16 May, 2021

2 States

Just the first 40-odd minutes is what works for the film, the 40 minutes of love and courtship.

2 States
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Starring: Aalia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor, Ronit Roy, Amrita Singh, Revathy, Shiv Kumar Subramaniam
Directed by Abhishek Varman
Rating: **

A lot many times you wish Hindi films were short, that they wrapped up in 90 minutes and had no interval at all. In the case of 2 States, the patience doesn’t even last that long. Just the first 40-odd minutes is what works for the film, the 40 minutes of love and courtship. Delhi-Punjabi boy Krish (Arjun) meets Chennai girl Ananya (Aalia) over some bad sambar and good rosogolla in the IIM canteen and love begins to blossom at once. The girl is spiri­ted, fun and extremely likeable, the boy is likeable because he is so visibly in love with her. The give-’n-take is cute, conversations sweet and believable. Little moments make you smile, the superbly shot song Locha-e-ulfat lends just the...

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