Rockstar Movie reviews
Imtiaz Ali's much awaited Rockstar starring Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri releases this Friday. Let's catch all the reviews from noted movie critics here. Please share your reviews if you have seen the movie.
Taran Adarsh 3/5
On the whole, ROCKSTAR does not live up to the confidence and expectations from the otherwise very skilled and accomplished film-maker Imtiaz Ali. The film suffers immensely due to a disorderly screenplay, especially in its post-interval portions. However, the silver lining or the comforting prospect is the virtuoso performance by Ranbir Kapoor and the captivating score by A.R. Rahman, which justify that one extra star.
When did you last see a full-on Mumbai musical that sang about the birds that have flown away never to return to the concrete jungles that our cities have become and then connects the fate of these winged creatures to that of all uprooted and oppressed people?
Rockstar has a Sufi soul. If only it had been set free and allowed to go the whole hog!
Again, that amounts to nitpicking in Bollywood, but in a movie that takes care to show the guitarist's pedal board, Fender amplifiers and the singer's in-ear stage monitors, that is just funny.
In a country obsessed with watching some movie or the other every weekend (that's what people do, right? Go to malls and/or watch a film), Rockstar is what is called a one-time watch.
Just don't expect too much.
Times Of India 4/5
Savour a beautiful experience. Watch Rockstar and wait for Imtiaz Ali's next from his compendium of love.
Aniruddha Guha from DNA
Daily Bhaskar 3/5
3 Ups and 3 Downs: Power-packed performances especially Ranbir Kapoor for whom this movie will surely prove to be milestone, hilarious and some intense dialogues, cinematography and music are the strengths. Totally clattered post interval sequences, non-crisp editing and screenplay are the drawbacks.
Overall, Rockstar is a one-time watch and worth a treat for both fans and non-fans of Ranbir Kapoor who does justice to his character at every moment in the film.
Aniruddha Guha [DNA India] - 4/5
The Film Street Journal - 4/5
India Today - 2/5
Komal Nahta - 2,5/5