This week has basically two releases for ‘Bollywood’ and I opted for ‘Kai Po Che’. The reason behind my choice is crystal clear that’s one and only for ‘Abhishek Kapoor’ – the man who delivered the best musical film of ‘Bollywood’. So now an inevitable question rises that – Did Abhishek really succeed again with his adaption of a book which I felt was filled with many potholes and flaws like ‘Ali swashbuckling the deliveries of the Aussies’. Did Abhishek again sensitively handle the newly derived success formula of ‘Bollywood’- male bonding ?
Kai Po Che
As most of us know that it is an adaption of ‘Chetan Bhagat’s’ novel – ‘The Three Mistakes Of my Life’, sorry I have to correct myself ‘It is an successful adaption’. Yes my friends this flick is really enjoyable. The director has handled with care every genre that passes along this movie and gives it a nice ‘Bollywood’ touch. The central theme that is bro-mance is one of the best. It reminds me of ‘3-idiots’ but it would be quite daring to say that it outranks ‘3-idiots’ in that field. From the cryptic trailers everyone would have got a silhouette of the movie but don’t go with your intuition. Because the movie demands a watch. Unlike other directors this one has not spread himself too thin in an attempt to please the audience. For instance the seduction by Vidya to Govind isn’t stretched to an obscene amount. The setting of the story in ‘Gujarat’ is one of the big highlights of this movie as you will love the cinematography. This movie plays and reflects the stereotypes of this so-called ‘Modern India’. The movie’s character are from middle class so it does play a staple dish .
‘Raj Kumar Yadav’ excels and ‘Amit Sadh’ too but the man of the movie award goes to ‘Sushant Singh Rajput’. It’s no doubt that the three of them were good but at the end of the day someone is best.’Vidya’ played by ‘ Amrita Puri’ is cute with a tinge of joviality and naughtiness . She is a perfect sister and a lover. Little ‘Ali’ does look strong and playful. Others are good. I can’t through the whole list in one word I will label the cast ‘very good’. The transition made by the three lead characters seems like a facile victory. I won’t dig enough cause I don’t want to spoil it for you.
‘Gujarat’ means ‘Garba’ and thus means ‘beautiful’. The songs are good . Unlike the previous venture ‘Rock On’ this one is a bit traditional and you will love it. If I will go for the best song I will vote for ‘Shubharambh’. God! You will love it. Music is too good.
The cinematography is really fitting. You will surely succumb to the depth of ‘Gujaratiness’. Editing is good and I’m not that kind of aficionado in film-making so I did like the other aspects too like camera work , editing and blah,blah,blah.
Go for it. You won’t make a mistake.