Rock On!! Was a movie that got everybody in India excited about contemporary rock music. A Bollywood flick that almost took every big director and producer by surprise, scored mainly on the basis of a dedicated star cast and its music. Here is a quick look back at five different aspects of the movie that blew out stereotypes from Bollywood.
1. Pregnant Heroine:
Prachi Desai acts as the pregnant wife of Farhan Akhtar, and literally finds her way into his past without bothering about her condition. Result: a small separation and a great union between husband and wife.
2. Rock Music:
Rock has been almost invisible in Bollywood all along and this movie suddenly brought in the rick culture and introduced the audience to the lifestyles of bands and how they survive competition in the market.
3. Second Time Youth:
The vigor with which well-established family men and old friends come together at the beckoning of Farhan’s wife, to recreate the magic of Magik, there old rock band, is pretty inspiring. More so because one of the characters Bob, dies within two months of the performance.
Most of us have watched the TV serial FRIENDS and call it the bible of contemporary relationships, but Rock On brought into Bollywood a new definition of friends losing their calm, separating ways, and then finally getting back to create a great performance.
From the stage set ups to the rooms used to describe the practice sessions, every frame offered you respite from the loud sets of Bollywood which was a welcome change to the ever inquisitive audience of the new millennium.
Need to find more reasons to give the ode to Farhan Akhtar’s movie Rock On!! For bringing the necessary change in Bollywood, by bringing a fresh concept in a fresh treatment?
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