Last time I featured Taare Zameen Par in this blog as I liked it very much and this time its Rock On!!. Written and Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, Music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. In first thought lyrics are undigestible but then it flows very well with the movie and strengthens the grip. And yeah these lyrics are unbelievably written by Javed Akhtar and mostly sung by Farhan Akhtar.
Its a story of college friends, flashing between 10 yrs back where they wanted to make it big with their musical band ‘Magik’ and current situation where they all are somewhat settled with pseudo careers due to after effects of 10 yrs back with concealed desire and eventual fate of making it again.
It was always an experience to watch Farhan Akhtar’s movie like Dil Chahta Hain and Lakshya. This time also Farhan as Adi makes an acting impact in his debut movie along with well known TV actress Prachi Desai(Sakshi). Arjun Rampal(Joe) is quite good in performing a helpless guy stuck with 360 degree situational problems. Koel Pourie(Devika) and Luke Kenny(Rob) are balancing good with their part. Purab Kohli(KD) is too good with young at heart performance. Shahana Goswami(Joe’s wife) comes out with an outstanding performance throughout the movie.
The story is very predictable at each moment but still keeps an anticipating grip altogether with good performances and direction. Aashiqui’s song on Garba night to collect money for instruments and Purab Kohli’s jolly dance creates hilarious waves. The good things are no unwanted scenes, no dumb incidents, no exotic locales, no cleavages, no grand affairs or flamboyance which keeps it down to earth and realistic.
Beginning to end, its a Rocking movie.
P.S.: Best Part: “Do not download the music” Buy the CD.