Cast: Ronit Roy,
Ram Kapoor, Rajat Barmecha, Manjot Singh, Anand Tiwari, Aayan Boradia, Raja
Hudda, Varun Khettry, Sumant Mastkar, Akshay Sachdev, Shaunak Sengupta.
Director :- Vikramaditya Motwane
Genre :- Drama
Release Date :- 16 July 2010
:In 1959 in France, a teenage boy ran away from a juvenile home. That moment in
400 Blows was symbolic for French cinema, as with it they left the baggage of
cliché behind and embraced a new, youthful vibrancy that would change cinema of
Fifty years later, Hindi cinema finds itself just at that moment of epiphany
with this year's, perhaps even this decade's best Hindi film, in Udaan. Will
Hindi cinema hold on to the wings of this film and take flight?
Rohan is just another 'average' kid, rebellious and dreamer. After being
expelled from boarding school, he has to live with his authoritarian, oppressive
father in the steel town of Jamshedpur. It is obvious that the apple has fallen
as far from the tree as it is possible.
The father runs a small steel plant and wants his son to be an engineer and
enjoys defeating him in running, while the son sits on railway tracks, under a
tree, by the bed of a river, composing poetry. Senior Singh cannot digest the
fact that his son dreams of being a writer. So he makes his rules clear to both
Rohan and his young step-brother Arjun.
Rohan rebels in his own little ways, but has to concede to his fathers demands.
When he comes to know that the reason for his step-brother's hospitalisation is
because of a beating from his father, he seethes with rage, but can do nothing.
Yet, in the end you cannot hold a rebellious spirit down and Rohan breaks free
from his shackles.
Udaan will not only resonate with those who had a troubled childhood, but with
anyone who has faced oppression, or ever nurtured dreams. The film is an analogy
of life and of a nation's social ethos.
Another film that came out earlier this year Leaving Home, a documentary about
the band Indian Ocean, resonated with the same middle-class aspiration that
Udaan dabbles with. There too the band members detail how they had had to fight
their own parents and the system to become artists.
The cast gives a stellar performance.
Rajat Barmecha as Rohan is a precious find, while Ronit Roy as his father
reminds you of another super-villain of world cinema, nurse Ratched in One Flew
Over The Cuckoo's Nest. Looking at his maturely restrained performance, you
wonder what he is doing wasting time overacting for television.
Yet, the winner is director Vikramaditya Motwane. Like Francois Truffaut with
400 Blows, his is also a delectable, beautiful debut. And like Truffaut himself,
he too had been a rebel with the film being a veiled biography.
Hence, in the end, when Rohan outruns his father, you cannot help but celebrate,
and like 400 Blows did, you only wish Bollywood too comes out of the shackles of
its own clichés and open its arms to directors like Motwane.
If nothing, the fact that even after seven months Bollywood has not had a single
hit in 2010 should be sign enough for them to adopt the much needed newness.
Perhaps it is too much to expect. But then, all the best things in the world
exist because of these individual rebellions, from people who have run away from
conventions to create their own dreans.
Udaan is both a celebration and a triumph of that spirit rebellious.
Tags: Udaan Watch Free Hindi Movie, Free Hindi Movies Online, Udaan New Hindi Movie Online 2009, Watch Free Udaan New Hindi Movies, Udaan New Bollywood Hindi Movie, Watch Free Online Udaan Hindi Movie, Free Online Udaan Hindi Movies Site, Bollywood New Hindi Movies Online Sites, Latest Bollywood Hindi Movies Website, Watch Free Online Hindi Movie Websites, Watch Online Udaan Hindi Film Online, Watch Online New Hindi Movies Site Trailers Promos Pictures Wallpapers. Watch Free Online Bollywood Movies Trailer Promo Picture Wallpaper, Free Online Movies Punjabi Tamil Punjabi Indian Hollywood Malayalam Films.