Aasmaan hai neela kyon – Farhaan Akhtar – Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy – Farhaan Akhtar | Rock On!! (2008)


Movie: This song appeared in 2008 Excel Entertainment’s average earner musical drama Rock On!! directed by Abhishek Kapoor and produced by Farhaan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. The movie starred Farhaan Akhtar (debut), Prachi Desai (debut), Arjun Rampal, Luke Kenny, Purab Kohli, etc. Winner of 7 Filmfare Awards, the movie was critically acclaimed. The movie has been archived in the Academy Film Archive. The direct sequel Rock On!! 2 was released in 2016 with good reviews.

Circa 1998. Joseph (Joe) Mascarenas (Arjun Rampal), the lead guitarist of the Mumbai’s grunge rock band Magik, decides to prove his worth as a musician. Aditya Shroff (Farhaan Akhtar) belongs to a well-to-do family, but rebels against it to become the vocal accompanier with Magik. Rob Nancy (Luke Kenny), playing the keyboards and Kedar Zaveri or KD – Killer Drummer (Purab Kohli) are also included in the band. They perform in one of their first concerts.

Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Javed Akhtar and the music was composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

This song asks questions that arise on a day-to-day basis like why the sky is blue and why does water wets things.

Video: Cinematography is by Jason West.

The video opens with the common visuals of South Mumbai. The rock stars come out of their bus with their musical instruments and wave to the people standing around. They begin the performance in the open air theatre. Farhaan Akhtar begins the song. The audience is going berserk. The song peters out and the video ends there.

Artists: The playback and the onscreen performances of this song are by Farhaan Akhtar.

Cultural Influence: This filmi song is the typical emulation of the rock culture. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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