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Farhan Akhtar

March 15, 2009

faHe is a slick filmmaker, scriptwriter, director, lyricisit and host. But he could act and sing too I didn’t know that. I didn’t like him at all initially. In fact, I am still not his die-hard fan but he can act and emote well. Though his voice is just too much stuck. So first I watched his second movie Lucky By Chance and then his debut Rock On. Lucky By Chance is about the aspiring actors and movies based on such theme usually don’t appeal to me. But that one was interesting. The script was powerful. Rock On, on the other hand, is more like Dil Chahta Hai made in the backdrop of music and rock band. But again music was not the center focus of the movie. It’s about the friendship of those four band members and their journey.

What amazed me that even with a stuck voice Farhan can sing. Well, the songs are like exactly what the rock bands usually sing. For example:

Meri laundry ka ek bill

Aik aadhi padi novel

Aik ladki ka phone number

Meray kaam ka aik paper

Mere Taash se heart ka king

Mera ek chandi ka ring

Pichle saath dino main maine khoya

Kabhi khod pe hasaa aur kabhi khud pe roya

It’s a fun song, mostly for the teenagers. I remember listening to many such songs by the Pakistani pop bands in early 90s. Tum Ho Tou is a romantic song. Almost all the songs are performed by Farhan Akhtar.

I did like his version of Don with Shahrukh Khan and I read somewhere he’s planning to make Don 2 with the same cast.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. March 15, 2009 7:00 pm

    Never heard of him. Ignorant me ! 😦

  2. Ayesha permalink
    March 15, 2009 7:24 pm

    He’s been around for 7 years now πŸ™‚

  3. bmk permalink
    March 16, 2009 10:00 am

    i just had heard about him… saw him for the first time at the show & suddenly liked him… u r right about the specific voice of him… not great yet cool…

  4. Ayesha permalink
    March 16, 2009 11:05 am

    If you ignore the voice, he’s a nice actor otherwise.

  5. Asma Ahsan permalink
    March 16, 2009 12:32 pm

    No comments.

    (psssst…..He looks like an Urdu teacher. I wish he took my Udru class in school. Sir ki looks ke peechay meray bhi number achhay aa jaatay Urdu mein. 😦 )

  6. Ayesha permalink
    March 16, 2009 12:36 pm

    Lol @ Urdu teacher πŸ˜›

  7. Asma Ahsan permalink
    March 17, 2009 3:28 pm

    I also could have a crush on him – secretly – so I avoid his films – dil ka kya kasoor???

    Kabhi bhi phisal sakta hai – πŸ˜›

    See, his dad is so cool – If he is half as charming as his dad – mein to phir – er – you know… fan club… πŸ˜›

  8. bmk permalink
    March 18, 2009 6:17 am

    diL ka kya qasoor vala nahi hay ye… : )

  9. March 18, 2009 11:43 am

    Rock on was great movie … but Luck by chance was kind of disappointing …

    talking bout the voice … he actually hosts a show called “oye! Its friday” i don’t why’s that show still on air … he sound’s like a constipation patient with extreme cold …

  10. March 21, 2009 6:02 pm

    I don’t really like him much. He’s a good filmmaker and the list stops there lol. I’ve heard his singing and he is horrible, he’s acting is pretty bad itself. And rock on’s music is nothing close to pakistani rock.

  11. ashutosh bakre permalink
    March 22, 2009 4:56 am

    i luv farhan’s acting i impressed on his tv show oye he is the best anchor i ever mate.his voice is perfect 4 making a tension free atmosphere

  12. Ayesha permalink
    March 22, 2009 3:26 pm

    Asma: What’s dil ka kya kasoor? πŸ˜€

    BMK: I guess you are right she misunderstood him for someone else πŸ˜›

    @nks: I have watched Shahrukh wala Oye It’s Friday and he is just about okay host. I like Karan Johar more (as a host) for some reason πŸ˜›

    Captain: I rate him higher than Lucky Ali. Actually he was very dumb actor while I really like his music πŸ˜€

  13. sandeep permalink
    April 15, 2009 8:09 am

    Hi Farhan ,

    My son is 21/2 years old , his name is Aaradhya , he has become an ardent fan of yours , he normally see ROCK ON atleast 2-3 times a day & also has learnt few lines from your songs …he calls you by the name of rock on ..& always try to look for channels where either rock on songs are getting played or others like your talk show etc …if given a chance to choice between watching rock on or toys …will definetly prefer rock on …

    cheers ,


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