Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It just Rocks On!!

I am talking about the A1 movie of this year Rock On...

although the theme is about Music, the casting, direction, editing & tempo of the movie all of it are just perfect & you walk out after watching the movie to think about the maturity level of the movie in bollywood.. simply Amazing..

I am floored by the performance of Farhan Akhtar.. although I had become his fan the time I saw "Dil Chahata Hai" few years back and longing to know about the next movie that Farhan would take up.. looking at his character in this movie was simply like watching a Denzel Washington from hollywood or the yester year Amitabh.. at his best.. one can feel the intenseness in Farhan's character without him being too verbose in the whole movie...... I am hollywood movie fan. although i do watch hindi movies.. I only go by references.. to watch them.. nowdays the small banner hindi movies that have come are really good.. but you get once in awhile movies like DCH, Taare Zameen Par or Wednesday.. which leave an impact.. and i would say this movie has not only left an impact on me but my family.. .
The songs although being a different league altogether.. are so close to one's heart once you listen to them.. & you tend to be humming the songs on and off.. my 3 year old son.. simply loves watching & dancing to the tunes of Rock-On songs. one of his favorites being Sindbad the Sailor and Aasman hai kyon Neela Neela.. which are my favorites too...Hats off to musicians Shankar, ehsan & loy.. they are too good musicians in today's times.. apart from the likes of Rehman.. and few others in today's era..

one thing that is always weak with bollywood movies which they are catching up with is casting.. which is very crucial for the movie to carry the story well.. the movie is depicting Rock band with band persons in typical long hairs & attitude.. which is known for Rock stars.. but the drastic changes that take place in their lives and the practical life that they all get into is just wonderful....

Friendship, love.. partnering.. among friends.. husband wife.. and as a team is something depicted in such a lucid but impactful way.. that you can relate to these things so easily..

the bottom line i would say that this movie tried to convey was :

"Have passion in what you like and follow the same which will give you immense pleasure.. " I found this nice article trying explain what is passion?
"Sometimes the best place to begin to define a word is with Webster. Webster’s dictionary states that passion is an emotional response.

Being an intellectual conceptualizer or more simply stated a heurist, I wrote down 3 words – passion, performance and purpose.

Consider the following: Imagine someone standing with out stretched arms and open hands with one hand holding the word passion and the other holding the word purpose.

What I would like you to consider is that passion is the present where others as well as ourselves see our emotions. Purpose is the future, our true north, where we constantly strive towards to reach our vision. And the performance is the individual with the outstretched hands. Performance is the collection of all past experiences and current actions where we continually apply knowledge as we hold our passion and purpose.

Passion exists with our purpose and performance as a partner to help achieve the present and the future that we desire for our families our friends our communities and ourselves."

Leanne Hoagland-Smith, M.S. President of ADVANCED SYSTEMS, is the Process Specialist.

1 comment:

Neelum said...

I knew you would do a post on 'Rock On'. As I know how the movie has impressed and impacted you. It is fun to watch you and Aadu dance and sing the songs!!
Keep writing and 'follow your dreams'