Sunday, August 31, 2008
Rating : 5.5/ 10
My Say : Average
The signs were good, the songs decent, the premise interesting, so it demanded a watch. Plus, my cousin who has his own band in Delhi wanted to see it. So we Rocked On.
No big surprises here, its an average film. It's about this group of guys having a band and a dream of making it big. Then they part ways and are later brought together, to once again rock the house. A mix of Dil Chahta Hai and Jhankaar beats you might say. But it fails to create the same magic. The film lacks depth, it touches the surfaces of both the emotions and the relations so wonderfully sketched in the said Inspirations ( DCH and JB). The break up is not properly explained and the reunion is far too fortituous. The end too predictable. Somewhere the movie moves from a cool film and falls into the trap of predictability.
Farhan Akhtar has good screen presence and a competent actor. Arjun Rampal, to his credit, has done a good job with his part( His wife in the film has done a fabulous job :) Prachi Desai is sweet, Luke Kenny emotes with honesty and Purab is charming. The songs are not everyones cup of tea, though I like quiet a few of them. The Onstage performances are wonderfully filmed and the overall screen play is good.
Abhishek Kapoor's film is thus a film that mildly pebbles, doesnt completely Rock. A decent watch for the week.