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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 ... 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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,153,767
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The guitar riff of the title song "Rock On" was used by Shankar Ehsaan Loy as a background score in one of the action sequences of Farhan Akhtar's 2004 movie Lakshya (2004). 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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Connections

References Karz (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Zehreelay
Written by Javed Akhtar
Performed by Suraj Jaggan
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Rock On carries forward the legacy of Dil Chahta Hai
29 August 2008 | by dhawaltrivediSee all my reviews

First of all, I have to tell you that Farhan Akhtar is a ROCKSTAR !!! Man what films he has made till date - DCH, Lakshya and now this one. Along with Farhan, Abhishek Kapoor(whose first film Arryan didn't do too well) too has done a great job as a director. Though I could make out a few goofs, but considering the fact that I was so engrossed in the movie, they can be overlooked.

The rest of the cast is excellent. Arjum Rampal for a change is so much better than his earlier performances. But, I still feel he could have done better. Prachi Desai gives a SMASHING performance. So much depth in her character and boy-o-boy, did she play it well. Purab was such a refreshing element throughout. He's completely lovable.

Now, for the music. I'm so proud to hear the first mainstream Rock album of India. And I'm glad they have not messed up the songs and have kept the raw, college boy feel to all the songs. Even the slow tracks(2 of them) are so soothing. Brilliant album. Kudos to Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

Finally, Rock On is really fresh film, if not a classic. Technically its not 10/10 but just for the EQ(emotional quotient) I give it a 10.But, for lovers of mature drama and emotions, it'll be a treat. Thank you Farhan, Abhishek etc. etc. for such a refreshing change. Best Indian film of 2008 till now, hands down !!!!


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