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2 States Movie Review

  • : Kabhi Real, Kabhi Unreal

    3/5 stars, By , MovieTalkies.com, 19 April 2014
    2 States Review

    A South Indian family gradually, but certainly, warming up to a guy who is love with their daughter - Real.

    A North Indian Punjabi woman indulging in an extremely rude behavior at a lunch table - Unreal.

    A young couple beginning to have a casual relationship, only to find themselves being serious about each other - Real.

    A guest pulling up a spineless groom for his lack of self respect - Unreal.

    It is a mix of some real, and some unreal episodes that make 2 States a film that has several interesting moments to keep the smiles on but then also traverses some territories that could have been either handled better, or perhaps best avoided. Of course it is clear that filmmaker Abhishek Varman had his heart in the right place for a debut feature film. However, he appears to have been carried away with the subject matter in hand and ended up writing so many scenes that he eventual just fell in love with them.

    Frankly, the first one hour of the film is simply delightful. Arjun Kapoor getting all awkward about the presence of pretty girl Alia Bhatt in his life, the love story that develops, the song 'Locha-e-Ulfat', a brief glimpse or two of their respective parents being thrown in, a gradual attempt from Arjun so as to get into the good books of his prospective in-laws (Shiv Subrahmanyam, Revathy) - just about everything is brought to fore in good measure. You may not begin to clap, whistle or laugh out loud but there is a constant smile that stays.

    [Spoilers ahead] In fact the journey towards the interval point is one of the best executed sequences (note the one where Arjun proposes marriage to Alia's entire family). However this is also the point where one's expectations further touches the roof. More so because after a rather somber South family, action shifts to Delhi with a feisty Amrita Singh leading from the front. However, and surprisingly, there isn't as much magic here as evidenced in the first half of the film.

    On the contrary, what one gets to see is one insult after another being hurled by Amrita Singh on Alia's parents that becomes a little too much to handle after a while. Really, despite her character being projected as someone who is biased and opinionated but still large hearted (there is a back story justifying such behavior thrown in as well), it is difficult to digest the sheer choice of words used by her. Really, if not for the fact that Amrita Singh gave her all for the part and made it come across as believable as possible, quite a few of the written scenes would have perhaps fallen flat.

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2 States theatrical trailer

Theatrical Trailer

Watch the trailer of '2 States', starring Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. The film which is directed by Abhishek Varman and produced by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala, is a love story between two individuals from different casts and the pursuit of families to accept their marriage.

2 States Public Review

Public Review

Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer, '2 States' has received a thunderous response from the moviegoers. The music of the film has also been well appreciated.

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