Tomorrow, the big release will be Farhan Akhtar’s “Rock On 2” that will test his star power as his last film “Wazir” with Amitabh Bachchan has fared decently at the box office. Ofcourse, “Rock On” is a brand which has been popular and should have better opening than Bejoy Nambiar’s “Wazir”.
The rock band is back with a BANG !!!! From the trailer we could see the story of Magik band after 8 years with Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampaul, Prachi Desai, Purab Kohli and Shashank Arora in the lead roles. “Rock On 2″ is being directed by Shujaat Saudagar and is produced by under the banner of Excel Entertainments. Shankar- Ehsaan- Loy have been roped again for setting the tune for this film while Javed Akhtar will pen the lyrics.
“Rock On”, released in 2008, went on to earn Rs 40 crores at the box office. “Rock On” also marked the debut of Abhishek Kapoor and won the prestigious National award for “Best Feature Film” and “Best Supporting Actor” for Arjun Rampal. The sequel reprises the character from the 2008’s “Rock On” with icing on the cake is Shraddha Kapoor joining the star cast who is pretty popular among audience with her box office hits like “Aashiqui2”, “Ek Villain” and the recent blockbuster “Baaghi” with Tiger Shroff.
However, “Rock On 2” has few limitations like feather-light promotions and lack of chartbursting songs which should be the crux of any musical film. “Rock On 2” should completely depend on the word-of-mouth publicity from the paying audience. Also, since “Shivaay” and “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” will continue to make their presence felt at the box office, there will be some amount of competition.
So, overall, we feel that Farhan Akhtar’s “Rock On 2” should have an average to decent opening at the ticket window between Rs 5-7 crores and the business will further escalate depend on the content of the film.
- Ketan Gupta
Watch the trailer here :-