Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year is a 2009 Bollywood film directed by Shimit Amin and produced by Yash Raj Films. Screenplay of the film is by Jaideep Sahni, who collaborated with Shimit Amin for Chak De! India. Ranbir Kapoor, Shazahn Padamsee and Gauhar Khan play primary roles in the movie. Shazahn Padamsee, daughter of Alyque Padamsee and Sharon Prabhakar, made her debut in the film.
Ranbir plays Harpreet Singh Bedi, a B Com graduate with approx 39 percent marks who becomes a salesman with a corporate computer assembly & service giants. His idealistic vision of the working world shatters quickly. Within a few days of working, a client asks for a kick-back. Harpreet is aghast and files a complaint. But his honesty only brings him a demotion and humiliation. Determined to do it his way, Harpreet forms his own company within the company. Other disgruntled employees also find their way to Rocket Sales - a place where even the chaiwallah is an equal partner because he brings talent to the table.Harpreet and his band of rebels show us that eventually honesty and hard work is a sound business decision.
The film released on 11 December 2009 worldwide.
Film critic, Rachel Saltz of New York Times called it a "a smart, focused Bollywood movie." and commended Ranbir Kapoor for "turning in a skillfully understated performance" , while Anupama Chopra in her NDTV review gave it 3 out 5 stars , Nikhat Kazmi in her The Times of India gave 3 stars out 5 . An Economic Times review gave it a 4 stars out of 5 and called it, "..one of the most rocking films of the year." , while an Outlook review by Namarata Joshi giving it 3 out of 5 stars, said that the film "Marks a continuum and a departure from the middle-class cinema of Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Basu Chatterjee and Sai Paranjape". Rajeev Masnd of CNN-IBN gave the movie 3.5 stars out of 5.
2010: IIFA Awards
*Nominated:IIFA Best Villain Award - Manish Chaudhry
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