By Tulsi, Bollywood.com News Network
The sequel to the original film, Rock On, this Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani production stars Farhan himself, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Shashank Arora, Prachi Desai and Shraddha Kapoor.
Yes, most of the cast is the same, and thank God for that! What a team that is. The movie is to release on 11th November, and carries a lot of high hopes. The first instalment had a revolutionary music album. Is this one as rocking? Let’s see!
A rebellious song in the voices of Farhan Akhtar and Siddharth Mahadevan. The guitar piece in the beginning (and throughout the song) is awesome, which raised my expectations for the song. But to be honest, I’m not too impressed. Nothing about the song wakes you and shakes you, and the video too isn’t really exiting... It is Siddharth’s voice that really stands out, while Farhan is dull and flat.
2. Udja Re
The guitar piece is good, and the main verse is pretty neat. The rest is kind of boring and depressing. Shankar comes in once in a while to support Shraddha, but doesn’t manage to leave an impression. Shraddha, on the other hand, comes out powerful and strong.
3. You Know What I Mean
This track sung by Farhan Akhtar has a similar feel to the songs of the first album. Casual, quirky and short. But it’s sure not able to capture the magic quite yet. You know what I mean? (I wish he’d stop saying that!)
4. Manzar Naya
A beautiful romantic song, the best track till now. Fresh, breezy and romantic, this track manages to leave you with a new and happy feeling. Sung by Farhan Akhtar, and the only track where I actually liked his voice.
5. Tere Mere Dil
Another romantic track. It’s actually a breakup song, but still has a good, breezy feel to it. The lyrics are lovely, and Shraddha Kapoor’s voice is sweet and angelic.
6. Woh Jahaan
A “What if” track that has got Shraddha Kapoor dreaming about a better world. Farhan Akhtar’s part is especially lovely. The song ends in a signature Rock On way.
7. Hoi Kiw/Chalo Chalo
The khasi song is a Meghalyan folk tune sung by Kit Shanpliang and Pynsuklin Syiemiong. No idea what the song means, but it’s fun, peppy, and makes you want to replay it! I really missed the refreshing voice of Usha Uthup, who sings the Hindi part. Wonderful!
8. Ishq Mastana
This track sung by Shankar Mahadevan and Digvijay Singh Pariyar is very out of place. However, towards the middle of the folk track, there is a lovely surprise with the heavy guitar piece, which smoothly turns back into the original folk feel.
The songs are so overwhelming in their composition, lyrics and singing to take in at once, that I needed to hear them a couple of times to really be able to say anything. And what do I think? Good, but not even a little close to the original rock on album that we all fell in love with once.