I was so....so....so....hoping that this would be another Dil Chahta Hai.
ROCK ON is a nice movie.
It is an honest attempt to make a good film, with good performances.
Farhan Akhtar proves how versatile he is by giving a brilliant performance on-screen, his voice lent to most of the songs also fits right into the mood of the film.
Arjun Rampal defies the myth that models can't act and handles all the emotional scenes especially well.
Everybody else lends able support.
An upcoming ROCK BAND, falls out due to ego clashes, and after a long time put aside their differences and regroup.
You see thats the story...for a simple and really thin plot-line this movie is very (2 & 1/2 hrs) long, so long that it tends to loose your attention every now & then.
It takes a long time trying to point out how happy everybody was while making music, it takes a long time to show us why there was a rift in the band, actually it takes a long time to show everything.
It does not grab your attention, doesn't grip you or leaves a long lasting impression. One of the reason for this is the fact that the despite being a musical film, Rock On's music is just mediocre.
Due to a common story-line Somewhere you feel you are watching a mixed version of Dil Chahta Hai & Jhankaar Beats.
Director Abhishek Kapoor handles the camera well. The rock concerts do look like rock concerts & not some thakela extras crowd waving their hands, but the screenplay should have been a little more tight & zippy.
This one is a one time watch.