By Shevaal Singh
Recreating the 1990`s hit `Aashiqui`, was an upbeat idea given that the adoration for the film still exists in the hearts of audiences.`Aashiqui 2` has woven this classical on-screen romance into a musical tale of soulful love…
Mohit Suri`s `Aashiqui` is about two singers – Rahul Jaykar (Aditya Roy Kapur) who is an alcoholic and falling singer and Arohi Shirke (Shraddha Kapoor) an aspiring songbird. Arohi catches the eye of Rahul while singing at a Goa bar where he is completely mesmerised by her. Rahul takes her under his wings to groom her for playback singing and helps her reach a great platform that takes her voice to millions. She becomes a high-flying singer while the duo falls in love in but situations encumber the smooth course of Rahul-Arohi’s relationship.
`Aashiqui 2` is quite a clean film contrasting the ones that are whipped out by the Vishesh Films factory these days but the typical romance element is missing here. Shraddha Kapoor acts well in her character with the right amount of emotion and intensity. Hats off to Aditya Roy Kapur as he is who makes this film work by being as real as possible in delivering his lines. He puts in genuine efforts to burns the spark of passion and romance between him and his lady love.
Shaad Randhawa as Rahul`s friend has performed his role really well. He is a unique friend in the film that everybody would wish to have in real life. Mahesh Bhatt as Rahul`s `phone-a-friend father` also deserves a special mention here. Bhatt, the `invisible` father, calls up his son only twice during the film to give him some friendly advice and show that he is `around`.
The story of `Aashiqui 2` flows well and Mohit Suri’s direction is amazing and also keeps the story flowing. The storyline is reasonable and goes down well at numerous instances throughout the film. The characters have been given a neat sketch in the film. The soundtrack by Jeet Ganguly, Mithoon, Ankit Tiwari and lyrics by Irshad Kamil and Sanjay Masoomm have been given a modern touch and are as soulful and romantic as they can get. The song – `Tum Hi Ho` -sung by Arijith Singh is the best of the lot along with its spectacular duet version. Shreya Ghoshal shines brightly in the ‘Sunn Raha Hai’ song which basically captivates you.
`Aashiqui 2` brings back classic romance to cinema and in year that celebrates Indian cinema which is purely perfect. I loved ‘Aashiqui 2’ because it celebrates love through music and has captured into a special saga of musical love.
The movie gets a 8/10 from me … A must watch cinematic reminiscent …