Kai Po Che! Cast & Crew:
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Release Date22 Feb 2013
ProducerSiddharth Roy Kapur, Ronnie Screwvala
Star CastSushant Singh Rajput,
Raj Kumar Yadav,
Executive ProducerManish Hariprasad
ChoreographerMansi Agarwal, Jayesh Pradhan
Music DirectorAmit Trivedi
Screenplay Abhishek Kapoor,Chetan Bhagat,Pubali Chaudhuri, Supratik Sen
Kai Po Che! is a film based on Chetan Bhagats novel The 3 Mistake Of My Life directed by Abhishek Kapoor with music by Amit Trivedi and lyrics by Swanand Kirkire. Sushant Singh Rajput,Raj kumar Yadav and Amit Sadh star as the three main pratagonists while Amrita Puri plays the female lead respectively.
It is the story of three friends and is based in the city of Ahmedabad. The plot sees a young boy in Ahmedabad named Govind dream of starting a business. To accommodate his friends Ishaan (the central character) and Omis passion, cricket, they open a cricket goods and training shop. However, each has a different motive: Govinds goal is to make money; Ishaan desires to nurture Ali, a gifted batsman; Omi just wants to be with his friends. The events that transpire against the backdrop of all that occurred in the city during that time, change the lives of each of the friends in very different ways.
Verdict : â€˜Kai Po Che' is a film which is written, directed and acted supremely well. Stunning performances, amazing story telling, and it is a film which is a must watch for everyone.
Abhishek Kapoor who had stormed Bollywood with the National Award winning film ‘Rock On’ is back with his latest film ‘Kai Po Che’. This film is based on the bestseller ’3 Mistakes of my life’ by Chetan Bhagat and this film stars newcomers Sushant Singh Rajput and Amit Sadh alongwith Raj Kumar Yadav in the lead roles. The film is scheduled to release on 22nd February and we are pleased to bring you the movie’s review much in advance. So let’s see how Kai Po Che is.
A well knit tale the story is set in Ahmedabad with three friends. There is Govind (raj) who wants to have his own business and he brings in his friends Ishaan (sushant) and Omi (amit) into it. Together, they open a sports goods and training shop. But their targets are different. Govind wants to make money, Ishaan wants to groom a talented cricketer and Omi just wants to be with his friends. How life offers them challenges and what happens after that forms the rest of the story.
Positive Points :-
We have come across earlier movies on male bonding such as ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, ‘Rang De Basanti’ and ‘3 Idiots’; however, ‘Kai Po Che’ promises and delivers flawlessly. Speaking of performances in this movie, we can say all the actors have given their 100% to make this film a heartwarming one. The movie doesn’t make one realize that this is Sushant Singh Rajput’s debut in Bollywood since he gives a grueling performance in the intense scenes and shows off his comic timing in the fun sequences. Amit Sadh is another debutante who delivers a surprising performance in the film and is absolutely disciplined in the first half and equally intense in the second.
Raj Kumar Yadav who has already known for his good performances in earlier outings manages to give his best with this one. The actor plays out business-minded lad outstandingly while his innocence and discomfited passionate shots that are the most charming. Amrita Puri plays a bubbly progressive girl with ease and she is only predominant female presence in the film.
Other impactful characters include Bittu Mama, Omi’s politically driven uncle, and Ali, Ishaan’s gifted student, who have fleshed out their characters well.
Negative Points :-
There is not much to talk about in this section and all we can say is that love sequences between Govind and Vidya were a little over-the-top and could have been more interestingly portrayed. Some of the sequences between the friends seem to be inspired from other Bollywood films like ‘Rang De Basanti’ and ’3 Idiots’. Also, Kai Po Che does not have the standard popcorn or masala entertainment quotient of regular Bollywood flicks.
Technical Aspects :-
There are just three songs in the entire movie which ensure that you rarely get a chance to take your eyes off the screen. ‘Manja’ clearly explains the bond between the three friends, whereas ‘Shubhaarambh’ and ‘Meethi Boliyan’ connect well with the screenplay instead of acting as speed-breakers. The music is by Amit Trivedi set to lyrics by Swanand Kirkere and this will definitely have a lasting impact on the audiences.
The screenplay by Abhishek Kapoor and Chetan Bhagat proves to be both appealing and impactful. Deepa Bhatia’s editing is engaging and keeps the flow engaging. While the first half of the film depicts fun and bonding between the buddies, the second part is equally interesting with all the ups and downs in their respective lives which are interconnected amongst them.
The climax is thought-provoking and will have a lasting effect even after you exit the theaters. Anay Goswamy’s cinematography completely captures the spirit of the film. Director Abhishek Kapoor hits the bulls eye as he makes Chetan Bhagat’s novel look better in every way. He stews a heady concoction of cricket, politics, romance and brotherhood in the movie and comes up with a balanced dish of all the elements.