Turn up the volume of your sound system and get ready for a trip back to 2008, the year that gave us one of the best musical films of recent times, Rock On!!, with the teaser to its sequel.
The trailer-length teaser (1 min 28 seconds) released on Monday and has already hit the right notes. From whatever we could grasp in this sneak-peek, the performances look motivated, the story seems gripping and the music invokes sweet nostalgia with the title track from the original movie getting a fresh, new rendition.
Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli and Prachi Desai reprise their roles from the first part...
... while Shraddha Kapoor and Shashank Arora make their series debut.
The trailer (OK, fine! ‘teaser’) begins with Adi (Farhan) telling a crowd full of music buffs that Magik (their band, if you will?) has not been on stage for years, but if there is any reason for them to come back then, “This. Is. It!”
Of course, the reason is not clear to us right now but it seems that Adi has found himself a student in Shraddha. He motivates her in another scene telling her that she should sing and make music because she has a gift for it. She instead asks him to sing with her.
And he does.
The beats from the title song get your foot tapping and it comes as a pleasant surprise when you hear Shraddha singing it in her real and earthy voice. She’s joined by Farhan later.
But because this is Rock On, chaos is not far away: There is crying, there is anger,there is stuff burning in the background and whatever that was. But in our hearts, we know this one’s going to be a good watch
Rock On 2 releases on November 11. Time to get pumped you guys!