Magik is back, and it’s time to Rock On again. GET PSYCHED!
The movie that so beautifully summed up our generation’s take on love, friendship and passion to achieve dreams in a musical drama eight years ago, is finally back to rock us again. It takes me right back to the time I decided to learn playing guitar so I could cover Socha Hai in school (I did!) and after watching Rock On 2, guess who’s going to pick up his guitar again to play Jaago? (hint: me)
Synopsis of the movie
What I think about Rock On 2: a review
2016 has been the worst year for sequels so far, and you can’t blame me for still trying to get over it *coughs* Independence Day *coughs* but Rock On 2 is a movie I’ve waited far too long for and I was truly hoping to not get disappointed.
Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar under the banner of Excel Entertainment presented by Euros International, the movie opens with Purab Kohli’s Drummer KD telling us what others have been up to – Arjun Rampal’s Joe owns a successful club and judges one of those mind-numbing reality shows on TV and he couldn’t hate it more,
KD himself makes jingles for a living, meanwhile Farhan Akhtar’s Adi is haunted by the death of a young singer he couldn’t help, seeking redemption he now lives a low life in Meghalaya, far away from the Mumbai life, music and the band they once called Magik.
Comes our subplot, Jiah (Shraddha Kapoor), a pretty young ambitious singer whose musician father breathes only classical music. Through a not-so-surprising plot twist, she runs into the lives of our protagonists.
And it didn’t disappoint. Rock On has grown with time. Characters who were juvenile, full of hope and passion are now grown up, cynical and dealing with their demons. It’s exactly that build-up and contrast which gives the final act more meaning. The dialogues seemed a bit bland at some point, but it’s overall decent. The acting department is top-notch and Shraddha Kapoor doesn’t disappoint. The buzz about Shankar Ehsaan Loy’s let-down music is a sham, it’s the actual highlight of the movie but then, maybe people are too accustomed to Honey Singh’s item numbers, but hey that’s just me. I loved almost all songs, specially Jaago and Woh Jahan, which sold the goosebumps for me. Cinematography was decent, but specifically the locations in Shillong have been shot beautifully.
In conclusion, yes,it isn’t the best movie of the year, but Rock On 2 is a feels-packed musical drama that promises to give you the goose bumps of Rock On 1. You should definitely watch with your friends or family this week.
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