Rahul Jaykar aka Aditya Roy Kapur is a fading star in the singing world; he is not able to deal with his overwhelming success and is always in self-destruct mode accompanied with his eternal love ,a bottle of alcohol. By chance he meets Arohi aka shraddha kapoor who manages to make a living for herself by singing in shady bars (Yawn). Rahul realizes her potential and offers to make her the next singing sensation of the country in an unknowing effort to overcome his own failure. Expectedly they fall in love. What forms the rest of the story is the questions lying below.
Will Rahul be able to reclaim his lost stardom ?
Will Arohi be a bigger star thenRahul and will they be a hit professionally ?
Will Rahul’s drinking habits change ?or will they go from bad to worse ?
How will the changes happening affect their relationship ?
The Sad Part: The fundamental issue with Aashiqui 2 is that the leads look like a doting little girl and her fond elder brother, NOT a couple desperately in love. There are many moments in Aashiqui 2 when you think, okay now it will take off, okay maybe now, all right, perhaps now, but each time the film fails to rise above its lackluster direction, amateurish writing and apathetic editing.
THE PLOT IS MISSING!
This could have been a film about a star whose ego couldn’t cope with his prodigy’s success. This could have been a film about stars who can’t cope with stardom. This could have been a film about how alcoholism can destroy a star. I wish the writer of the film Shagufta Rafique had explored the relationship of the lovers a little more deeply and maybe given them some more space to grow.
The director Mohit Suri’s treatment is restrained. Climax is unconvincing. The film is still a welcome change from breezy rom-coms. The film is kept alive by its melodious music and the performance of its lead characters. Some intense scenes are very well handled.
The Glad Part: As far as the supporting cast is concerned, Mahesh Thakur turns in a heartfelt performance and Shaad Randhawa is part-lost, part-convincing in his role. The music is one of the highlightsof the movie but does lose its lustre in the second half. Coming to Aditya Roy Kapur he excels in few parts, but falters also. He shines in most of the quiet moments like the one where he stands outside Aarohi’s vocal booth giving her reassurance. Shraddha looks pretty but needs to work on her diction a bit! Overall, Aditya stands out with a fairly decent performance and Shradha kapoor lends her support in making the film worth a watch!!
– Kumari Prakriti