If in Shujaat Saudaagar’s Rock On 2 by any chance Shradha Kapoor plays the rock band’s undoing and nemesis then the new trailer gets it right bang-on.
In Rock On 2 Ms Kapoor seems to be the catalyst, in a good or bad way , we don’t know. She seems to intigate all the drama.And she also executes much of the drama.We are not allowed to forget her cruciality to the proceedings for even a second. Barring Farhan Akhtar , other Rock On regulars Purab Kohli, Arjun Kapoor , Prachi Desaiand Shahana Goswame barely get a word in edgewise.
And the new recruit Shashank Arora is given even less footage.It is the other new entrant into the band who occupies centrestage.Shradha Kapoor seems unsure of what to do with all the attention. Her singing is at best, commendable. Though nothing to write home about. In fact the whole trend of actresses singing their own songs must be examined more closely .
Are we getting carried away with the idea of these young bright actresses whopping it up in the recordingstudio?
In Rock On 2 Shradha plays a singer again. She did it in Aashiqui 2 and it worked like a charm because she played a Lata Mangeshkar fan. In Rock On 2 Shradha seems to be her own biggest fan.
And that could be a problem for the film which otherwise looks like a reiteration of the team spirit that the first film so effectively voiced in 2008.Ironically the directorAbhishek Kapoor broke up the band’s bonding and moved ahead leaving the coast clear for a new helmer Shujaat Saudaagar. He is fully in control of the band’s destiny. Now if only Shradha can hold that note in place.