25 February, 2021

Kapoor And Sons

The film has no plot, just the problems of getting a family together

Kapoor And Sons

Starring: Siddharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan, Alia Bhat, Rishi Kapoor.
Dir by Shakun Batra.
Rating: **

A family that shouts together, stays together! The dysfunctional family makes its arrival:  the inmates of a pretty Coonoor cottage have enough issues to be in a perpetual funk, even if their tantrums seem banal. Harsh Kapoor (Rajat Kapoor) and his wife Sunita (Ratna Pathak Shah) keep sniping at each other; their sons Rahul (Fawad Khan) and Arjun (Siddharth Malhotra) are sulking, not over a girl, but over intellectual property—they are writers. There’s a girl next door too, Tia (Alia Bhatt), whose chronic cheerfulness hides the hurt over the lack of a family. And then there’s grandpa (Rishi Kapoor), buried under layers of prosthetics, a ‘naughty’ old man, demanding his fix of porn from his grandsons. Shakun Batra’s film has no plot, just the problems of getting a family...

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