After being released, JJ terminates his contract with Dhingra, embarks on a country-wide tour, and finally morphs fully into \"Jordan\", the rockstar he had aspired to be. He turns bitter, arrogant, and lonely as time goes on, but remains a highly popular artist.
Raja Sen of Rediff gave the film 4 stars out of 5 and wrote, \"Rockstar is a simple, unspectacular tale, sometimes even predictable, but director Imtiaz Ali masterfully weaves in details that draw us in.\" Aniruddha Guha of DNA too gave the film 4 out of 5 saying that the film was \"like an effective crescendo that leaves you wanting more.\" Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India also gave the film 4 out of 5 and stated that \"The highpoint of Rockstar is its high tension, high-on-passion romance between two unlikely people\". Sukanya Verma of Rediff rated it 3.5 stars out of 5 and said, \"Rockstar is flawed but fabulous.\" Mayank Shekhar of Hindustan Times also gave a rating of 3.5 out of 5 and noted \"The canvas is wide like early Sanjay Leela Bhansali's; bird's view of the stunning bridge is very Mani Ratnam; witty, earthy dialogues are so Vishal Bhardwaj. Director Imitiaz Ali manages to retain a personal, auteur's touch in a genre vastly commercial, mainstream. This is a rare feat.\" Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the film 3 out of 5 stars, and said \"On the whole, Rockstar does not live up to the confidence and expectations from the otherwise very skilled and accomplished film-maker Imtiaz Ali.\" Hrithik Sharma of El Viaje Reviews included it into his select list of Bollywood classics and says that \"Rockstar is a unique cocktail of 50% drama, 40% romance and 10% comedy. What stands out is the music by A. R. Rahman. Each song in the film is a masterpiece and fits very well into the plot. Cinematography is realistic but pre-possessing indeed. The film gets a 10 on 10 in this department. There are certain scenes in the film that may seem unrelated to the plot but those would be the scenes that would stay with you longer.\" Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN also gave 3 stars out of 5, commenting \"Imtiaz Ali's Rockstar is a far-from-perfect film, but it has honesty and depth, which is mostly missing in Hindi movies today.\" 1e1e36bf2d