India Masala

Bollywood and culture in an emerging India

Aashiqui 2: Tuneless tale


Mohit Suri may have done the impossible and crammed every single romantic movie cliché in “Aashiqui 2”. There are traces of the 1973 hit “Abhimaan” along with the original “Aashiqui” (1990). Director Suri tries to inject an intense vibe in his new film, but fails miserably.

Rahul Jaykar (Aditya Roy Kapoor), a rock star who is slowly slipping away into oblivion thanks to his alcoholism, spots Aarohi (Shraddha Kapoor) singing in a Goan bar. One look and he is smitten, convinced of her talent and ready to take her to Mumbai to make her a star.

Aarohi is equally smitten and follows Rahul back to Mumbai. A couple of misunderstandings later, she predictably becomes a huge star — releasing albums, singing songs and performing on stage.

But Rahul is drinking his way to destruction despite Aarohi’s attempts to pull him back. Her success and his depression mean that their relationship teeters on the edge.