'Rock On!!' to be part of Oscar archives

Nov 24, 2008 IANS

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) After Samir Karnik's "Heroes", it is now the turn of acclaimed Bollywood film "Rock On!!" to have its screenplay among the permanent script collection of the Oscar library.

"Rock On!!", starring Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli and Luke Kenny, received the invite from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, popular known as the Oscars, days after "Heroes" director Karnik did.

"It's a great high for me that the script of our first film in association with Big Pictures has found a place in the Oscar library," "Rock On!!" producer Ritesh Sidhwani said in a press release.

"We got overwhelming reactions from across the board and now the news of the script going to the Oscar Library. It can't get better than this," Sidhwani added.

"Rock On!!", which released Aug 29, is a story about a group of four aspiring musicians. The movie received rave reviews for the acting and youthful music.

The film was also showcased at the Indian Visions Indian Film Festival in Washington DC.

According to the letter signed by Gregory Walsh, script librarian of Oscars, the screenplay of "Rock On!!", will be made available for research to only actors, students, filmmakers and writers who are their regular patrons.

The script will not be allowed for circulation outside the library premises and cannot even be photocopied.

Other Indian films to have made it to the library include "Lagaan", "Devdas", "Munnabhai M.B.B.S.", "Kal Ho Na Ho", "Chak De India", "Sarkar Raj" and "Gandhi My Father".

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