Sunday, June 9, 2013

Aashiqui 2: Movie Review

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.

As always, let's first take a look at the story. Rahul Jaykar (Aditya Roy Kapur) is a singer who is in the process of ruining his career and everything he has because of his alcohol addiction. After one of his concerts, Rahul goes to a bar despite the advice of his manager and best friend, Vivek (Shaad Randhawa). There he meets Aarohi Keshav Shirke (Shraddha Kapoor), who is the bar singer and happens to be singing his song. He is impressed by her voice and promises to take her to Mumbai. After a couple hurdles, he ends up mentoring her and she becomes a huge star. Meanwhile, Rahul's career is pretty much over, which he doesn't take very well. As much as he tries to be supportive, his jealousy does come in the way. It also doesn't help that he has an alcohol addiction. Aarohi does her best to better Rahul, and never gives up on him. I'll stop there so I don't give too much away, but that's the general storyline.

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.

Granted the acting wasn't the best and the story could have been a bit more involved, but the movie was still touching and heartbreaking. The movie definitely worked for me. Even the songs have grown on me, as expected. My favorite by far is the female version of Sun Raha Hai Na Tu. I cannot get over how amazing Shreya Ghoshal is in that, and Shraddha and Aditya's expressions in the picturization were beautiful. Overall I liked the movie a lot, and I would definitely recommend this movie to people looking for a love story. That's pretty much what the movie is through and through - a love story.


  1. Aashiqui 2 really awesome movie.

  2. Really Aashiqui 2 movie is awesome. All of songs in Aashiqui 2 really enjoyable. Thanks for sharing.