Kapoor & Sons Review
The film is about this not so perfect family, where each of these members have their own flaws. It is basically a story about two brothers, a very successful Rahul (Fawad Khan) and an under-achiever Arjun (Sidharth Malhotra), who come to Coonoor, a hill station in Tamil Nadu to visit their grandfather (Rishi Kapoor).
Like any two siblings, these brothers also have love, rivalry and a bit of jealousy amongst each other, which is shown in a very subtle way by the director. Tia (Alia Bhatt) has a typical girl next door character that one will instantly fall in love with and adore throughout. The story is not just about this family but all the issues or situations one would face in their everyday life. Most importantly it is about the pressure an Indian kid faces from his/her family to be perfect, successful and everything great. The unbearable expectations the family puts on a child is shown really well.
Kapoor And Sons is written well, directed well, edited well and each of these actors have performed well too, but the best aspect of this movie, is that, it is nothing like a typical Dharma Production movie. Kapoor And Sons is a must watch, touching, entertaining family drama that you just can't afford to miss.
Producer Karan Johar doesn’t always need designer-goods-laden actors, souped-up cars and mansions with sweeping staircases to pull off an engaging family drama. Sometimes, real people, less glycerine and even less melodrama can do the trick.
Kapoor & Sons flourishes as a unit and is the sum total of mature performances by the entire Kapoor clan. Watching Kapoor & Sons is a revelatory experience.
The credit goes to director Shakun Batra for beautifully holding the film like a perfect winning trophy.
As for the performances, lets begin with Rishi Kapoor- his witty sense of humour will make you roll on the floor with laughter. Alia Bhatt (Tia) is so spontaneous that it is a delight to watch her everytime she comes on screen. Sidharth has proved that he is only getting better with every film. In this one, he is far more convincing in scenes where his character needs to emotionally express himself. Fawad Khan's roller coaster ride with his mother (Supriya) is one of the highlights of the film.
But all credit goes to director Shakun, who holds together all of this like a perfect winning trophy. His sensibilities in the family drama genre will certainly set a new benchmark.