Thursday, 3 July 2014


Initial release-: April 17, 2014
Director-: Abhishek Verma
Running time-: 149 minutes
Adapted from-: 2 states: the story of my marriage


This is a story about a romantic journey of a culturally opposite couple - Krish Malhotra and Ananya Swaminathan. They meet at the IIM-Ahmedabad College and during the program they fall in love. Complications arise after the program comes to an end and they decide to get married. Krish and Ananya belong to two different states of India; Krish, a North Indian Punjabi boy from Delhi, Ananya, a Tamilian Brahmin from Chennai. They take a conscious decision; they won't get married until their parents agree. Everything goes downhill when the parents meet. There is a cultural clash and the parents oppose the wedding. To convert their love story into a love marriage, the couple faces a tough battle in front of them. It is easy to fight and rebel, but much harder to convince. Will Krish and Ananya's love for each other sustain the battles? Will they manage to convince their parents and make it to their wedding?

My Review-:

I went to watch the movie with my friend. After watching it I had decided to write a review but due to my exam that plan delayed. Abhishek Verma’s 2 states is the novel adaption of chetan bhagat’s semi autobiography. This movie concerns about the north-south division and the cultural barrier arises between two families of main protagonists.

This movie justify the phrase that, in India you don’t just marry the boy or girl, you marry the entire family. It also does proper justice to Chetan Bhagat’s work.

Krish Malhotra (played by Arjun Kapoor) is a confident, afraid to grown up man; once he is attached to someone he does his best to protect the special one. I fall for Ajun in this movie due to his cute dance steps (Lochha-e-ulffat), his appearance as Punjabi with spectacle and his immature character which was childish at first (remember when he freaks out after seeing ananya in shorts and the confession of his feelings).

Ananya  Swaminathan (Alia Bhatt) is a fresh, carefree and lovable south Indian Brahmin girl. Alia steal the show from Arjun by her performance, she is natural throughout the movie. I didn’t realize when did she grown up and put sparkles in her performance, she exactly know when to and how much have to implement emotion in the right time.

Ronit Roy (who play Krish’s father), a perfect antagonist enters to the scene with full force and the troubled relationship between father and son is portrayed beautifully. Amrita singh (who plays Krish’s mother) is a typical Punjabi mother, who always cracks a joke on expenses and never let go a chance to humiliate the south Indian.

The romance between the main protagonists is amazing and the romance flows smoothly in a roller coaster path, sometimes up and sometimes down. But those who have already read the novel may not be find this movie convincing.     

It is a simple story but well said and the moral of the movie is “it’s easy to flee or elope but it takes a lot of effort to convince.” So i can give 4 out of 5 stars to this movie for incredible narration, miraculous screen play and extraordinary performance by the cast.   

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