It aims for the aasma, but falls on zameen. Aasma, a theatre group, comprises of aspiring actors. But along the way, they face a lot of hardships, when their main sponsor [Sachin Khedekar] backs out. They try to pool in resources, but in the midst of it all, the protagonist is diagnosed with HIV. Right from the writing to performances to the making, everything about this film is tacky. Even a serious and sensitive issue like HIV is treated so carelessly that you are shocked. Talking of performances, Shubh displays confidence. Only thing, he needs to shun the SRK hang-up fast. Hrishitaa Bhatt and Nauheed Cyrusi suffer due to ill-defined roles. Raghuveer Yadav is not in form. And why is Seema Biswas speaking in English all the while? Aditya Lakhia is sad. Ravi Gosain is miscast. Sachin Khedekar gets no scope. Mushtaq Khan and Sunil Rege [Shubh’s father] are fair. On the whole, AASMA has dim prospects.