Rockstar is one of the most awaited films of the year and rightly so. The film is directed by one of the most talented young director’s in recent times – Imtiaz Ali – director of classics like Socha Na Tha and Jab We Met. Love Aaj Kal wasn’t close to his usual high standards, but Rockstar should set the record straight. The trailers are looking good and Imtiaz once again, seems to have extracted the best performances out of his star cast.
Rockstar is about Janardan Jakhar (played by Ranbir Kapoor) an uncouth, social nobody in a college in Delhi. He’s a good-for-nothing, un-cooperative son at home. And a struggling-musician-with-little-hope to his friends.
But Janardan wants to change all that. So when a well-wisher discloses the secret behind all great success (that he will have to fall in love with someone and break his heart. Only then will his music become better, deeper and you will be a star – a Rockstar!).
Janardan is determined to make it happen, so he be-friends Heer (played by Nargis Fakhri); the most popular girl in college. The two strike an unconventional friendship and spend their days together in reckless abandonment.
When Heer leaves, Janardan continues with his regular life. He decides to give up music and join his family business. But fate has other plans for him as he meets Heer again. This time things are different. Before he knows it..
Rockstar is Janardan’s tumultuous journey of self discovery, longing and restlessness only to realize that the very thing he spent his life looking for.. was in front of him the whole time.
Rockstar directed by Imtiaz Ali stars Ranbir Kapoor as Janardan and Nargis Fakhri as Heer. The music has been multiple Academy Award winner A R Rahman and the lyrics have been penned by Irshad Kamil.
Rockstar Release Date: November 11th 2011