Guns and Roses
By Vikas Mohan, MovieTalkies.com, 17 October 2005
Shiv Films' AASHIQ BANAYA AAPNE is a love triangle. Sonu Sood and Tanushree Datta are co-eds and good friends. Tanushree has lost her mother and her father Navin Nishchal always remains busy in his business, so Sonu is a big support in her moments of loneliness. Sonu is in love with Tanushree, but he does not express his feelings, because Tanushree treats him only as a friend. Emraan Hashmi and Sonu are childhood friends. So he also joins the same college. Emraan is a playboy, but he is serious about Tanushree. Emraan is an exhibitionist and he confesses his love for Tanushree who too reciprocates. Sonu is very unhappy with Emraan and Tanushree's romance. Hiding his feelings, he plays a mischievous game, and succeeds in ruining Emraan and Tanushree's romance. So Tanushree turns to Sonu and they get engaged. But Emraan is not going to give up so easily. Who gets Tanushree? The answer comes in the climax.
Production values are good. Sebastian A. K. N.'s cinematography is competent. Himesh Reshammiya's music is appealing for the youth and it is the soul of the film. The title song is already hit.
It looks like a modern version of SANGAM, where two bosom friends are in love with the same girl. The difference is that in SANGAM, both the friends were willing to make the sacrifice, in ABA, they forget their friendship and fight for the girl. The romance is well developed, but you don't feel sympathy for any of the two heroes and you feel sorry for the girl. Many cinematic liberties are taken and the climax is a let down.
Performance-wise, Emraan Hashmi is superb. Sonu Sood is good. Tanushree Datta is charming and natural. Navin Nishchal and Vivek Vaswani provide able support.
As the director, debutant Aaditya Datt shows his grasp over the medium.