Bollywood on the rock way
Though traditional music has always been at the heart of Bollywood movies with some variations on top of it, times are changing fast. With Bollywood industry acquiring a global status and the movies capturing the worldwide market, the need of the hour is to address and entertain the global audience too. A glimpse of the effort can be seen in the form of our film industries attempt to include rock genre of music and theme in some of the movies. Here we discover a few of such commendable work:
“Mere Brother Ki Dulhan” features a real life rock star i.e. Ali Zafar of Coke Studio fame. The movie has shown the rock star as Katrina Kaif though who is in the role of Dimple, a wild child. Katrina is paired with Zafar and Imran Khan in the movie.
Though the movie did not emphasize on Katrina’s character as a rock star, she worked hard on the role to ensure that she does justice to the role. Describing her hard work, she says “I was quite apprehensive about it. I had an issue with the heavy Punjabi lyrics which I could not understand. But everyone convinced me. To add a touch of reality, I learnt to play the guitar and it helped me to portray the act convincingly."”
This movie was the acting debut of the young director and actor Farhan Akhtar of “Dil Chahta hai” fame. The movie was so well made that it can be considered as an extension of his previous superhit. He plays a rock star in the movie and though the music in the movie was more of customized rock for Indian audiences, it was appreciated well by the viewers bringing in something new for the Indian cinema.
This is Imtaiz Ali’s latest which features nation’s heartthrob boy Ranbir Kapoor as a rock star. The cast of the movie has reportedly worked very hard to bring in the originality and feel to the character. Ranbir in the movie rises up to fame from a traditional Punjabi family traversing through an emotional and spiritual journey. AR Rehman who is the music director for the movie has to say this- “Rock star is a character driven film and anyone can guess from the title, there will be lots of guitar”. Ranbir took guitar classes and learnt the instrument quite well for the movie.