Friday, 11 November 2016

Rock On 2 (2016) Movie Review

Rock On 2 (2016) Movie Review

I was a big fan of the first Rock On (2008), that movie is one of my favourite bollywood films of all time. Now, lets get one thing clear bollywood is not "great" at making sequels, there are really few which were better then the first film, So ultimately, this was clear, If you are expecting to be this like a great bollywood film like the first film, Sorry, but forget it, this movie is not even near to becoming what the first film was.

I'll straightly get into the story first, "Aditya (Farhan Akhtar) seeks redemption. A freak incident disturbs him deeply. Unable to let go, he moves to Meghalaya for some soul-searching and immerses himself in humanitarian causes. Back in Mumbai, Joe (Arjun Rampal) now owns a posh club and judges a reality show. He is rich but numbed by succumbing to mediocrity. KD (Purab Kohli) still hopes to reunite with the two once again and make music someday."

The story of the film itself is not at all great, this seemed like a money earning trick to me, as most of the sequels, are but it is their right ofcourse, but they could have gone making a different story then we got, first one was superb in writing, it had an unique storyline,but this one feels dragged at moments. But, I can say this it is different from it's predecessor, but this is not a great film or a film that was on a whole new level like the first one, neither it is an awful, tough it is pretty close to becoming that.

Performances: Faran Akthar, this guy never disappoints, weather the film is bad or good, it is always joy to watch him. He is by far the best performance in the film. Arjun Rampal, was good too, tough his character was not given as much time, as the previous one, but in which ever scene he was, he did great. The new actress, who has a key role to play in the film, Shraddha Kapoor was decent, really. She overacted at times, infact alot of times, she has been playing herself in the films, she really needs to do something different now. Purab Kolhi, I became a big fan of him after ROCK ON!! (2008), he didn't disappoint this time as well. Prachi Desai has a small amount of role in it, she was um.. like the usual, but she did justice to her role any how.

Shujaat Saudagar, this is his first full length feature film, now as a first-timer I think he did a decent job, as working with some of the greatest bollywood actor's, he could have done better, with a pacing of the film at moments. Writing in the film, some times it felt like a heroic writing, what I mean that by is like dialogues just to make the actors look like the hero, un-sensible dialogues, is the best way to put it. The Music of the film, as being a film on music, it really should have worked on it, they must have, but the result is a huge disappointment. There is not like one song, which I "loved", on the other hand, the album of the first had some of the greatest bollywood songs of our age.

The film had potential, it had it all, the A grade actors, energy, new talents, great prequel, and could have used it and could have made another great film, but sadly that only remains a fantasy. I was waiting for this one, for a long long time, but overall it has it's moments, it is very enjoyable at times. The cinematography of the film, I have to give credits for it, such a great lighting especially during the performances. It is quite visually stunning some times. So, as no other big film releasing this weekend (In India), you might wanna watch this, again it's OKAY!

Sorry for comparing this film to it's prequel in the review, but I just had to!


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