I thoroughly enjoyed Rock On—the film was so much fun that I can forgive the typical Bollywood sins of tying up all loose ends and injecting unnecessary sentiness. But I have a question:
Where the hell was the bass guitarist?
I sure as hell heard the dude, but I couldn’t actually see anyone playing bass. I know no one will notice, but it wouldn’t have harmed the film if Luke Kenny played bass instead of keyboards.
Additional thoughts: Farhan doesn’t cut it as a singer; the cast did a superb job, and I particularly liked Shahana Goswami, Arjun Rampal and Purab Kohli; the lyrics of “Pichhle Saat Dinon Mein” are ludicrously bad—I predict that everyone involved with that song will cringe when they hear it ten years later.
If you feel like watching a Hindi film this week, I strongly recommend Rock On. In any case, what options do you have? Chamku?