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Rock on 2 Movie Review: Lousy Script Lets the Film Down
A screen grab from the teaser of Rock On 2.
Eight years after Abhishek Kapoor directed India's first rock musical, Rock On, its sequel Rock On 2 releases today in theaters. Maintaining the principal cast of Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal and Purab Kohli, debutant director Shujaat Saudagar attempt to recreate the same Magik as the first film had created back then.
The film also includes two new actors- Shraddha Kapoor and Shashank Arora- in the cast. Shot extensively in Shillong, the film, from its trailers looks rather different. With music by the Shankar Ehsaan Loy, the makers have tried to maintain essence of the first film.
Now, making a sequel of a hugely popular film is never easy as expectations are very high and comparisons are bound to happen. It would be interesting to see whether Rock On 2 takes the story forward or not. Will the film be able to create the same kind of impact like the first film had? Shomini Sen of News18.com is inside the theater to find out.
10:31 AM: Ready to witness Magik once again? #RockOn2 tweet review in a bit. Stay tuned
10:51 AM: Directed by Shikaar Saudagar, #RockOn2 has @FarOutAkhtar @rampalarjun n @Purab_Kohli reprising their roles
11:12 AM: The film opens with the popular song Sindbad The Sailor. Nice. #RockOn2
11:25 AM: Good to see the makers have included local actors for the scenes shot in Shillong. #RockOn2
11:42 AM: Some fabulous shots of Meghalaya in the film. So refreshingly different. #RockOn2
12:03 PM: The film is lagging majorly. And it's just the first half. #RockOn2
12:15 PM: The films narrative is tad bit stretched. At interval, the film stands at a crucial point but hope the pace picks up. #RockOn2
1:00 PM: Where is the story heading? It's meandering too much. #RockOn2
1:02 PM: Rock musical turning slowly into a CSR initiative. #RockOn2
1:28 PM: The cameos by Usha Uthup and @VishalDadlani near the climax breaks the slagging pace well. #RockOn2
1:29 PM: Although Usha Uthup in a robe and african hairdo looks a bit odd. She rocks the sari so well should have stuck to that. #RockOn2
1:41 PM: When you make a sequel of a hit musical...comparisons bound to happen. One can't help but keep going back to Rock On #RockOn2
1:42 Pm: There are some glaring flaws in the script. The intentions were good but they seem to fall flat at the execution level. #RockOn2
1:43 PM: So many sub plots. They should have just stuck to everyone's common love f9r music. #RockOn2
1:44 PM: Almost all the actors deliver a good performance but a weak screenplay fails them. #RockOn2
1:46 PM: Rock on reflected the importance of following one's passion. There was more coherence. #RockOn2 doesn't have that sadly.
1:47 PM: Neither does the last scene give any sense of thrill to the viewer. You can almost predict the end. That's not good. #RockOn2
1:49 PM: Final word. #RockOn2 is not so 'magikal' as it should have been.
1:49 PM: Thanks for being with us throughout the tweet review of #RockOn2. More movie updates.to follow.