Movie Review : 2 States (2014)
The story starts with Krish (Arjun Kapoor) met Ananya (Alia Bhatt) in IIM Ahmedabad where they both are in a canteen line where Krish offers his Ras Gulla to Ananya and their friendships start from there. Then Krish starts teaching Ananya Economics and both Fall in Love with each other. The both made up their mind to get married and here the story actually starts. Krish and Ananya call their parents at their convocation so they can meet up and they will get married easily. Is it this simple in movies? No! Not in this one too.
Krish belongs to a Punjabi Family and his Mom (Amrita Singh) is very conservative yet funny like other Punjabis, his Dad (Ronit Roy) is a retired Army Officer and has a not-so-good relation with his son.
On Other hand, Ananya is Tamil and her parents are also very conservative and when the both family met at the convocation the fight starts between the 2 STATES.
2 States is based on a bestseller novel by "Chetan Bhagat" with the same name. Two more films were made from his novels 3 Idiots (5 Points Someone) and Kai Po Che (3 Mistakes Of My Life) and both were critically and commercially big hits. So, will this one be his hattrick or will be a let down?
Its a successful fare yet another by UTV, Dharma Production , Arjun Kapoor & Alia Bhatt. Arjun Kapoor Previous movies has just showcased him as an Angry Young Man but this Act of his is just Mind blowing and he stands out as the top performer in the movie. Check him out confronting with psychiatrist in the whole movie, convincing both the parents, showing a different attitude towards his dad, being a simple yet lovable guy, a girl's dream guy, even playing a educated Punjabi boy with ease and that look suits him alot.
On Other hand the other lead, Alia Bhatt, this girl has something in her, she is so pretty that you cant took your eyes off her, her performance is top notch that you cant judge that's her third movie, after "Highway" she raised her standards and lived up to it. Amrita Singh is funny as hell but she played her part so good that you will hate and love her at the same time, playing a Punjabi mother and keep on pointing out mistakes of others, showing cheapness and all. She is perfect and will like to see her regularly in movies. Revathy, playing Alia Bhatt's mother, is too good but gets limited scope still she leave a mark. Ronit Roy appears in a Cameo and he is superb wish he had more role in the movie. Others also acted Good.
Abhishek Varman's first attempt as a director hits the bulls eye and surely he is going to handle some good offers from Producers. The Music of the movie is Brilliant and composed by the trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and they are back on track after some dull and boring music. Locha-e-Ulfat and Mast Magan are the pick of the lot, actually whole album is amazing.
On the whole 2 States is a light hearted movie, which you can watch with your loved ones and you will enjoy it!
i will rate this Rom-Com :
Reviewed by Kelly Cutrone