Aashiqui 2 is actually a movie I did not intend on watching. The movie seemed really dull and boring, and I didn't really like the songs that much either. I haven't even seen Rockstar yet because it just didn't seem appealing despite all the good reviews I've heard, and Aashiqui 2 seemed very similar. I still don't know how true that is since I know nothing about Rockstar's story, so I can't comment on that. Regardless, a good friend of mine was obsessing over Aashiqui 2 and very strongly recommended the movie. Now it's summer vacation and I don't have much else to do, so I watched it. Here's my review of the movie.
It is important to note that there are no big name actors in this movie. Both lead actors are just a few movies old, and so a lot of their mistakes in acting are forgiven. Let's begin with Aditya. He did a pretty good job for the most part as Rahul. It was a difficult role, and he did fairly well considering it's his first fleshed out character. All his other roles have been shallow and easier, so he's on the right track. Shraddha could have been better. I saw Luv Ka The End a few months ago, and she was alright in that. Her character in this film was very different from that in LKTE, and she could have been better. There were a lot of scenes where her character was sad or completely heartbroken, but those emotions didn't really come through. I think she has the potential though, and i want to see more of her. I think she's beautiful, and I hope she becomes a better actor sooner rather than later. These two are the main characters, but I'll mention Shaad too. He needs to improve his acting big time. The other substantial actor was Mahesh Thakur, but he knows what he's doing...he's been around for a while.