Ranbir Kapoor and Konkona Sen Sharma, two of the best talents in the new crop of actors, live their parts. In fact, one of the strong points of the film is its almost perfect cast. Ranbir is brilliant as the disorderly, confused, aimless youth, while Konkona comes up with an impeccable portrayal of a 27-year-old Bengali girl reading Tagore and listening to Hemant Kumar, a girl whose Mr. Right is a mature man and not a ‘bachcha’ like Sid.
Besides the tale of Sid’s self discovery, the movie is also about the sprouting and blossoming of romance between Sid and Aisha.
The film is technically top notch. The cinematography (Anil Mehta), music (Shankar Ehsaan Loy) and background score mesh together well to create an engaging story told without much flashiness by the director. The supporting performances by Anupam Kher and Supriya Pathak (Sid’s parents) and a cameo by Rahul Khanna (Aisha’s jazz crazy boss) are spot on.
Unspooling at a leisurely pace, ‘Wake Up Sid’ is a heart-warming film that leaves you in a wistful mood.