Cast: Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Ratna Pathak Shah, Rajat Kapoor
Director: Shakun Batra
Duration: 2 Hours 12 Minutes Combined Rating of All The Critics: 3.5/5
Kapoor and Sons is an apt path breaker in the ways it brings to screen the nuances of family values and the inherent contestations that are deep rooted in a modern family. However, it again inculcates in us the embedded notions of family bonds and how it helps us become more resilient as necessitated by the circumstances around us.
Kapoor & Sons essentially brings forth the evolving differentiations and family allures through the prism of characters viz. Rahul (Fawad Khan), Arjun (Siddharth Malhotra), Tia (Alia Bhatt) reflects upon the attributes of love, ambition and confrontation on issues pertaining to the malfunctioning of the system as a whole.
NDTV : 3.5/5
Half a dozen key characters, one boisterous family and a clutch of unresolved inter-personal issues are the components that propel Kapoor And Sons. Director Shakun Batra keeps it all on a tight leash and skillfully mines the multiple conflict points as much for the humour inherent in them as for the dramatic frisson that they generate. Kapoor And Sons is intense and incisive in its observation of human inadequacies but is always entertaining. Read More....
Koimoi : 3.5/5
Rahul (Fawad Khan) and Arjun (Sidharth Malhotra) are based in London and New Jersery respectively while their family consisting their parents Harsh (Rajat Kapoor), Sunita (Ratna Pathak Shah) and Daadu (Rishi Kapoor) are settled in Coonoor. After Daadu suffers a heart attack, Rahul and Arjun rush to their hometown. While Daadu is a happy go lucky character, the tension between Harsh and Sunita who are struggling with their marriage is evident. In the meanwhile, Rahul and Arjun too have some unsettled issues which come to the fore when they start living together. Read More...
Rediff : 3/5
This is a film, in short, about people who want more attention than the world grants them. Batra, too, is adept at quick asides -- like a shot of schoolboy cigarettes hidden inside audio-cassette covers and the taking of a photograph being briefly halted, because an unnamed pre-teen girl, very realistically, has to fix her hair just so. And there are smart narrative devices, like the linking of three far-flung men achieved by having two of them read a video email from the third, a smart way to subvert the way Bollywood letters come with attached voiceovers. Read More...
Bollywood Hungama : 4/5
KAPOOR & SONS starts off with the 90 year old Dadu (Rishi Kapoor) 'practicing' death sequence at the dinner table. This is followed by a day in the life of the Kapoor family that consists of Harsh (Rajat Kapoor) and his wife Sarita (Ratna Pathak Shah) along with Dadu. The scene then shifts to the introduction of Harsh's elder son Rahul Kapoor (Fawad Khan), who happens to be a hugely successful writer living in London and Harsh's younger son Arjun Kapoor (Sidharth Malhotra), living in New Jersey, who happens to be a college dropout -turned-bartender, now 'trying' to be a writer. Right from the word go, he feels being treated as the black sheep of the family, because of which, he feels that his parents had always seen their 'perfect son' in Rahul and that they love him more than him. Read More...