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Preview: Rock & Roll


Who is more desperate for a hit? Mohanlal or Renjith? That is a matter of debate. With the help of movies like Chandrolsavam, Prajapathi,Nasrani, Alibhai and Paradesi, this duo have made crores of rupees disappear. After involving in three movies with Mammootty (Prajapathy, Kaiyoppu, Nasrani), Renjith tries his luck with Mohanlal in this movie.

Ranjit’s musical entertainer Rock & Roll is ready for release on November 15. The film features Mohanlal as a drummer in a musical troupe consisting of Mukesh, Manoj.K.Jayan, Jagathy, Harisri Asokhan, Suraj Venjaranmoodu, Siddique and Lal. Lakshmi Rai is the heroine and Shwetha Menon makes a cameo appearance.

According to writer and director Ranjit : “Rock & Roll is an out and out musical entertainer set in Chennai milieu with the background of a recording studio and the world of music directors. It’s a fun movie with Mohanlal leading the pack of merry men.”[Ready to Roll]

We’re wary of the phrase -“Mohanlal leading the pack of merry men”, just like Chotta Mumbai. Like environmentalists, Renjith’s been recycling stories for a while now. Of course, Kaiyoppu was an exception. But then, if the movie lives up to Ranjit’s words, then Ranjit and Mohanlal can heave a sigh of relief, else Mohanlal and Renjith will have to spend the next few months watching Azhagiya Thamiz Magan and Chocolate running to packed houses.

Photo courtesy: Sunday Kaumudi 


  1. Mohan Lal’s grooming in this one reminds me of Mammootty’s wig in Balram vs Taradas. Let’s see if these two movies wud share the same fortune in BO.

  2. So it’s a funny entertainer. Let’s see if Mohanlal and Ranjit would get ROCKs or if they would make viewers ROLL on the floor with laughter.

  3. With a hat trick (Alibhai, Paradesi and Ram Gopal Varma’s Aag) Mohanlal is on a roll with flops. If this movie of a bunch of old people trying to act as youngsters does not click, then we will have to end up watching Jayasurya and Vinayan movies.

  4. I listened to the songs of this “musical” and found nothing musical in it. Vidyasagar is not upto his usual standards in this one.

  5. hai,i am waiting for laletta’s rock n roll.what will be the fate of renjith directed movie in one week.i heard the songs,but it hasn’t much upto the mark of vidyasager and renji..what’s the offer that rock n roll can give….

  6. rock n roll met its end. Ranjith’s comment that it was a breezy entertainer became true. breeze came and went, unnoticed.the first 2 shows got the initial lalettan fan pull. then the news spread about the 1 1/2 hour movie. the story is a thallikkoottu. ranjith is running without steam. take your time, take good rest and work on something new and good. “chandramauli” ranjith should be given an award for bringing paramasivan’s different synonyms to the mallu screen.neelakandan, induchoodan, jagannadhan and now chandramauli.

  7. The breeze will always surround us. Story is thallikkottu but as an entertainer it satisfy the viewers. chandramoli is synonym of siva but the name has magical effect and the boxoffice report proves it.

  8. ente laletta ennatha e kelkkunne shhoo ethumm vediyayennoo pakshe india visionil daily cinemayile aarengilum okke varum padam hittanennu parayan enneleyum vannirunnu siddikettan motta kallam parayunnathu kanan enthu rasamanennoo appo angane ethum pottii laletta oru nalla padam kilukkam pole, manichitrathazhu pole, chitram pole kittummo anna ennegilum orupadonnum onnum illa engane oru kochu aagraham mmaaatram

    ennu oru lal fan

  9. Lalettan has done a descent job in rock n roll.
    its not true that the opinion abput the movieis bad.its a massive entertainer and not a movie to give advice.
    as an entertainer it can be given 8 out of ten marks!!!!

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