Rajat Barmecha, Ronit Roy, Aayan Boradia, Ram Kapoor,
Manjot Singh, Anand Tiwari
Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane
Udaan is the story of a school student who isn’t so
happy going to his family during his vacation. This
sensitive topic and its characters are handled with
understanding and maturity. Director Vikramaditya
Motwane’s film is not preachy as it may seem from its
promos. A straightforward tale of a young boy and his
relationship with his rigid father and helpless younger
step brother told in the most simplistic way.
Rajat Barmecha plays the role of an adolescent who has
stepped into his teens and how he faces a tyrant father,
a step brother he never knew existed and how he
eventually breaks the shackles and frees himself from a
world that's slowly suffocating him.
His father, a single dad, isn’t an outright villain as
his nature is balanced with sporadic humane shades, though he is rigid and
incorrigible most of the times.
There are some remarkable sequences that leave a stunning impact like the first
meeting between Rajat Barmecha and his step brother. Another being the
confrontation at the dinner table, when Ronit Roy and Rajat Barmecha when the
talk veers to Rajat's plans for the future.
The director does make imposing and efficient use of metaphors to emphasize the
conflicts between the Rohan and his daddy. Especially, the son’s customary
morning walks with his father ends with a running race which the junior keeps
losing through the film.
Credits & Crew:
Studio:UTV Motion Pictures
Produced by - Sanjay Singh, Anurag Kashyap, Ronnie
Co-producers - Aarti Bajaj, Zarina Mehta, Deven Khote,
Siddharth Roy Kapur
Associate Producer - Vikas Bahl
Executive Producer - Dipa De Motwane
Screenplay - Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane
Directed by - Vikramaditya Motwane
Cinematography – Mahendra J. Shetty
Production designer – Aditya Kanwar
Music – Amit Trivedi
Lyrics – Amitabh Bhattacharya
Editor – Dipika Kalra
Sound – Kunal Sharma
Costumes – Gopika Malkan
Casting - Jogi
After being abandoned for eight straight years in
boarding school, Rohan (Rajat Barmecha) returns to the
small industrial town of Jamshedpur and finds himself
closeted with an authoritarian father (Ronit Roy) and a
younger half brother (Aayan Boradia) who he didn’t even
Forced to work in his father’s
steel factory and study engineering against his wishes, he
tries to forge his own life out of his given circumstances
and pursue his dream of being a writer.
Much against his desire of being a writer, Rohan’s life
becomes more claustrophobic under the roof of his over
disciplinarian, dominating dad, and the only breather he
finds is in his uncle (Ram Kapoor) and a college senior
Apu (Anand Tiwari).
Jamshedpur, an industrial city, is beautifully captured in
its different moods by the Cinematographer Mahendra Shetty.
Vikramaditya Motwane and his co-writer Anurag Kashyap
craftily sketch the four main characters which are so
identifiable. They ought to be credited with fine handling
of several delicate moments and sensitive relationships so
plainly and logically.
Rajat Barmecha isn’t just a cute, handsome teenage boy. He
is confident and a talented actor. Ronit Roy is superb and
Ram Kapoor underplays his part with rare understanding.
Aayan Boradia is simply adorable cute kid with his
innocent smile, expressive eyes and tender emotions that
are heart touching.
Udaan is so realistic that the one begins to feel it as a
first-hand account of what the troubled teen has to
undergo. It inspires one who is in whichever phase of
life, to break away from all bindings of life and fly
A well crafted film. This is the REAL Indian Cinema.
Rajat Barmecha as Rohan
Ronit Roy as Bhairav
Aayan Boradia as Arjun
Ram Kapoor as Jimmy
Manjot Singh as Muninder
Anand Tiwari as Apu
Sumant Mastkar as Kashyap
Raja Hudda as Vikram
Varun Khettry as Benoy
Shaunak Sengupta as Amber
Akshay Sachdev as Shiv