Directed by: Abhishek Varman
Produced by: Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala
Written by: Chetan Bhagat
Based on: 2 States by Chetan Bhagat
Starring: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Ronit Roy, Amrita Singh, Revathy
Music by: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
2 states Movie Review
Delhi boy meets Madrasi girl! Oops! Madrasi nahi, Tamilian! There’s a difference you know? Our man here, Krish Malhotra (played by Arjun Kapoor *drools*) is an IIT graduate trying hard to make a life out of earning degrees. His next stop, before giving in his dream of becoming a writer is to have a degree in MBA from IIM.
En-route to his dream of a peaceful life with a type writer, he falls in love (again, if you have read 5 points someone, you will know what I’m talking about) with a very pretty and intelligent Tamil girl, Ananya Swaminathan (played by cutesy Alia Bhatt). Ananya is the most beautiful girl you get to see in an institute like IIM (apparently). You only find brains there and not beauty and breaking the stereotype is Ananya.
So, cupid strikes, they fall in love and for the duration of two years, life is a bed of roses for them. They move in, almost have a live-in relationship. There are no jealous ex-girlfriends or boyfriends. Just confetti and macaroons.
Somewhere in between, Ananya gets serious and asks him about future. When he doesn’t say a word, she emphasizes the word ‘our’ future. Panicked, he stares at her.
We can’t have a simple life now, can we? Enter parents. Not just any parents, Krish and Ananya’s parents. Hailing from über posh Delhi and Chennai. Having cultural, financial, regional difference, both parents refuse their union, and from there starts the real movie.
What forms the rest of the movie is how they convince their parents and also their future in-laws, to bless their union. Well, they could’ve just eloped right? But nope! They wanted their parents at their wedding which is quite clichéd but sweet nonetheless.
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have done wonderful work on the music front, and Abhishek Varman’s direction is just perfect. 2 States is already a super hit. If you are debating watching this movie or no, I’d suggest, go watch it. Right NOW!
I’ll give it 4.5 out of 5.