'Shakalaka...' - Darshan's take on music industry
New Delhi : Suneel Darshan's musical drama "Shakalaka Boom Boom" releasing Friday captures the rivalry, jealousy, betrayal, passion and desperation faced by the music industry.
Set against the backdrop of the international music scene, the film starring Booby Deol, Upen Patel, Celina Jaitley and Kangana Ranaut delves into the complex relationship of two dramatically different men who have only one thing in common - their passion for music.
The film revolves around singer-composer AJ (Bobby) who is at the pinnacle of success and popularity. He has earned everything through sheer hard work and will not allow anybody to overtake him.
However, Reggie (Upen), a talented newcomer, is hell-bent on getting to the top in the music business. He wants to be where AJ is. Reggie's hunger for success is only matched by his hunger to make music. His tragedy is that hedoesn't struggle to make music - he struggles to get noticed.
And Sheena (Celina) an ambitious PR professional aggressively promotes him.But she gets jealous when Ruhi, a lovely young singer (Kangana), enters Reggie's life. Now Sheena will do everything in her power to destroy him because he has spurned her.
As the story moves on, Juhi also unwittingly comes between AJ and Reggie.And when the two musicians face each other in a do or die battle, envy and betrayal show their ugly faces.
Darshan's last two films with Bobby Deol - "Dosti: Friends Forever" and "Barsaat" - fell flat at the box office. So "Shakalaka Boom Boom's" success is crucial to both their careers. The film's success will also play a decisive role in determining Upen's future in filmdom.
Music plays an important role in the success of any Hindi film. Luckily,music lovers have lapped up "Shakalaka Boom Boom's" songs.