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ROCK ON 2 - It has a few mature sequences but not recommended even if they offer the tickets in return of the old currency notes. (Review By Bobby Sing)

11 Nov, 2016 | Movie Reviews / 2016 Releases

What does one expect from a sequel of an uplifting, spirited ROCK ON that instantly won over the youth more than 8 years back?
Of course another elevating, fun-filled, musical joyride also featuring the current lucky mascot Sharaddha Kapoor.
But to give you the gist, ROCK ON 2 neither fulfills you with any similar enjoyable spirit nor has any appreciable soundtrack to offer which ideally should have been the major USP of such sequel talking about a happening rock band and its ageing members. On the contrary, the film takes you to Meghalaya and tries to present the main protagonist Farhan as the only available saviour of the troubled labourers, which never appears to be convincing right from its opening 15 minutes to the absurdly conceived grand concert in its climax wherein people start coming in big numbers, as if participating in a new Anna Rally against corruption.
Opening with an advertisement of 'Mesmerizing Meghalaya' (clearly giving you the reason of it being forced into the storyline), the first sequence looks matured but then the film goes on and on with an extremely dull progression along with three completely uninspiring songs resulting in a long tiring journey till the intermission spoiling the entire mood.
Strangely nothing significant happens in the second half too till there comes a twist post the (screamingly awful) “Jaago” song followed by a couple of meaningful scenes comparing the various forms of music and showcasing the depressing state of a passionate, talented fan desperately waiting for his own big break. But sadly it all happens too late and even this potential sub-plot remains brutally underutilized which ideally should have been the main crux of the film taking it to much higher levels.
With performances ranging from good and bearable to lazy or unconcerned, the sequel fails to deliver in this important department too and thus gives you nothing other than a couple of mature scenes that seem to be misfit in the overall lackluster script ruining a big opportunity. In exact words, the makers didn’t work hard on the script and probably were too overconfident of it being a ‘sequel’ eagerly awaited by the young fans.
In all ROCK ON 2 is a casually written, spiritless, unentertaining film which could have been an enlightening musical sequel focusing on the backstage stories and undisclosed consequences of SUCCESS. A major disappointment, not really expected from the makers of ROCK ON, Farhan Akhtar and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy in particular.
Rating : 1+1 / 5 (with the additional 1 for the truthful scenes of a reality show and the conversations between a talented musician father and his young son.)

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