Vishesh films always have a fixed formula for their movies which help them recover their cost. There was a time when the banner use to take a hot topic and revolve story around it like Tum Mile or Crook. Now a days Vishesh Films bank upon their film on music and only music and same is the case with Aashiqui 2. The banner has stuck to it’s formula has not even bothered to take some efforts to do something new.

Rahul Jaykar (Aditya Roy Kapur) is a successful singer whose career has taken a setback and is now on a decline. One fine day post his unsuccessful concert where he ends up fighting with a goon creating a controversy, he meets Aarohi Shirke (Shraddha Kapoor). She is very talented singer but due to her financial condition she sings in local restaurants and bars. Rahul decides to change Aarohi’s life by giving her a good break in music industry and making her life carefree. But life has some other plans for both of them, due to certain issues this does not happen and Aarohi loses faith she has in Rahul. Life always gives a second chance to everyone, Aarohi gets her first break and she becomes famous overnight. But good things cost you a lot, gossips and rumour’s about Rahul and Aarohi in the industry take a toll on their relationship. How they manage their relationship does Rahul’s life come back on track is what need to be found out in Aashiqui 2.

Siddharth Roy Kapur as Rahul Jaykar is like an acting student. He is not yet ready for a lead role, needs to work lot on his acting. He did nothing new from his previous films. Shraddha Kapoor as Aarohi is the same. No change in her performance, in fact she is also not yet ready for a mature role, she also needs to work a lot on her acting skills. Both the actors were wrongly casted. Supporting cast which included Shaad Randhawa, Mahesh Thakur, Salil Acharya were just unnoticeable. The performances of the film were below mark.

Mohit Suri who gave some decent films has gone wrong with this film. His direction is not up to the mark, could have been better. Shagufta Rafique’s story had nothing new to offer. It was same old story, old wine and the makers didn’t even make an attempt to change the bottle. Dialogues seemed to be very outdated. Not even a single good line in the entire film. Cinematography was okay, nothing great. Editing of the film was quite bad, many sequences in the film are incomplete.

Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly and Ankit-Ankur are the saving grace of the film. Their music is the only good thing in the entire film. All the songs are brilliant. Arijit Singh who has sung most of the songs has a fabulous voice and just impresses you. Lyrics of Mithoon, Irshad Kamil, Sanjay Masoom and Sandeep Nath are good and the songs meaningful and good to hear. Thumbs up for the music of Aashiqui 2. It’s simply outstanding. The songs are already topping the music charts.

Aashiqui 2 is a colossal disappointment. The film fails to live up to your expectation. The film creates no impact on you, there are some scenes which try to make their mark but unfortunately they don’t do so. The film being promoted as a love story, the love story never starts at all. Repetitive incidents in the movie bore you. The film is predictable at times. The film reminds you of Rockstar and at times Abhimaan. This one is not worth your money, anytime better to skip this one.

Rating: 2/5


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