Film review - Rocket Singh Salesman of the Year

Pocket this rocket

By: Amit R Agarwal

RSOTY is the story of fresh out-of-college guy, Harpreet Singh (Ranbir Kapoor) who has just scraped through. He does what millions of Indians with such grades do – join a sales team.

After the initial hiccups and learning blunders – he decides to set up his parallel sales corporation – Rocket Sales Corporation that deals in computers; much to the chagrin of the MD of the company he works for AYS.

The film’s narrative is cast in a feel-good mould and the youths particularly will identify with the trials and tribulations of the protagonist, Harpreet Singh Bedi.

Directorially, Shimit Amin is in top form; except towards the latter part of first-half when the pace of the film drops. The sequences where Harpreet goes about building Rocket Sales Corporation’s core team are well handled. The flaw in the film is in writing, partially, at times the screenplay seems to be too contrived. The climax too is rather lame. A stronger climax would have only culminated into a grand finale.

Finally, the film belongs to Ranbir Kapoor. He is the heart and Soul of the film. Shazahn Padamsee, though cast in the romantic lead, has nothing to do; in fact, Gauhar Khan’s part is more developed. Production design is in sync with the film.

What rocks the movie:

Ranbir Kapoor. After Wake up Sid and APKGK, Ranbir once again proves that he is an actor to watch out for.

Shimit Amin’s direction.

Performances by the ensemble cast.

What chucks the movie:

Writing. As already mentioned, apart from the climax, the romantic track between Ranbir and Shazahn Padamsee too is half-baked.


RSOTY is a film that audiences will enjoy, only if they put Chak De India behind.