Amid all the shaadi songs with a Punjabi flavour and Bollywood’s famous latka-jhatkas, Rock On 2’s new song ‘You Know What I Mean’ is a wedding song with a jazzy feel. It is just the number you play when you want to give your Indian wedding a western twist. The song, which is sung by Farhan Akhtar, is picturised on the four main members of Magik Band, namely Farhan, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli and Luke Kenny. The lyrics of the song, which have been penned down by Javed Akhtar, gives a throwback to ‘Picchle Saat Dino’ from the film’s original version.
While that song was pure magic and is still a number we keep on going back to, Ýou Know What I Mean’ will make you happy but just for a moment. It doesn’t have that quality which makes it a classic. In a recent interview Shujaat Saudagar, the director who is making his debut with Rock On 2, said that this film’s music will create an equation with people once the film releases. We will wait and watch for that.
Unlike the original film’s album, Rock On 2 has failed to ignite people’s imagination. However, the film’s team is not leaving any stone unturned to promote their film and is taking the musical route to do so. In fact, the Bollywood dynamo Ranveer Singh took to Twitter to express his excitement about Rock On 2’s release. He posted a Dubsmash of Rock On’s song, ‘Pichle Saat Dino’, breaking out the Monday’s mundane feeling.
The film, which is a sequel to 2008 release by Abhishek Kapoor, sees Farhan, Arjun, Purab and Prachi Desai reprising their characters. While Rock On 2 takes the story forward organically, new faces join the journey of the band Magik, including Shraddha Kapoor. The film releases on November 11.