Only a few moments from the first film that bring you a little nostalgia of Rock On. A contrived script, poor music and a lengthy run time makes this a movie difficult to sit through till the end.
It has been 8 years since the first film and the sequel takes off exactly from there. Post Magik reuniting in the last film, they start a talent management firm to promote new talent. After a young artist commits suicides due to negligence by Magik, the incident leaves the band in shock. They once again part ways as Adi (Farhan Akhtar) moves to Meghalaya, leaving everything behind and starts working for the welfare of the locals there. Joe (Arjun Rampal) is now a reality show judge and owns a bar that plays live music. KD (Purab Kohli) is still in the hope that there may be a chance for the band to reconcile. He gets a ray hope when he listens to a recording sent by Uday (Shashank Arora) which has Jiah’s (Shraddha Kapoorr) composition.
The script of Rock On 2 fails miserably at establishing anything. In an attempt to show the lead characters matured, what we get to see is another level of immaturity. Farhan Akhtar as Adi gives a mediocre performance. It’s probably the writer’s inconsistency that makes his act look haphazard in the film. Nothing notable about his performance. Arjun Rampal looks hot even with the short crop and that’s about it. He had done a much better job in the prequel. Purab Kohli is almost as if he stepped out of the first film except he has put on a little here. Again, nothing interesting! Shraddha Kapoor’s role could have been written a lot better.
Rock On 2‘s band Magik is completely tragic! If you were ever interested in forming a band, this one could kill your dreams! This movie only gets a 5/10.