The sequel to Rock On, 2008 hit film release last week to poor reviews. The makers have blamed Narendra Modi and the ongoing demonetization issue for bad occupancy and for the poor business that the film is facing. Apart from that, the film, which is a musical failed to strike a chord with the audience. The promos hardly managed to attract positive response as well.
Rock On 2 brings back most of the cast members from the original film, like Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Prachi Desai with Shahana Goswami and Luke Kenny in cameo appearances. In addition to this, there are two new members in the form of Shraddha Kapoor and Shashank Arora. The fact that the first film was so loved by nearly everyone. Narendra Modi’s move to tackle black money cannot be solely blamed for the failure of Rock On 2, especially when Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Doctor Strange are still running with a few houseful shows. Let me give you a few details about the film and its failure.
The Climax of Rock On is where the MAGIK band members reunite once again for their dying friend, Rob, to perform Sindbad The Sailor song. Even after the sad demise of their friend, the surviving members have found peace with their lives. No one really wanted another sequel after the ‘Happily Ever After’ where the MAGIK members again break up for another petty issue.
The music which is supposed to be the biggest highlight of a film was a major disappointment. With gems like Pichchle Saat Dino, Rock On, and Tum Ho Toh, Rock On 2 didn’t seem to have any attractive music as such. Apart from that, the film had a Really boring script.
And since Rock On 2 got so many poor reviews, people were already warned not to go for this movie to get disappointed. Instead, they used their online transactions to book tickets for the better-reviewed movies Doctor Strange and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. So how is the demonetization responsible ?