Rocket Singh – Sales man of the year review
Directed by Shimit Amin
Produced by Aditya Chopra
Written by Jaideep Sahni
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Shazahn Padamsee, Gauhar Khan
Distributed by Yash Raj Films
Rocket Singh – Salesman of the year is a sweet, non-bollywood formula movie.
Ranbir Kapoor fresh from college after managing to complete the degree with 38.5%, wants to pursue a career in sales. He joins ASY computers as a sales executive after managing to impress the company boss. On his first sales pitch, the client expects bribe from the company to seal the deal. Being honest and straight forward guy he refuses and even goes ahead filing a complaint against the person. Back at his office when his boss and the senior sales manager talks to him about this issue, he expected them to back his action but only to find himself scolded and abused by his boss. He boss labels him a big zero and unfit for sales. He is banned from making any sales visits anymore and left to attend calls till his probation is over and after that he is asked to leave the company. Singh becomes a laughing stock in the office. Seeing him dejected and down, his friends ask him to leave the job but he decides to teach his boss a lesson and pay him back for all the abuses in his own way while working in the same company. So how he takes his revenge? Did Mr.Zero becomes Mr.Hero ? How he proves himself as an able salesman makes the rest of the movie and climax.
The movie is sweet, neat and light to watch. A simple story line based on high morals and principles. If you are a fan of regular diet of bollywood movie, sorry this is not the kind for you. Surprisingly there is no main love track in the movie. Yes, you have a female pair for Ranbir but they don’t dance in any foreign locales in fancy dresses or express their love in romeo-juliet way. For that matter, the love is just told in a single song of the movie. Shazahn Padamsee, daughter of Ad Guru Alyque Padamsee, makes her debut but definitely not a dream launch as her role is nothing to be talked about. She does look a PYT , hopefully would get a better role in her next movie.
Ranbir Kapoor is very convincing and adorable as sardar. Since this is not a regular typical mainstream movie, you don’t see him dance and woo the heroine. Humor goes along with the story and not something added just for a comedy track. Music is nothing to talk about. The film has only one main song and it is passable.
GingerChai Verdict: A neat, sweet film sans the bollywood spice and sugars. I liked it but will it hold mass appeal? I doubt.