Three friends growing up in India at the turn of the millennium set out to open a training academy to produce the country's next cricket stars.



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Credited cast:
Ishaan Bhatt
Omi Shastri
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Naseer Hashmi
Digvijay Deshmukh ...
Ali Hashmi
Bittoo Mama
Vidya Bhatt


The story goes around the three friends who start a business, also providing coaching classes and tuition. Omi asks for help with his uncle, who is also a political leader, to start this business. Govind provides tuition classes to some children and Ishaan gives cricket coaching. They come to meet a boy, Ali who is gifted with hyper-reflex. Ishaan then starts special coaching for the boy so that the country gets a new star player. But unexpected things happen suddenly and the story takes a turn. Written by Nebzyl

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It's never too easy to achieve something valuable.


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Release Date:

22 February 2013 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Életem nagy hibái  »

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Box Office

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$552,765 (USA) (22 February 2013)


$1,122,527 (USA) (26 April 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chetan Bhagat's son Ishaan, played a small role in the film. He is shown as a kid insisting his mother to buy him a cricket bat while she goes to temple. See more »


When Omi's parents are going to Ayodhya, train announcement is for train number 19165. In 2002, train numbers were 4-digit. Only in 2011 were 5-digit train numbers introduced by Indian Railways. See more »


References Chaalbaaz (1989) See more »

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The Best Movie Of The Year So Far..
22 February 2013 | by (Mumbai) – See all my reviews

Set against the backdrop of the Gujarat riots of a decade ago, Kai Po Che tells the story of three best friends - Ishaan Bhatt (Sushant Singh Rajput), Omkar Shastri (Amit Sadh) and Govind Patel (Rajkumar Yadav), who are trying to chase their dreams in the advent of the new millennium. This was a time when India's nuclear power was ostensibly shining - a perfect place for the three Ahmedabad boys to start a business that could be their ticket to fame and riches.

In a country like that of ours, where cricket is a religion, they hit upon a brilliant plan to start a training academy that could produce India's next sporting superstars. But, destiny plays cruel joke in the lives of three boys whose equations with each other are thrown into severe turmoil by calamitous event of the Godhra riots. This is when Ishaan, Omi and Govind struggle to keep their friendship intact, but on the other hand, their dreams are shattered as it pushes their grand plan of building a sports academy off the rails.

Positives : Kai Po Che is a refreshing tale of friendship, dreams and passion that might leave you with a mild dose of reality. The movie unravels the madness that the common citizen of the country has about cricket, cinema and politics, and the effects that it is making on the process of growth and the ethos of the country. There's no over-the-top, filmy, dramatic dialogues, instead, those in the film sound very realistic and genuine.

Verdict : Kai Po Che is an ode to true friendship. The movie works wonder on every sphere, say it brilliant acting, realistic plot or heart-touching dialogues. Hence, this one is sure to make a prominent place to the year's Best film award nominations. So, go and grab your tickets at the earliest and relish the beauty of the flick.

Ratings : 9/10 !!

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