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Rock On!! (2008)

Four friends reunite to relive their moments of glory as a rock band.

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Aditya 'Adi' Shroff
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Kedar 'KD' 'Killer Drummer' Zaveri
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Debbie
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Devika
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Tanya
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Supreet Bedi ...
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Vinod Bere ...
Domestic staff
Randolph Correia ...
Band #2 Performing in contest 2
Lindsay D'Mello ...
Chakravyuh band
Suzanne D'Mello ...
Singer in Jazz club
Terence D'Souza ...
Band #1 Performing in contest 2
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Sakshi Shroff, the lonely and neglected wife of busy banking executive, Aditya, decides to give him a surprise on his birthday on July 22nd, but ends surprising him not once but multiple times. While Aditya is thrilled to know that both are going to be parents, and did appear surprised by the celebration, bitterness creeps in when he notices that Sakshi had also invited some ghosts (Rob Nancy and Kedar Zaveri) from his past. This gives rise to unpleasant memories involving a failed music group 'Magik' that he had associated with about a decade ago. Sakshi will soon find out why Aditya is displeased with her; why the music group broke up, ending in violence and acrimony especially between her husband and his former friend, Joseph Mascarenhas; why they cannot perform together ever again; as well as contemplate moving out and living with her mom. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Live your dream

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Trivia

In order to promote the film, a series of live concerts took place in Pune, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata. The concerts primarily had Farhan Akhtar performing along with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (the music composer trio of the film). The rest of the cast also made appearances. See more »

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In the last scent, during the concert, when Farhan Akhtar goes on the stage to sing, it's dusk but after a few minutes it's completely dark. See more »

Quotes

Killer 'KD' Drummer: [singing Gloria Gaynor's song] At first I was afraid, I was petrified Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side. But then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong And I grew strong and I learned how to get along And now your back, from outta space I just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face I should have changed that stupid lock I should have made you leave your key If I'd have known for just one second you'd be back to bother me Go on now go, ...
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References Karz (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Aasmaan Hai Neela Kyon
Performed by Farhan Akhtar
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Music by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa
Music on Big Music
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Spot On!!
31 August 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I didn't have many expectations from this one before the release. Then, came the reviews and they were surprisingly positive which raised my expectation bar. And after watching the movie, I realized that both (moive and the reviews) were Spot On!! Abhishek Kapoor's 'Rock On!!' is indeed a rocking and a refreshing film.

It tells the story about four young friends who put together a wonderful band called 'Magik' but could never make it big. The movie brilliantly depicts the life of aspiring rock stars in India and carefully handles their rise, fall and reunion. The whole movie see-saws between the past and the present which keeps the viewer interested.

Acting is also nice. Frahan Akhtar acts well and is a capable singer. Though I hope he doesn't become Himesh #2 and keeps his singing within limits. Rest of the cast- Arjun, Purab, Luke, Prachi and Sahana also do well.

As for the negatives, the movie was a little lengthy. Plus, I believe the incident with "Rob" was unnecessary which didn't suit the general "feel-good" mood of the film.

Despite some shortcomings, Rock on!! is indeed a noteworthy attempt and needs to be applauded. Well done.


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