Kapoor and Sons – Movie Review
Posted by Vivek on March 20, 2016 | No Comments
Producer: Karan Johar
Cinematography: Jeffrey Bierman
Cast: Rishi Kapoor, RajatKapur, Ratna Pathak, Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Fawad Khan
The Indian family system is talked about worldover. The Indian family system can also make you wear all kinds of baggage. So we get to meet the dysfunctional Kapoor’s whose only sane member is the eldest one. The children carry some baggage of their own and the parents appear as laden with luggage as the kids. But despite this they appear to be co existing and creating enough entertainment for the audience.
An incident forces the family to re unite in India and their deficiencies are on display almost immediately.
The meandering of effects and the histrionics, along with a tight script, keep the audience on their seats and there is never a dull moment.
From an acting perspective, each one of the primary cast is solid and their experience shows as they take their designated roles and merge them into the overall script.
The music blends well with the film, and thankfully the number of songs are kept at a minimal. In fact for a typical Dharma film, this one seems a tad different, yet it does have the emotions and entertainment factor intact.
What the film does really well, is that it takes the audience into the world it has created, in all its aspects.
The story telling is believable and does not appear candy floss or Archies comic like, as has often been the case of Dharma films. Alas one flaw is the unfolding of each of the characters and their character flaws, appears to be robotic and sequential, like a mathematical equation. Also predictability of Bollywood is maintained with the Gay character being all “goody goody.”
Overall though the audience will not get bored.