It was some years before when I had read Chetan Bhagat’s first book, and after that I read all of his books. But till date 2 States is one of my most favorite book. It has everything from college to love, from problems to mistakes, it is the complete package.
When I heard the news that it was going to be adapted into a movie, I was excited for it. But when the starcast was announced I had a little doubt. Then after some months the trailer came out and all of a sudden all my doubts vanished. After watching the trailer a positive feeling came in my heart.
Today I went to watch the movie, to my surprise in spite of not have big superstars who are ruling the movie industry. The movie was houseful. With the first scene itself Arjun Kapoor was Krish for me. He depicted him, the way we have read him. I fell in love with Ananya when she was fighting with the canteen head, Alia Bhatt molded herself perfectly in Ananya. She looks beautiful and she had the same attitude which Ananya had in book.
Then with each passing minute the story moved forward, in interval my friend said, ‘That office scene is not shown…’ I also noticed that, but it’s a movie. In spite of being an adaptation, they cannot bring each line out of the book and put in a two hours and some minutes movie. Something will be emitted and something will be added. The story of 2 States is beautiful; you all will fall in love with it. Some people will say it is not complete what the book was. But after all it’s a movie you can’t expect them to make a six hours movie. We all loved the book, but we should watch the movie as the way it is.
Abhishek Varman has portrayed various colors of emotions, in its pure form. His vision makes the movie a joyful ride of 150 minutes. He gives you moments of happiness filled with laughter. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy takes the movie to another level with their beautiful music. Which are been shot beautifully.
Ronit Roy, he is the actor who can portray any character. His performance in Udaan gave him various awards and no doubt this one can also do that for him again. Each scene of him has a soul in it. Amrita Singh has played the best Punjabi mother. All other supporting actors have done a great job.
Overall 2 States is a movie which each and everyone who wants to do love-marriage should watch with their parents. But this does not mean other people should not watch it, yes! You should watch the movie. You will see various colors of emotions painted in a beautiful movie.
I would give it 4.5 stars out of 5. Do watch it!