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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

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

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 »

Goofs

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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Connections

Followed by Rock On 2 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Ye Tumhari Meri Baatein
Written by Javed Akhtar
Performed by Dominique Cerejo
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Live your dream!
28 August 2008 | by terry_rocks85-1See 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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