‘Wake Up Sid’, a 2009 Hindi film, starring Ranbir Kapoor (as Sid) and Konkona Sen Sharma (as Aisha) is about two young people, Sid who is a student in Mumbai and son of a rich father, and Aisha who has come to Mumbai in search of a career as a writer. At their first meeting, which is in summer, Sid tells Aisha about the beauty of Mumbai’s monsoon and that she has to only wait for the monsoon to arrive to see its charm. Sid and Aisha become friends, then a bit more than just friends. Aisha soon makes her debut as a writer and Sid finds that his future is in photography. They do part ways, but only temporarily. The sweltering summer of Mumbai comes to an end with the arrival of the monsoon. Sid stretches his arm outside the window of his luxurious home and Aisha puts her hand out of the window of her taxi. They are both touched by the raindrops of the first monsoon shower, emotions are rekindled, and they eventually meet again, somewhere on Mumbai’s shoreline. They both get drenched in the first downpour of Mumbai’s monsoon and their love finds its first expression. The song ‘Iktara’ plays in the background: “Je naina karun band band, beh jaye boond boond, tadpaye re, kyun sunaye geet malhar de…”
When the monsoon comes, Mumbai gets transformed, life itself changes..!