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Movie Review : Rock On 2
Title : Rock On 2 Language : Hindi Year : 2016 Director : Shujaat Saudagar Genre : Drama, Musical IMDB Link Watch trailer on Youtube Lead Role : Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Sraddha Kapoor, Prachi Desai
Rock On had succeeded because it
had caught the attention of the youth with its pulsating music and cool ideals.
Rock On had succeeded because it had portrayed in an intense and realistic
manner. Rock On had ended where Magic had begun, or rejoined after a hiatus.
Some years passed by. What happened to Aditya Shroff, Jo, Sakshi, Debby and
Killer Drummer? Welcome to Rock On 2.
Rock On 2 begins the show in the
serene and mystical villages of Shillong where Aditya leads a rather reclusive life
after something went wrong a few years back. (Yeah that’s the same way he
reacted after fighting with his friends In Rock On! That’s the way he is. He tries
to run away from problems.) The friends do meet occasionally. Sing songs and
all that stuff. We are also shown the interaction between be a wannabe musician
Uday and the introverted, talented Jia. As the story progresses, music happens.
A discussion of Rock On! series is
nothing without mentioning its music. Unlike the prequel, the composers have
not gone for an all-out rock show. Rather,
we are introduced to soulful tunes emerging from different cultural demographics.
(Ishq Mastana, Hoi Kiw). Still, my personal favorite ‘Woh Jahan’ holds a
special place in the movie.
Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Purab
Kohli, Sraddha Kapoor, Prachi Desai and many others have delivered a neat
performance. Frames are full of north east beauty.
Rock On 2 may not enjoy a similar
success because viewers may compare it with its prequel, which could be called
a coming of age classic. Rock On 2 may not enjoy a similar success because the
viewers, still under the influence of ‘Bulleya’ or ‘Break Up Song’ have not
emoted very well with ‘Jaago’ or ‘Tere Mere Dil’ as much as they had with ‘Tum
Ho Toh’ or ‘Sinbad the Sailor’. Rock On 2 may not enjoy a similar success
because the current demonetization issues may keep a portion of viewers away
from theaters at least for a while. Rock On 2 may not enjoy a similar success a
set of narrow minded, blind set of ignorant people is trying to tarnish the
movie because of dirty politics allegedly because the producers Farhan and
Ritesh said they would not oblige to that goon vigilante Raj Thackeray and his
Personally, I loved the film. At
the end of the day, that’s all what matters to me. (Of course Rock On! Was a
There’s a scene where a character
says “Market me jo bhikhtha he who banta he dil ka tune”. (What sells becomes
our favorites). Just felt like mentioning it here.
Before The Judgement I believe I must begin by addressing the pressing question - Was planning a vacation in the midst of a pandemic a recommended move? No. Yet we went ahead with it. Here is why. We (Nithya & I) were newly married, and our vividly planned vacation at the island of Langkawi was stolen away from us by the virus. Our stay in Delhi was coming to an end due to job-related moves, and we felt it would be a waste not to utilize this opportunity in exploring at least one of the tourist hot spots easily accessible from the national capital region. Let us end this section by answering another question - Are the reasons listed above good enough to risk a vacation during a pandemic? No. We had taken a calculated risk. Arrival at Manali There are two phases to this - planning and execution. We had not started planning with Manali in mind. There were numerous choices - starting from Jaipur and Amritsar to Nainital, Shimla, and Manali. After a bit of reading and deliberations,
Title : The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Language : Silent Movie Year : 1920 Director : Robert Wiene Genre : Horror IMDB Link Watch movie on YouTube Lead Role : Friedrich Feher, Werner Krauss The movie is widely acknowledged as one of the landmark revolutionary offerings from the long gone era when movies did not speak. It may be technically incorrect to call a silent film German, nevertheless it was made in Germany during a time period when the European nation was in turmoils after the devastating World War I. The story begins with a young man by the name of Francis starts narrating the hardships faced by him and his fiancee (Jane) and the very peculiar, even horrifying doings of a strange man, Dr. Caligari. Dr. Caligari owns a stall at a nearby exhibition, and on display is a somnambulist Caeser, who allegedly has slept for 23 straight years! The doctor awakens him, and he answers questions asked by the spectators. To the horror of the locals, his prophecies comes true. Mean
The days of tranquillity are probably over. The two-leggeds are back. They have been uncharacteristically away for a while now. No idea what kept them so busy that they decided to forego their annual pilgrimage to our humble abode. Whatever it was, they seem to have dealt with it. Here they come, in their warm sweaters made off the wool from our sheep, wanting to lie in peace at the quaint valley of our own Parvati. For the record, I do not hold anything against the two-leggeds. I find them to be simple and soft creatures. Their bodies could not tolerate the mood swings of the climate that they had to wrap themselves in artificial layers of skin. Their bodies are not fast enough that they had to build metal boxes to get them places. Delicate creatures. Often they come here - with tall tales of how they long to be one with nature. Between you and me, most of them come here primarily to inhale the magic plant. Anyway, I don't intend to indulge in gossip much. Their arrival doesn'