Rock On!! (2008)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 24 mins

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Sakshi Shroff, the lonely and neglected wife of busy banking executive, Aditya, decides to give him a surprise on his birthday on July 22nd, but ends surprising him not once but multiple times. While Aditya is thrilled to know that both are going to be parents, and did appear surprised by the celebration, bitterness creeps in when he notices that Sakshi had also invited some ghosts (Rob Nancy and Kedar Zaveri) from his past. This gives rise to unpleasant memories involving a failed music group 'Magik' that he had associated with about a decade ago. Sakshi will soon find out why Aditya is displeased with her; why the music group broke up, ending in violence and acrimony especially between her husband and his former friend, Joseph Mascarenhas; why they cannot perform together ever again; as well as contemplate moving out and living with her mom.
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Cast: Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar

Crew: Abhishek Kapoor (Director), Jason West (Director of Photography), Ehsaan Noorani (Music Director), Loy Mendonsa (Music Director), Shankar Mahadevan (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Musical

Release Dates: 29 Aug 2008 (India)

Tagline: Live your dream

Hindi Name: रॉक ओन !!

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Did you know? The "Rock On!!" Band (MAGIK Band) members appeared on the cover of the September 2008 issue of the Rolling Stone (India edition). Read More
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as Joseph 'Joe' Mascarenhas
as Aditya 'Adi' Shroff
as Bajaj
as Tolani
as Sakshi
as Kedar 'KD' 'Killer Drummer' Zaveri
Supporting Actor
as Bartender
as Debbie
as Ajay




Executive Producer



Story Writer
Screenplay Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Label


Production Designer


Film Type:
Feature Film
Spoken Languages:
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Music Label: Big Music
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Farhan Akhtar
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Farhan Akhtar
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Suraj Jagan
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Farhan Akhtar
Live your dream
Filming Locations:
In the last scent, during the concert, when Farhan Akhtar goes on the stage to sing, it's dusk but after a few minutes it's completely dark.
The lead vocalist Aditya's birthday in the movie is repeatedly highlighted as July 22. This referred to the real birthday of Don Henley, the lead vocalist of the Eagles. The lead guitarist's name is Joseph Mascarenhas, nick-named Joe which is the same as one of the lead guitarists of the Eagles, Joe Walsh.

Jason West, the DOP of the film is a drummer himself. So during lunch breaks the band would have jam sessions with the DOP on the drums.

Joe uses an Ibanez Jem Steve Vai series electric guitar.

The "Rock On!!" Band (MAGIK Band) members appeared on the cover of the September 2008 issue of the Rolling Stone (India edition).

Arjun Rampal said that before learning guitar for the movie, he used to play guitar on his tennis racket.

In the scene where MAGIK meets the recording company's owner, among many picture frames adorning the table, one picture shows the owner with Mr. Javed Akhtar. Mr. Javed is the lyricist of this movie and father of Farhan Akhtar.

The guitar riff of the title song "Rock On" was used by Shankar Ehsaan Loy as a background score in one of the action sequences of Farhan Akhtar's 2004 movie Lakshya (2004).

KD's first name is Kedar. This is shown when his father scolds him for not making a particular jewelery delivery, just before he meets Saakshi.

This film garnered the most prestigious honor from the Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for including the "Rock On!!" script as a part of the Oscar Library.

"Musafir", a song from a newly formed band RADIO was featured in the film, but was not part of the album. It was performed in the concert shown towards the end of the movie by one of the participating bands.
Movie Connection(s):
Referenced in: Love Aaj Kal (Hindi)