2013 movie directed by Mahesh Bhatt

Aashiqui 2 (transl. Romance 2) is a 2013 Indian romantic musical drama movie directed by Mohit Suri. Starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor within the lead roles, it was produced by Mukesh Bhatt and Bhushan Kumar beneath the Vishesh Movies and T-Collection banners. An adaptation of the 1954 romance A Star Is Born, it serves as a non secular successor to the 1990 musical movie Aashiqui, and stars Shaad Randhawa and Mahesh Thakur in supporting roles, in addition to Salil Acharya in a cameo look at first of the movie.

Set within the early 2010s, Aashiqui 2 facilities on a turbulent romantic relationship between a failing singer, Rahul Jaykar, and his protege, aspiring singer Arohi Keshav Shirke, which is affected by Rahul’s points with alcohol abuse and temperament.[1] There have been initially a number of issues within the Indian media that it couldn’t dwell as much as the excessive requirements and success of the unique. Manufacturing of the movie started in 2011, with the principal images happening in Cape City, Goa and Mumbai on a finances of 180 million (US$2.5 million).

Premiered on 26 April 2013,[1]Aashiqui 2 grew to become a industrial success on the box-office regardless of that includes newcomers, and was one of many highest-grossing Bollywood movies of 2013, incomes 1.45 billion (US$20 million) worldwide inside the first 4 weeks. Aashiqui 2 is the highest-grossing movie ever produced by Vishesh Movies. The soundtrack to the movie grew to become highly regarded after its launch; the songs “Tum Hello Ho” and “Sunn Raha Hai” topped the charts throughout varied platforms in India, as did the songs “Chahun Predominant Ya Naa” and “Milne Hai Mujhse Aayi”.

The movie opens by exhibiting a big crowd ready for Rahul Jaykar – a profitable singer and musician whose profession is waning due to his alcohol dependancy – to carry out at a stage present in Goa. After practically finishing a tune, he’s unexpectedly interrupted by an artist, Aryan, who was dropping his profession as a consequence of Rahul’s, throughout his efficiency. Rahul fights him, stops his efficiency, and drives to an area bar. He meets Aarohi Keshav Shirke, a bar singer who idolises Rahul. After noticing Aarohi taking a look at {a photograph} of Lata Mangeshkar within the bar, he assumes that she desires to grow to be a singer. Impressed by her simplicity and voice, Rahul guarantees to rework her right into a singing sensation and asks her to by no means carry out once more in bars. As a result of his assurance, Aarohi leaves her job and returns to Mumbai with Rahul, who convinces file producer Saigal to fulfill her. When Aarohi calls Rahul, he’s attacked and injured by some thugs, and is unable to obtain her name. His good friend and supervisor Vivek decides that information of the assault on Rahul shouldn’t be leaked to the media, and as an alternative publicises a false story that Rahul has left the nation to take part in stage exhibits. When Aarohi makes an attempt to contact Rahul once more, Vivek ignores the calls. After two months of futilely trying to contact Rahul, a damaged Aarohi is compelled to sing in bars once more due to her household issues.

In the meantime, Rahul recovers from his accidents and once more begins the seek for Aarohi. He learns that Aarohi is working in a bar once more and that Vivek had ignored her calls with out informing him. Rahul apologises to Aarohi and fires Vivek, they usually meet with Saigal for the recording settlement. Rahul begins to coach Aarohi, who indicators a music contract to sing in movies and turns into a profitable playback singer. Her household and Rahul are completely satisfied, however when individuals start to gossip that Rahul is utilizing her as a servant, he relapses into alcohol dependancy. Aarohi, who loves Rahul greater than her profession, comforts him they usually find yourself making love. Regardless of Aarohi’s mom’s disapproval, Aarohi strikes in with Rahul and issues go effectively till Rahul’s dependancy worsens, inflicting him to grow to be aggressive and violent.

To assist Rahul combat his alcoholism, Aarohi makes an attempt to rehabilitate Rahul, sacrificing her singing profession in doing so. After Saigal reminds them about their dream of Aarohi changing into a profitable singer, Rahul orders her to deal with her work. Throughout Aarohi’s stage present, Rahul meets a journalist backstage, who accuses him of utilizing Aarohi for pleasure and cash. Livid, Rahul beats up the journalist and begins ingesting. He results in jail, and Aarohi involves bail him out. Rahul overhears Aarohi telling Saigal that she goes to depart her profession for him and is prepared to surrender her superstar standing as a result of Rahul is extra vital to her. Rahul understands that he has grow to be a burden in her life, and that leaving her is his solely choice to save lots of her. The following day, he bids her farewell by assuring her that he’ll change his way of life and commits suicide by leaping from a bridge.

Distraught by Rahul’s demise, Aarohi decides to depart her profession however Vivek persuades her to remain. He reminds her that Rahul needed her to grow to be a profitable singer and killed himself as he didn’t wish to be a burden on her and stay an impediment within the path of her success. Aarohi agrees, and returns to singing. Later, she indicators her identify as “Aarohi Rahul Jaykar” in a fan’s handbook as a tribute to Rahul and her unfulfilled need to marry him. As rain begins falling, she watches the couple who took her autograph sharing a romantic second beneath a jacket as she and Rahul had finished.



In September 2011, the Indian media reported that Mahesh Bhatt and Bhushan Kumar have been eager to remake the 1990 musical blockbuster Aashiqui.[3] Kumar approached Bhatt for a potential sequel, though it was Shagufta Rafique‘s melodramatic romantic script which persuaded him that the movie had potential as a sequel and determined to proceed with the challenge.[4] Given Aashiqui ‘s standing in Hindi cinematic historical past as one of many most interesting Indian musicals of all time, many expressed issues in direction of the choice to remake the movie, doubtful that the producers may provide you with a soundtrack on par with the standard of the 1990 movie.[5] Bhatt acknowledged that they utterly resisted the temptation to make use of the soundtrack of the sooner movie, and promised that Aashiqui 2 would revive the period of melodious movie music, as Aashiqui had finished 22 years in the past.[6]

It was reported that Madhur Bhandarkar had been approached to direct the movie, however later turned down the provide due to different working commitments.[7] It was confirmed in November 2011 that Vishal Mahadkar, director of Blood Cash, was to direct the image,[8] however the next month it was introduced that Mohit Suri had changed Mahadkar as director on the final minute. Bhatt confirmed the event, saying “Earlier we had finalised Vishal for the challenge. However now now we have scrapped that concept and located a contemporary one. We received Mohit to direct the movie”.[9] A number of media retailers falsely reported that the movie was a remake of the Vishesh movies 1990 love triangle Awaargi. Nevertheless, Mahesh Bhatt denied the rumours and stated “Aashiqui 2 will not be a remake of any of our movies. It is an unique script. A really modern love story coping with mature feelings.”[5]


The movie’s producers launched a nationwide expertise hunt to find new faces for the movie, initially refusing to make use of established actors. Nevertheless, the actors who got here to audition weren’t promising sufficient for the roles, and the concept was scrapped.[10] Mahesh Bhatt stated, “It was a disastrous expertise hunt. We found that folks lacked the braveness to audition. Those that are amateurs went for audition …and other people with sure expertise have been like why ought to we danger public rejection.”[11] When Suri noticed some photos of Aditya Roy Kapur and met him, he discovered Kapur good for the function and forged him to play the male lead.[10] In June 2012, Shraddha Kapoor was signed to play the feminine lead.[6] Bhatt stated, “Sure, Shraddha Kapoor is taking part in the lead with the 2 boys Aditya Roy Kapur and Shaad Randhawa. We discovered her to be very proficient. All three actors have extraordinarily difficult dramatic roles.”[6] When requested about changing new actors with identified ones, Suri stated “Individuals stated I could not make a movie with new actors and count on an viewers to return in. However I used to be fairly certain I needed Aditya and Shraddha to play my protagonists. My author Shagufta Rafique and I noticed them because the protagonists. See, Aditya and Shraddha might have had unsuccessful movies earlier than. However that by no means took away from their expertise.”[10]


Principal images for the movie started in late 2012 with movie’s lead forged.[12] The movie was shot in Goa, Mumbai and Cape City.[13] Through the filming in South Africa, Shraddha Kapoor wanted medical consideration after kneeling on damaged glass fragments in the course of the scene through which she needed to kneel on the ground and speak to her co-star Aditya Roy Kapoor.[14] Aditya Roy Kapur additionally obtained burns to his hand in the course of the filming of the scene through which they gentle some Chinese language lanterns in Cape City.[15]


Advertising and marketing and launch[edit]

The primary look was launched on 22 March 2013, and was effectively obtained by critics and audiences.[16] Not like different movies whose theatrical trailers are launched first, the makers of the movie selected to launch the songs earlier than the trailer.[17] The primary tune, “Tum Hello Ho”, was launched on 16 March 2013 to unanimous crucial reception from critics and have become highly regarded among the many audiences. The tune grew to become an prompt hit with roughly 2 million views on YouTube inside 10 days of launch, which helped within the advertising of the movie.[18] It has been trending on Twitter and YouTube since its launch.[19]

The movie’s preview poster exhibiting Aditya and Shraddha beneath a jacket in a rain-drenched avenue with the streetlight casting a glow was launched together with music on Three April 2013.[20][21] On the music launch occasion, Aditya and Shraddha recreated the scene from Aashiqui from beneath a jacket (very similar to the poster) on the stage.[20] The theatrical trailer was launched in mid-April 2013, two weeks earlier than the movie’s launch, and was effectively obtained by critics and audiences.[17][22]

Not like most Bollywood movies which take pleasure in months of promotion earlier than the discharge, Aashiqui 2 had lower than three weeks for promotion earlier than its launch.[19] A music live performance the place singers (who sang songs within the soundtrack album) carried out to their respective songs was organised to advertise the movie.[23] The makers of the movie launched the Aashiqui 2 jackets, as seen within the movie’s poster. Statues resembling the signature picture of the couple hiding beneath the jacket have been positioned inside varied theatres.[24] Because of the romantic theme of the movie, it was initially deliberate for a Valentine’s day launch on 14 February 2013, however this was postponed due to manufacturing delays.[25][26] The movie was launched [27] on 26 April 2013 in over 2800 screens throughout India.[28][29] The movie was not launched in key markets corresponding to UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.[30]

Essential reception[edit]

Critics praised the performances, chemistry between the lead pair, and the music. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama rated the movie Four out of 5 stars, stating that it “brings romance again on the Hindi display screen – intense, pure, selfless and coronary heart wrenching. A stirring account with sensible moments, bravura performances, robust emotional quotient and addictive music, this one’s an absolute should look ahead to the romantics.” He praised the lead forged’s performances, writing that ” …Aditya Roy Kapur’s depiction of the extraordinary character is excellent… [which] clearly demonstrates his efficiency as an artist of caliber and competence. Shraddha additionally will get to sink her difficult character and the enticing teenager is just superb, extra so in direction of the demanding moments within the second hour. Moreover, the chemistry between Aditya and Shraddha is unimaginable.”[31]Indiatimes gave the movie a score of three.5 out of 5 and stated, “Suri pitches the story with old-world romance, high-drama and well-crafted heart-breaking moments.”[32]Indo-Asian Information Service rated the movie 3.5 out of 5 and wrote, “Director Mohit Suri traverses the angst-soaked territory with a honest and deep understanding of the dynamics that destroy love and belief between {couples} within the glamorous and aggressive occupation”, and that, “Aashiqui 2 makes us grateful for the motion of the love story away from the usual Romeo & Juliet format into the darkish damaging area of A Star Is Born.”[33]

The movie additionally obtained some blended reactions from critics. Writing for Hindustan Occasions, Anupama Chopra rated the movie 2.5 out of 5 and believed that the movie did not fulfill its potential, however stated, “It is an attention-grabbing state of affairs and Suri and his actors set it up effectively. Aditya offers Rahul’s angst a sure allure. He’s earnest and damaged. And the actual triumph right here is Shraddha, whose porcelain face has a haunting vulnerability. She’s superb as the lady within the throes of a grand ardour who believes that love will present the way in which.”[34]

Field workplace[edit]

On its opening day, Aashiqui 2 collected about 52.5 million (US$740,000)[35] and picked up 179.2 million (US$2.5 million) throughout its first weekend.[36] The movie collected 346.5 million (US$4.9 million) in its first week.[37] Within the second week, regardless of new releases, it collected 173.5 million (US$2.4 million), which took its two-week box-office collections to 470 million (US$6.6 million).[38] It remained regular on weekdays and picked up 165 million (US$2.3 million) in its third week and whole collections rose to 635 million (US$8.9 million).[37] The movie had the best third week collections of 2013 to that date.[39] The movie’s revenues remained constant in its fourth weekend and took its whole to 710 million (US$10 million).[40]Field Workplace India declared Aashiqui 2 a brilliant hit after its three-week field workplace run. As of 20 Might, it was the second-highest grossing Hindi movie of 2013 and the highest-grossing movie produced by Vishesh Movies.[37][41] In line with Field Workplace India, Aashiqui 2 is the most effective trending movie on the field workplace since Three Idiots because the fourth week’s collections have been practically 75 million (US$1.1 million) nett, which was greater than each movie launched within the final ten years other than Three Idiots. The fourth week collections have been the third highest of all time.[40] The movie collected 57.5 million (US$810,000) nett approx in its fifth week.[42] The movie went on to gross roughly 780 million (US$11 million) in its sixth week on the home box-office.[43]

Internationally, Aashiqui 2 collected round US$150,000 over the primary weekend as a result of its restricted launch meant it was solely launched in UAE and Pakistan.[44] The movie collected 1 billion (US$14 million) worldwide in its fourth week.[45]

Throughout its complete theatrical run, the movie earned 1.09 billion (US$15 million) worldwide.[46]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Filmfare Awards[47][48]

IIFA Awards[49][50]

Display Awards[51][52]

Mirchi Music Awards[53]


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