Sunday, 28 April 2013

Aashiqui 2 Movie Review - Aashiqui 2 Reviews


Aashiqui 2
Cast:
Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor, Shaad Randhawa
Direction: Mohit Suri
Rating: 4 Star Rating: Recommended 4 Star Rating: Recommended

Aashiqui set quite a few trends. It ushered the new-age musical on release in 1990. The soundtrack emerged as a hero, setting a template that let producers make profits casting unknown names as leads.
In turn composer duo Nadeem-Shravan emerged as superstars, dictating productions because scripts started being written to fit their songs. Their music, largely blending traditional geet and ghazal with a hint of vintage RD Burman, brought back melody after the boisterous eighties.
It is essential to understand the Aashiqui phenomenon to fathom what the Bhatts were up to this time.
Aashiqui 2 is in no way about setting trends. The film merely banks on the power of saleable music and the novelty of a fresh cast to enable brothers Bhatt, Mahesh and Mukesh, make maximum moolah within minimum budget as they have done all along.
Mohit Suri as director should have been an advantage. Mohit has proved his mettle as a storyteller with hardhitting drama such as Zeher, Kalyug, Raaz 2 and Murder 2. In Aashiqui 2 he tries mixing that idiom with smoother strains of mush.
Yet, you spot sheer lack of energy about Mohit’s treatment this time though the overall packaging is impressively GenNow. It seems the film stretches a script worth an hour to its full runtime only because it wanted to accommodate all the songs.
Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor get their big breaks playing the romantic duo. Aditya is cast as Rahul Jaykar, wasted rockstar battling alcoholism. He spots the incredibly talented Aarohi Shirke (Shraddha) crooning at a bar and decides to mentor her. The narrative unfolds their blossoming romance and a couple of soothing numbers unfolds.
You don’t miss strains of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1973 hit Abhimaan (starring Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri) in the drama that follows. Aarohi’s stardom escalates and so does Rahul’s envy. Ego comes in the way of their love.
Shagufta Rafique’s story avoids taking risks. Bhatt flicks have always been typified by a flawed hero fighting inner angst. Aashiqui 2 lets Aditya’s Rahul play to the gallery with that bit. If the budding actor struggles to get the nuances right, it is mainly because he gets a weak character to play out.
Aditya’s chemistry with Shraddha also suffers for the same reason. She looks pretty, as all Bollywood love stories require the heroine to, but she fails to add some spark.
Finally the music, the film’s real winner. A battery of three composers (Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly, Ankit Tiwari) give the film its big reason to cheer for. Also, lend a ear to newbie singer Arijit Singh. Here’s hoping Aashiqui 2 does for Arijit what the first film did for Kumar Sanu all those years ago.


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Posted by: ananomous
india | April 28, 2013
I think aashiqui 2 was a beautiful movie. The direction was amazing and the actors did a great job. It's a slow but sweet movie. The characters stuck to their personality unlike aashiqui. I'd say everyone should go and watch aashiqui 2 :)

Posted by: ananomous
india | April 28, 2013
I think aashiqui 2 was a beautiful movie. The direction was amazing and the actors did a great job. It's a slow but sweet movie. The characters stuck to their personality unlike aashiqui. I'd say everyone should go and watch aashiqui 2 :)

Posted by: Raunaq Singh
Chandigarh | April 28, 2013
Cud watch the film again only for its songs. They should have cut some of the boring story and added a few more brilliant songs to it.

Posted by: Veejay
Delhi | April 28, 2013
SUCH UNFORGETTABLE SONGS CERTAINLY NEEDED A BETTER MOVIE THAN THIS TO BE SHOWCASED ON BIG SCREEN. BUT DESPITE THAT, WORTHY EFFORT BY THE NEWCOMER ACTORS.

Posted by: Modi
India | April 28, 2013
Most of the really likeable scenes in this film are in some way directly or indirectly influenced by Mr Hrishikesh Mukerji's ABHIMAAN starring Mr Amitabh Bachchan, as the review rightly says. Pity that youngsters today havent heard of such classics as Abhimaan or seen them, so they get thrilled with mediocre rehashes like Aashiqui 2. The MUSIC of this film although I must say is exceptional.

Posted by: RAO
NASHIK | April 28, 2013
Its very nice heart touching movie, this story tells, how to built career, when career at the peak stage, what is to be done and what not, and also Alcohol kills the every body's career, so please don't addict to that. Please guys, don't spoil your life because of temporary satisfaction with Alcohol, and someone (your better half/Love) is waiting for you at Part/Restaurant/House. Make her happy. Please don't cheat the Girls. Its very very painful. Please try to understand guys.

Posted by: Abhìshek prasad
kolkata | April 27, 2013
Faru movie. Frist tym dekha ki larki kisi larke ko itna pyar kar sakti hai. Ham ko koi 10 tym bole to ham dekh leje

Posted by: pratik
islampur | April 27, 2013
Its a great movie, great romantic and awsome music.

Posted by: micçl
Tripura | April 27, 2013
Nice & romantic movie I abcus wtch dis mve, its 2 gd

Posted by: Jitendra pathak
ghaziabad | April 27, 2013
Arohi have done good job........we love your performance.....

Posted by: sachin
indore | April 27, 2013
nice yar

Posted by: Sonia
Mumbai | April 27, 2013
Swt Simple story.. awesum songs Love Story wich i dream of.... watever ur reviews are... Aashiqui 2 i gv u ***** Star. Super hit 4 me :-*

Posted by: aftab khan
agra | April 27, 2013
mohit suri done a great job for aashiqi 2. the best film of year and best lucky of new comer of India film industry
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Posted by: CK Jain
Ahmedabad | April 27, 2013
THE ONLY SCENES OF THE FILM THAT SEEM NICE ARE ALL COPIES OF AMITABH BACHCHAN FILM ABHIMAAN. BUT I GUESS YOUNG GENERATION WILL NOT HAVE EVEN HEARD OF THAT CLASSIC SO THE BHATTS HAVE CASHED IN AND STOLEN FROM IT. MAHESH BHATT IS AN OLD HAND IN STEALING SCRIPTS AND SCENES FROM OTHERS.
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Posted by: jakes
delhi | April 27, 2013
Good performance, nice music, some awesome scenes.
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Posted by: Neha Sharan
Delhi | April 27, 2013
Predictable movie with typical filmy drama. But songs were even better watching on big screen. Best to buy music CD than spend money on multiplex ticket.
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Posted by: Dev
Mumbai | April 27, 2013
BRILLIANT MUSIC, GOOD ACTING, BORING FILM.
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Posted by: Sailesh Bhardwaj
Delhi | April 27, 2013
Songs that will become classic. Film that will be forgotten in a month. That's Ashiqui 2.
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Posted by: sanjay pandey
dehradun | April 26, 2013
nice movie and Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Aashiqui’ was a musical sensation, Nadeem-Shravan and Kumar Sanu became household names overnight after the film’s release. Despite the film’s phenomenal success, there was little you could say about the story or the performances. ‘Aashiqui 2’ not only boasts of an intense love story but also solid performance by the lead cast.

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