Friday, December 2, 2011

The Movie Antakshari: Rocket Singh - Salesman of the Year (2009)





Spanning Bollywood's most memorable films, Movie Antakshari feature is brought to you by EatPrayLove and The Bolly Hood.

Here's the list so far:


Hum
Maine Pyar Kiya
Amar Akbar Anthony
Yahaan
Namak Haraam
Masoom
Mera Naam Joker


Which leaves me with 'R.' And my pick is Rocket Singh - Salesman of the Year.


Harpreet S Bedi (Ranbir Kapoor) charms you with his effortless acting, likeable persona and forthright ways. The central character of the film, Harpreet, is straight out of college looking for work. The 39-percent-er BCom graduate strikes in his first interview, landing himself a job, thanks to his determination and belief in himself.



The guy is an idealist of sorts. He knows only good. The 'p' of politics escapes him. His ever-so-perfect vision of life comes to knot, few months into his job and soon enough, his guilelessness lands him out of it. In the last few days of his training period, he's discouraged and belittled. He keeps up the hard work, nevertheless. Harpreet is hurt but not without faith.


The film moves at its own comfortable pace, not wandering from the point it sets out to make. It's refreshingly different, tautly scripted and screen played, with characters out of real life - from Harpreet's shrewd team leader Nitin (Naveen Kaushik) to his foxy boss Sunil Puri (Manish Choudhary), from the brash receptionist Koena (Guauhar Khan) to the perennial lech Santosh (Girish Reddy) from cup-plate Mishra Ji to our very own Prem 'naam hai mera' Chopra (PS: main vaari vaari jaawa on his flawless Punjabi accent). 



Watch it if you still haven't!

Complete list of Antakshari films:

Hum
Maine Pyar Kiya
Amar Akbar Anthony
Yahaan
Namak Haraam
Masoom
Mera Naam Joker
Rocket Singh: Salesman of The Year