Movie Review: 2 States (2014)

Box Office: Super Hit

The movie is a romantic story of a Punjabi boy who falls in love with a Tamil girl, and the ensuing cultural clash between them and their families. Krish Malhotra(Arjun Kapoor)and Ananya Swaminathan(Alia Bhatt)who hail from two different states of India, are deeply in love and want to get married.

Now as they have convinced both their parents they now try to make their parents meet and know each other, for which they go for a holiday trip to Goa. But this dream of theirs end as Ananya’s parents finds something fishy between Krish’s mom and him. Ananya’s family end up deciding that Krish and Ananya will not marry each other.

But at last Krish’s father who was like an enemy for Krish, helps Krish and Ananya to get married as he convinces Ananya’s family well. They really have very hard time to convince each other parents and finally get married and have two kids.

2 States is a happy film (with measured anguish). Romance in cross-cultural or even cross-border situations isn’t new to Bollywood. What makes 2 States work is the simple narrative told humorously. Adapted as it is, from one of author Chetan Bhagat’s best-selling works, the film, just like the book before it, is light-hearted. Chetan’s funny one-liners and life-view are studiously borrowed by the director for his screen outing. And though there is a sense of deja-vu, for those who have read the book, the movie still manages to charm and surprise.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
7.8 ” 2 States’ is nice popcorn watch for the weekend with your dear ones.”
4.5 ” 2 STATES is one of the finest movies to come out of the Hindi film industry of late. This is one of those rare Hindi movies that commands a repeat viewing.”
Bollywood Hungama
4.0 “If you are in a mood for a Bollywood family saga with measured melodrama and the right amount of naach-gaana, visit 2 States.”
4.0 “2 States is a total entertainer and a sure shot Bollywood box office hit!”
One India
4.0 “2 States is a riveting tale of journey from love to marriage. Of laughter and tears, love and longing.”
Indiatodya: Saurabh Dwivedi
4.0 ” Gift (watch this ) with someone you love.”
4.0 ” ‘2 States’ is a magical love story”
3.5 “There’s no way you won’t run home after watching this film and give your mother a big hug.”
3.5 “Two states starring Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor is realistic and fresh.”
DNA India
3.5 ” A delightful watch”
Daily Bhaskar
3.5 ” Watch it, not just once, but twice.”
3.0 ” 2 States is a feel good, romantic comedy which scores for being earthly and grounded. “
3.0 “An endearing, engaging take on the North-South divide. “
3.0 ” It won’t be wrong to say 2 States is a good state for Bollywood to be in. “
3.0 “2 STATES is appealing for its simple story-line. “
Average Reviews
2.5 “2 States is good for a one-time watch. “
NDTV Movies
2.5 “Bhagat’s book is no classic to demand that kind of reverence.”
2.5 ” Both Kapoor and Bhatt, she more than he, rise above the film’s flaws. Alia Bhatt is a surprise. She leaves behind her earlier films, and gets into her character.”
Negative Reviews
2.0 ” 2 States is a wasted opportunity to encash the popularity of a book. Despite the cast, the budgets and brand in place, the film fails to make a mark purely due to faulty execution. Not a funny or entertaining rom-com this one. “
2.0 “Despite the attempts of a modern love story, this 2 and a half hour movie can get to your nerves if you are expecting anything different.”
Zee News India
2.0 “2 States is disappointing.”
Indiatodya: Rohit Khilnani
2.0 “skip 2 States, read the novel instead. “

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