Kapoor's Kite Flies High!
By MovieTalkies.com, 19 February 2013
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.