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Kai Po Che!

Release Date : 22 February 2013
Year : 2013
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Producer : Ronnie Screwvala , Siddharth Roy Kapur
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Genre : Drama
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Kapoor's Kite Flies High!

By MovieTalkies.com, 19 February 2013 3 / 5

Kai Po Che Movie Review-In Short: The lives of three friends are brought together by a common love for cricket and torn apart by politics...

Kai Po Che Movie Review-Verdict: Though the movie is based on Chetan Bhagat's best-selling novel 3 Mistakes Of My Life, Abhishek Kapoor has taken care to tweak it to make it more interesting…

Kai Po Che Movie Review-Story Plot: Nerdy Govind (Raj Kumar Yadav), impulsive Ishaan (Sushant Singh Rajput) and the impressionable Omi (Amit Sadh) are three best friends staying in Gujarat and dreaming of opening up a sports academy.

When Ishaan chances upon a cricket prodigy, the cricket-crazy youth decides to take him under his wing and create the next legend. However, the prodigy, a young boy, is a Muslim and seeds of discord are sown between the friends when Omi's right-wing Hindu uncle Bittu (Manav Kaul) and his politics divide the city in the aftermath of the Sabarmati Express tragedy. If things are not complicated enough, Govind is having a secret affair with Ishaan's sister Vidya (Amrita Puri).

How the aforementioned events change the lives of the three friends forever forms the rest of the plot.

Kai Po Che Movie Review-Performances: Raj Kumar Yadav has proved his worth as far as the silver screen is concerned and the young man does it again. His nerdy, awkward persona is a delight to watch. As for the other two actors, Sushant Singh Rajput and Amit Sadh, who have worked on the small screen, declare that they are no less than any big screen actor, when it comes to delivering a good performance. Amrita Puri as the small-town girl, too is good enough and brings the right amount of freshness and vulnerability to her character. The rest of the cast too performs effectively.

Kai Po Che Movie Review-Direction: Like mentioned earlier, though the movie is based on best-selling novel 3 Mistakes Of My Life, director Abhishek Kapoor has taken care to not make the film too predictable for those who have read the book. Kapoor, who explored the theme of friendship against the backdrop of rock bands in Rock On!, does the same here with cricket and politics and the chemistry between the three friends is quite believable. On the flip side, the film might seem a tad long and a viewer, who is not familiar with the book, might be confused about whether Kapoor is trying to talk about friendship, caste politics or the importance of sports. However, all said and done, Kapoor has put his heart in the film and the results are there to see.

Kai Po Che Movie Review-Music: Amit Trivedi proves his genius once again with Maanjha, a sweet song that should tug at your heart-strings. The other two songs viz. Shubhaarambh and meethi boliyan too are good enough.

Kai Po Che Movie Review-Final Word: Even if you have read the book, do watch Kai Po Che for the impressive acting and the emotional quotient.

Good Quality Makes You Yearn For More Quantity

By Reflections, MovieTalkies.com, 16 February 2013 4 / 5

Director Abhishek Kapoor comes after a 5 Year Hiatus (since Rock On!) with Kai Po Che starring newcomer Sushant Singh Rajput along with Amit Sadh, Raj Kumar Yadav and Amrita Puri. Based on Chetan Bhagat’s bestselling novel, The Three Mistakes of My Life, this movie deals with the struggle of three ambitious youngsters trying to make a mark in the society while at the same time fulfilling their innermost desires. Since the movie is set in Gujarat, the local influence is omnipresent in the movie. Even the title refers to a kind of triumphant yell in Gujarati, when one competitor cuts the Kite of another during Kite flying competitions. The same influence can be felt in the music composed by Amit Trivedi as well as in the lyrics by Swanand Kirkire.

When a film’s album contains only 3 songs, it is a given that music is not the core sellin point in the movie. Rather, it is just supposed to be playing a support role for the story. The job of the music composer in such a situation becomes all the more difficult because of the fact that he has to prove his worth within the limited screen time and at the same time the music should not be a hindrance in the flow of the story on the big screen. Music director Amit Trivedi ably supported by Lyricist Swanand Kirkire, as always, rises to the occasion by providing a score that lingers in your heart and mind for a very long time. Time and again, Amit Trivedi has proved that quality has always been his forte and he does not let the listener down even this time around.

The album starts with the sweet and simple Maanja. What a song!!  Amit Trivedi, Take a bow! The song is simply magical. Lyricist Swanand Kirkire uses Kite as a metaphor for writing this song about repairing broken relationships and infusing passion into following your dreams and converting them into reality. Sample lyrics such as Soi takdeerein jaga denge, Kal ko ambar bhi jhuka denge and you know they have got a winner in their hands. Add to this, Amit Trivedi’s voice blends into the rural Gujarati setting of the song and mesmerizes the listener completely. This one is a surefire winner.

Next in line is Shubhaarambh. How can a film be based in Gujarat not have a Garba song!! This one has an eclectic mix of Shehnai and Bagpipes with the thumping of the Dhol in the background and is highly addictive! Divya Kumar and Shruti Pathak lend their vocals to this foot tapping number about auspicious beginnings and fulfilling of hope & desires. After Dholi Taaro from Hum Dil de Chuke Sanam, there have not been any memorable Garba songs for a long time until now.  Shubhaarambh is a welcome addition to that memorable club.

The final song in this album is Meethi Boliyan sung once again by Amit Trivedi himself along with Mili Nair. Mili’s  voice sounds slightly westernized yet complements Amit Trivedi’s husky voice and together they deliver a beautiful song about friendship and motivation. This short and sweet track sounds so fresh and dreamy that it captivates and mesmerizes the listener instantly and leaves us yearning for more.

Overall, Kai Po Che is an excellent album with all the ingredients to make it a superhit, with the standout song being Maanja, closely followed by Meethi Boliyan. This album reinforces the fact that quality matters over quantity and it does not matter as to whether music is the mainstay of the movie or not. Rather it should be a tool to help the story move forward and that is exactly what the makers have reiterated through this film. Kudos to Amit Trivedi and Swanand Kirkire for sailing through this test with flying colors and making the listener yearn for more.

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Kai Po Che! is an Indian Drama Buddy film directed by Abhishek Kapoor based on Chetan Bhagat's novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life with music by Amit Trivedi and lyrics by Swanand Kirkire. Sushant Singh Rajput, Raj Kumar Yadav and Amit Sadh star as the three main protagonists while Amrita Puri plays the female lead.The film title Kai Po Che is originally a Gujarati phrase that means "I have cut the kite" which refers to a kite competition where one of the competitors uses his kite to cut off another competitors kite and yells "Kai Po Che!".

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