Rockstar is a 2011 Hindi-language musical love film directed by Imtiaz Ali and produced by former Eros International directors Sunil Lulla and Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Limited chief Dhilin Mehta, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri, with music by A. R. Rahman.
Moufid Aziz, Aditi Rao Hydari, Piyush Mishra, Shernaz Patel, and Kumud Mishra star in the film, which also features Shammi Kapoor, Moufid Aziz, Aditi Rao Hydari, Piyush Mishra, Shernaz Patel, and Kumud Mishra in supporting roles.
Rockstar launched on November 11th, 2011. The day before the film’s release, Tibetans protested in Chennai and Dharmasala, requesting that the Central Board of Film Certification delete sections depicting the Tibetan flag. At the time of its initial release, the film received largely positive reviews.
Critics complimented the film’s stars, Kapoor and Rahman, while the story was criticized. It was one of the highest-grossing films of the year, and it appealed to the city’s young. On a budget of $600 million (US$8.4 million), Rockstar generated $1.08 billion (US$15 million) internationally.
The soundtrack to the film is sometimes acknowledged as the best music album of the decade. Kapoor and Rahman received numerous awards for their roles in the film. Over the years, the film has garnered a cult-like following.
The film’s soundtrack was written and scored by A. R. Rahman. This is the first Imtiaz Ali film since Socha Na Tha to have the same composer for both the movie soundtrack and the music. All of the lyrics for the soundtrack, which contains 14 songs, were written by Irshad Kamil.
Three cities were used to record the album: Chennai, London, and Mumbai. Mohit Chauhan sang on nine of the recordings. The audio rights were obtained by T-Series. When the film was released on September 30, 2011, it received positive reviews from critics. ‘Sadda Haq,’ the album’s most popular song, has been termed a ‘youth anthem.’
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