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Cast: Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapur, Shaad Randhawa, Mahesh Thakur
Directed by: Mohit Suri
Review by: Faisal Saif
Ratings: * *
Trust me Aashiqui 2 doesn’t even have the capacity to stand next to 1990’s money-spinner Aashiqui. Yes Ashiqui 2 very much reminds you of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1973’s classic Abhimaan starring Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri (Bachchan). The film also reminds you of Ananth Mahadevan directed long forgotten flick Dil Vil Pya Vyar’s track which had R.Madhavan and Namrata Shirodkar (If anyone remembers the film).
Rahul Jaykar (Amitabh Bachchan)! Ooops.. (Sorry, I got carried away). Rahul Jaykar (Aditya Roy Kapur) is a singing star. He falls in love with the voice of Aarohi Shirke (Jaya Bhaduri)! (Sorry again).. Aarohi Shirke (Shraddha Kapoor) who aspires to be a singer and sings at small joints. Aarohi sings one of Rahul’s song in a different but a unique way (This was new in the script, Of course) and this is what hit’s Rahul on his heart. Rahul takes it upon himself and decides to make Aarohi a singing star. He convinces her by building her confidence (Yes! You can do it Types) and even arranges for her audition with the music baron. Rahul proposes Aarohi and they both fall in love.
Aarohi’s career takes-off with flying colors. And Rahul’s career starts dropping. There comes a point where Rahul starts hating his own identity and Aarohi makes a decision to save her Love-Life! Because that is what both the film’s poster said.. Love Makes Life Live!!!
As far as the performances are concerned, Aditya Roy Kapur has already proved that he is a Brilliant Actor and there are no second thoughts about it. Aashiqui 2 is only worth watching for some breath-taking performances by the leads. Shraddha Kapoor sounds very promising once again. She has done this challenging role at her ease. This actress will go a very long way provided given her good scripts and roles. Other supporting cast including Shaad Randhawa and Mahesh Thakur are good in their respective part.
Director Mohit Suri who has directed Thrillers and Chillers earlier, Tries out a Romantic complex story. He is a good director (No doubts), But the poor writing by Shagufta Rafique ruins his entire hard work. There is seriously nothing new in Aashiqui 2 which you haven’t witnessed earlier in other films, But still Mohit Suri tried real hard to save this show with his amazing Film-making skills. Music of the film is good. especially the songs ‘Tum Hi Ho’, ‘Sun Raha Hai’ and ‘Piya Aaye Na’. But unfortunately they won’t be remembered in a long listening. The camera work is good.
To cut the entire explanation short, Don’t even think of comparing anything (Including the Music) of this film with 1990’s classic Aashiqui. Those who are die-hard Bhatt-Camp movie fans, Please don’t care about my Review and proceed to the Cinema-Halls.
Others, Let me warn you there are some people out there who are trying to en-cash their Old Brand in a New Bottle which can give you some digestion problems. Skip it.
Saw Aashiqui – 2 and just took time to recollect everything I saw and trust me, it’s worth every penny you spend, worth every bit. First had deccomment_IDed to read the reviews of Aashiqui – 2 both off and on net and then think of being there. My biggest mistake I suppose. These so called critiques just ruin or bias your personal thought process and perception. Do you really believe that someone else should deccomment_IDe for you if you need to spend some bucks on a movie? Guess not and it should be a “NO”. With some tongue twisting English words, some personalized analysis about a movie sitting on a comfy couch and the “stars” at the end; these should never come in our way in pampering ourselves with movies made out of so much painstaking labor. I would rather ask them, how many stars would “your” movie deserve if you could ever make one? The main problem with them, according to me could be, you know “my perception”, that appreciation may be tougher compared to criticism as the former is longer by 3 character than the latter (appreciation is 12 characters and criticism is 9). Guess this could be the only reason for not appreciating something made so “simplistically beautiful” like Aashiqui – 2. You may now think why you should believe me then? Well answer is only one. I am not a pacomment_ID critique but a common man, so no influence.
Movie starts with the song Sun raha hai and believe me this will thrill with the power it oozes, so impactful that, the beats, vocals and Aditya Roy Kapoor would lure you into their own world. Rest you be there and help yourself. Some sacomment_ID he dcomment_ID not act well, expressionless, but after watching the movie I felt that they wanted “KkkkkkKiran….” kind of acting or were missing the “chulbulness” of Chulbul Pandey. RJ depicted a man, having a big fan following but already drowned in his own inner grief of self-abandonment and remorse, a book of pain whose even a single word is not known to anyone, like a heart in crowd yet in grim lonesome. I felt tint of Aamir Khan in him as he let his eyes emote that inner restlessness than his lips. “Smile and forge” was his character so deccomment_IDed not to over-expression any situation. Perfect I suppose and if he would have done that, people would have accused him for being melodramatic. So Aditya you were just excellent. And the high octane emotional scenes were just so spellbinding. Watch it guys….
Shraddha Kappor, tried not to describe her but can’t help. Esthetic, eternal, mesmeric and exceptionally simple and so breathtakingly beautiful that you would sit in awe all the time she is there in the frame. Performance! Well let’s not discuss on that as I suggest you go watch Aashiqui – 2 and explore (my indications are optimistically promising). You would love her and needless to say, wish to have someone like her. I already dcomment_ID. Before the movie ends you will be in love with her eventually, even without realizing it.
Story of Aashiqui – 2, well one of the most unprecedentedly simple, sophisticated, appealing and extremely pleasing. What else to add in my garland of applauds for this movie has made me clean bold already, no IPL here. I request you to go for this picturesque rendition of love and realize how beautiful would it be to get engulfed in arms of love, so soothing and comforting and very selfless. No more dialogues. DO WATCH IT…..