India Masala

Bollywood and culture in an emerging India

Rock On: A band’s story of love and friendship


rockon.jpgRock bands and their members don’t really have a cult following in India — at least not the kind seen in the West.

So, basing an entire film in a milieu not many Indians would recognise is a risk in itself.

Then to cast a first time actor in the lead role, a television “bahu” in a crucial part and two former VJs to boot — you certainly have to credit director Abhishek “Gattu” Kapoor with a lot of nerve.

By the time the credits roll, you can praise him for a lot more.

“Rock On” revolves around a band named ┬áMagik. Friendship, love and marriage are all essential elements in the film and Kapoor renders them beautifully.