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Rock On 2's Jaago Smells Like Teen Spirit. Farhan Akhtar Fronts Anthem

Rock On 2, a sequel to the 2008 hit, has added Shraddha Kapoor to its cast but the Magik performing Jaago appears to be pre-Shraddha. Arjun Rampal and Purab Kohli perform on guitar and drums as Joe and KD respectively. As the YouTube description reveals, this is Magik's first performance since the death of keyboardist Rob, played by Luke Kenny, in the first film.

  | September 14, 2016 12:37 IST (New Delhi)
Rock On 2

Farhan Akhtar in a still from new Rock on 2 song, Jaago

Highlights

  • Rock On 2's first song, Jaago, was released on Tuesday
  • Written by Javed Akhtar, the song has vocals by Farhan and Siddharth
  • The film is set to release on November 11
They're older, maybe wiser but Magik have lost none of their charm. Jaago, the crowd-pleasing first song from Rock On 2, is out and boy, it's a doozy.
Farhan Akhtar, as Magik's lead singer Aditya, fronts the number, performed to a roaring crowd with the Gateway of India in the background.
Rock On 2, a sequel to the 2008 hit, has added Shraddha Kapoor to its cast but the Magik performing Jaago appears to be pre-Shraddha. Arjun Rampal and Purab Kohli perform on guitar and drums as Joe and KD respectively. As the YouTube description reveals, this is Magik's first performance since the death of keyboardist Rob, played by Luke Kenny, in the first film.
As the title suggests, Jaago is a call to action for the youth, urging them to wake up and make it in the world. The musical team of the original film return for this outing - Jaago has lyrics by Farhan's dad Javed Akhtar and music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
The concert scenes have been choreographed by Bosco-Caesar. Farhan Akhtar shares vocal credits with Shankar Mahadevan's son Siddharth. Backing vocals are by Nihaal Shetty, Loy Mendonsa, Ehsaan Noorani, Shankar Mahadevan and Soumil Shringarpure.
Watch Jaago from Rock On 2 here:
 

Farhan has been hard at work heralding Jaago's arrival on his social media accounts. Here's how he built-up our curiosity.
 
 
The teaser of Rock On 2 was released earlier this month. Other than Shraddha, actor Shashank Arora is a new addition to the cast. Prachi Desai and Shahana Goswami return as Sakshi and Debbie.
Directed by Shujaat Saudagar, Rock On 2 has been mainly shot in Shillong and will release on November 11.
 

 
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