Over the years, Bollywood has churned out flicks on intense friendship, and time and again, this theme initiated a lot of interest and curiosity amongst the movie-buffs. The latest Bollywood release Kai Po Che, directed by Abhishek Kapoor, revives the bond of friendship in a way that it goes through varied emotions. Featuring debutant Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkumar Yadav and Amit Sadh in the leads, Kai Po Che is the tale of three best buddies, who battle themselves and the world in pursuit of their dreams.
Set against the backdrop of the Gujarat riots of a decade ago, Kai Po Che tells the story of three best friends - Ishaan Bhatt (Sushant Singh Rajput), Omkar Shastri (Amit Sadh) and Govind Patel (Rajkumar Yadav), who are trying to chase their dreams in the advent of the new millennium. This was a time when India's nuclear power was ostensibly shining - a perfect place for the three Ahmedabad boys to start a business that could be their ticket to fame and riches. In a country like that of ours, where cricket is a religion, they hit upon a brilliant plan to start a training academy that could produce India's next sporting superstars.
But, destiny plays cruel in the lives of three boys whose equations with each other are thrown into severe turmoil by calamitous event of the Godhra riots. This is when Ishaan, Omi and Govind struggle to keep their friendship intact, but on the other hand, their dreams are shattered as it pushes their grand plan of building a sports academy off the rails.
Kai Po Che is a refreshing tale of friendship, dreams and passion that might leave you with a mild dose of reality. The movie unravels the madness that the common citizen of the country has about cricket, cinema and politics, and the effects that it is making on the process of growth and the ethos of the country. There's no over-the-top, filmy, dramatic dialogues, instead, those in the film sound very realistic and genuine.
Director Abhishek Kapoor had once admitted that no leading Bollywood actor wanted to work in his film. And now we say, there shouldn't be any scope of regret over the casting of three new faces, as they have did total justice to their respective roles and the plot of the movie. Sushant Singh Rajput makes a brilliant and effortless debut with Kai Po Che. After a failed attempt in Maximum, this time, Amit Sadh makes it really big and convincing with his impressive performance as Omi in the film. On the other hand, Rajkumar Yadav is just outstanding and leaves you speechless with his superb acting skills.
Kai Po Che is an ode to true friendship. The movie works wonder on every sphere, say it brilliant acting, realistic plot or heart-touching dialogues. Hence, this one is sure to make a prominent place to the year's Best film award nominations. So, Go, grab your tickets at the earliest and relish the beauty of the flick.