Cast:Rishi Kapoor, Ratna Pathak, Rajat Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra, Fawad Afzal Khan, Alia Bhatt
Producer:Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta
Music:Amaal Mallik, Badshah
Release Dt :Mar, 18 2016
Kapoor & Sons Story
London and New Jersey based, Rahul (Fawad Khan) and Arjun (Sidharth Malhotra) respectively, are the sons of the parents, Harsh (Rajat Kapoor), Sunita (Ratna Pathak Shah) and Daadu (Rishi Kapoor), who are settled in Coonoor.
Hearing to the news of Daadu’s heart attack, Rahul and Arjun rush to their hometown. Daadu is a happy going man, while Harsh and Sunita are always in the typical marriage struggle. Meanwhile, even Rahul and Arjun have some unsettled issues which come to the fore, when they start living together.
Adding to the tension of the brothers, Tia (Alia Bhatt) becomes a common link between the brothers. The way, the family came out of these tensions and led a happy life, is rest of the story, all about.
Kapoor & Sons Analysis
Though the script is about a dysfunctional family, we are already aware of, each character was brilliantly written and thus gives a fresh feeling. The connectivity between the scenes and the spot on dialogues are the sure entertaining elements in Kapoor and sons.
Especially, the siblings rivalry and the pressure children have in the Indian families, and many such scenes are shot with a great ease. Daadu’s character was filled with humor,which pleases the audience. Not dropping the expectations, even the second half has some notable scenes, making it a gripping one.
Fawad Khan’s outstanding performance is a major plus to the film. His acting levels in the emotional scenes, are surely appreciable. On the other hand, Siddharth Malhotra as younger brother Arjun has just given an average performance. There is no such scene, which makes the audience recollect Siddharth. Alia Bhatt is bubbly in parts and extremely well in emotional scenes too.
Needless to say Rishi Kapoor has come out well with another notable performance, but the overdose comedy in the character may not suit to all types of audience.
Music is peppy and the back ground score is apt for the scenes in the film. Cinematography is very good and the editing has negligible flaws. Director Shakun Batra has managed to come up with the quality output this time, unlike “Ekk Main Aur Ekk Tu” in the past. Karan Johar’s hand in the film is surely felt.
Kapoor & Sons Final Word
The unique screenplay with the convincing character natures, makes Kapoor and sons, a watchable one for this Summer.
By Phani Ch