The height of success doesn't stand with the height of love.
Mohit Suri’s directorial venture, Aashiqui2, has been in news even before its release, for the sequel of ‘90s musical hit film: Aashiqui, under the same banner of Mahesh Bhatt & Kumar. Besides it, tracks of Aashiqui2, especially “Tum hi ho”, has become a hypnotizing sensational tune to the nerves of everyone, and raison d’etre to its pre-release.
The lead casts of this musical hit film, Aaditya Roy Kapur- who played character roles earlier, and Shraddha Kapoor- who played a quirky but determined girl, who made his boyfriend learn a lesson, are, here, performing just a contradiction to their past roles. Shraddha, as Aarohi, doesn’t mind hitting by his boyfriend, and Aaditya, as Rahul Jaykar, is a self-destructive drunkard singer and songwriter. Where Aaditya’s character gives him chance to prove his mettle, Shraddha’s character is not as much promising. She doesn’t seem successful to crafting the frame and was unfit to the bill. Her bubbly face is too cute to be serious.
While dealing with the downfall in career, Rahul Jaykar meets Aarohi- a struggler singer who sings in Goa bar to get her bread. He recognizes her potential to become the next best thing, and brings her to the world of dreams. From there their relationship gets a new meaning; and after many endeavors on part of Aarohi and Vivek (Rahul’s friend), film ends with an unexpected climax.
Many media critics found the couple’s relationship getting soured amid fame and heartbreak with the success of Aarohi, to say in resemblance with the Amitabh-Jaya starrer film “Abhimaan”. But, I didn’t find anything parallel to it. Instead, the relationship of Rahul & Aarohi is different. It’s a tale of unconditional love where compromise is a key word. There was no envy or competitiveness. Go to your nearest theatre, and tell me if you agree?
It’s a sad musical love ride with a few of good moments which escape in the fragile love journey. Albeit, the script was quite known & dialogues sounded little banal, the film made me cry. So yes, it is a onetime watch movie. Especially, its songs & lyrics have worked in its favor just like to its prequel.
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Enjoy the uploaded song! :)