Rock On - External Reviews

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Who hasn’t had a row with a friend? Time to make that call and hug the friend you didn’t patch-up with ages ago. That’s the warmth you feel while watching Rock On!!. In the end, you connect and that’s what counts!



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31 reviewers have given Rock On an average rating of 4.6/5.0 (?)

26 yays
0 nays
5 so-so

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Thumbs up by Nita, A Wide Angle View of India ...Arjun Rampal as Joe looks perfect for his role and acted well too.... full review

Thumbs up by N K Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...The sense of emptiness is intelligently highlighted by the contrasting flashbacks of their juvenile past... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express begin to wonder if Akhtar (who produced the film) is some sort of compulsive compensator – for every step forward he takes our cinema, he just has to take one backwards.... full review

Thumbs up by Prathna Tiwari, Bolly Spice ...This piece of cinema contains beauty in many forms and one is that despite having an unconventional script, it doesn't require extra intelligence for understanding... full review

Thumbs up by Daliya Daspurkayastha, Business of Cinema ...lthough the film drags too longer at times, it does not get into your nerves. ... full review

Thumbs up by Chandrima Pal, Buzz18 ...Rock On will go down in Bollywood history as the closest we have ever come to capturing the essence of rock music, and the artistic soul on screen... full review

Thumbs up by Payal, DearCinema ...Arjun Rampal has once again dazzled with his good looks.... full review

Thumbs up Deccan Herald ...Despite the obvious ending and things slowing down in the second half, the movie still holds one’s interest. ... full review

Thumbs up by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...Rock On actually goes one up on its predecessor in looking at a more important facet of life, and for that story writer and director Abhishek Kapoor deserves credit.... full review

Thumbs up by Samrat Sharma, ...The plot in itself is very fat-free, and has nothing to offer the actors...This doesn't mean the boys aren't up to it, though. ... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, ...The styling of clothes by Niharika Khan and of the sets are given a minute detailing.... full review

Thumbs up by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...And innagadda-da-vida can you call the Ehsaan-Shankar-Loy music ‘rock’?... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...writers stick to the safety of tried-and-tested formula instead of pushing the envelope.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...Everything is in sync here, everything is just perfect. Flaws? Perhaps, the slow pacing. ... full review

So-So by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...For once you don’t feel that songs are forced in a Bollywood film. ... full review

Thumbs up by Harshita Kohli, ...Purab Kohli is another brilliant actor and his act is absolutely adorable... full review

Thumbs up by Niharika Ghorpade, merinews ...The music sets the film ablaze.... full review

Thumbs up by Amit R Agarwal, merinews ...Cinematography; amazingly stylish and enhances the mood of the movie... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...He establishes his characters very well, with the minimum of fuss.... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now ...For a film where wounded hearts bleed profusely, there's very little melodrama in the treatment.... full review

Thumbs up by Jahan Bakshi, Now ...The fun, madness and humour are almost completely missing, and that's where Rock On fails to do a Dil Chahta Hai. ... full review

So-So by Dazed&Confused, Passion for Cinema ...Unfortunately, it is falls way short of being a great or even a very good one... full review

Thumbs up by Shayoni Mehta, Passion for Cinema ...Listen to rock music, the beauty of it lies in simple poetry being emphasized by powerful music.... full review

Thumbs up by Pratim D. Gupta, Passion for Cinema ...All I can tell you is that Rock On!! is not about friendship — it’s there of course — but it’s about four individuals finding themselves.... full review

Thumbs up by Goher Iqbal Punn, Radio Sargam ...Farhan Akhtar performs brilliantly as an actor but as a singer, he still needs to grip over the art... full review

Thumbs up by Sumit Bhattacharya, Rediff ...Real audiences don't react to songs they have not heard before the way they do in the movie. ... full review

So-So by Sayesha, Sayesha on the rocks ...Sahana Goswami, who played Arjun Rampal's wife, was totally awesome.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...the film is super fun until the interval—after which it dives into familiar territory that you feared it would... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Farhan Akhtar's vocals are absolutely fundoo, even as the foursome pitch in perfectly orchestrated performances... full review

Thumbs up by Filmbear, Upper Stall ...This is how concerts should be shot... full review