Saturday, March 19, 2016

Kapoor and Sons (Since 1921) - Movie Review

Desi Rating : 3.5/5

Directed by:Shakun batra
Produced by:
Hiroo Yash Johar
Karan Johar
Apoorva Mehta
Written by:
Shakun Batra
Ayesha Devitre Dhillon
Rishi Kapoor as Amarjeet Kapoor (Dadu)
Fawad Afzal Khan as Rahul Kapoor (Elder son)
Ratna Pathak as Sunita Kapoor
Rajat Kapoor as Harsh Kapoor
Sidharth Malhotra as Arjun Kapoor (Younger son)
Alia Bhatt as Tia Malik

Finally a complete drama film with all the right ingredients from Bollywood.
This film is not about a boy & a girl or a love triangle or parents & kids relationships etc. but is about all the characters in a family and how their relation ship is evolves through all the misunderstanding / doubts and conflicts.

This Story is about a family that has a shameless grand father who is watching videos of Mandakini on tablet through out, a father who is struggling to provide for family after retirement, a mother who believes she can do much more but looks up for family support, a perfect son who is trying to live up to expectation and another not so perfect son who is a struggling to get to where his brother is and what happens when they all get together after 5 years.

The Plot is not complicated its the character which are complex and move the story forward. Dialogues are ordinary but impact full and that is exactly what is required from a drama film. What I love about the movie is how it seems like our story. There was a moment in the film where Fawad Khan was trying to sort out issue between his Mom and Dad who were fighting and when his uncle asks is every thing Ok and he replies with so much calm that every thing is fine don't worry. Which reminded me how for every How are you? reply is always that we are fine regardless of what battles we might be fighting in side.

Every single person in the movie has done justice to their roles but I would like to special mention Fawad Khan, Alia Bhatt and Rishi Kapoor who I believe have lived their role to the extent that I started to believe I am part of their family.They definitely deserve prominence next award season.

Director has done a great job in taking the character through the not so complex plot and yet keeping a very realistic tone to the film. There is no over the top melo-drama and sentiments and that what will keep you engaged in movie.
Music is superb and blends well with the film. 'Larki beautiful ker gaee chul' is still playing in my head.
If you are looking for a masala movie with item numbers, extra ordinary lovers and emotional mother etc. this is not your film. Over all a great movie with good looking cast with great acting, superb music and perfect direction, such combinations are very rare in this genre and every one should experience at least once what they offer.

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