Kai Po Che's Bromantic Trio Work Out All the Bollywood Trappings

Named for a Gujarati kite-competition cheer and based on Chetan Bhagat's novel "The 3 Mistakes of My Life," director Abhishek Kapoor's glossy, innocuous drama Kai Po Che has all the Bollywood trappings: expensively lit Scope cinematography, a mild disposition and wall-to-wall musical fizz, though relatively no dancing, and not a single wet sari in sight. The story: Just after the turn of this century, in the northwestern Indian city of Ahmedabad, a bromantic trio of young cricket devotees ambitiously strives to build a sports shop/academy for kids. Govind (Raj Kumar Yadav) is the skittish, penny-pinching pushover who becomes romantically distracted by the younger sister of impulsive hothead Ishaan (Sushant Singh Rajput), a former high-school cricketing ace whose own allegiance t...
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