Rockstar (2011)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 27 mins

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Dressed in Persian clothes, chased by hooligans, famous Indian-born Rockstar, Jordan, barely makes it to a Czech stadium to perform before a huge crowd. It was not too long ago that he was just an awkward uninhibited collegian wanna-be musician with a name of Janardhan Jakhar, who was ridiculed everywhere. His family wanted him to be inducted in their business but he refuses. He is counseled that music comes after experiencing pain, so he decides to woo Heer Kaul, the hottest girl on the college's 'Chicklist' in order to be rejected by her and thus experience pain. Initially he does face rejection from the sophisticated and cultured Heer, but quite surprisingly they subsequently become close friends, and he finds that underneath the stiff upper lip, there is a woman who is full of life and wants to experience it before getting married to Prague-based Jai. The duo hang-out together, watch a soft-porn movie, drink desi daru, travel to Kashmir, and he assists in her marriage preparations. After her departure, he reluctantly joins the family business, makes a mess, and is kicked out. He persists with his music, finally makes it big and signs a contract with a big music company. Things couldn't be better and he decides to pay Heer a visit. Both get together and hang-out as they did in India - but soon Jordan will be forced to confront a gun-toting Jai; be arrested by Prague Police; returned to India - where he will be face not fans - but angry crowds, a hostile media, and be blamed for compounding Heer's illness.
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Cast: Nargis Fakhri, Ranbir Kapoor

Crew: Imtiaz Ali (Director), Anil Mehta (Director of Photography), AR Rahman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Musical

Release Dates: 11 Nov 2011 (India)

Hindi Name: ऋओच्क्ष्तर

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Did you know? The film was shot in reverse as the crew didn't want to break the continuity of Ranbir Kapoor's hairstyle. So the climax with long hair was shot first. Read More
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as Heer Kaul
as Janardan Jakhar / Jordan
as Sheena
Supporting Actor
as Khatana
as Jai
as Doctor
as Dhingra
as JJ's Freind
as Mandy
as Ustad Jameel Khan
as Neena Kaul
as Meena
as JJ's sister-in-law
as Cop

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Camera:
ARRICAM Lite (LT)
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Tracklist
Music Label: T-Series
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
01 
04:31
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Playback Singer: Mohit Chauhan
02 
04:35
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Playback Singer: Mohit Chauhan
03 
03:59
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Playback Singer: Harshdeep Kaur
04 
07:53
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Playback Singer: AR Rahman, Javed Ali, Mohit Chauhan
05 
04:03
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Playback Singer: Karthik, Mohit Chauhan
06 
05:42
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Playback Singer: Mohit Chauhan
07 
05:35
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Playback Singer: Mohit Chauhan
08 
03:01
Music Director: AR Rahman
09 
05:48
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Playback Singer: Raffaella Giovannetti
10 
02:40
11 
06:26
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Playback Singer: AR Rahman, Mohit Chauhan
12 
05:18
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Playback Singer: Suzanne D Mello, Mohit Chauhan
13 
06:05
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Playback Singer: Mohit Chauhan
14 
01:13
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Playback Singer: Ranbir Kapoor
Goofs:
Crew/Equipment Visible
In the scene just before the interval (when Jordan and Heer enter lush green fields on their bike), a shot is taken in which the equipment is visible in the shining back of the mirror of the motorcycle
Trivia:
Director Imtiaz Ali, who loved Kareena Kapoor's performance in his Jab We Met wanted to cast her in Rockstar. However, the script in Rockstar required some romantic scenes between the romantic leads. As Ranbir and Kareena happened to be cousins, this would have been a problem. She was replaced by Nargis Fakhri.

Mark Shammi Kapoor's last appearance in a feature film who died on August 14, 2011.

The film was shot in reverse as the crew didn't want to break the continuity of Ranbir Kapoor's hairstyle. So the climax with long hair was shot first.

Ranbir Kapoor had to take many efforts to transform himself into a rock star. He practiced guitar at A. R. Rahman's studio for many days, read Kurt Cobain's biography and familiarized himself with him.

In the original script, Ranbir Kapoor's character 'Jordan' dies in the end. However, director Imtiaz Ali and Kapoor felt that this might not be the best possible ending, so the entire climax was re-shot.

Major parts of the song "Saadda Haq" video was shot at the Norbulingka monastery in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala. People waving the Free Tibet flag in the backdrop was shown in the song video. This triggered a dispute between Central Board of Film Certification and Imtiaz Ali when the Board ordered Ali to blur the flag and free Tibet slogan before the film hit the theatre, but the director refused to do it.

During the Sadda Haq sequence several scenes show Tibetans and Jordan performing in front of them. Several posters have 'give us our rights' written on them. The song literally means the same. This is an indirect support of the Tibetan cause of freedom from China from Imtiaz Ali. He has also stated that his next movie would be directly based on the same. Though the posters directly showing the word 'Tibet', it was blurred in the theatrical version.

The porn film 'Jungli Jawani' that Jordan and Nargis watch is actually edited from scenes of a B-grade film 'Jungle Love'. The lead actress of that film later unsuccessfully tried to sue Yash Raj Films and Imtiaz Ali for using those scenes as porn without her permission.