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Rock On!! (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music | 29 August 2008 (USA)
Four friends reunite to relive their moments of glory as a rock band.

Director:

Abhishek Kapoor

Writers:

Farhan Akhtar (dialogue), Pubali Chaudhuri (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Arjun Rampal ... Joseph 'Joe' Mascarenhas
Farhan Akhtar ... Aditya 'Adi' Shroff
Luke Kenny Luke Kenny ... Rob Nancy
Purab Kohli ... Kedar 'KD' 'Killer Drummer' Zaveri
Prachi Desai ... Sakshi
Shahana Goswami ... Debbie
Koel Purie ... Devika
Nicolette Bird Nicolette Bird ... Tanya
Sai Gundewar ... Bartender
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Supreet Bedi Supreet Bedi ... Contest MC
Vinod Bere Vinod Bere ... Domestic staff
Randolph Correia Randolph Correia ... Band #2 Performing in contest 2
Lindsay D'Mello Lindsay D'Mello ... Chakravyuh band
Suzanne D'Mello Suzanne D'Mello ... Singer in Jazz club
Terence D'Souza Terence D'Souza ... Band #1 Performing in contest 2
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Live your dream

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

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Country:

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Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

29 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Играем рок!! See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The lead vocalist Aditya's birthday in the movie is repeatedly highlighted as July 22. This referred to the real birthday of Don Henley, the lead vocalist of the Eagles. The lead guitarist's name is Joseph Mascarenhas, nick-named Joe which is the same as one of the lead guitarists of the Eagles, Joe Walsh. See more »

Goofs

When the group goes on to perform in the competition after reunion, Debbie asks Joe to take the job on the cruise. When they board the Taxi, Debbie asks Taxi driver to take them to Airport instead of Sea Port. 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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Followed by Rock On 2 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Zehreelay
Written by Javed Akhtar
Performed by Suraj Jaggan
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Rock On!! - A Movie None Should Miss!
31 August 2008 | by tanaishaSee all my reviews

Easily my fave movie of this year.

Rock On!! portrays the essence of friendship albeit in a different narration, does call for a round of applause for a theme which might not be so popular in India i.e. Rock.

The story revolves around four friends forming a rock band called Magik with Aditya ( Farhan Akhtar) the lead vocalist and lyricist, Joe ( Arjun Rampal) the guitarist, KD ( Purab Kohli) on the drums and Rob ( Luke Kenny) on the keyboard, out to cut out an album. Somethings go awry and the friends who shared the same passion drift away, each leading their own life.

A decade later, some circumstances bring these four friends together and Magik is in action again to give the most memorable performance ever.The story of course has more to it but you rather watch the movie to learn that.

Director Abhishek Kapoor has captured the fragility of relationships on the celluloid with compelling ease. Farhan Akhtar has emerged as an actor and as a super singer, with no signs of débutant syndrome to be seen in his performance. Arjun Rampal surprises with one of his finest performances till date. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy;s music just rocks.

The movie Rock On has the blended concoction of some outstanding performances, engulfing emotions and topping it is the execution of the entire theme. I have a gut of the film Rock On is going to rock the box-office as well.


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