Kapoor & Sons is 140 minutes of sneak peek into the lives of a middle class family. A family that has members who all have secrets of their own. And the writers and the director has made this wonderful film with such ease and finesse that we feel they were somewhere living between these characters. How often do we feel that!
The film begins without giving us a background introduction for all its characters, which usually is template for ensemble films that has such plots. Remember that watchable but flawed “Dil Dhadakne Do” last year? But “Kapoor & Sons” is straigt forward. While there’s a whole lot of comic portions that will make the film look easy for entertainment, but beneath it’s breezy layer there’s a bigger layer of emotions that come from characters who are very flawed. And yet we somehow root for these imperfect characters which is the core strength of this film.
The second half unmistakably channels across every emotion and its hard not to connect to them. One can instantly relate to the family for at least one reason or the other. It’s a film that hits all the right notes except for couple of scenes in first half with Alia.
Director doesn’t use many songs and he lets the story speak for itself. The film’s setting in Coonoor’s beautifully fits nicely into the story.
Ratna Pathak Shah will make you moist-eyed more than once. She is absolutely terrific in a role which looked like she knows everything about. Siddarth wonderfully transforms with the character and he gets his part just about perfect. Fawad comes into his own post intermission and his breakdown scenes are heart breaking! Rishi Kapoor is the comic relief who is just as energetic as we expect him to be. Rajat Kapoor gives his part the much required vulnerability and even in just few scenes he completely absorb you in his character. Alia bhatt’s character, which is more of rework of Kareena’s character from “Ek Main Aur Ekk tu”, finds herself enjoying the fresh comedy although she has the least meatiest role.
Kapoor & Sons took me by leaps of surprise with almost every part of it especially post intermission. I never thought I will step in for some nice feel-good comic-drama and come out rather silent and overwhelmed.
Rating : 4/5Tags: Alia Bhatt Fawad Khan Kapoor & Sons Member Reviews Reviews Rishi Kapoor Shakun Batra Sidharth Malhotra