Abhishek Kapoor’s 2008 hit ‘Rock On’ is easily one of the best attempts to come out in Indian Cinema. Produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under Excel Entertainment and Reliance Big pictures, dialogues were written by Farhan Akhtar. Jason West has handled the cinematography editing was done by Deepa Bhatia
It Stars Arjun Rampal, , Farhan Akhtar, Purab Kohli in a lead role with supporting cast Koel Purie, Luke Kenny, Nicolette Bird, Shahana Goswami, , Prachi Desai, Dalip Tahil, Suraj Jagan.
It was released on 29 August 2008, the film labeled as an average grosser at the box office and it was grossed only ₹27.46 crore in India.
The film won several awards including two National Awards for Best Feature Film and Best Supporting Actor, seven Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Best Male Debut, Best Actress (Critic’s Choice), Best Story, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design, Special Performance Award, six-star screen awards including Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Most promising newcomer- Male, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, and Best Art Direction. Three International Indian Film Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actor and Star Debut of the Year – Male,
Music was simply brilliant and refreshing it was composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyrics were written by Javed Akhtar.
The story revolves around four friends forming a rock band called Magik with Aditya (Farhan Akhtar) the lead singer, Joe (Arjun Rampal) the guitarist, KD (Purab Kohli) the drummer and Rob (Luke Kenny) who handles the keyboard, They get a chance to cut out an album but things don’t work out and the group splits and they all got separated
After ten years, Aditya’s wife Sakshi (Prachi Desai) attempts to reunite the group. Some circumstances bring these four friends together and Magik is in action again to give the most memorable performance ever.
Farhaan did an excellent job as an actor as well as a vocalist but incredible is the effort put in by Arjun Rampal. Man he can act and he proved it. Purab was good as expected and Luke also played very well, Prachi Desai looked beautiful and did her part excellently, Suhana was completely amazing