Aashiqui 2 movie review: A predictable love story that turns into a whine fest

Fri, April 26, 2013 10:34am UTC by 43 Comments
Aashiqui 2 movie review: A predictable love story that turns into a whine fest

Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor have their moments in the musical, but it is a lot of style and very little substance

Aashiqui 2 comes with a lot of expectations – to be a hit musical, a fresh love story and fare better than, or at least half as good as its illustrious predecessor. Unfortunately director Mohit Suri cannot deliver, and the sluggish pace of the movie kills the magic that could have taken place because the lead pair does seem capable of doing much more than just look pretty (which is what they end up doing).

Inspired in parts by the fifties Hollywood musical A Star Is Born, Aashiqui 2 revolves around the music scene in India. RJ (Aditya Roy Kapur) is a fading rockstar – a cross between Jim Morrison minus the leather pants and Janardhan from Rockstar minus the topi and the chutzpah. He prefers to stay drunk and brooding for no particular reason. He bashes up angry fans, chugs his booze right outta the bottle and gets into incidents of drunk driving. On one such night safari in Goa he almost runs over a smashing beauty (Shraddha Kapoor).  He follows her to a shady club where she works as a singer. He sees her, falls in love with her beauty and her voice, and vows to make her the next big thing. The story of how and when he does it is uninspiring and yawn inducing, but against all odds he does manage to make her a star.

But their almost perfect relationship is ruined by insecurity that exists among musicians, RJ’s failure and his constant dash for the bottle. Still, since their love is true and all, which you just have to take at face value considering this is a love story, they manage to ride it, until RJ can’t take it anymore and finally makes a choice that frees him and the audience both from the gruelling 152 plus minutes of the duo falling in love, singing, drinking and smashing things.

While the story is different than the previous one, those who have been fans of Aashiqui, will recognise the parallels in the story, and also what has been changed. RJ’s father, who in the first movie left his wife and kids to marry again, is in this one an encouraging voice (Mahesh Bhatt’s) on the phone that truly cares for his son. However, the low budget, edgy, home-video vibe to the first film which made it special, is missing from this one. For a change, despite it being a Vishesh Production budget-flick, has some good production values. It looks stylish and rich, but that doesn’t take the film too far.

Shraddha and Aditya have convincingly played their parts, yet both of them cannot do it for the film. Individually they look amazing; she, like a porcelain princess and him like a rugged carefree rockstar. But together, there is little magic between them. Their characters are shallow, unconvincing and lazily written. And they aren’t those seasoned performers whose superb acting can cover the film’s many flaws.

While the music is good as an album, it just lengthens the film. Putting eleven songs in a movie make a musical not! So, watch it simply out of curiosity or to know what has been done to a cult movie in the name of a remake or sequel or both! However, if you aren’t too curious, just watch the old one again. The one with the outrageous, nonsensical tagline – Love Makes Life Live!

Rating: 2.5 out of 52.5 Star Rating

Reviewed by Reza Noorani

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  • Krishna ghimire

    I love this musical love story movie.I sure watch it tomorrow.Songs of it hits the music world.As i m a nepali i am attracted with this movie.It promo touch my heart.

    • Aaksh Agarwal

      Awesome Movie & i like all songs.too goods!!!!!!!!!!!

      • anas

        I love this movie ……nd it’s awsome movie nd. this movie can go oscar awards

  • tina singh

    i love the movie.aashique 2 is much much better than aashique 1.i love the song hum mar jaayenga i deaticate this song to my self i love the hero.

  • NIH@RIK@

    this film has very sweet songs which touch our heart and they are very lovely lyrics which i want to delecate to my lovely friends and parents…………

    i wish this film rockssssssssssssssss

  • Abhishek ojha

    I love this musical love story movie.

  • rahul khode

    i love this film

  • praful

    Film is Good, Songs are Good…. “Aditya & Shraddha” Too Good.!

  • Ayesha

    i love all the songs in dis movie….espeacially tum hi ho song ia the most favourite one apart from all the songs…its simply superb…i love it…

  • arpit yadav

    the film is awsome nd nd songs are too good i jst luv the movie

  • rahul

    musiclinda.com

  • ridhima jain

    songs are tooooo awesome
    love it
    especially tum hi ho and sun raha hai na to
    awesome songs and movie
    aashiqui2 rockzzzzzzzzzzz

  • saurabh jaiswal

    i like u tum hi ho
    this song

  • shashank bagde

    I love the Aashiqui- 2 .I love the all songs witch touch my heard. I am watching this movi 5 time. sogood……………..I LOVE THIS MOVI……………….

    • maliha

      oswam movie soooooooooo bellyd storey lush..nd songs dhashing tm hi ho sun rha ha na tu mery yara tery hm agar lushhhh.

  • Rimmy

    awesme movie n rocking songs….
    tum hi ho n sun raha h na tu iz my fvrte….

  • Purbii

    Too lengthy and lacks useful story content. Yet music is awesome! I mean simply loved the tracks with the movie sequences!

  • siddu

    why hero leave heroine before d interval..z dat due to ego??? i didnt get it….

  • suman Roy

    awsom movie n awsom songs climax ws very painful

  • kashish chauhan

    the movie is outstanding and abhishek and shraddha you are toh too good love to see you both in others movie too….loads of blessings and love….muaahhhhahh

    • kashish

      sorry its aditya and shraddha …..

  • hidni

    I do believe all of the ideas you’ve offered to your post. They are really convincing and will certainly work. Still, the posts are too short for novices. May you please prolong them a little from subsequent time? Thanks for the post.

  • ryana

    the movie is fully copied from the super duper movie “Abhimaan” casting millennium star amitabh bacchan ji and jaya bacchan ji….

  • parmar

    movie was awsome ………actors are nice
    otherwise now a days only big stars ,marketing ,and no stories..
    and nothing to watch in movies….just kill time

  • waji

    Awsome movie..Both Actress are Fabulous .

  • Akshay

    I disagree. Although I have never been a fan of lovestories, AASHIQUI 2 has made me a fan.
    It has all the elements. Where the people felt it was slow, I felt as if it portrayed the whole relationship so well.
    Song-no, they did not delay the movie but went with each and every feeling the film ever showed.
    Actors-AWESOME! If Aditya had to laugh,he did and when it came to crying it was genuine. Sharaddha had to be innocent and so she was..
    Finally, this was an easily recognizable and connecting love story..something that might very easily happen to any one.
    Had it been me..an EASY AND BRILLIANT rating of “4″ wouldn’t have sufficed,leave alone the 2.5 here.
    AASHIQUI 2:-NIce storyline,goosebumps MUSIC,fabulous acting,Genuine feelings,
    FULL PAISA VASOOl. Leaves you thinking and wondering and wholly touches your heart.

  • NEHA

    heart touching movie… Nice movie

  • rishika

    ASHIQUI 2 IS JUST AWESOME MOVIE FULL WITH EMOTIONS LOVE AND HEART WRENCHING SCENES AND THE SONGS AND THE BG MUSIC MAKE U FEEL LIKE U R IN HEAVEN. WATCHED FIRST DAY FIRST SHOW NOW HAD DOWNLOADED AND WATCHING IT AGAIN . AFTER LONG WATCHED SUCH A BEAUTIFUL MOVIE WITH NO CHEAP ITEM SONG, VULGARITY OR DOUBLE MEANING COMEDIES. NOW A DAYS FILMS R MADE EITHER ADPOTED FROM FORIEGN FILMS OR SOUTH REMAKE WITH BAKWAS STORY LINE. FROM MY SIDE 5/5 .

  • shradha

    This is gopd movie but I think it is the old movie staring amitabh bachan and jaya bachan the movie name is abhiman
    But like shraddha and aditya on this role too.

  • Mani Pandey

    Helllllllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Everybody please readddddddddddddddddddd

    I dont what is going wrong with indian cinema director MOHIT SURI DIRECTOR of ashique2 i should say film is just awesome the actresses shraddha kapoorrrrrr is just too good in her acting and role in the movie and also ADITYA ROY but i dont know what happened to him and story writer till end the it is good to watch but in the end the hero died spoiling all the charisma and romance of the movie.
    The fool generalist of news channel who quoted that romantic persons should watch but if they loved ever they should know that where is the love when one person dies.
    And the directors should know why dilwale dulhaniya completed its 500 weeks hum sath sath sath hai dabang & dabang 2 inc trp everytime because of itz happy ending vaise hi itne gum hai duniya mai ek saala movie mai bhi yehi shuru kar diya. Before watching ghazni i loved kaise mujhe tum mil gai song but after watching movie i never want to hear that even though song is great my hello tune is song tum hi ho but now im thinking to change because that make me remember the tragedyyyyyy in ashique 2. Well mohit suri you spoiled my craze of watching your beautifully directed and too good star cast………………………..
    Mani Pandey……………………………………………

  • SHAHNAZKHAN

    AM VERY INPRES MAINE APNI LIFE ME AISI MOVI NAHI DEKI DIL KO CHHU JANE VALI MOVI HAI MAI TO SAB SE YAHI KAHUNGI AGAR KISI KO CHAHO TO DIL SE ASHIQ 2 JAISI

  • Meh

    Beautiful movie

  • richika khatri

    its such a nice movie

    • Yohan vasava

      i like film

  • Saurabh

    In love with aashiqui 2 ..! Must Watch Movie

  • Twinkle Gaikwad

    i think this is the painful lovestory, it should be happy ending. i wish that aashiqui 3 bane or rahul jeykar vapas aaye or ye lovestory puri ho jaye. rahul vapis aaye in his RJ style.

  • sukumar

    ashiqui2 very very very good film and songs are very good so this movie and songs tuching our hert.

  • amresh kumar sharma

    hindi film aashiqui2

  • faradila

    I Verry like this movie..!!!

  • nirunj

    This is awesome movie.. I loved it a lot

  • Chennaiexpress

    I loved it !!!!!! I have never ever seen such a beautiful and romantic story like this !!! The couple were just perfect and everything had a flow.i would love to see more films like this basically realistic ( last part of the film) .

  • Roution Mostafiz

    The tragic end of the movie hits the heart extremely .excellent

  • Nils

    This is the best file I have ever seen in my life. We must thank to Director, musicians, producers and specially RJ and Aarohi… I cannot express my feeling about this film. It was a very nice film and very very painfully ending. Please make the Aashiqui3 with same persons.


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