AASHIQUI 2 REVIEW BY SAMEER VALECHA:
Star cast: Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor, Shaad Randhawa, Bugs Bhargava, Mahesh Thakur, Shubhangi Lathkar and Salil Acharya
Director: Mohit Suri
Producer: Bhushan Kumar (T-Series) Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt (Vishesh Films)
Music: Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly and Ankit Tiwari
Censor Details: U (Hindi)
Synopsis: AASHIQUI 2 traces the journey of a young couple and the turbulence in their lives... Rahul [Aditya Roy Kapur], a singing sensation, falls in love with the voice of Aarohi [Shraddha Kapoor], who aspires to be a singer and sings at clubs and bars. Rahul takes it upon himself to make Aarohi a singing star, builds her confidence and even arranges for her audition with the music baron [Mahesh Thakur]. Gradually, Rahul and Aarohi fall in love with each other.
Script Analysis: Continuing a franchise has become a trend with Vishesh Films. They have very intelligently established some franchises in Indian Cinema like Raaz, Jannat, Murder, Jism and now Aashiqui. One thing which distincts Aashiqui from the others is that its earlier installment was made 23 years ago. Coming to the story that has been penned by Shagufta Rafique, an old horse in the Bhatt Camp has done a wonderful job with the story line of this film.
Things have been kept simple since it’s a love story and the setting has been very modern. It livens up the romantic side in you. Also the screenplay has been written very intelligently adapting almost all the songs from the film. There is a very little space for punches and over the top dialogues in such romantic flicks but still I felt that the some of the lines spoken were mesmerizing.
Direction and Music: Mohit Suri, after having tasted success at making thrillers and actions flicks now tries his hand at a romantic film. Mohit has enhanced this wonderful film with some remarkable moments. It seemed like he’s an expert at making romantic films.
Music of Aashiqui 2 is the backbone of the film. 3 different composers have come together to produce an album, which in real words can be called – BLOCKBUSTER! Tracks like Tum Hi Ho have become a sensation throughout the country. Whereas other tracks like Sunn Raha Hai, Piya Aaye Na, Chahun Main Ya Na, Bhula Dena and Meri Aashiqui have also become sleeper hits.
Star Performances: Aditya and Shraddha deliver what I will call once in a lifetime performance. They have both excelled to a level, which is more than expected. Aditya had shown his acting skills earlier in Guzaarish whereas Shraddha delivers it this time with a BANG! The chemistry, which they share, is incredible and amazing.
Shaad Randhawa, seen on-screen after 3 long years played an important character and played it with ease. Also Mahesh Thakur as Sehgal did a good job. Other supporting cast did not have much to do but were all-fine in their respective roles.
Final Say: Aashiqui 2 is a pure romantic film at heart which gives you goosebumps on various occasions. Also the film has some powerful share of music and performances which make it a comfortable drive to the plexes to have fun.
Paisa Vasool: 80/100