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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.

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Sakshi
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Debbie
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Devika
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Tanya
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Bartender
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Band #2 Performing in contest 2
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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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The "Rock On!!" Band (MAGIK Band) members appeared on the cover of the September 2008 issue of the Rolling Stone (India edition). 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 »

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Rob Nancy: Really, man... sometimes, it feels as if it all happened in another lifetime... and sometimes as if, just yesterday.
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References Karz (1980) See more »

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Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh
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Written by Shailendra
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
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Live your dream!
28 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

If you loved Dil Chahta Hain, there's no way you'd not like 'Rock ON'. I have just returned from a small screening of the movie last night and it was 'Fantabulous'. I had been waiting for it since long and the wait was worth it. If you think that the movie is all about Rock and being cool, its not. It's about desiring something and breaking all the rules to get there.

I don't want to speak out the story here as it is among the best written screenplays I have seen in any movie so far – be it Indian Cinema or Hollywood. The flashbacks and the montages and the cuts were brilliantly placed. There are a few things that I'd specifically ask you to watch out for. First is Jason West's cinematography; absolutely commendable. Then there is the music and sound design which is powerful yet sweet and the star attribute of the movie – the performances. They are flawless, Farhan is good, Prachi is amazing, Suhana is complete and Arjun Rampal has delivered the best performance of his life (watch out for the climax).

The live performances in the movie were well done, Magic could have been more aggressive but they had good presence. 'Shair n Func', came and went and their song was pretty catchy. Chakravhyu was super sexy…and sheer evil and none the least RADIO were rocking as usual with 'Musafir' – beautiful song that one.

In the end Rock On is a really sweet movie and a must watch for the people, both young and old, who dare to dream and are willing to walk that road in order to achieve it. I absolutely loved the movie and am definitely going for it again. Indian Rock Bands rule!!!!!!!


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