Bollywood Movie Review presents the Rock On 2 movie review by top professional Bollywood Hindi films critics like Rajeev Masand, Taran Adarsh, Komal Nahata, Raja Sen, Anupama Chopra, Kamaal Rashid Khan, Saibal Chatterjee all are at one place here.
Rock On 2 Movie Review
Rating: 2/5. Review by Rajeev Masand on CNN News18
There was a time, not too long ago, that Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy were making such terrific music, you’d think they could churn out chartbusters with their eyes closed. Watching their music play out in Rock On 2, you have to wonder if in fact these songs were created while half asleep. The performances are adequate at best, and the picture-postcard photography of Meghalaya is refreshing. But as you leave the cinema in the end, you can’t help missing the distinct sense of fun that the earlier film delivered…and yes, those infectious tunes.
Ratings:2/5. Review by Manjusha on Gulfnews
Rock On 2 strengthens my belief that it’s never a good idea to make a sequel unless there’s some unfinished business that the world needs to know about. The second installment of the hit 2008 musical Rock On!!, starring Farhan Akhtar, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Purab Kohli, seems terribly contrived and insipid. It isn’t backed by a solid script.The magic and charm that were evident in the original film, which chronicled the reunion of a college band, Magik, are missing in its sequel. As far as performances go, everyone does their bit but they are let down by a confused storyline. Watch this only if you are a Rock On groupie, otherwise, skip it.
Review by Lokesh Dharmani on Masala
A movie that’s about a rock band and has music as its theme doesn’t promise a fabulous soundtrack. Some of the songs (The Wedding Song- You Know What I Mean) are forced into the narrative. The only time I felt happy was when Vishal Dadlani and Usha Uthup perform towards the end of the film. Rock On 2 is a good attempt at following a band’s story. We miss Luke’s Rob but we do welcome the new band members who are effortlessly brought into the band.
Review by Kamal R Khan on YouTube
Rating: 3/5. Review by Renuka Vyavahare on Times of India
While most sequels are remakes of the original, credit goes to Shujaat Saudagar for showcasing a new chapter in the lives of the members of ‘Magik’, the Rock band that caught our fancy eight years ago. The cult musical drama swayed the aficionados of Hindi film songs, luring them to rock music. Having said that, we are still open to a third installment, provided Magik finds a valid reason to reunite. After all, music needs to come from the heart for you to feel it.
Rating: 2/5. Review by Surabhi Redkar on Koimoi
I’d say you would rather give this one a miss. If you’re a music or band junkie, sit at home -catch all your favorite band documentaries on Youtube!. Rock On 2‘s band Magik is completely tragic! If you were ever interested in forming a band, this one could kill your dreams!
Rating: 2/5. Review by Shalini Langer on Indianexpress
t was never about the singing, but it was always about the music. Eight years ago, Rock On!! ticked all the right boxes for its songs and lyrics that spoke about a generation, about love, about growing up, even chasing dreams, quite uniquely, like Sinbad the sailor. The only time Rock On 2 hits some ‘Magik’ – the name of their band, remember – is when it lets its hair down and sings, decked all Beatles-style, at a perfect wedding, ‘You know what I mean?’.
Rating: 2/5. Review by Khalid Mohamed on Spotboye
Guys don’t be happy, do worry about this musical flurry which is about as tasteful as a saltless curry. Without exception, everyone in sight here is undergoing inner turmoil.To carp that Rock On 2 lacks the freshness and funky drive of its prequel would amount to stating the obvious. Suffice it to say, the sequel isn’t exactly a feast for the ears and the mind, in that order.