• Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Fawad Khan, Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Ratna Pathak Shah, Rajat Kapoor
• Director: Shakun Batra
• Producer: Karan Johar
• Genre: Drama
• Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
Too much Drama? Its KJo’s movie after all! But what we didn’t expect was the “tight-leash” and refined direction of Shakun Batra with which he carried a predictable story. Yes, you can sit through this 140-min long flick with ease and still feel lucky!
Review: Numerous characters, one blood-thirsty family and a pit of unresolved family issues- well, that’s Kapoor and Sons all wrapped up!
The story revolves around two estranged brothers, Rahul (Fawad Khan) – the successful son, and Arjun Kapoor (Sidharth Malhotra) – the struggling one! They both live separately with completely different lifestyles. Back to their home town, there live three more members- father Harsh (Rajat Kapoor), mother Sunita (Ratna Pathak Shah) and Daddu (Rishi Kapoor), a 90-year old patriarch.
A cute home-calling from Daddu made these two boys come back home. But then, this family doesn’t hesitate from throwing or yelling at each other within a micro-second. Every “Bhartiya” man can relate to this tragedy!! Ratna Pathak and Rajat Kapoor have perfectly portrayed their roles as a disturbed couple finding a way out to end their misery.
The couples are not happy with their marriage, father has had a long-gone affair (which by the way is still going strong), mother is irritated as her husband is not assisting her for a business proposal she is interested in.
And then there’s cute, chubby and cheeky Daddu! After suffering from a heart attack, he just had 2 wishes- To have a family portrait with “Kapoor and Sons, since 1921) written beneath it, and to be buried in the Army burial with his fellow mates. Rishi Kapoor is the biggest joker, as he has kept the comical vibes strong and refreshing!
Tia aka Alia Bhatt takes us on an emotional ride with her gestures and her “not-so-dramatic” acting. She and Fawad Khan are the cherry on the cake. Chemistry between all three main protagonists is very great, and the actors have done justice to their parts. Sid is very affluent, are has understood the nuances required. Overall, it’s an emotional roller-coaster, featuring the complications of a middle class life.
A fantastic family drama after decades!! Well done KJo and Shakun!!