I saw Rock On last week @ fun cinemas, Bangalore.

Frankly, I was quite sceptical about the movie, specially with Farhan Akhtar turning from director to hero (For some reason, I was thinking of Sonu Nigam who tried a similar stunt and failed miserably). Also I am a heavy fan of rock music and rock bands and hence did not want to risk watching a bad attempt at making a movie about rock bands. Anyways after hearing bunch of good reviews from Sahil and Harish; and constant pushing from nandini, I decided to give it a go. 

We went up, bought some popcorns and headed to the theatre. Only to find that the doors were not open.  They only opened 20 minutes after the expected start time of the movie. Anyways, we went in and settled, the movie started after a few commercials.

I was still thinking that movie will be disappointing.  But with every scene, my views were changing, first I thought it looks interesting, after 30 minutes I was thinking it is a promising movie, by interval I knew its a good film and by “The End” I knew they have made an excellent, almost flawless movie.

The movie inspired me to get back and start learning a musical instrument like drums or guitar. The movie took me back to my college days, 10 years back, where I used to work with our college band, organize live rock band shows and do all those things. It also got me to think if there is anything I was passionate about 10 years back and I have left behind in this race of life.

The script of the movie is very well written, the transitions between present and past are cut well, it has perfect casting, I specially loved the look carried by Arjun Rampal – the guy totally rocks. The movie has ZERO melodrama, its very realistic and very simple. The filmmaker has focused only on the core theme of movie “music and living your dreams”, everything around is out of focus. He has got the whole rock band thing right, the practice, the struggle, the music, the look,  the shows and every thing else.

Everyone has acted well and done justice to the script, music is good, good lighting, good camera and good overall technical execution. I am planning to watch it once again in theatre and would highly recommend it to every one.

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