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Aashiqui 2 Rating: 2.41/5

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Ratings:4/5  Review By:  Taran Adarsh  Site:Bollywood Hungama

AASHIQUI 2 brings back memories of A STAR IS BORN, which was made thrice in Hollywood — in 1937, 1954 and 1976. AASHIQUI 2 bears no resemblance to its namesake. This one prides itself with a contemporary plot, has far more complex and intricate drama and offers abundant scope to its lead actors to display histrionics. Actually, AASHIQUI 2 is more of vintage stuff. It demonstrates, in abundance, the romance we witnessed in the 1970s and 1980s, which is misplaced in Hindi movies in the present day. On the whole, 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.

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Ratings:2.5/5  Review By:  Anupama Chopra  Site:Star World(Hindustan Times)

The problem is that once we are invested in these people, Suri doesn’t take the story much further. It becomes over-wrought, repetitive and ultimately, boring. The film however, never becomes more than the sum of its parts. I’m going with two and a half stars. Aashiqui 2 falls into that lukewarm category of not bad. But it could have been so much more.

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Ratings:3.5/5  Review By:  Komal Nahata  Site: ETC/BBC/HPBolly

The drama has tragedy and gloominess written all over it and this would restrict the film’s appeal to an extent. Although the film is targeted at the youth, the tragedy may not appeal universally because today’s youngsters prefer watching happy films. Had the tragic hero been a big star, it would’ve been a different case as the star’s charisma would have added to the appeal of the character.On the whole, Aashiqui 2 is an entertaining film with hit music and the sacrificing nature of the heroine as it biggest trump cards. It will keep its distributors smiling.

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Ratings:2.5/5  Review By:  Karan Anshuman  Site:Mumbai Mirror

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.

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Ratings:3.5/5  Review By:  Madhureeta Mukherjee  Site:Times Of India (TOI)

Mohit Suri’s musical love story doesn’t bear much semblance to the original cult film ‘Aashiqui’; instead it finds its own rhythm. He pitches the story with old-world romance, high-drama and well-crafted heart-breaking moments. He tunes the first half slowly, allowing the romance to simmer in torment and triumph. Aarohi’s character is endearing, but displays innate strength. Rahul stays pretty much ‘bottled’ (like ‘Devdas’ with a cause), with sudden outbursts of frustration and fury. The story slows down in parts and the climax might seem unreal to many, but maybe a ‘fix’ for die-hard aashiqs. Note: You will not like this if die-hard romantic films don’t leave you enthused or entertained.

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Ratings:1.5/5  Review By:  Nishi Tiwari  Site:Rediff

Suri clearly had a hard time establishing the premise and fleshing out his characters. The plot is constantly weighed down by painfully mundane conversations (at one point, a lovestruck RJ is told by his dad over the phone, ‘When son is in love, father just knows.’) and fails to justify the developments in the story. The young actors look just as unconvinced and disinterested.As I see it, what probably started as an interesting story idea — troubled artists, dynamics in a relationship — eventually got buried under the debris of random motifs from previous hits delivered by the Bhatt camp.

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Ratings:1.5/5  Review By:  Tushar Joshi Site:DNA

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.

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Ratings:2/5  Review By:  Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express

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.

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Ratings:1.5/5  Review By:  Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV

Aashiqui 2 is riddled with syrupy inanities that add up to insubstantial treacle. No amount of surface gloss can salvage it. The film is obviously meant for a youth audience, which is probably not the easiest segment to inveigle. In Aashiqui 2, some of the songs are definitely hummable, but the musical score as a whole is patchy. And the love story in which they are embedded lacks the requisite solidity. So neither film nor the music ever rises above the very, very ordinary. 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.

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Ratings:2/5  Review By:  Mohar Basu Site:Koimoi

What’s Good: Aditya Roy Kapur is the killer factor of this film. That’s all there’s to look for in this one. What’s Bad: A bumpy screenplay and dialogues that are delivered at deafeningly high decibels are quite indigestible. Loo break: Yes. Yes. Hell Yes. Watch or Not?: Mohit Suri’s Aashiqui 2 rambles on about a love story that turns into a convoluted mess because of alcoholism. With absolutely nothing remarkable in this distasteful blend of Devdas and Abhimaan, I will recommend this film only for Aditya Roy Kapur’s intense acting.

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Ratings:2/5  Review By:  Mayank Shekhar  Site:Dainik Bhaskar

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.

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