Rock On 2 full movie (also known as Rock On!! 2) is a 2016 Indian rock musical drama film directed by Shujaat Saudagar, produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, and with music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The sequel to the 2008 film, Rock On!!, it stars Shraddha Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Shashank Arora, and Prachi Desai, in lead roles.
After the release of the first film, a sequel was planned to be made. However, a follow-up went through prolonged development hell for almost eight years. According to Arjun this was because “it was important to figure out the story.” The idea of the sequel was to have the same characters but explore where they are now after eight years. Pubali Chaudhuri spent three years writing the script. During the development phase, the film was initially intended to take place in Himachal Pradesh. But following the attacks of Manipuri students in Delhi, the producers decided to alter the film’s setting. Saudagar was watching the incident on news when Farhan pinged him up where the two discussed on the issue. Neither him or Farhan had been to the North East before but Purab who had visited many places there suggested Meghalaya and Shillong, as Shillong is also called the “rock capital.” Initially, the decision was met with some resistance. Saudagar says that the main intent was to bring the North East to Hindi cinema and also highlights the issue people in the state faces.
The producers decided that there’d be no love relationship between the two leads. Saudagar stated, “Rock On 2 is not about an extramarital affair. It’s a story of human bonds and is based on modern relationships.
Rock On 2 Full Movie Details:
Directed by Shujaat Saudagar
Produced by Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani
Written by Abhishek Kapoor, Pubali Chaudhuri
Starring Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar, Shraddha Kapoor, Purab Kohli, Prachi Desai, Shashank Arora
Narrated by Purab Kohli
Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Cinematography Marc Koninckx
Edited by Anand Subaya
Production company Excel Entertainment
Distributed by Eros International
Release dates 11 November 2016