Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism. What would you do when the love of your life is addicted to alcoholism ? 8 years ago we go introduced to the sequel of 90’s blockbuster Aashiqui, Aashiqui 2, which changed the life of Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor.
Ashiqui 2 tells story of once-pop-sensation of the nation , Rahul(played by Aditya Roy Kapur) who is an alcohol-driven , don’t-give-a-damn- attitude maniac. His life changes completely when he meet Arohi(played by Shraddha Kapoor)and helps her achieve popularity from a small time bar singer into a musical sensation.
Mohit Suri( Raaz 2 , Woh Lamhe) directs the sequel to the Rahul Roy and Anu Agarwal starrer blockbuster Aashiqui which was released two decades ago. Ashiqui 2 is simple rags to rich story of two people who are completely in love with each other. Coming to performances , Aditya Roy Kapur gives his best shot. He is superb in the later scenes where he just throws things around. Shraddha Kapoor was wooden during the initial reel but gives in a good performance towards the end. Background score is good along with couple of songs including “Tum Hi Ho” and “Sunn Raha Hai” which has beautiful composition by Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly and Ankit Tiwari.
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According to the Boxofficeindia.com, Aashiqui 2 was released on 26th April, 2013 at 1150 screens to Rs 5.11 crores. Produced by Vishesh Films and T-Series, the romantic-drama collected Rs 17.90 crores in its first weekend and went onto collect Rs 34.69 crores in its first week. Aashiqui 2 ended its theatrical run with Rs 78.64 crores against a budget of Rs 15 crores and turned out to be “Blockbuster” at the box office.