It was from one of the Facebook pages that I got to know that Rahul Roy and Anu Agarwal starrer Aashiqui’s second deal is soon coming in town. I was anxious. And the movie didn’t quite help the anxiety. Mahesh Bhatt the producer and Mohit Suri had already given disclaimer regarding the fact that this isn’t a sequel but the success which its namesake held in its days was totally expected…..
Aashiqui 2 is an Indian romantic-action film directed by Mohit Suri, starring Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles. The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar & Mukesh Bhatt under the banner of Super Cassettes Industries Ltd. and Vishesh Films.
Rahul (Aditya Roy Kapur) and Aarohi (Shraddha Kapoor) who are Singers, he the established star, she the wannabe. While Rahul puts his life and soul in Aarohis career and helps her shine, his own gets diluted. Abhimaan, anyone? Name from a successful movie and story from a super successful movie – can success be imparted to Aashiqui 2?
While we don’t have much to talk about story and expectations and blah blah, because we all know it…. what matters in the movie is performance. I am quite surprised to say this but – performance lived up to my expectations. Aditya shines the shoe. He has proved this already in his past films like Guzaarish, Action Replayy and London Dreams. With this, he has established a spot in the hearts of all young ladies and also in minds of future better, challenging scripts of directors. Shraddha tried really hard to get the superstar look but failed. She is an awesome dancer though and her lip-syncing was versatile. 😛 Shaad Randhawa was good too. All in all, both the main cast were the one to look up to in the movie and the other supporting cast was a fill in. I was busy judging the actors, I guess. But, sure to – performances like these should go unwritten.
‘Tum hi ho’, ‘Bhula Dena’, ‘Sunn Raha Hai’ have already got appreciation through Social Media and luckily, the movie sails smoothly because of them. Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly and Ankit Tiwari – kudos to you guys for an awesome gathering of soundtracks.
The Bhatt’s have left their trademark romance all over in the movie but they have made it too much to take too. There are scenes in pubs and platforms and then streets which are like, picked up from one or the other romantic hit flick. The direction is acceptable. The choreography and the cinematography are mediocre.
Low on climax, high on adrenaline due to music but same old same old. Nothing new to chew upon. Nothing exclamatory. Nothing which would hit you. Nothing which would make you feel good. But aye, nothing which would disappoint you so much that you had yell at yourself for wasting time and money. Watch it if you want to check out the Bhatt’s camp once again. New stars, songs – that is something to look forward to, no?