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Kai po che! (2013)

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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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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22 February 2013 (India)  »

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

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$1,122,527 (USA) (28 April 2013)
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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 »

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Most private vehicles in the movie are shown with white number plates with black alphabets and letters. This system didn't come in place in India till 2002, whereas the movie is set in the year 2000-2001. At that time, number plates used to be 'white on black'. 'Black on white' at that time was used for commercial vehicles. See more »

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References Basic Instinct (1992) See more »

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Brimming Niceties, Fantastic Performances & A Scintillating Ode To Friendship (& Its Destruction)!
22 February 2013 | by (the Entertainment Capital of India) – See all my reviews

Kai Po Che, thus gives Bollywood a new wave of actors. Sushanth is a charmer. Amit Sadh is elegant and genuine. Yadav is creepy but portrays his role fantastically. The supporting cast is bold with Manav Kaul getting my uninterrupted attention. The music goes haywire sometimes, but the direction compensates it. Cinematography, I perceive has been a copy of Dil Chahta Hai while screenplay is non-linear & appreciable. The climax is different from the book & adds up little emotion to the film. Even if you haven't read the book, this one will give you a total feel of it.

"I took the pains of making 3 Rock Ons!! for this," Anhishek Kapoor was himself quoted saying. And I second that. The glory of this adaptation is its screenplay, run time (135 minutes) & the audacity of film-making as a whole.

Yes, there are some ennui-inducing sequences specially the romance thing which might... MIGHT annoy at times, but that is passable. Not much of dilly-dallying or item songs or stereotype ridden script or dialogs, this one. Indeed, KPC is a victory in itself! Yes, Gujarati people say it after achieving victory over kite flying, but after watching this, I too can say pretty much the same phrase with oomph. Except that the political hue was necessary, but the gore & violence made it look cranky. 7/10 for compressing such a magnificent book into a short film.

BOTTOM LINE: Kai Po Che! is a pretty good film; a must watch this weekend (compared to Zilla Ghaziabad), but talking it with the likes of Dil Chahta Hai or Rock On!! would be mild disgrace to the latter because KPC doesn't talk more about friendship than it talks about its destruction. KPC will make you think, but it is not a GREAT* film as it tries very hard to achieve but still gets a cold spot.

WATCH OUT FOR: Sushanth Singh Rajput, Manav Kaul, Amit Sadh & some tit- bits.

*refers to actual meaning in the dictionary with in celluloid context.

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES

Language: Very Mild | Sex: No | Nudity: Very Mild | Smoking & Alcohol: Mild | Violence: Very Critical | Gore: Mediocre | Mouth-Kiss & Foreplay: Mild | Traumatizing Quotient: Strong


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