Rock On 2 (2016)

Hindi 2 hrs 23 mins Drama, Musical
Critics Score
22%
Total Reviews: 69
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0%
Total Votes: 0

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Review Summary: An incredibly disappointing follow-up to the original, 'Rock On 2' lacks the music or the resonance to be a successful sequel. One of the biggest disappointments of the year

Average Critic Rating: (2.17)
Cast: Farhan Akhtar , Arjun Rampal , Purab Kohli , Shraddha Kapoor , Prachi Desai , Shashank Arora
Director: Shujaat Saudagar
Release Date: 11 Nov 2016
Est. Budget: 45.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 16.0 CR

Plot: Rock On 2 (also known as Rock On!! 2) is a 2016 Indian rock musical drama film directed by Shujaat Saudagar, produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, and with music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The sequel to the 2008 film, Rock On!!, it stars Shraddha Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Purab Read more

Rock On 2 - Top Reviews

Jaago... Aur Bhaago Rock On 2 Aaya
Khalid Mohamed, Spot Boye
But nope. The setting is hardly the point. It appears, neither is music. The soundtrack hardly lives up to the standards set by the first par
Mayank Shekhar, Mid-Day
WHEN MELANCHOLY SWEEPS OVER MAGIC
Renuka Vyavahare, Times of India
Rock On 2 does more for Meghalaya tourism than it does for rock music
Sukanya Verma, REDIFF
Rock On 2 is mediocre
Raja Sen, REDIFF
Farhan Akhtar is Steady But Film is Bland
It’s an opportunity lost
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
It's an Opportunity Lost
Rajeev Masand, News 18
Rocking performances in an offbeat film
Rachit Gupta, Filmfare
Missing a few chords
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times
After 8 years the story of a broken band 'Magik' comes alive again. Barely. It is so slow you can see where the story if going a mile ahead. Each band member though busy with different things, deal with the death of young lad - who wanted to make music and whom they ignored - differently. This includes the sister of that boy who also makes music. The faraway village where one band member lives is burnt and the band comes together to save the village, and save themselves.
Manisha Lakhne, Now Running

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Rock On 2 - All Reviews

Farhan Akhtar film flounders in its own depth
Shalini Langer, Indian Express
Rock On 2‘s band Magik is completely tragic! If you were ever interested in forming a band, this one could kill your dreams!
Surabhi Redkar, Koi Moi
The same goes for the image of Shraddha Kapoor in the closing credits. I expected an Anoushka Shankar - Norah Jones fusion but what we get is Beyonce.
Aditya Shrikrishna, New Indian Express
A professional but uninspired sequel to 2008’s ‘Rock On!!’
Uday Bhatia, Live Mint
The film’s camerawork is brilliant and the imagery of Northeast is beautifully captured. But the screenplay is patchy and seems inconsistent at places.
BollywoodMantra
Rock On!! 2 feels totally lost in an echo chamber of its predecessor'€™s popularity
NAMRATA JOSHI, The Hindu
रॉक ऑन 2' में नहीं मिलेगा पहली फिल्म वाला फ्लेवर
Bhaskar
You might be better off standing in a never-ending queue at a bank or ATM rather than watching this out-of-tune film.
A soundtrack that would have worked much better if it had more quality vocals
Vipin, Music Aloud
Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal’s band hasn’t lost its magic
Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times
Understated music in an exaggerated drama
Radio and Music
The Magik Band Deserved A Better Reunion Than This Farhan-Shraddha Starrer!
Madhuri, Filmi Beat
Rock On 2 Is Half Hearted Attempt To Cash Prequel
Box Office Capsule
Rock On 2' is neither musically great nor does it have a gripping story to narrate. It’s just a bland music which has no existence.
India Glitz
A musical journey that keeps you grooving
Hindustan Times
This album is a winner all the way for Farhan Akhtar, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and gang
Gaurang Chauhan, Bollywood Life
Farhan Akhtar-Shraddha Kapoor try really hard but fail to create any MAGIK!
India.Com
redictable but a feel good film
Rohit Bhatnagar, Deccan Chronicle
Not a 'Magikal' Sequel After All
Shomini Sen, News 18
Here’s a movie that’s trying too hard to move you
Rock On!! 2 (Isn't Rocking At All!)
Janhvi Patel, iDiva
This album just angers me because there is such a thing as overkill
Swetha Ramakrishnan, First Post
Eight years after Rock On went on to win hearts and awards, its sequel, Rock On 2, which is a far better film than what its trailers suggest, could follow suit.
Bollywood.Com
It fails to recreate the 'magik' of the original
Suparno Sarkar, IB Times
The audio of Rock On 2 will be loved by those who possess even a basic knowledge about music
Rafat, Glam Sham
No music, no magic
NAMRATA JOSHI, The Hindu
It’s not Just about Music, It’s about Relationships
Tech Facts Live
Not rocking enough
The Statesman
Unfortunately, unlike the prequel, this film is not made with a passion for music. Instead, it is made with the intent of exploiting the franchise and it fails miserably.
Bollywood3
Magik is back, but no Farhan-Shraddha magic here
Ananya Bhattacharya, India Today
‘Rock On 2’ is an off-key sequel
Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.In
Arjun Rampal, Shraddha Kapoor perform well but the original MAGIK is sorely missing
Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life
THE FARHAN AKHTAR FILM IS A LARGELY TIRESOME AFFAIR
Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror
‘Rock On 2’ Didn’t Even Rock Half as Much As the First One
Stutee Ghosh, The Quint
Rock On 2 Is An Overdose Of Farhan Akhtar & It Is Unbearable
Premankur Biswas, Scoop Whoop
Farhan Akhtar-Shraddha Kapoor’s this film is slow, uninspiring and quite a DRAG!
Preeti Kulkarni, India.Com
It's a song that lacks tune
Vishal Verma, Glam Sham
They wouldn't let Magik die twice...
Anagha Jayan E, Manorama Online
Lousy Script Lets the Film Down
Shomini Sen, News 18
Rock On 2 is a good attempt on following a band’s story. We miss Luke’s Rob but we do welcome the new band members who are effortlessly brought into the band.
Masala
Magik meh! Farhan-Shraddha take you for a ride down a rocky road
Pink Villa
Aravind, Andra Wishesh
Farhan Akhtar is one of this disappointing sequel’s many weaknesses
Anna MM Vetticad, First Post
Insure Your Ears And Brain Before Watching This Farhan Akhtar, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Rampal Starrer
Piyasree Dasgupta, Huffington Post
रॉक ऑन' जैसा जादू नहीं चला पाई 'रॉक ऑन 2'
R J Alok, Aaj Tak
Rock On fans need no reason, Arjun Rampal fans, nope, no reason required for you either
SHIKHA SINGH, BookMyShow
Lacks The Magic Of The Original
Tara Agarwal, Business of Cinema
Avoid Comparisions With The Earlier Rock On
Sangya Lakhanpal, Spot Boye
Rock On 2 has no story, no good music and no entertainment value
Ankur Karan Singh, Santa Banta
Not rocking enough
Troy Ribeiro, New Kerala
Shraddha Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar unravel their Magikal music journey
Raghav Jaitly, Zee News
Rock On! 2 lacks depth & significance
Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal
A grooving musical journey that keeps you engaged
Economic Times
A long movie which is dense with too much emotional drama and too little music. Still watchable though with decent performances.
Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini
Rock On 2 follows the legacy
Devesh Sharma, Filmfare
There is a life-defining sequence in the early part of this stylishly-cut film where the excellent Shashank Arora, playing a young struggling musician -- a sarod player in this day and age -- if you must know, pleads with the supremely accomplished Kumud Mishra playing a rigid musician, for a hearing
Sify
Farhan Akhtar's movie doesn't become the sequel we all expected!
Tushar P. Joshi, DNA India
The music of Rock On 2, just like was the case in Rock On, is different
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama