The musical tale of friendship that tugged at audience’s heart strings eight years ago is back, this time looking grittier in the teaser of “Rock On 2”.
Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal and Purab Kohli as Aditya, Joe and KD are returning with the rock band Magik, with an aim to tell the youth, “Every generation has its voice,” also the tagline of the drama.
Another major change in the sequel to “Rock On!!” is the addition of two new Magik members in the form of Shraddha Kapoor’s Jiah and Shashank Arora (‘Titli’) as Uday.
The over a minute teaser takes from where the first film ended—Magik’s return to stage—but looks like it is just a memory for the now lost, haggard-looking Aditya.
At one point in the teaser, when Aditya tells a confused, dejected Jiah to sing as “the music in her is rare to find,” it almost feels like he himself needs that moment of inspiration to get back to music.
The teaser features both Farhan and Shraddha’s vocals to the title track. The music of the first film became a rage when it came out and fans are expecting for composer trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy to recreate their magic with the new one.
At the helm of the movie is debutant Shujaat Saudagar, who came on board after the first film’s director Abhishek Kapoor had a fall out with producers Farhan and Riteish Sidhwani.
Prachi Desai and Shahana Goswami will reprise their roles from the original. “Rock On 2” will hit theatres on November 11.