Rock n' Roll (2007 film)

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Rock N' Roll
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ranjith
Produced by P. N. Venugopal
Written by Ranjith
Starring Mohanlal
Lakshmi Rai
Mukesh
Rahman
Lal
Siddique
Jagathy Sreekumar
Shweta Menon
Harisree Asokan
Music by Vidyasagar
Cinematography Manoj Pillai
Amal Neerad
Edited by Ranjan Abraham
Distributed by Marikkar Films
Release date
  • 16 November 2007 (2007-11-16)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Rock N' Roll is a 2007 Malayalam musical film written and directed by Ranjith, starring Mohanlal, Lakshmi Rai, Mukesh, Rahman, Lal, Siddique, Harisree Ashokan, and Jagathy Sreekumar in the main roles. The film tells the story of six musicians in Chennai, the major centre of film production in South India.

Plot[edit]

Rock N' Roll tells the story of Chandramouli (Mohanlal), a composer and drummer, of his return to Chennai from South Africa for a brief visit, and of the incidents happening in that short span.

Gunasekharan (Siddique), a leading music composer, is busy with his composition for the latest film directed by Lal Jose. He feels, it would be better, if he gets the help of his old friend Chandramouli, who is now busy with his international concerts. But Mouli, a fun loving and jovial musician, makes a surprise landing in Chennai and helps Guna in his work.

Mouli accidentally falls in love with Daya Sreenivasan (Lakshmi Rai), the female playback singer, who is also an ardent fan of Mouli. But because of the compulsions from her parents and fiancé, Vivek (Anoop Menon), she moves back to Mumbai.

Mouli plots a plan with his friend Thabala Balu (Harisree Ashokan) to bring her back to Chennai. He makes Daya believe that he is now composing a dozen songs for a film and wants Daya to sing it.

Daya, who comes back to Chennai, is not impressed by Mouli's tunes. When she openly expresses her unhappiness over the tune, Mouli takes it as a prestige issue and composes a song entirely dedicated to her. However, Daya is unable to attend the studio on that particular date as she is getting married to Vivek, whom she feels is too arrogant and sophisticated for her.

Mouli enters the marriage venue and takes Daya to the studio for 30 minutes despite the opposition from her family members. Daya, who within time is fully in love with Mouli, realizes his love for her and opens her mind to him.

The film ends with Mouli relaxing at a beach with Daya, but his old habits of carefree nature and passion for girls still not gone.

Reception[edit]

Vidyasagar's music was popular especially the song "Chandamama", which stayed in the charts for many weeks.[1]

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Rock 'N' Roll
Soundtrack album by Vidyasagar
Released 03 November 2007
Recorded Varsha Vallaki Studios
Genre Feature Film Soundtrack
Length 21:25
Language Malayalam
Label Manorama Music
Producer Vidyasagar
Vidyasagar chronology
Goal
(2007)Goal2007
Rock 'N' Roll
(2007)
Pirivom Santhippom
(2008)Pirivom Santhippom2008

The film's background score is composed by Bijibal,[2] while the songs are composed by Vidyasagar with lyrics written by Gireesh Puthenchery. The songs was very popular.

Song Title Singers
"Chandamama" Anitha, Rija, M. G. Sreekumar
"Jiruthana" Ranjith, Tippu
"Manchadi Mazha" Madhu Balakrishnan, Sujatha
"Ravereyayi" Madhu Balakrishnan
"Valayonnitha" Vijay Yesudas, Ranjith, Jeemon KJ, Pradeep Palluruthy

Quotes[edit]

"Rock & Roll is an out and out musical entertainer set in Chennai milieu with the background of a recording studio and the world of music directors. It’s a fun movie with Mohanlal leading the pack of merry men." - director Ranjith[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rock N Roll Review". Oneindia.in. 2008-01-25. Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  2. ^ Vijay George (2008-06-20). "Lyrical notes". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 2012-11-08. 
  3. ^ Release news:Sify.com Sify.com Archived 29 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine.

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