May 23, 2016

Kapoor & Sons | The corny movie review by Navin

Kapoor & Sons is standard Bollywood Karan Johar fare. There is some amount of bonhomie, drama, and a fair share of out-of-place songs and dances. Meh!

What Karan Johar outing is complete without Alia Bhatt and where Alia Bhatt is, there you'll find Sidharth Malhotra. Karan surely knows how to cast the right amount of eye-candy in his movies. There is a certain amount of realism in Kapoor & Sons with the standard dose of simmering resentment, hidden angst and this movie is all about how everyone in the big Indian dysfunctional family discovers and then deals with each of their flaws. 

There are moments in the movie where you are right there among the characters. Feeling their frustration and their anger. And then there are moments when you are done with the movie because the plot is too predictable. 
Kapoor & Sons is every bit an emotional rollercoaster ride and be sure to bring your tissues along.  
The car crash is quite evidently the point where things boil over and where the drama peaks. 
I can understand why the other characters were cast (stereotypical grumpy grand-dad included), but what the hell is Alia doing in this movie? Probably to sell the posters.

Would I recommend it? Hmm, I am on the fence here. If you are craving for a good old-fashioned tear-jerker from Bollywood, you have to watch Kapoor & Sons. You won't be disappointed. I felt the movie had a consistent pace and there are parts of this movie where the acting was pure gold. 
Don't expect to have an epiphany and you can leave your logical brain at the parking lot. 
I am not a fan of Bollywood family dramas, yet I enjoyed the way the story unraveled. But would I watch it again? No. 

My rating: 7

What does the rating mean? 
0-4  : Not worth your presence in the same zip code as the TV/Theater.
5-7  : Err... the movie is pretty, but it's definitely missing something. A storyline, that is.
8-10: 'Drop-the-dishes, stop-the-sex, jaw-dropping, that-is-incredible' 2 hours of movie experience
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