Rock On, Rock On, Rock On



I saw Rock On last week @ fun cinemas, Bangalore.

Frankly, I was quite sceptical about the movie, specially with Farhan Akhtar turning from director to hero (For some reason, I was thinking of Sonu Nigam who tried a similar stunt and failed miserably). Also I am a heavy fan of rock music and rock bands and hence did not want to risk watching a bad attempt at making a movie about rock bands. Anyways after hearing bunch of good reviews from Sahil and Harish; and constant pushing from nandini, I decided to give it a go. 

We went up, bought some popcorns and headed to the theatre. Only to find that the doors were not open.  They only opened 20 minutes after the expected start time of the movie. Anyways, we went in and settled, the movie started after a few commercials.

I was still thinking that movie will be disappointing.  But with every scene, my views were changing, first I thought it looks interesting, after 30 minutes I was thinking it is a promising movie, by interval I knew its a good film and by “The End” I knew they have made an excellent, almost flawless movie.

The movie inspired me to get back and start learning a musical instrument like drums or guitar. The movie took me back to my college days, 10 years back, where I used to work with our college band, organize live rock band shows and do all those things. It also got me to think if there is anything I was passionate about 10 years back and I have left behind in this race of life.

The script of the movie is very well written, the transitions between present and past are cut well, it has perfect casting, I specially loved the look carried by Arjun Rampal – the guy totally rocks. The movie has ZERO melodrama, its very realistic and very simple. The filmmaker has focused only on the core theme of movie “music and living your dreams”, everything around is out of focus. He has got the whole rock band thing right, the practice, the struggle, the music, the look,  the shows and every thing else.

Everyone has acted well and done justice to the script, music is good, good lighting, good camera and good overall technical execution. I am planning to watch it once again in theatre and would highly recommend it to every one.

Media_httprockonbigad_iagdu : Cool Weekend guide


I have been meaning to blog about this for last 2-3 weeks. The guys at Commonfloor (MVP 08 company) have started releasing this really cool weekend guide for the members of commonfloor and other subscribed members. They send it every Thursday evening (great timing) and it has:

  • Selected list of movies coming on TV
  • Movies in theatre
  • Events happening in the city
  • Shopping sales, 
  • Weekend getaways 
  • and few other items. 

I have found it extremely useful, the design is also very thought of. The information can be found if one looks at various places, but these guys have done a good job of aggregating it in one place.

Check it out here and you can subscribe to it as well, if you have any suggestions do let us know in comments.



Meow 104.8 FM – Wonderful Radio Station

Disclaimer: Please do not leave comments on the blog or send me mails if are looking for a job with radio meow.I do not work for Meow, also I dont know any one who works for the station. I have just written this post as a listener.

Last week in Delhi, I noticed interesting billboards of a new radio station “Meow – India’s first only for women radio station”. I was curious so tuned in, since that time I was clued on to MEOW, during my stay in Delhi. Its a wonderful station with lots of good discussions and very less music (for a change). Audience participation is very high and the quality of RJ’s is exceptionally good. Discussion topics are very relevant, many times me and my wife start our own discussion on the same the topic, that lasts longer than the program.


The shows are well created and range from “tu-tu meow, meow” to “meri meow”, etc. The best part is that when ever a caller calls the RJ says “Hi, Rajesh, Meooow to you” and they way they say its so infectious and funny that most callers start by saying “Meoooow”. There is such a masti in the saying “Meow” I guess that frees the caller of all inhibitions and that brings out bindaas opinions and thoughts; which gets reflected on air..

Good to see a different type of channel.. radio in India is just starting to take shape, good job Meow team… hoping you seeing you (listening i mean) in other cities as well.

PS: I must say the RJ’s are very sharp, if a caller is not adding much value on air but just wasting time. RJ’s are fast to cut him “off air”, in a nice but diplomatic way in the interest of the show