ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Movies » Rock On » Rock On Movie Review

Rock On movie review

(0 fans)
starstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstar
Users
starstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstar
Editor
Add to List
Add to Favourite
 
Rock On

Cast Farhan Akhtar, Nicolette Bird, Prachi Desai, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli    more...
Drama / Music
Hindi

Overview
News & Features
Cast & Crew
Fan Club
Photos
Posters
Wallpapers
Reviews
Songs
Trailers & Videos
Message Board
Movie Showtimes
Click on the Like button to get updates about Rock On directly on your Facebook page.

The Rock On Movie Review

Absolutely Rocking
By N K Deoshi
Rating: 4/5

Take a bow, Farhan Akhtar and the gang for making an absolutely rocking, elating and captivating movie that's about much, much more than just music. It's about Magik.

Friends - no matter if you're a rocker or no-rocker - this is one movie you shouldn't miss. Even if you have an ingrained aversion to the jarring sounds of the distortion-guitars and keep a safe audible distance from anything with a semblance of rock, you should still watch this flick. Because after watching it, you cannot help falling in love with it. The Magik of this movie works on you and sends you home with a feeling to 'keep on rocking in a free world'.

More than about music, 'Rock On' is a tale of bonding, a tale of loss, a tale of following one's heart, and a tale of rejuvenation. It's a story of four friends who drifted apart when they were just on the cusp of kissing fame.

Aditya (Farhan Akhtar) is a brooding investment banker who's got riches and a beautiful wife (a gorgeous Prachi Desai ), but no happiness in life. KD (Purab Kohli) is the odd man out at his rich dad's jewelry firm. Joe ( Arjun Rampal ) sits at his guitar shop and does pretty much nothing except play a few melodies or listen to the endless bickering of his wife Debbie (Sahana Goswami) who's the sole provider of the family. And Rob (Luke Kenny) takes on odd musical assignments with music directors (Anu Malik plays a cameo), composing for ad jingles.

The four lead their separate lives. But they had something common once - music and 'Magik'. Yeah, that was the name of their rock band that broke up when they were working on their first album. Ten years later, Aditya's wife brings the estranged friends together. And Magik is revived. But there are tough choices to be made by the four friends.

'Rock On' grips you from its very opening reels when you are introduced to the dull, mechanical lives of the four protagonists. The sense of emptiness is intelligently highlighted by the contrasting flashbacks of their juvenile past when everything was hip and happening, and life was a song.

Director Abhishek Kapoor deserves a solid (if possible, rocking) pat on his back for making such a real and yet deeply moving film. Before anything, Abhishek ensures a tight script with every single character finely fleshed out. Then he has a proper ensemble cast in place. Above all, Abhishek doesn't falter in the telling of the story. His direction is spot on and he extracts brilliant performances from the cast.

Farhan Akhtar is simply a revelation. Take my word, friends, his performance in the film can put some established stars in our industry to shame. He is stilted and uptight as the business-fixated banker, and he's charming and lithe as the long-haired singer of the band.

Arjun Rampal has been surprising his critics since his performance in Om Shanti Om . This time, Arjun gives a restrained and stoic performance as a failed musician with incredible tolerance towards his carping wife - played superbly by Sahana Goswami.

Purab Kohli provides ample comic relief as the band's 'killer drummer'. Luke Kenny surprises you by the ease with which he plays the cool-as-a-cucumber keyboardist.

Prachi Desai - almost looking like Penelope Cruz - is eye-grabbing and delivers an impressive performance while Koel Purie hardly has a role to write about.

Being a movie about a rock band, 'Rock On' obviously has a number of songs, some of which are quite catchy. And the movie has many memorable moments that move you - at times to smiles, and at times to tears. Two of my favourites are when the band plays the cheesy Bollywood track 'Ashiqui Ke Liye' in its rock version at a dandia party and the final concert when Aditya sings Joe's song.

Hats off to Abhishek Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani for giving us a truly entertaining film in all aspects. I'm not going to indulge in fault-finding just for the heck of critically reviewing a movie. It's the 'Rock On' effect that's rejuvenated me.

Hell, I feel like buying a guitar. But before that, I will catch this movie once again. I suggest you too do so.


User Reviews for Rock On

 (2)
Sort by:   Date  |  Votes  |  Recent Votes

sachinkansal
starstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstar(5/5)
08 Oct 2010
arjun rampal's all movies i like
i like arjun style so much becoz he is my one of the fev. hero and i wish to b like him this is my dream to see him
People thought this was helpful: 
(0)(1)

pusbang
starstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstar(2/5)
22 Jun 2010
arjun ka dance
group dance is very nice
People thought this was helpful: 
(0)(0)
« Previous 1 Next »  
Login to Write Review
 




 
Salman Khan does kickass stunts in 'Kick'
Don't miss 'Kick' wallpapers feat Salman and Jacqueline
What's Hot In Movies
Happy New YearHate Story 2
Bang BangAmit Sahni Ki List
KickBombay Samurai
RoyEk Villain
HaiderDaawat-e-ishq
Singham ReturnsKill Dil
Mary KomIts Entertainment
Finding FannyHumpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
KhoobsuratDolly Ki Doli
Raja NatwarlalCreature 3d
NOW TRENDING
Salman KhanShahrukh Khan
Katrina KaifKareena Kapoor
Alia BhattPriyanka Chopra
Aishwarya RaiHrithik Roshan
Surveen ChawlaVarun Dhawan
New Hindi MoviesKatrina Kaif Wallpapers
Rock On Reviews 
Movie Review : Absolutely Rocking (4/5)
Take a bow, Farhan Akhtar and the gang for making an absolutely rocking, elating and captivating movie that's about much, much more than just music. It's about Magik.Friends - no matter if you're a rocker or no-rocker - this is one movie you shouldn't miss. Even if you have an i...
Music Review : Refreshingly Different (3/5)
'Rock On', as the name suggests, is based on a Rock band. The music draws its inspiration mainly from hard and raw rock. This particular genre remained untouched in Bollywood and for the first time something like this has been done.The movie directed by Abhishek Kapoor has music by Shankar E...
Most Favourable User Review : arjun rampal\'s all movies i like (5/5)
i like arjun style so much becoz he is my one of the fev. hero and i wish to b like him this is my dream to see him ... more
Rock On News and Features 
Happy Birthday, Farhan Akhtar and Farah Khan   - ApunKaChoice   - 208 days ago
Rock on: Friends from B-Town welcome Farhan to 40s. Farhan Akhtar and Farah Khan celebrate their bir more...

I am automatically drawn to different, unpredictable roles: Farhan Akhtar   - ApunKaChoice   - 238 days ago
Zoya's film has nothing to do with our real life: Farhan. Multi-talented Farhan Akhtar is presently more...

Director Abhishek Kapoor gets engaged to girlfriend Pragya   - ApunKaChoice   - 272 days ago
Abhishek Kapoor and girlfriend Pragya get engaged. Abhishek Kapoor, he of the Rock On and Kai Po Che more...

Hot: Prachi Desai turns a sexy siren on FHM   - ApunKaChoice   - 357 days ago
Pretty Prachi Desai gets a sexy makeover for FHM! Catch the shoot. Look who is heating up the men’ more...

The audience will go crazy over 'D-Day': Abhishek Kapoor   - ApunKaChoice   - 389 days ago
Hats off to Nikhil Advani: Abhishek Kapoor on 'D-Day'. Nikhil Advani, the director of this week’s more...

Item numbers extremely beneficial in an actress' career: Prachi Desai   - ApunKaChoice   - 541 days ago
Item numbers boost career, says Prachi Desai. Item numbers are no different from normal songs and ar more...

Rock On Wallpapers 



Rock On Photos 
Rock OnRock OnRock On


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor