Ranvir pulls of a great performance. His acting makes the movie feel almost like a bio-pic. Imtiaz Ali has in short almost directed the crap out of the movie. The starting scene with rockstar Jordan followed by a 10 sec flash of his past and how beautifully the plot reveals in the first half. Too good!
By half time, the movie sets great expectations. Could it be one of the best movies, ever? There are plenty of reasons for it to be on that list. But, it doesn't quite make it.
The story in the second half just lacks the grippi-ness that the first half has. Shernaz Patel as Nargis' mother tries her best to convince us how she is witnessing miracle, but it seems too...er...filmy. The script also leaves some questions un-answered. Why does Heer (Nargis) have to suddenly leave Jordan after the Kangra show? Just because some journos catch them together? Does Jordan really hate himself? Or, does he just hate being controlled?
Nargis falls short of the acting standards set by Ranvir. But, I do not know who could replace her?
Rehman's music and background score is simply out of this world (I don't need to tell u that!). Rockstar just falls short of being a great movie. I think the terminal illness plot was its undoing. Having said that, its way better than the usual fare which is served to us in the name of 'HIT' movies. I wouldn't follow the collections though.
Sadda Haq! Aithe Rakh!