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Film Review – Aashiqui 2

The camera pans the screaming audience and stops at Rahul Jaykar with the guitar in his hand and his voice reverberates in the stadium. He sings ‘Sun raha hai tu, Ro raha hun main,’ and wins so many hearts in the opening shot itself. Yes it is the long awaited super-hyped ‘Aashiqui 2’. Released on the 26th of April in Indian cinema halls, it sure did gather a lot of curiosity. In all these weeks as the trailers were out and the music released, two songs made it really large.

Despite all the talk around, many have liked the movie. Things would have been different if it had to only fulfil large expectations of the original ‘Aashiqui’ (1990). The huge task of coming up to the mark has marred the movie though.

Directed by Mohit Suri, the story revolves around singer Rahul Jaykar or RJ (Aditya Roy Kapur) who is at the peak of his career but is not able to handle the fame and so he drowns into alcohol. This young beautiful girl Aarohi Keshav Shirke (Shraddha Kapoor) comes accidently into his life and he falls in love and takes a vow to make her a big singing star. Well, he succeeds in doing so but realizes that he has actually lost himself somewhere in the process. RJ gets into brawls and fights everywhere he goes and thereby loses on work. Aarohi climbs the ladder of success but is not very happy about it as he gets left behind. How they both let love take them over then shapes the story.

The music is fresh though not lived up to the comparison of the original ‘Aashiqui’ which had superb love-mad scores. A good love story with weak reasoning and logic puzzles the audience.

The lead actor Aditya Roy Kapur has truly made some good impressions as he carries the movie on his shoulders completely. A fresh look with a drop of make-up and a dazzling smile with some good scenes takes  Shraddha Kapoor, who is Shakti Kapoor’s daughter, to a different level from the movies she has done earlier. Do they together ignite the screen? Watch and share.

The movie lacks a strong story line but the locations and music build up for the loss somewhat.

Director: Mohit Suri; Genre: Romance, Music, Drama; Starring: Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor, Shaad Randhawa; Music: Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly, Ankit Tiwari. A Mahesh Bhatt and Gulshan Kumar movie under the banner of Super Cassette Industry and Vishesh Films Ltd. Producers: Bhushan Kumar, Mukesh Bhatt, Krishan Kumar.