Of A holiday, “Rock On”, CCD and my experience!! :)

04 Sep

It was early at 10am that I got up to the alarm and headed towards home. Today being a day off due to a festival (Ganesh Chaturthi) here in India, I had dozed off last night at my friend’s place in all spirits!! Chennai is facing power cuts these days…scheduled ones…and in my area its 9am to 10:30am as per the schedule. I called up my dad who celebrates his birthday today, wished him and spoke to him on a lot of things like his plans for the day, who wished him before me, who’ll visit him, whom will he touch base with, et al…and reached my home past 10:30am just avoiding the damn power cuts. I had plans to watch Farhan Akthar’s “Rock On” this noon at Sathyam Cinemas, my favorite multiplex in Chennai. So on reaching home, read the newspapers, updated all masala into the mind, got ready and headed to the multiplex…to be joined by friends (yeah not alone this time! ๐Ÿ˜€ ) just on time!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Now to the movie…

Man…I have no words for the movie…do not dare to miss it…

It begins with my favourite song “Socha Hai”….and the story to a certain extent is about what had happened in the past…yeah 50%+ is in flashbacks…but well shot…it juggles between the present and the past…Its about 4 friends who had formed a rock band “Magik” (yeah Magic with a ‘K’…what else with a Kapoor behind the movie!! :P) in their earlier years which went on to be famous but never made it…hmmm…

Farhan Akthar (Adithya), Arjun Rampal (Joe), Luke Kenny (Rob) and Purab Kohli (Killer Drummer – KD) form the rock band and even go on to win a contract for their first music album after winning the V-Channel sponsored talent hunt. But politics, right-outta-books-ethics and real-life-attitudes make sure that they never make it to where they would have reached if they had been allowed to record what they were best at, rock music. They get disintegrated….loose touch…10 yrs pass by…

10 yrs can change a lot of things around…so it does with these 4 musicians….

Adithya, the vocalist…is now an investment banker…married to Sakshi (Prachi Desai) who is unaware of his previous rock-star image…is running in the rat race…living what he thinks is life…to be only made to realize his folly and reunite with his band by his now pregnant wife. Brilliant acting by Farhan…the rock-star image suits best on him, but he doesn’t fit the bill as an investment banker!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Joe, the short-tempered lead guitarist…is now without a steady job….still plays guitar at small parties and get-togethers…married to his sweetheart played by Shahana Goswami (Deeksha I guess Debbie was her character’s name)…has an eight year old son…is more of a follower than a leader….emotional. Arjun has acted well, but looks artificial in some scenes…and among the 4, he has the gals drooling allover the most!! ๐Ÿ˜›

Rob, the long-haired keyboard player…is now a technician cum player who works for/with Anu Malik (of all ppl)…is single…loosing hair…and sick! Luke has decently portrayed his part…nothing artificial about it! ๐Ÿ™‚

KD, the killer drummer…now works for his dad in his jewellary business…loves to flirt and listen to live bands…single ready to mingle…owns a jeep….hasn’t touched the drum sticks for 10 yrs…is the jester in the movie! Purab has enacted his role which is very close to his own self, but sometimes he’s overacted…seems like he’s inspired by the role of Sameer played by Saif Ali Khan in Dil Chahta Hey (DCH). But he keeps the humor quotient up and running!! ๐Ÿ˜€

10 yrs hence…they get back together, thanks to Sakshi…and the rest of the story is all about how they give their last concert together as the rock band “Magik”!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Kudos to both the female leads….Prachi and Shahana…they have portrayed their roles to the hilt…loved the facial expressions on Shahana especially!! ๐Ÿ™‚
Kudos to the director Abhishek Kapoor….for maintaining the Rock-concert feeling throughout the rock-concert shots!! ๐Ÿ˜€
About the music….kudos to the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio…loved all the songs….favorites being “Socha hai”, “Rock on”, “Pichle saath dinon mein”, “Ye tumhari meri baatein”…in that order…and the other songs too!! ๐Ÿ˜€

A must watch is all I can say….and as displayed on the 70mm screen “Do not download the music…buy the CD”!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Once out of the multiplex, the next pit stop was the Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) near the Bessy Beach…Not facing the beach we thought was disappointing…but once inside, there were disappointments all over…we ordered…the items were served at our table…AC was on, but where we sat it was close to an expresso in terms of warmth…and before I could order another coffee (have this habit of not stopping at one mug), the dude handed over the bill…but that didnt stop me…hehe…ordered for a black coffee…parked ourselves for another half hour till we were asked “any more orders sir?” which actually meant “if nothing else you need, pls be on your way out”!! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

We then headed to our next favorite haunt….Bessy Beach….2-3 hours we sat…at one place….and what we talked on deserves a fresh new post altogether! Moreover, this already seems to have become a long post! ๐Ÿ˜‰

So would sign off, but not before saying “Rock on”!! ๐Ÿ˜€


Posted by on September 4, 2008 in Happens~2~me, Movies


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15 responses to “Of A holiday, “Rock On”, CCD and my experience!! :)

  1. aparna

    September 4, 2008 at 9:12 am

    so the sathyam ppl gave you the ticket this time eh?… ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. aparna

    September 4, 2008 at 9:12 am

    so are you ready to live ur dream?

  3. Sree

    September 4, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    @ Aparna,

    Haha…this time my friend booked when I was home this weekend…so saved me all the trouble…its got more to do with my fate I now guess!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Am living in my dreams only…I wish I don’t wake up at all!! ๐Ÿ˜›
    If you mean by career..I have not thought about it…My dreams, nothing technical about it!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thanks a lot buddy! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. aparna

    September 5, 2008 at 9:10 am

    oh god wats wrong with ur blog looks so scary…and wats tht all in red in th eleft side….the earlier one was only was so simple and sweet…… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  5. aparna

    September 5, 2008 at 9:11 am

    this page looks like a gundaa(rowdy) kind of page

  6. niveditha

    September 5, 2008 at 9:17 pm


    wat the hell have u done to ur blog page????
    wat on earth made u like this theme?????? ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

    btw… about rock on… ur getting me the tickets.. aren’t u? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Sree

    September 5, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    @ Aparna,

    Hehe…I was trying out the other themes last night and I slept over that theme…hehe…so the mess up…am back to square one!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Gundaa kinda page…ROFL!! ๐Ÿ˜›

    @ Nive,

    hehe…same reason as above!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Tickets to Rock On?? Aaaja…we’ll stand in the queue together…!! ๐Ÿ˜›
    Thanks buddy! ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. aparna

    September 6, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    oh thank god..u changed tht gundaa theme….phew!

  9. Sree

    September 6, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Hehe… ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Sanket

    September 6, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Yeah man, this movie totally rocked! Farhan Akhtar is great as an actor but certainly can be ‘much much much better’ at singing ๐Ÿ™‚ And yeah, ‘Sannata Sunai nahi deta’ are not quite what I call lyrics! Javed uncle, rock songs ko to chhodiye yaar ๐Ÿ˜‰
    and as you said, Shahana was simply brilliant. Btw, her character’s name was ‘Debbie’ ….not Deeksha!! Tune to uska pura religion change kar diya yaar! ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. Sree

    September 6, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    @ Sanket,

    ROFL…sahi bole tum…Javed Uncle ko thoda rock sunnke likhna tha lyrics…hehe…
    ‘much much’ ๐Ÿ˜‰ kyun karta hey…chod na…bechaara acha toh kiya…though for the investment banker part, he needed to put on weight as well…to look responsible…cant think of him as a sucessful investment banker, when he looks like a bachcha na?? ๐Ÿ˜›
    Haan re…mistik hogaya…convert kardiya uska…jurm ae bayaan!! ๐Ÿ˜› Corrected it buddy…! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thanks a lot buddy! ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. AKB

    September 8, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    me too watched it yesterday.. too much kicked off to explain the feelings… hmmm…

  13. Sree

    September 10, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    @ AKB,

    hehe…great to know!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Swathi

    September 18, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Hey Sree,

    Its me on ur external blog… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I told u right that i will comment once i see the movie. I have seen the movie 2 weeks back… but after reading this again thought i will scrap something..

    The movie is threeeeeee goooodddddddddd……
    I loved Rob and KD the most…
    but i feel Joe is the real hero bcoz he had the real problems in life…

    Though Aditya is not content with his bank life, but still he has no problems if u see…

    Rob wants the concert bcoz hes dying… He is a so-called successful musician.

    KDs dad is a jeweller… so he too has no probs…

    Joe has a life which has lots of problems, both emotional and financial.. so it may be like /* Arjun has acted well, but looks artificial in some scenes */… it seemed natural to me…
    he didnt keep cursing things in his life…

    Sahana the sweetheart.. no body understands her at all.. she has given up her fashion designing for her family fish business and Joe hides things from her…

    Nice story… If Robs sickness wasnt involved, the Magik would never have perfomed thou… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Nice writeup… ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Sree

    September 21, 2008 at 10:05 am

    @ Swathi,

    Whoa…that was one long “first” comment on my external blog…thank you so much for keeping your promise to get back after watching the movie…nice to know that you so damn loved it!! Your comment shows the passion for it!! Hehe…
    About Arjun being artificial, I meant his facial reactions…he is a good actor when it comes to body movement, but as per me was a dud with facial emotions in this movie…no offence!! ๐Ÿ˜›
    Thanks a lot buddy! ๐Ÿ˜€


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