The field of Hindi movie theater is changing its image from the typical melodramatic, over the top movies and has embraced very off beat and interesting movies that contain had resounding success and have even become box office hits. The latest instance of this is the critically celebrated and commercially successful Hindi film Rock On, which is a movie established on the trials and the journey that a Hindi rock group can take which leads them to the way of self-discovery. The movie, which stars overseer turned actor Farhan Akhtar in the lead and with a supporting players that includes Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli and Lomaz Kenny took India by storm in 2008. songspk
The music from the film became an instant strike with the youth and it is the traveling force of the movie. The genre of Hindi rock is mixed with soul and good old rock and roll to produce a sound that proved to be a winner. ‘Generation next’ in India wasn’t able to stop performing or humming the songs from film production company which just proved that Hindi rock music was alive and well. Their foray into Hindi movie theater was something that was never ever thought of and the achievements of Rock On proved that Bollywood was ready for such change.
The mountain ballad ‘Tum ho toh’ which is sung by Farhan himself is a gut wrenching song being sung with such palpable feeling which it takes one back again to the rock ballads which Bon Jovi was so known for. ‘Sinbad the sailor’, the fun tune, is packed with energy and a great number which can make you sway and is now quite a popular warm up song with the bands in India before a live gig. The movie has proven that Hindi rock if played out in its purest and unadulterated form is still a force to be reckoned within India, supplying the genre an push and wish for a shiny future.