2013-04-26 | Romantic, Musical, Drama | U by CBFC
Synopsis: The film begins by showing a large crowd waiting for Rahul Jaykar (Aditya Roy Kapoor) – a successful pop singer whose career is waning because of his alcohol addiction – to perform at a stage show in Goa. After nearly completing a song, he is unexpectedly interrupted by Aryan (Salil Acharya) during his performance, Rahul fights him, stops his performance, and drives to a local bar. He meets Aarohi Keshav Shirke (Shraddha Kapoor), a Maharashtrian bar singer who idolizses Rahul. After noticing Aarohi looking at a photograph of Lata Mangeshkar in the bar, he assumes that she wants to become a singer. Impressed by her simplicity and voice, Rahul promises to transform her into a singing sensation, and asks her to never perform again in bars. Aarohi quits her job and returns to Mumbai with Rahul, who convinces record producer Saigal (Mahesh Thakur) to meet her. When Aarohi calls Rahul, he is attacked and injured by some unknown people, and is unable to receive her call. His friend and manager Vivek (Shaad Randhawa) says that news of Rahul’s accident should not be leaked to the media, and instead publicises a false story that Rahul has left the country to participate in stage shows. When Aarohi attempts to contact Rahul again, Vivek ignores the calls. After two months of fruitlessly attempting to contact Rahul, a broken Aarohi is forced to sing in bars again because of her family problems.
After recovering from his injuries, Rahul vows to search for Aarohi. He learns that Aarohi is working in a bar again and that Vivek had ignored her calls without informing him. Rahul apologizes to Aarohi and sacks Vivek, and they meet with Saigal for the recording agreement. Rahul begins to train Aarohi, who signs a music contract to sing in films and becomes a successful playback singer. Her family and Rahul are happy. But one day, he goes to a bar and watches Aarohi winning the award but two men who is in the bar begin to gossip that Rahul is using her as a servant. Hearing this he relapses into alcohol addiction. Aarohi, who loves Rahul more than her career, comforts him and make love. Despite Aarohi’s mother’s disapproval, Aarohi moves in with Rahul and things go well until Rahul’s addiction worsens, causing him to become aggressive and violent.
To help Rahul fight his alcoholism, Aarohi attempts to rehabilitate Rahul, sacrificing her singing career in doing so. After Saigal reminds them about their dream of Aarohi becoming a successful singer, Rahul orders her to focus on her work. During Aarohi’s stage show, Rahul meets a journalist backstage, who accuses him of using Aarohi for pleasure and money. Furious, Rahul beats up the journalist and starts drinking. He ends up in jail, and Aarohi comes to bail him out. Rahul overhears Aarohi telling Saigal that she is going to sacrifice her career for him and is ready to give up her celebrity status because Rahul is more important to her. Rahul thinks that he has become a burden in her life, and that leaving her is his only option to save her. The next day he bids her farewell and commits suicide
Distraught by Rahul’s death, Aarohi decides to quit her career but Vivek persuades her to stay. He reminds her that Rahul wanted her to become a successful singer and has given his life as he did not want to be a burden on her. Aarohi agrees, and resumes her career as a singer. Later, she signs her name as “Aarohi Rahul Jaykar” in a fan’s handbook as a tribute to Rahul and her unsung desire to marry him. As rain starts falling, she watches the couple who took her autograph sharing a romantic moment under a jacket as she and Rahul had done when he was alive.
Certification: U by CBFC
Genre(s): Romantic, Musical, Drama
Director(s): Mohit Suri
Producer(s): Mahesh Bhatt, Gulshan Kumar, Mukesh Bhatt, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar
Starring: Aditya Roy Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Shaad Randhawa, Mahesh Thakur, Shubhangi Latkar, Chitrak Bandhopadyay, Mahesh Bhatt, Salil Acharya, Ankit Tiwari
Story by: Shagufta Rafique
Edited by: Deven Murudeshwar
Cinematography: Vishnu Rao
Music by: Mithoon, Ankit Tiwari, Jeet Ganguly, Raju Khan
Singer(s): Arijit Singh, Ankit tiwari, Palak Muchhal, Tulsi Kumar, K.K, Mustafa Zahid, Shreya Ghoshal, Pramod Rawat
Lyrics by: Irshad Kamil, Mithoon, Sanjay Masoom, Sandeep Nath
Banner / Studio: Vishesh Films
Distributed by: T-Series, Films M M Films