Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Aashiqui 2 (2013) - Review

It's love at first sight for singing-sensation-who-has-now-lost-his-mojo Rahul Jaikar (Aditya Roy Kapoor) when he meets Arohi Shirke (Shradhha Kapoor), a small-time singer at a bar. He's clueless where he's headed in life but in that moment, he's found a purpose. A reason to live.

Aashiqui 2 is a selfless tale of love, a refreshing break from the usual underpinnings - revenge, backstabbing, jealousy - in love stories today. The duo share a great chemistry on screen. Aditya showed promise in Guzarish and has pretty much lived up to it in this film. Aashiqui 2 is solely his show. His charm and confidence make up for the mediocre storytelling. Shradhha is endearing as the girl-next-door who dares to dream big but lacks the spunk. She appears lifeless in a few scenes.

Musically, Aashiqui 2 is a treat. The opening track, Sun Raha Hai by Ankit Tiwari blew me away. Shreya Ghoshal's version is even better. The title song, Tum Hi Ho, too is tastefully done. The music often comes to the rescue of an otherwise clumsy narrative.

Overall, a sweet love story that tugs at your heart, with unforgettable music. And yeah, the old-world romance makes it worth a watch!

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