Movie: Kapoor & Sons
Star Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Siddharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan and Alia Bhat.
KawKaw Rating: 3.5/5
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Director Shakun Bhatra’s Kapoor & Sons is a story about two brothers who returns to their home in the picturesque hills of Coonoor in Tamil Nadu to see their ailing grandfather. This is a family drama that every filmmaker in India should take cues from. The film does without the flow of glycerin and melodrama that one can easily associate with such films made in India, but touches your heart at the same time. The film sees some supremely good performance from its main characters and really brilliant work of the director completes it all up beautifully.
Kapoor & Sons casts the likes of Rishi Kapoor, Siddharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan and Alia Bhatt. Role of two brothers is played by Fawad Khan (Rahul) and Siddharth Malhotra (Arjun). Rahul is the elder of the two. A successful novelist, kind hearted, sincere, loving and has great conviction. He is a blue eyed boy of the Kapoor family. But his character truly comes alive in the scenes where he reveals his vulnerabilities as a person. Arjun, on the other hand, is the black sheep of the family. Performance of Siddharth Malhotra is good, but fades in comparison to the performance given by the likes of Fawad Khan and his on-screen parents Ratna Pathak and Rajat Kapoor.
In many ways, Kapoor & Sons is different from most Bollywood films. For instance, there’s no one character which can claim to be perfect. Just like in real life, all the characters in this film have their good and bad. Even the fights and quarrels at the dinner table feel like an affair that happens at every family and engrosses you completely.
But the most interesting parts are the scenes which portrays the rivalry between the two brothers. Both the brothers are intimately linked to each other carrying a subtle strain of jealousy at the same time. This is really the area where the director excels in his work and full credit must go to him for that. Characters played by Rishi Kapoor and Alia Bhat are equally good. Alia Bhat, for instance, is easily likeable in her role as Tia and Rishi does justice to the role of the naughty grandfather. One negative aspect of the film can be Rishi Kapoor’s makeup as an older senile guy. It kind of distracts from the whole drama.
Overall, Kapoor & Sons lives up to the expectations it built up before launch and turns out be a nice watch. After a long time Bollywood has produced a good family drama.
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