Director: Shakun Batra
Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan,Rishi Kapoor, Ratna Pathak, Rajat Kapoor, Alia Bhatt
Running Time: 2 h 12 min
Pune: Hyped and much awaited ‘Kapoor and Sons’ was released today, the ‘we love our family despite all the problems’ motto by Dharma Production has overdone the problems part in the movie.
Tale of two brothers fighting for who is loved the most, a husband in an extramarital relationship , a furious and angry wife who would not leave a single chance to taunt, and an old father who tries to keep the family united.
The film depicts every problem a family can have ever on earth, financial problems, broken relationships, different mindsets, lies, betrayal and a girl of course. The amount of time spent on each issue makes the movie stretched and feels forced. It is’ revenge’ series put up in one movie.
Talking about the characters Sidharth’s character is a younger son in the family who feels his family does not love him as compared to his elder brother, thinks his novel idea was stolen by his elder brother and his almost to be girlfriend was kissed by his elder brother. Fawad Khan whereas has acted as a homosexual guy who has hidden his identity from his family all his life, the story fails to recognize his side of the story completely, but his acting is not only compelling but convincing.
The characters of Rajat Kapoor and Ratna Pathak are strangled into a complicated relationship, who go through a financial crisis, trust issues and compatibility issues but excel at portraying it. Alia Bhatt, well she literally does not have any solid scene to mark her presence, in her fun loving, happy spirit she is sidelined.
And Rishi Kapoor has the best punch lines in the movie, has played old man’s character with ease and clarity. The man has not only tried to save the family in the movie but also the movie overall.
Shakun Batra’s ‘Kapoor & Sons’ has less story and more tantrums in the movie. The movie fails to give a definite message to the audience, it is strangled in the issues they wanted to cover, and emotions have taken everything away from the movie.
Even after having the best of Bollywood in terms of actors, Kapoor and Sons failed in terms of story telling but excelled in acting and individual performances.