A band called Magik comes together again with some new members! A reflection of conflict in Northeast India. A Hindi musical drama is a rare event with music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Releasing as early as 11 November 2016. Just a day waiting period. Memories of Rock On and the four musician friends linger yet. That release was rather long ago in 2008. Does it take 8 years to release a sequel?
Melody has formed a beloved musical theme for many great films. Musicians face great struggles to develop their art and achieve fame. Actors Shraddha Kapoor as Jiah Sharma and Farhan Akhtar as Aditya Shroff play the lead characters. The songs would be among the major attractions undoubtedly.
Farhan Akhtar loves the Northeast and wished to honor them in the Hindi movie culture. Students from the Northeast study everywhere in India. They face certain problems of discrimination too. The movie highlights such issues.
The making of a Musical Sequel – Rock On 2
After the decision was made to produce a sequel, it got much delayed. The story was not finalized. Pubali Chaudhuri took three years to write a script. They wanted to focus on the same characters eight years later in their lives. The location was another problem. Initially, they selected Himachal Pradesh. Attacks on Manipuri students took place in Delhi. Attention now shifted to Shillong which is known as the rock capital!
Rock On 2 Releasing On 11th November 2016, Watch It’s Trailer Till Then
The Shraddha Kapoor-Jiah character is an interesting one. Jiah is an upcoming singer who watched the first part about friendship among musicians. She wishes to be a part of the sequel. After hearing about the second part, she asked producer Ritesh Sidhwani about wanting to be a part of it. She demonstrated her singing in an audition that she did before. It was the rock for the first time. Otherwise, Shraddha and Jiah are different, the latter being lonely in comparison to Shraddha traveling with companies. Shujaat Saudagar directs a lovely film experience.