Ever since the first look of WAKE UP SID came out, there have been comparisons of this Ranbir Kapoor starrer with LAKSHYA. Is there really some similarity between the two films? Karan Johar clears the air.
"WAKE UP SID has nothing to do with LAKSHYA, it's as simple as that", declares Karan, "Yes, may be there are parallels being drawn because there is a thin line that goes through both the films. In WAKE UP SID, the first half is about youngsters who are aimless and wayward and it is this factor which is making people search for similarities in the two films."
As the entire promotional campaign of WAKE UP SID has always maintained, this is the story of Sid's world than anyone else.
"Yes, and his world is a really different world by the way", says Karan. "You have to understand his situations to know what the film is really about. Eventually, WAKE UP SID is a film about nothing but has everything in it. The film has a really simple plot with no complications per se. It has been made with a lot of soul and honesty and that is what forms the USP of WAKE UP SID. Once you are willing to allow yourself some place in Sid's space, you would begin connecting with him and go in the direction he wants to take you along."
Karan goes on to make a parting statement, "Just like DIL CHAHTA HAI, WAKE UP SID too is a coming of age film. Of course, the two are entirely different films from both texture as well as tone perspective."