Rock On....  

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Well it doesn get beter than this, a movie that could remind me of the good times spent at college during engineering."Rock On" is one such movie..and the theme "Live your dream"...well how many of us are actually doing what we really like....i once read somewhere never to have back up plans for career...because if you have back up plans you are never fully committed to what you would like to do..because you have a back up.


Anyways, the movie reminded me of our band in college. At a time when every one was crazy about just english rock, we decided to keep performing songs that we liked...all soft hindi rock..and a few soft english rock as well. I can still remember winning at 4 college festivals by performing the same song.."Dhoom" by euphoria. We liked playing songs of euphoria, strings, a few by airsupply too. We never created any originals atleast in college.

the band seperated after engg, luckily 3 of us made it to the same company for work "Satyam"...and this was the time when we created our first original song...
and it started with the same feeling "Dreams"..leavin girl friends behind :))..for the so called long distance relationship...

i just wish i could get back to those good old days and meet up with the band more often and create some originals that we can record...

Some things that i can remember about what we used to do during practice:
1) ani on mike check making the "kissing" sound
2) rohit having to indicate not once not twice but thrice to start singing...
3) pratik improvising on synth, and claiming i can sing and play at the same time too,..while i kunal and rohit looked at each other sayin...naah leav it you will forget ur lines ;)
4) kunal engrossed in creating his own tune..

frens i can remmbr only this...add on to this

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14 comments

Yes this movie is so close to reality and remind me of our rocking engineering life.
The theme of this movie "Live your dreams " has touched my heart and I always believe that there is no second chance in life.

After 4 years of separation ,sometimes I find my self locked in those wonderful college days ,rehearsing hard and having fun in the music room.

I miss playing drums and the Magic we all created wherever we go.

I too wish i could get back to those good old days and meet up with the band more often and create the same Magic again!!!

September 6, 2008 at 11:06 PM

I completely agree wid Ani n Rohit
I was a small part of the group thru Kunal
N I still remember how these guys were crazy about music n their band n if i remember they created a band n a few songs 2
N after seeing Rock On I surely can say that this movie is a reflection of their lives
Good luck 2 u all
n u guys ROCK ON!!!

September 7, 2008 at 12:47 AM

STUNNED by rock on, I read Ani's blog I realized, i was not alone..

Ani already described a bit about our band but he missed the breathtaking moment (similar to rock on ;)) when we were declared winners of that music comp where 36 colleges participated.. it was the greatest moment for our band..

Rohit, He started from scratch and grew into a wonderful drummer..I miss the jamming with him..i never minded his late starters becos he gave such innovative and amazing rolls..

and Ani, his stage presence was the finest..he pepped up the crowd..he moved like rubber while he sang..it was fantastic!

and of course our lead guitarist, kunal, filled with attitude...apart from the guitar, his T shirts and bandanas wud add the much needed style!

and myself ..the vocalist, I enjoyed each and every moment we spent..

4 years hv passed by..but we still got the passion..thats why, life is gona come a full circle!

Guys, once again..its time to rock on!!

September 7, 2008 at 11:08 PM

People, it was the golden era... And all we need to get back at it is meet up... Like pieces of a puzzle, all we need to do is be together to complete the picture...

As pratik said to me "We need a place to practice" So lets think about it...

In the mean time, lets try to wipe out the dust from our individual talents... (Pratik came over to my place and we tried some jammin, sounded like we could use some oiling :) )

September 8, 2008 at 2:02 AM

People go ahead with it.

I have always been a fan of your music (I even recorded your last live performance in college. Remember?).

It would be great to have you all together and hear some good music.

Good Luck!!!!

September 8, 2008 at 2:09 AM

Nice to see all your emotions coming out..

Always craved to see all u guys "Rock on" on stage.... im sure itll be a better feeling seeing u perform dhoom than see euphoria perform it.. !! :)

Hope to see that some time.... Really!!!
Hope to see "Live your dreams"
Hope to see u "ROCK ON!!!"

September 8, 2008 at 10:58 AM

m overwlhmed :P..one post can do so much...lets start guys ;)

September 8, 2008 at 11:26 AM

ani...never knew you were into a band and wrote so well at the same time....after reading you blog I wud love to hear ya play.....do something bout it....

anyways my best wishes are with ya guys....and definitely reunion is a great idea

September 8, 2008 at 11:20 PM

Oh wow!!!Finally something woke up all the sleeping beauties!! :)

All the best guys... :)

September 15, 2008 at 11:39 PM

Amazing guys !!!! Your group was the first thing that hit me while I watched the movie ...
Hope the enthu remains and I get to see you perform live :)

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September 20, 2008 at 11:14 PM

Great post, though I couldn't quite connect with rock on like you did. Somehow I felt the movie didn't justify the hype it created

September 20, 2008 at 11:15 PM

@roopa: i hope so too that the band gets back to sing a few originals now ;)..we had created one if you remember

October 31, 2008 at 5:29 AM

@rohit,deepti,pratik,kunal,niati,savita,ruchi,kartik: thanks for all your comments

@anju: i liked the movie i cud connect very well wid my band as you can see here ;)

October 31, 2008 at 5:31 AM

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