I watched Rock On today. Here are my views about the movie.
Rock on is Dil Chahta Hai – Part 2. Again there are four friends, rifts between them separates the four and they unite, just like DCH where there are three friends rifts separates them and at last the three end up together. 🙂
Rock On starts with a bang… Nice loud music from the start. The music was pretty descent through out the movie. Thanks to Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. I loved the way the story is told. It is kinda Jig-Saw puzzle. Everything fits in as and when the story moves on. Lovely narration, kudos to the director. I don’t remember any movie with similar story telling. (I know I have a bad memory, sorry if i missed something..).
I loved Shahana Goswami as Arjun’s Wife. She is cute. She has done her acting well. A good girl friend and a caring wife. Prachi Desai was also good. I liked Shahana more than Prachi on Screen. Arjun, Purab, Luke and Farhan are good with their acting. They have done their job. I did like Farhan and Arjun at times with their acting. Arjun has acted in quite a few movies and I think he knows to emote better than others. Farhan since it is his debut I would like to appreciate his efforts.
Life pushes you hard to follow your dreams and it is up to you to follow it with courage. Most of us don’t and that is the story. It is about the dreams of four guys who wish to become a successful rock band and end up in not becoming one!! The four guys choose their own path in life to become a routine machine to earn and lead a life. They are busy with their lives and don’t care much about their dream and lead a mechanical life. Prachi who plays Farhan’s wife is not happy with her hubby’s mechanical life and she wishes to do something about it and as a matter of coincidence gets to know that her hubby was a poet and he was a good singer and he was a part of the Rock Band called Magik!! (Wow, that is really strange since they are married for four years and she did not find such a thing till then.. Indian cinema happens.. I hate such stupid things..) She wants to see her hubby happy so she thinks bringing back these friends would make her mechanical hubby a happy hubby.
Things with Magik went wrong because of the Ego clashes between Farhan and Arjun. I really can’t accept this fact. I too have friends and we do fight but we don’t just give up. BTW, Farhan is the lead Singer, Arjun plays the guitar, Luke plays keyboard and Purab plays Drums. Anyways things aside, the band participates in a talent hunt and wins it. They are provided with the opportunity of making an album and a video for their song. Suddenly the main singer is given all importance and that irks the other guys but Arjun can’t bear it at all and bursts and that ends the band. (Sad Ending.. I know!!)
Due to the Prachi’s efforts the guys meet up and form a band again, start practicing and again they enter a talent hunt show to showcase their talent. Meanwhile, they get to know that Luke is suffering from a brain cancer.. They make it to the Talent hunt and the band performs for the last time and they all start a leading a good life. 🙂
Things I did not like:
1. How come Prachi gets to know about the band – Magik after four years?
2. How can a small fight lead to such a big clash between good friends?
3. Won’t the friends even try to meet up after a fight?
4. Why should Luke get brain cancer?
5. Can Farhan dump his so called girl friend over a rift with other friends?
Go Watch the movie, It is worth it!!