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Aashiqui 2

CBFC Rating: U

Runtime: 2 hours 20 minutes (140 minutes)

Genres: Romance, Musicals

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3 out of 5

Aashiqui 2 Review

What's Good:
Aditya Roy Kapur's intense acting, quite patchy sometimes; Superb melodious tunes, background score and blending of the same.
What's Bad:
Deafening dialogue delivery (sometimes) and the climax.
Verdict:
You will like this, only if -- die-hard romantic films leave you enthused and entertained.
Watch or Not:
Watch it only If you have the appetite for die-hard romance.

Audience Ratings for Aashiqui 2

64.0%
136 Ratings
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Plot Summary

Aashiqui 2 is a musical love story with Rahul Jaykar (Aditya Roy Kapoor) and Arohi Shirke (Shraddha Kapoor) as the lead characters. Aashiqui 2 takes you through a musical journey of two lovers who go through love and hate, twists and turbulence, success and failure in their lives. Will they accept their success and live life together or do their egos separate them forever?

Critics Reviews for Aashiqui 2

27 Critics like this movie.
Reviews Counted: 15 | Positive Review: 4 | Negative Review: 11 | Average Rating: 2.4/5

AASHIQUI 2 brings romance back on the Hindi screen -- intense, pure, selfless and heart wrenching. A stirring account with brilliant moments, bravura performances, strong emotional quotient and addictive music, this one's an absolute must watch for the romantics.
Critic Score: 4/5

April 26, 2013 Full Review
Taran Adarsh
Taran Adarsh
Bollywood Hungama.com

Fluffy and flaky, Aashiqui 2 is simply not peppy enough to paper over its cracks. It does not strike any chords. There aren't too many highs in its hackneyed saga of songs and sighs.
Critic Score: 1.5/5

April 26, 2013 Full Review
Saibal Chatterjee
Saibal Chatterjee
NDTV

The more I see these so-called love stories with promising beginnings and then wandering about, not knowing what to do with themselves, the more I wonder whether present day Bollywood has any idea of making real romances any more. Suri has directorial skill (some of his sequences in Woh Lamhe are still on recall), but where are the people writing good stuff ? Once the lovers come together, and the first act is over, why does everything slide? This Aashiqui 2 holds out promise, but doesn't make the most of it.
Critic Score: 2/5

April 26, 2013 Full Review
Shubhra Gupta
Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

There are so many 'WTF' moments in the film that you start losing count. Beginning with the basic understanding of the lead characters. Neither Rahul nor Aarohi look like singers. Their body language is too stiff and pretentious to mime the free spirit of a performer. He's aimlessly floating through life like that plastic bag from American Beauty, while her attention is divided between singing and being a part time rehab nurse to her lover. In between this they find time to express their love and hate to one another. The film’s only saving grace are the melodious tunes and the background score.
Critic Score: 1.5/5

April 26, 2013 Full Review
Tushar Joshi
Tushar Joshi
DNA

'Aashiqui 2' must be watched only for three reasons: a) If you love Aditya Roy Kapoor; b) If the songs are of your liking; c) Just out of curiosity. Otherwise, watch the one starring Anu Agarwal and Rahul Roy and save money.
Critic Score: 2.5/5

April 26, 2013 Full Review
Resham Sengar
Resham Sengar
Zee News

Mohit Suri's musical love story doesn't bear much resemblance to the original cult film 'Aashiqui'; instead it finds its own rhythm. This could be good soup for the lovers' soul - with a dash of old-world flavour. Note: You will not like this if die-hard romantic films don't leave you enthused or entertained.
Critic Score: 3.5/5

April 26, 2013 Full Review
Madhureeta Mukherjee
Madhureeta Mukherjee
Times Of India

Aashiqui 2 is a sermon on alcoholism. Faintly trying to revive a dead script with soothing music and appealing chemistry, the film has a hasty and unpredictable wrap up which kills its tempo. A stone faced actress and a perpetually stoned protagonist do to the film irreparable damage. Novice Aditya Roy Kapur's fiercely strong efforts are the only consistent bits of the film, despite a hollow premise. If you have the appetite for romance, this is an apt palette or else it could easily be missed.
Critic Score: 2/5

April 26, 2013 Full Review
Mohar Basu
Mohar Basu
Koimoi.com

The heroine here, a playback artiste, manages to become a singing sensation in very little time. Fans request her for autographs. She doesn’t lose her mind to personal ambition, is quite centred still. The hero doesn’t want to get back to the groove. We know very little about how he went down this self-destructing route. Loneliness isn’t his concern anymore, anger management is. He keeps taunting himself, instead of concentrating on the work that gave him all the glory anyway. Why do I always feel that a lot of such characters should be seeing therapists rather than having films made on them? If this went on for any longer, I’d need to see a shrink too.
Critic Score: 2/5

April 26, 2013 Full Review
Mayank Shekhar
Mayank Shekhar
Daily Bhaskar

The plot is constantly weighed down by painfully mundane conversations and fails to justify the developments in the story. The young actors look just as unconvinced and disinterested. On the way out, a viewer, disappointed by the climax, remarked prophetically, 'This film will not make more than Rs 3 crore on its first day.' If I didn't know any better, I'd say the film has already made all the money it could, and box office collections will probably not add to it.
Critic Score: 1.5/5

April 26, 2013 Full Review
Nishi Tiwari
Nishi Tiwari
Rediff.com

Don't even think of comparing anything (Including the Music) of this film with 1990's classic Aashiqui. Those who are die-hard Bhatt-Camp movie fans, Please don't care about my Review and proceed to the Cinema-Halls. Others, Let me warn you there are some people out there who are trying to en-cash their Old Brand in a New Bottle which can give you some digestion problems. Skip it.
Critic Score: 2/5

April 26, 2013 Full Review
Faisal Saif
Faisal Saif
PardaPhash.com

Much like the first one, the music of ‘Aashiqui 2’ is its USP and Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor make the film immensely watchable.
Critic Score: 3.5/5

April 26, 2013 Full Review
Rummana Ahmed
Rummana Ahmed
Yahoo! Movies

Neither worth raving nor ranting about, 'Aashiqui 2' is okay. At least, it’s worth lending an ear to. The ballad 'Tum hi ho' is a winner.
Critic Score: 2.5/5

April 26, 2013 Full Review
Khalid Mohamed
Khalid Mohamed
Deccan Chronicle

Mohit Suri’s 'Aashiqui 2' is a disastrous, yawn-inducing love story. By the end of the film, the yawning hadn’t stopped and despite the unintentional humour, a throbbing ache had enveloped my head.

April 26, 2013 Full Review
Sanjukta Sharma
Sanjukta Sharma
Mint-Wall Street Journal

Aashiqui 2 is in no way about setting trends. The film merely banks on the power of saleable music and the novelty of a fresh cast to enable brothers Bhatt, Mahesh and Mukesh, make maximum moolah within minimum budget as they have done all along.
Critic Score: 2.5/5

April 26, 2013 Full Review
Vinayak Chakravorty
India Today

Mohit Suri is a director who knows his craft and he continues to make cinema with certitude and heart. Aashiqui 2's delicate handling certainly feels more than mere execution of a script. It's just that his audience needs to be in a similar space of mind to truly enjoy this film. Sure it has its music and moments, but it doesn't really say anything new.
Critic Score: 2.5/5

April 26, 2013 Full Review
Karan Anshuman
Karan Anshuman
Mumbai Mirror

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