Directed by Shujaat Saudagar, who made his entry to bollywood movie direction with “Bali” in 2004, had taken a long break and is now back with the highly acclaimed musical drama ‘Rock On 2‘. The film is set in the moderately less explored north-east India and has an emotional drama plot.
The film starts with a live rock performance where the original Rock On ended after Rob (Luke Keny) dies of cancer. After eight long years, Aditya (Farhan Akhtar), KD (Purab Kohli), Joe (Arjun Rampal) are settled in various parts of India. Having seen their dream of their Magik band restoring, the three still have yearnings of propelling and advancing new singing ability.
Because of some appalling occurrence, Aditya settles down in Shillong where he gets some land and helps poor souls. He is again delusional and left his music. Lead drummer KD keeps on making compositions for his customers and Joe is caught up with procuring being a judge of a well known singing reality competition and he’s also owner of a club. He appears to be the most successful of the lot.. The three remember their revolting past when Jiya (Shraddha Kapoor) and Uday (Shashank Arora) enter their band in Mumbai. The disentangling of the sharp past of Magik band is the thing that structures the real core of the continuation ‘Rock On 2‘.
Shujaat Saudagar, continues associating the strings without digging much into the past. Characters continue alluding to their more seasoned days without getting into a flashback. This dodges an immediate examination amongst Saudagar and Abhishek Kapoor, who had directed the first.
The prime concentration is on making a situation where the characters can introspect. Jiah is for the most part observed in faintly lit rooms and Aditya continues battling oblivious. They meet, light candles, sing and look lively, just to come back to a climate of vulnerability and uncertainty.
The side stories work and where there is nothing to supplement the character, the on-screen character rises. After Titli and Brahman Naman, Shashank Arora sparkles once more. Arjun Rampal’s top form and Farhan Akhtar’s comprehension of the story add a ton to this musical.
The movie is a nice sequel to the original one. Have a good watch and drop in your views.