Movie Review: Kai Po Che (2013)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★★☆☆
Box Office: Above Avg.

Welcome to another sensitive and superlative friendship film. Like other memorable cinema in this category, Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Rang De Basanti(2006), Rock On!! (from the same director, Abhishek Kapoor, in 2008) and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Kai Po Che, too, is a story of male bonding in the time of the devastating Gujarat earthquake and the disturbing Godhra riots.

Based on Chetan Bhagat’s The 3 Mistakes of My Life, in his second outing,Abhishek Kapoor raises the bar by giving us a thoroughly enjoyable film that showcases the strong emotions between the three protagonists who are boisterous, ballistic and at times plain bored.

KAI PO CHE narrates the story of three friends and is based in the city of Ahmedabad. The plot sees a young boy in Ahmedabad named Govind [Rajkumar Yadav] dream of starting a business. To accommodate his friends Ishaan [Sushant Singh Rajput] and Omi’s [Amit Sadh] passion, cricket, they open a cricket goods and training shop. However, each has a different motive: Govind’s 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.


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Positive Reviews
4.5 “KAI PO CHE is poetry in motion. After ROCK ON, Abhishek Kapoor has reminded us yet again, what a master story-teller he is.”
4.0 “KAI PO CHE is brimming with solid content. Watch it for the spirit it is made in.”
Bollywood Hungama
4.0 “You will not like this movie if slice-of-life films with intense emotions are not your cup of tea.”
Times Of India
4.0 “Abhishek Kapoor’s clarity of vision makes Kai Po Che — the adaptation of a mediocre novel — so irresistible.”
4.0 “Kai Po Che culminates into a celebration of good cinema. Watch it for Abhishek Kapoor’s engaging narrative and the power packed performances of the actors.”
4.0 “Post the success of ‘Rock On’, Abhishek Kapoor has reiterated the fact that he can make good films.”
Zee News
4.0 “Much more than a frill bromance, the film is mellow in its mood but loud in its message.”
4.0 “Kai Po Che’ is an intense and sensible ode to friendship and brotherhood which comes with a shot of wise at a time when it’s desperately needed.”
3.5 “Kai Po Che is a very fine film.”
3.5 “Kai Po Che is a competently crafted, well acted and consistently engaging drama that makes its point without sinking into preachy paroxysms.”
NDTV Movies
3.5 “Kai Po Che never for once commercialises its plot and stays true to its soul. Watch it to witness one of the most realistic coming of the age films in the recent times.”
3.5 “Kai Po Che! works on more levels than it fails, and most of it is because of its brilliant execution. Watch it for the performances.”
DNA India
3.5 “Abhishek Kapoor uses title as an apt metaphor and crafts a lovely, emotive film on abiding friendship.”
3.0 “Even if you have read the book, do watch Kai Po Che for the impressive acting and the emotional quotient.”
3.0 “The film has trended on social networks, clearly reaching its target audience. With such efficient marketing pushing the film, it’s likely to do very well.”
3.0 “Don’t miss “Kai Po Che” — it’s a warm film that speaks much about friendship in the troubled times we live in.”
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