How faulty are the stars of Kapoor & Sons?

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If you are one of those first day first-show film-watchers to have lend your day to this Alia Bhatt, Siddharth Malhotra and Fawad Khan starrer, congratulations you have ended half the use of this article. Treat time?
 
And if you falls in the category of those who watch a movie after getting a review, congratulations to you too. You have saved on money (Actually, you saved on our viewership, and that counts. Just like money does. Resemblance? So hey!)
 
Kapoor and Sons clearly portrays the contemporary Indian families which are somewhere in the middle of modernity and traditions. This big fat family, just like any other, is fighting with unhappiness in its own ways.
The dilemma of the whole journey lies in the very simple question, whether it is okay to put self above others?
 
Meet the Kapoors- Dadu (Rishi Kapoor), his middle-aged son Rajat (Rajat Kapoor) and his wife Sunita (Ratna Pathak Shah), and his two grandsons Rahul (Fawad Khan) and Arjun (Siddharth Malhotra), all gathered in Coonoor Casa after 5 long years.
 
Initially, the movie seems like a cliched Bollywood family drama with Fawad playing the perfect elder son(and a writer) while a pretty-pixie woman Tia(Alia Bhatt), suffering from part-tragedy, is shown attracted to him. And here comes a younger, looser brother of that hot guy, recklessly trying to prove himself interested in the pixie woman. 
Keeping the usual plot aside, what makes Kapoor and Sons an engaging 140-minutes watch is the finesse with which Shakun Batra has narrated this predictable story.
Each character has been given a significant chance to perform and the audience is able to connect with each one of them. Scenes are really engaging and Batra has given each character a valid reason to hate each other.
It is further a treat to watch Fawad Khan on screen. His character is like a dormant volcano, simmering from inside. 
 
Point-earned: Shakun Batra has presented a sensitive issue like homosexuality in an apt manner, keeping in mind a dysfunctional family with a progressive Indian mentality.
The movie shows the easy-to-go-along chemistry between Siddharth, Alia and Fawad. The Kapoors, iced with Tia, makes a fantastic family drama that has been seen in the Bollywood after quite a long time. Indeed, Kapoor and Sons makes one realize how peaceful their family life is.
So here is how you make it count otherwise.

 

  • Acting:  (The pick of the actors is appropriate as per the character)
  • Plot (Story was highly predictable, nothing novel in it)
  • Songs (This movie has playlist engaging songs)
 

Overall Rating: 

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