This week sees the release of two movies ‘Rock On’ and ‘Hijack’ which are radically different in their central theme will possibly appeal to different target audiences
First on is ‘Rock On’ which according to the official website is “the story of 4 friends who put together the greatest band this country has ever seen, but never make it. Years later date conspires to bring them together again and set them on a journey back to where they left off… a soul-searching into their past.” This film also marks the debut of Farhan Akhtar, the director of the iconic ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ (DCH), the less fortunate ‘Lakshya’ and the suave remake of Don.
It’s a no-brainer that this movie will appeal to the multiplex audiences, specially youngsters and college goers. Watch the trailer below
As the movie revolves around a rock band formed by friends, music seems to be the cornerstone of this movie; the soundtrack is scored by the three musketeers of bollywood music – Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy. The music of this movie has received some rave reviews with some of the online source suggesting it to be a truly rocking experience. Farhan Akhtar himself has lent his voice to 6 of the songs of the album. This movie is produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidwani, the duo that gave us hits like DCH and Don (remake), so hopefully we can be rest assured that this flick will stand its time in terms of quality entertainment.
The other release of this week is more of a run-of-the mill action thriller titled ‘Hijack’. As the title suggests, this movie is about the struggle of a beleaguered father, played by Shiney Ahuja whose daughter along with other passengers is held captive in an hijacked aircraft, Shiney who plays a ground engineer in the movie is helped in his mission by an airhostess played by Esha Deol (a big yawn!!!). This movie is directed by Kunal Shivdasani, a leading ads man and the music is scored by debutant composers Justin-Uday; not sure where will they fit in songs in a hijacking drama. Anyways, the teasers (watch video below) seem to be quite intriguing and for once, they have used a real aircraft.