Rating: 2.5/5 stars (Two and half Stars)
Star cast: Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor, Shaad Randhawa ,Mahesh Thakur
Director: Mohit Suri
What’s Good: I am sure by this time you must have bugged by many of your friends about how good are Aashiqui 2 songs! Well that is the only good part of the movie. You can add few points for Aditya Roy Kapoor for his acting.
What’s Bad: Poor Script. Felt like some one tried to mix old Aashiqui with Abhimaan. Some times I felt like a documentary of a drunk guy!
Loo break: Oh Yes Abhi aur Kabhi bhi 😛
Watch or Not?: Do Not Watch
Paisa Wasool: Get a CD of Aaashiqui 2 if you want to hear the songs! Its Free on YouTube any way! Do not spend a Penny.
Another Sequel which disappoints Bollywood lovers!!!
Rahul Jaykar aka RJ (Aditya Roy Kapur) is a talented singer who is headed down the path of self-destruction. The moment you hear ‘singer’ and ‘self-destruction’, comparison with Ranbir Kapoor who played Janardhan Jakhar aka Jordan with such élan in Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Rockstar’ is inevitable.
Aditya plays his part distinctly different from Ranbir. The reasons for his inner turmoil are very different; fame and stardom fell into his lap and despite immense talent, he squanders it all away. He is an alcoholic, frequently misses recordings, his international concerts have now moved base to local shows, like the one in Goa. On one such evening when he lands up in a Goan bar, he discovers an undiscovered talent Arohi Shirke (Shraddha Kapoor).
The moment Rahul approaches Arohi, she decides to wrap up her Goan sojourn and head to Mumbai and re-embark on a daunting journey, aspiring to become a famous singer. RJ realizes she has immense potential and decides to mentor her. Needless to say they fall in love but though RJ encourages his protégée at every step, he has given up on himself long back. Despite a few vain attempts, he never really tries to give up drinking.
The plot is not flawless; it’s surprising how no one thinks of seeking professional help for our conflicted protagonist, the emotional outbursts are some of the weakest scenes in the film and the love story too reeks of a kind of naiveté and optimism that is almost impossible to find these days.
Aditya Roy Kapur’s performance however is almost perfectly pitched, despite the loopholes in the script. Shraddha gets a little squeaky in the emotional bits but there is an inherent innocence about her character that makes her vulnerable and likable. I wasn’t at all impressed with Shaad Randhawa’s performance.