He 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.