Kapoor And Sons is finally in the theaters near you and this is one film you would not want to miss. For a long time everyone expected this movie to be another disaster like Shaandaar or an average film like Ek Main Aur Ek Tu, Shakub Batra's previous film, but turns out, it is just the opposite.
Kapoor And Sons directed by Shakun Batra, produced by Karan Johar and featuring Alia Bhatt, Fawad Khan, Sidharth Malhotra, Rishi Kapoor, Ratan Pathak Shah and Rajat Kapoor is a wholesome family entertainer that will keep you hooked.
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Cast: Alia Bhatt, Fawad Khan, Sidharth Malhotra, Rishi Kapoor, Ratan Pathak Shah and Rajat Kapoor
Director: Shakun Batra
Kapoor And Sons Plot:
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).
Rahul is a successful novelist who is the ideal son of the family, the golden boy who is perfect, nice and very loving. Meanwhile, Arjun is the struggling, odd or say disreputable member of the family.
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.
Each of these actors have excelled in their performances, there is not a moment when you would feel this is not a real family. The silly fights, the bickering, the dinner table tashan, all seem so believable and therefore keeps us invested in the movie.
Fawad Khan is seen in a very different role and it is far from any typical Bollywood characters we have seen for ages. It is good to see that such a role was incorporated in the movie and you guys will know what it is, only after watching the film. While such a role have been seen earlier, they were always cliched but in this movie, it is far from that and shown in a very realistic manner.
Coming to his performance, this extremely good-looking man could have not done a better job. Is it his perfect looks or his perfect acting, we do not know, but every frame that he is in, he manages to perfect it. His performance will move you, make you love him, adore him and much more.
Sidharth's performance is also good and is far superior to some of his earlier works. The actor is slowly but surely excelling at the art, which is noticed in this movie but Fawad takes the lead by a tiny mark.
Alia as usual is a delight onscreen and performs with such ease that you can't take your eyes off her. Rathan Patak Shah and Rajat Kapoor are fantastic actors who just do a perfect job every time they are on-screen.
Somewhere, the cast of this film has been so perfect that this on-screen Kapoor And Sons family seems to be a very realistic one. 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.
Rishi Kapoor as the naughty grandpa does a very cute job and is one of the most adorable characters in the movie.
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.
These characters are not roaming around in designer labels or staying in luxurious houses, the focus is so not how the sest or the actors look, this family drama is very realistic, engaging and thought-provoking. There is no overacting and absolutely no melodrama which we often spot in Karan Johar movies.
This is in fact one of those rare occurrences when a movie just so happens to be perfect. There are absolutely no flaws in this film or may be the movie is so very engrossing that one can't even find any flaws, nonetheless this Bollywood flick is a 100% must watch for it keeps you interested for the entire 132 mins of the screen time.
Director Shakun Batra does a damn good job with Kapoor And Sons, the way he has highlighted things and places where he has held back is simply superb. Hats off to him for doing such a fabulous job.
Kapoor And Sons is a must watch, touching, entertaining family drama that you just can't afford to miss. Book your tickets as soon as possible, this family entertainer is that good!