Producer Karan Johar’s Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921) is released today, 18 March 2016. Kapoor and Sons movie stars Rishi Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Fawad Khan. Rishi Kapoor as the head of a circle that includes his constantly arguing son and daughter-in-law, Harsh and Sunita (Rajat Kapoor and Ratna Pathak Shah), grandsons Rahul (Fawad Khan) and Arjun (Sidharth Malhotra).
Rahul is a bestselling novelist based in London while his younger sibling Arjun is a part-time bartender and struggling writer in New Jersey. Summoned back to the family home in Coonoor when their Daadu falls ill, the boys are compelled to confront the buried secrets that have kept them apart for so many years.
Director Shakun Batra has co-written Kapoor & Sons with Ayesha Devitre Dhillon. In movie, they are not roughly sweet. They spat, shout and yell. Simmering angers between the two young men, kept at bay all this time, come out.
Director Shakun Batra has narrated a predictable story. You may find Kapoor & Sons a rehash of some Dharma Productions’ films, but the treatment makes it an engaging 140-minute film. The Writers have done a fabulous job in providing every major character a chance to flourish. Rahul’s character grows, so does Arjun’s. Tia takes center-stage, but without cutting into someone else’s breathing space.
The hot kissing scene between Fawad and Alia has such a good build-up that it doesn’t look dramatic. Their sexual undertone laden conversation is so suitable that you can fit any two young faces there. Fawad, Alia and Sidharth have a lovable chemistry which will make you sit.
So, in short, Kapoor & Sons is an emotional roller coaster and a tear jerker for sure, but also features the particulars of a middle class life.
A fantastic complete family drama after a long time.
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