Movie Review: Soundtrack (2011)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★★☆☆
Box Office: Flop

When you remake a film officially, you have so much to fall back on – a readymade story, the entire scenario, and the screenplay etc. In such cases, one expects a good watch by default. Though not a lot of people may know that the minimally publicised Rajeev Khandelwal starrer Soundtrack is an actual remake of Canadian film It’s All Gone Pete Tong one does expect some strong storyline from the looks of the promo. Whether it lives up to the expectations or not remains to be seen.

There are some films that sound very interesting and thrilling on papers but the moment they translate on celluloid, their magic just fades away. The case with Soundtrack apparently seems the same. Think of that one event in your life that completely takes away all that you ever had or wanted. Scary isn’t it? That’s exactly something that the film tries projecting with the idea of a passionate and successful DJ suddenly turning deaf; his rise from the ashes giving way to one of the most inspirational stories.

Soundtrack is the story of a music composer cum singer cum DJ Raunak Kaul (Rajeev Khandelwal) who comes to Mumbai with dreams of making it big in Music industry. He starts out as a DJ and turns out to be huge star of a club Tango Charlie run by Charlie (Mohan Kapoor). While the chronic alcoholic takes to alcoholism, drugs and smoking in a big way, success keeps following the DJ until a cruel turn of events changes his life forever. Soundtrack traces the rise, fall and ‘re-rise’ of a character who eats, sleeps and thrives on music.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.5 “Must for music makers and movie-buffs who don’t want all the films to be breathless tales of revenge and gore or riotous romance.”
Times Of India
3.5 “Soundtrack is a soul-stirring tale of a musician’s voyage into deafening hedonism and a quiet redemption.”
NDTV Movies
3.5 “Rajeev Rocks as Neerav Triumphs With ‘Soundtrack’!”
3.5 “‘Soundtrack’ is a film which cannot be just seen, you will also ‘feel’ it. Strongly recommended!”
3.0 “An inspiring film, a human story, a relatable and credible journey with an atypical, feel-good conclusion, SOUNDTRACK is not to be missed.”
Bollywood Hungama
3.0 “Incoherent sometimes, but enjoyable eventually, Soundtrack deserved to be a better film. In its present state, it’s not-so-bad either. Recommended.”
DNA India
3.0 “It would be tough to get in the audience (read commercial success), but those creatively inclined should definitely watch this flick. “
3.0 “If you’re looking for a dark, real tale of an authentic and flawed hero, this one’s for you.”
3.0 “Film strikes the right chord with some good performances”
3.0 “Eventually ‘Soundtrack’ turns out to be a film which works more for its thought and concept, something which does manage to make an impact due to it’s uniqueness and originality.”
Average Reviews
2.5 “‘Soundtrack’ strikes a chord!”
2.5 “The film falls into the `let’s do this for effect’ trap where it veers between frenzied copulation and substance abuse and a leading man trying too hard to pull it off. “
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Soundtrack is decent in parts and could’ve made for a very upheaving watch had it been for better execution. “
2.0 “‘Soundtrack’ is a boring film”
IBN Live
2.0 “The story defies a fundamental rule about rockstars in India: that there are none.”
1.0 “With not much face value and given its poor start, it will be lost at the box-office in spite of appreciation from the discerning viewers.”


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