The only fuelling agent for Rock On 2 is ‘Music’ & its connect with people. Opportunity lost is an opportunity cost, but what about the regions where there is no opportunity being provided to talented souls. Instead of criticizing & closing all the doors for people, why not lend a hand & create a magic out of it, is what Rock On 2 tries to explain.
Story & performances:
Lot has changed in the sequel to Rock On (2008 Musical drama Film), In Rock on 2 Aditya Shroff (Farhan Akhtar) has left music way back to join in the villagers of Meghalaya who earns their bread & butter by cooperative farming. He is deeply disturbed by an incident of past, which adds enough twists & turns to intrigue the viewers.
Joe (Arjun Rampal) is judging a singing reality show, by far the most successful out of the lot and has his own club.
KD (Purab Kohli) still struggles to make a mark in music industry, as he believes the clients doesn’t understand a bit about music & hence this cannot be taken forward for a long time.
The Band of boys thought of a reunion and ended up at Aditya’s place for celebrating his birthday. The musical journey started again, as the friends reunited. The film captures the harsh reality faced by everyday farmer, when a low amount has been offered to Aditya for the agricultural produce he refused without knowing the trouble he is inviting by denying to sell produce at a lower cost. The very next day the agricultural produce has been destroyed & Aditya is left with no option. This is the time when he met Jiah(Shraddha Kapoor), who is recording the folk singers as she is inclined to music just like his brother Rahul & Father Pandit Ji [A great musician]. To eradicate the poverty & helplessness of villagers, they decided to organise a concert. Will they be able to achieve their aim is what’s next, Yes a road full of hurdles.
Shraddha Kapoor & Farhan Akhtar has done exceptionally well, Performances of Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Shashank Arora and Prachi Desai is up to the mark. According to the sources Shraddha Kapoor has put in “do not disturb” sign on the door while shooting in Shillong.
“I live with my family, so this meant that no one could knock on my door and come in while the sign was up. I needed to do this because Jiah is very aloof. She taught me to be alone. Jiah just packs her bags and takes off. I feel that I’ve learned how to be by myself, just reading a book or listening to music. I think that’s important.” Says Shraddha.
The film has great music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Each and every song is soulful and correctly weaved in to convey the films message. Jaago, Udja Re & Rock On (Revisited) has pumped up the overall musical & visual effect.
Movie: Rock On 2
Starring: Shraddha Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Prachi Desai
Director: Shujaat Saudagar
Genre: Musical drama
Release Date: 11 November 2016