(2.0 / 5)
Rock On (2008) was Directed by Abhishek Kapoor and now the Sequel Rock On 2 Directed by Shujaat Saudagar is a complete disappointment in the terms of entertainment. Movie is same as old based on Rock Musical Drama but this time the soul is not there, neither the music is good. Story is the culprit; it is not holding the audience to movie. Till the interval I was searching for pickup in the story line but it was lagging from the beginning till the interval. Exactly I want to say it was too boring till the interval. But it doesn’t mean that after interval it picked up, it was still in the same lag. In the last 30 minutes of the movie it looks like yes now something interesting will happen and was waiting for that. But the climax also was not much happening but at least better than the ninety percent of the movie.
No complaints regarding the actors, everybody did well as per the characters and the story demanded. The movie failed with the story, direction and music. The Rock On (2008) has set a certain level of expectation and standard, so this one should be above that. I believe even Farhan Akhtar also may be realizing after watching this movie that it is not up to the mark. Other than the previous cast Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Prachi Desai the new add-ons are Shraddha Kapoor, and Shashank Arora. Kumud Mishra is there in the role of a famous traditional musician and father of Shraddha Kapoor and must say not used him as per his capability.
When we think about Rock On, it is all about the music. Now this sequel is with such music which is completely pathetic and with soul less story. In the climax they played the old Rock On title song for some minutes which at least brought some smile on the face.
Well, it is a disappointment from Farhan Akhtar.
(3 / 5)
The movie is based on the real life story of former Indian Cricket Captain Azharuddin’s life but molded and scripted to make it more of an entertainer and movie oriented script. He is the most controversial sports man in the history of India yet along with various highest records in his game. And he is the one who was embroiled in the first ever match fixing scandal the country witnessed. Director Tony D’Souza did a fantastic job to present the story mixing the flashbacks and screening current times without confusing the audience.
Imran Hashmi, I guess he fitted himself very well into the jersey of Azhar and again proved his acting skills perfectly. We can’t comment over the all-time serious debate about whether Azharuddin was guilty or not as our honorable court closed the case stating unsustainable evidence and lifted the lifetime ban for playing cricket from Azharuddin. Well, the story portrayed in the movie is little cinematic and hard to digest in one go. I believe it is really moulded to make it more sensible and much presentable. Anyway I am nobody to comment over this issue.
Prachi Desai is playing the role of Azharuddin’s first wife Naureen and Nargis Fakhri is playing the role of Sangeeta Bijlani his second wife. One of the most talked controversial relationship in cricket world and Bollywood. Lara Dutta is playing the role of opposition lawyer and a brilliant acting from the defense lawyer role played by Kunaal Roy Kapoor. Well the movie itself created a controversy and lots of people are not happy with it. Naming it few like, Ravi Shastri role played by Gautam Gulati, shown as he was cheating his wife. Manoj Prabhakar shown as a person Manoj without surname as the sole responsible person for team India’s loss in one match. Sangeeta Bijlani is also not much happy about the way she is portrayed in the movie.
Well, it is a onetime watch and to know about the reality of Azhar’s life if whatever shown is truth.