ROCKSTAR: Recommended for all who love black sugar

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  1. Loved Rumi’s quote at the end of the movie.
    Truly awesome movies.. Rockstar <3 <3

  2. Rockstar !!! Frankly I went in with mixed feelings…I have never been too sure about rock music (blasphemy i guess amongst my peers) but this movie brought everything together beautifully – Ranbir stuns me and impresses me, I always knew he was a good actor but this just caught me off-guard; Mohit Chauhan’s voice…well let me quote Amit Kilam of Indian Ocean from Dewarists – Mohit’s voice is like the water with the perfect temperature that satisfies your thirst – not too cold, not too warm; Ranbir’s look and costumes; the songs themselves – I realized i can enjoy rock i just need a context, a story behind it..and about Nargis well i cringed when she tried to do the emotional scenes but don’t really mind her being there, shes ok there in the frame coz Ranbir just takes it all to the next level, the story was not too special but it is the coming together of everything that made me love it and Imtiaz Ali – well thankyou for yet again getting Bollywood back in the scene !!

  3. Beautifully written. I think you said it all.

    `Rockstar’ is a celebration of soul, a journey into oneself, a movie that will bring out extreme reactions. You can either love it or dump it, you can’t do both. Those who have merely skimmed the waters in love will choose to dump it; those who have sunk to the depths of an unfathomable ocean will carry it in their heart.

    I tuned in to the reactions of `Rockstar’ from friends. Those who loved it spoke of innocence, awkwardness, pain, irrationality, intensity, madness, inner fire, the sands of time that slip from our fingers before we know it… and how with every emotion that takes you down, your soul rises another notch. Those who dumped it spoke about far-fetched characterizations, obvious adultery, forbidden fruits, violence… and how, too much success can become difficult to handle.

    There are no arguments either way. You can’t force someone who has connected to let go of `Rockstar’ neither can you force someone who hasn’t, to see the reasons for liking it. You will react to the level of your soul’s progress.

    When I talk of love, my take is always different. There can’t be anything forbidding or forbidden about love… because you have no choice when it happens. It kindles that fire which kindles all else – creativity, energy, compassion, a higher vision and recognition of God in you. Have we ever noticed when we feel loved and wanted, how much in multiplication we give back to the world? Have we ever noticed when we feel rejected and unwanted, how negatively it affects everything we say and do?

    If feeling loved and loving someone can do the world a world of good, then I say it is the energy that must keep going round and around. Those who saw the film through glasses of obvious adultery & forbidden fruits have perhaps never risen above a base physical level in their relationships. Love and sex are not synonymous. This movie would have retained its same intensity even if Jordan and Heer had not touched each other. Heer falls in love with Jordan when he is simply a country bumpkin with no achievements under his belt. Jordan burns in Heer’s love even when she has sunk to the nadir of a disease that will soon take her life. Where is the physicality in this love story? One act under a sheet in a moment of mutual consolation? Defies my logic.

    You mentioned somewhere about empathy with a soul that has loved and lost. I disagree. You can’t love and lose. Even if you have lost the person, you have won the emotion, and it is impossible that any person you love with intensity can remain untouched by it. Reciprocation is not important, recognition is. Rather, I would say that those who do not respect the love that comes their way are probably the losers.

    Yes, I loved the costumes (they reflected freedom from shackles); the music (it hit my soul); Hazrat Nizamuddin dargah (brought back memories of the many times I sat there with wishes in my heart, listening to the sufiana qawwalis); the violence (that comes from not being understood); and finally… that field beyond right and wrong.

    Rumi: Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all barriers within yourself that you have built against love.

    • Sandhya Srinivasan |

      Lovely Anu…you make it sound sublime. There is so much this film would have done to many of us purely from seeing our inner self one way or the other. Thanks much for writing in

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