Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Shradha Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Shashank Arora, Prachi Desai and Kumud Mishra
Abhishek Kapoor’s Rock On might be known for its music yet is not recollected benevolent for its verses. With the exception of that one melody that emerges in the collection. The spin-off – Shujaat Saudagar’s Rock On 2 – starts with that melody, Sinbad The Sailor. It’s somewhat more than a long time since the occasions of Rock On and we are guided by KD’s (Purab Kohli) portrayal of occasions since.
Aditya Shroff (Farhan Akhtar) is in Meghalaya dealing with a ranch house and helping the general population there, the advantaged class’ method for adapting to what appears like PTSD, the historical backdrop of which is – again – both appeared and spelled out to us. KD is still the man-tyke he was and Joe Mascarenhas (Arjun Rampal) has moved up the budgetary stepping stool while Rampal is as yet attempting move up the syllabus of Acting 101.
The entire thing continues for a really long time and in circles that after a point nothing registers. As Adi hunt down some internal peace in the mountains of Meghalaya, we go looking for Rock On 2’s vanishing passionate heave.
The passing sound here is, shockingly, the music. Notwithstanding being dull, it is likewise irritating to listen to Akhtar’s warbling of tunes that are deprived of life. The principal film at any rate had such awesome music taking the plunge that we were made to tend to a badly named band.
However, credit where its due. It regards see a Bollywood film that arranges itself totally in the North East – Meghalaya in Rock On 2.
Jiah records Meghalaya’s society melodies as a major aspect of her inventive activities and the peak highlights Hoi Kiw/Chalo by Meghalaya based Summersalt Band alongside Usha Uthup. It is not politicized nor is this displayed as some sort of an announcement. It is just there and that is the best part about it. One just wishes this had happened in a superior film. The same goes for the picture of Shraddha Kapoor in the end credits. I expected an Anoushka Shankar – Norah Jones combination yet what we get is Beyonce.