Aashiqui 2 - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

It is weird that Aashiqui 2 doesn't engage you a 100%. It has decent performances, characters who know and show their feelings, a believable love story, yet it's not completely there.

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42 reviewers have given Aashiqui 2 an average rating of 1.8/5.0 (?)

6 yays
18 nays
18 so-so

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Thumbs down by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...What it is is a schoolboyish collation of randomly selected scenes through 140 minutes that feel like three hours.... full review

So-So by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ... If there’s anything that rises above the humdrum script and inept direction, it’s the performances by Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor... full review

Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Like the earlier Aashiqui, this is a simple love story with strong emotional beats and a splash of psychological colour — derived almost wholesale from A Star is Born. ... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...robably one of the reasons for this detachment from the film was its story-base which in the current scenario is simply bizarre and unimaginable.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...AASHIQUI 2 brings romance back on the Hindi screen -- intense, pure, selfless and heart wrenching. ... full review

So-So by Reza Noorani, Bollywood Life ...A predictable love story that turns into a whine fest... full review

Thumbs up BookmyShow ...For the romantic, intense soul, this is the perfect weekend watch.... full review

So-So Buzz in Town ...Watching this smoothly-oiled drama of disintegrating love I couldn't help remember Rahul Roy and Anu Aggarwal's wooden performance in "Aashiqui".... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...Suri tries to make things dramatic and intense, but is stymied by the tiny range of his stars... full review

So-So by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ... Vishnu Rao’s cinematography is correctly moody (using locations like skyscraper’s balconies and corridors inventively)... full review

So-So by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...There’s something wrong with this romance but all good love stories need to be wrong.... full review

Thumbs down by Ankur Pathak, Desi Martini ...There are number of problems in the storytelling and much is to do with the primary characters... full review

Thumbs down by Smita, Desi Martini ...A meandering story, non catchy songs and too much weepiness makes this a boring watch... full review

So-So by Rony D'Costa, Desi Martini ...Aashiqui 2 is worth a watch just for the two leads. They won my heart with this one.... full review

Thumbs down by Tushar Joshi, DNA ...There are so many ‘WTF’ moments in the film that you start losing count. ... full review

So-So by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...The movie has a big ’90s hangover a la the melody and instrument driven music. ... full review

Thumbs down by Ravina Rawal, FirstPost ...there’s nothing that makes it stand out. Not even the songs, unfortunately.... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com ...The makers have very cleverly woven in these references, but at no point does the story resemble any of the above-mentioned films.... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...AASHIQUI 2 had the potential to be a blockbuster. But the handling of a few key scenes are its downfall apart from the 'convenient scripting' I mentioned... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ... The target audience {teenagers} might shy away or fail to connect over this film as they might find it outdated. But for all those who love simple, straight, matured love story this is a must watch for them. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ... If this went on for any longer, I’d need to see a shrink too. ... full review

Thumbs down by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment ...a romance is not a detached concept to be savoured in isolation, it is an outcome of what the two people involved are like. The flakiest of love stories engages us with the characters first but here we have nothing to invest ourselves in Rahul or Arohi for us to watch them or weep for them.... full review

So-So by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...A battery of three composers (Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly, Ankit Tiwari) give the film its big reason to cheer for. Also, lend a ear to newbie singer Arijit Singh. ... full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...Mohit Suri knows how to get lovers to start off the blocks. And the best part of this film is these two trying out each other for size, despite an embarrassing meet-cute.... full review

So-So by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...too soggy and can make you cringe in your seat for being typical and tedious.... full review

Thumbs down by Zayden, Indicine ...If you liked the music, if you have a lot of time and money to spare, if you are out on a date then this film is for you.... full review

Thumbs down by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...A bumpy screenplay and dialogues that are delivered at deafeningly high decibels are quite indigestible.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...disastrous, yawn-inducing love story... full review

Thumbs down by Shakti Shetty, MiD DAY ...The editor could have kept this film shorter without losing on the essence. ... full review

So-So by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...y comes across more as a documentary on alcoholism with a few songs thrown in than a love story.... full review

So-So by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...Pepper the scenes with some poor dialogue and what should've be a satisfying, sentimental date film turns out less than what you'd have hoped for. ... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ... It is a musical love story with a feel so old-world that it reeks of staleness. ... full review

So-So by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...is an endless romantic saga that may somewhat work with the Mills & Boons junkies but for the practical new age lot, the film will bore you to death. ... full review

So-So by Jaykumar Shah, Planet Bollywood ...Story, dialogues and direction brings down a good performance. ... full review

Thumbs down by Nishi Tiwari, 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... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Charming but not convincing!... full review

So-So by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...In a country like India, it sends a good signal for socially useful cinema !... full review

So-So by Roshmila Bhattacharya, Star Blockbuster ...Shraddha Kapoor is a pretty girl, but hey, we could have done with someone more spirited. She looks waxen and wanes as the film progresses and the plot unravels.... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...The two new leads Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor both appear under prepared for their characters. ... full review

Thumbs up by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ... This could be good soup for the lovers' soul... full review

Thumbs down by Mr Care, Upper Stall ...You also share no joy at the success of his love, played by Shraddha Kapoor. Attempts to create sympathy towards her cause result in clumsy scenes showing how poor her family is... full review

Thumbs down by Resham Sengar, ZEENEWS.COM ...Flawed direction and other nitty-gritty kill it! ... full review