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Movie Review: 2 states

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Punjabi Munda Krish and Tamilian Ananya, played by Arjun and Alia respectively happen to meet at IIM-A and gradually fall in love. This part of the story moves on well with amazing songs, the college life and their chemistry of tumbling in and out of bed throughout their graduation!

2 states

The 2 belonging to 2 different states and cultures, results into establishment of a 3rd state when Krish and Ananya decide to take their relationship to the next level and decide to marry only with their parent’s consent.  Krish has a doting,loud and melodramatic mother and an abusive alcoholic father who is angry and misbehaved most of the times. Ananya’s parents are simple, subtle and conservative. Things get worse when Krish’s mother, who keeps addressing Ananya and her family as ‘Madrasis’  keeps on uttering rubbish in front of Alia’s family. This rift gets too stretched with the story loosing its tempo gradually. I wish we cold see the romance part more between the sweet couple. At certain point of time, you find story as a weak link though its funny in bits and pieces. There are very few “VOW” moments in the film.

Alia and Arjun are good in their roles but the 21 year old Alia steals the show with her effortless performance. Not to forget, the supporting cast is terrific and add to the story. Amrita, as a loud Punjabi mother with Revathi bringing a contrast as a conservative Mom have a great screen presence. The fathers played by Ronit Roy and Shiv Kumar are equally good.

Though I feel reading the book was more of a pleasure than watching the film, I recommend that this can be given a chance!

Final Verdit: 2 states makes a nice one time watch.

Rating: 2.5/5


  1. Kinjal

    Agreed.. The book was much better.. It really kept you engrossed.. Also, the screenplay could have been better..

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