Director: Mohit Suri
Music: Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly, Ankit Tiwari
Lyrics: Mithoon, Irshad Kamil, Sanjay Masoom and Sandeep Nath
Starring: Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor
Aashiqui is arguably one of the all time hit soundtracks. One has much expectation for Aashiqui 2.
The first track is 'Tum Hi Ho'. Rendered by promising Arijit Singh in his soulful, emotive base vocals, the song grabs attention instantly, and sounds better with each subsequent hearing. A lovely song with touches of piano and guitar. Lyrics by Mithoon too are classy and heart touching.
The reprise version, 'Meri Aashiqui', is a duet where Palak Muchal gives Arijit Singh superb company and this one is as good as the original.
Ankit Tiwari is wonderful in the next piece 'Sunn Raha Hai Tu'. The superb soft rock theme, especially in the brilliant chorus comes as a lovely crescendo and is wonderful. Excellent lyrics by Sandeep Nath could quite make this a romantic hit.
Shreya Ghoshal delivers a fine performance in the female version of 'Sunn Raha Hai' and it's once again a treat to the ears, as was the male version.
The romantic mood is carried forward with ''Chahun Main Yaa Na'', composed by Jeet Ganguly. Singers Arijit Singh and Palak Muchal are wonderful. Strings, electric guitar and drum kicks, which form the background musical arrangements and it's lyrics are the highlight of the track.
'Hum Mar Jayenge' showcases Tulsi Kumar's (along with Arijit) singing prowess to the hilt. The melody and musical arrangements sound retro comprising of traditional instruments like flute, 'dholak' etc. and reminds of Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Irshad Kamil's lyrics are outstanding and convey the strong feelings of the protagonists.
Lovely violin strings usher in the sad somber, 'Piya Aaye Na', which despite the theme of separation is zesty, as the tune that Jeet Ganguly chooses is very flowing and the song rhythmic, especially the superb chorus. K.K does what he is best at and excels as always and Tulsi Kumar too puts in her bit.
'Bhula Dena' - a heart rending 'judaai' number portrayed effectively through some poignant words by Sanjay Masoom and superb soft rock arrangements make it top class.
'Asaan Nahin Yahan; and 'Milne Hai Mujhse Aayi' are ok numbers. 'Aashiqui' (The Love Theme) is a superb instrumental composed by Mithoon and brings the album to a close, an excellent befitting end!
Overall a nice track.