Director – Shakun Batra

Rating – 3 stars

Kapoor and sons (since 1921) is about two brothers Arjun (Siddharth Malhotra) and Rahul (Fawad Khan), their dreadful life which is filled with problems-family problems. The duo are able to mediate disputes between their mom and dad. And also mollify out their blood pressure. In the film Alia (Tia) is a girl who falls in love partially with both. But later it is shown that Arjun makes a place in her heart. And we get to know that Rahul is homophobic and does not loves Tia. Now, when it comes to my impressionistic choices about what’s exceptionally good in the film is the music (comprising of party anthems and sentimental virtuoso). The music lends extravagant cheerfulness to the film. Gags which are meretricious, as they have a double meaning beyond the limits. And also Alia, who deviates her character after the interval. Though she looks much like a teenager, she dazzles at her performance. Fawad and Siddharth are impressive rather than just pretty. While the duo fails to maintain the brothers trust and camaraderie, their characters are well made and have appropriate quality to them. Old man Rishi Kapoor is conversant with his archaic look. He is a jubilant grandfather who speaks in innuendos. The mom and dad too suffice their characters. The film flies like a plane soaring in the 1st half. But precariously loses the grip and becomes dull in the later half. Direction is fairly appreciable and enough for a good family movie to watch. Dharma productions’ ‘Kapoor and Sons’ is a good hearted grandiose family entertainment. While the plot is akin to that of ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’, it is a take on modern family squabbles and an intricate understanding of them. I am giving it 3 stars.

Aniket Parihar