Kapoor & Sons

Kapoor & Sons

3.5 1,835 Ratings

Directed by : Shakun Batra

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plot

A man (Sidharth Malhotra) and his brother (Fawad Khan) fall for the same woman (Alia Bhatt) while visiting their parents and grandfather in Coonoor, India.

Verdict

“Kapoor & Sons will touch your heart & make you smile, all at the same time!”

Kapoor & Sons Credit & Casting

Sidharth Malhotra

Kapoor & Sons Audience Review

Kapoor & Sons Review- An ordinary film as a timepass

| by Madan Mohan Marwah |
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Like a number of Hollywood film showing dysfunctional families and their problems we now have such films reflective of our times. No patch to the well made Dil dhadakne do, this film has a similar framework but the treatment is too laid back. Here we have a 90 year old patriarch Rishi Kapoor ( with prosthetics and all), sons Sidharth( not mama's favourite) Fawad ( the good son), good neighbour sprightly Alia Bhatt and mom Ratna Pathak all caught in webs either self created or created by destiny. The background is a hill station in South India which give good opportunity to the cinematographer to exhibit his talent.The proceedings take place in a leisurely manner and camera becomes a voyeuristic member of the family. So far so good but there is nothing really dramatic taking place to keep the viewer engaged.
Director Shakun Batra has some good performers at his disposal but there is a casual, rather too casual approach to the scenes. Only Alia gets to do a dramatic scene well within the collection of mundane scenes given to her. Rishi Kapoor tries to bring some life to the proceedings as a naughty old man at 90 without much success. Both Sidharth and Fawad go through their roles in a routine manner without creating any impression.