Music review: Rock On 2
For a film about rock musicians, the album plays it too safe
Unlike music in Hollywood or art films, mainstream Hindi film songs have never been about pure creation. Its function is not only to serve the narrative, but also to work in isolation of the film—and in turn generate revenue and buzz. In that sense, every Hindi film composer is allowed to play within a boundary, always under the pressure of music labels to make something that is also marketable. But what does one do when one is restricted even further? Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (SEL) find themselves in a similar position in Rock On 2 where the soundtrack is meant to centre around the lead actor and actress, who are at best good bathroom singers.