainer era of Bollywood where the member of the buffoonery quotient of the world is shown as the man of principles & values.

Its this vibrant, modern allegory that attests to film's power to meld storytelling to its concern auds.

`Rocket Singh - Sales Man of the Year' might not be in the B.O. success list of the year but certainly it's an inspiring chapter in the book of Bollywood and in the books of those who are associated with the film.

The movie gets 3 out of 5

One for the performance

One for the attempt to think away from set norms

One for delivering the message

Recommended:  For the thinking audience who want to experience something different.  

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