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Chetan Bhagat (novel) and
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Release Date:
22 February 2013 (India) See more »
It's never too easy to achieve something valuable.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
11 wins & 34 nominations See more »
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The Best Movie Of The Year So Far.. See more (70 total) »


  (in credits order)

Rajkummar Rao ... Govind

Sushant Singh Rajput ... Ishaan Bhatt

Amit Sadh ... Omi Shastri
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Asif Basra ... Naseer Hashmi

Tahir Raj Bhasin
Digvijay Deshmukh ... Ali Hashmi

Manav Kaul ... Bittoo Mama

Irfan Khan ... Javed

Amrita Puri ... Vidya Bhatt
Sunil Upadhyay ... Pot seller

Directed by
Abhishek Kapoor 
Writing credits
Chetan Bhagat (novel)

Chetan Bhagat  adaptation
Pubali Chaudhuri  adaptation
Abhishek Kapoor  adaptation
Supratik Sen  adaptation

Produced by
Rakesh Bhagwani .... line producer
Ruchi Bhimani .... line producer
Manish Hariprasad .... associate producer
Siddharth Roy Kapur .... producer
Prasanth Kumar .... line producer
Ajay Rai .... executive producer
Ronnie Screwvala .... producer
Meenakshi Sharma .... supervising producer
Navmeet Singh .... line producer
Original Music by
Amit Trivedi 
Cinematography by
Anay Goswami 
Film Editing by
Deepa Bhatia 
Casting by
Mukesh Chhabra 
Production Design by
Sonal Sawant 
Set Decoration by
Swapnali Das 
Rose Maria Tharakan 
Costume Design by
Niharika Bhasin  (as Niharika Khan)
Production Management
Sachin Agarwal .... location production manager
Omshankar Bhagat .... production manager
Manoj Jadhav .... post-production supervisor
Satish Mane .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Heeral Gandhi .... second second assistant director
Abhishek Kapur .... second assistant director
Varun Khettry .... third assistant director
Nishant Menon .... first assistant director
Mansi A. Mhatre .... first assistant director
Ankita Narang .... second second assistant director
Vishal Raman .... second assistant director
Jyugal Soni .... assistant director
Rishabh Thakkar .... associate director
Art Department
Kazvin Dangor .... set dresser
Sound Department
Sanjay Chaturvedi .... additional production sound mixer
Udit Duseja .... sound design effects
Baylon Fonseca .... production mixer
Baylon Fonseca .... sound designer
Baylon Fonseca .... supervising sound editor
Dhiman Karmakar .... additional production mixer
Dhiman Karmakar .... dialogue editor
Ammar Kshhir .... sound effects editor
Anuj Mathur .... re-recording mixer
Maitreya Shah .... sound effects editor
Mukhtar Shaikh .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Shruti Anand .... visual effects coordinator: Prime Focus Ltd.
Swapnil Andraskar .... visual effects artist
Swapnil Bagul .... matchmover
Bakiyaraj .... matte painter
Tathagata Banerjee .... vfx production manager
Praveen Bareria .... visual effects supervisor
Mahesh Baria .... on set vfx supervision
Indranil Bhattacharya .... senior modeler
Nayan Bora .... lighting artist
Goolzar Buchia .... senior fx artist
Vasistha Chawda .... visual effects artist
Dipak Chetry .... digital compositor
Vishal Darkunde .... matchmove artist: prime focus
Akash Fargade .... background prep artist
Somesh Ghosh .... lead compositor
Parag Godse .... senior concept artist
Ashwin Joshi .... digital compositor: Prime Focus
Vinay Kadam .... senior compositor
Vikram Kale .... digital compositor
Dushyant Kashyap .... pipeline td
Darpan Kataria .... digital compositor
Swapnil Khandagle .... senior texture artist (as Swapnil Khandagale)
Manish Khatiwada .... digital compositor
Swapnil Khotkar .... vfx line producer
Dam Khuman .... visual effects artist
Naveen Kosana .... dynamics artist: prime focus
Mithil Kotwal .... visual effects coordinator
Mani Bhushan Kumar .... cg supervisor
Nitesh Kumar .... lighting artist
Abhijeet Lamture .... senior texture artist
Harshada Lodha .... matchmove artist: prime focus
Dhanjee Maheshwary .... roto support
Debabrata Maity .... lead compositor: prime focus
Kondaiah Mane .... animation
Govind Mohan .... visual effects artist
Abhijeet Mohanty .... animation (prime focus)
Rohit More .... roto lead
Sunny Nair .... matte painter
Vikas Negi .... visual effects artist (visual effects)
Amey Panchal .... matchmove artist: prime focus
Abhijeet Panda .... digital compositor
Om Parab .... matchmove artist: prime focus
Rajendra Parab .... matchmove artist
Rajesh Pradhan .... Offline Editor: DI team prime focus
Virendra Prajapati .... compositor
Priyank Raj .... visual effects producer
Dheeren Raul .... matchmove artist: prime focus
Reupal D. Rawal .... senior visual effects supervisor
Anil Rawat .... digital compositor
Akshay Sachdeva .... digital compositor
Jimit Shah .... roto lead
Yadav Shridhar .... animator: Prime focus
Mrityunjay Singh .... Digital Compositor: Prime Focus
Kapil Soni .... camera matchmove artist
Kapil Soni .... visual effects artist
Avadhoot Tambe .... camera matchmove artist
Abu Thahir .... roto supervisor
Yogendra Tonke .... texture lead
Rahul Toraskar .... roto artist
Vipin Tripathi .... roto qc supervisor
Anuj Upadhyay .... digital compositor
Akshay Vichare .... lighting artist
Hemanth Vundemodalu .... visual effects
Vikas Wadekar .... roto artist
Jitendra Yadav .... digital compositor: Prime Focus
Sunil Kumar Yadav .... roto & paint artist
Vamsi Krishna Mudraboina .... digital matte painting artist (uncredited)
Shritej Patvardhan .... roto artist (uncredited)
Feroz .... stunts
Parvez Khan .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Arjun Singh Bhurji .... key grip
Kapil Dubey .... rigging grip
Mohamad Gulam Hussian .... best boy grip
Shiv Karal .... chief assistant cameraman
Harshil Momaya .... grip
Swapnil Phanse .... grip
Deval Samanta .... camera operator: second unit
Vikas Sinha .... second assistant camera
Kapil Verma .... steadicam operator
Animation Department
Vumzolian Gwite .... animator: Prime Focus
Sridhar Neelkantan .... lighting artist
Mangesh Rajiwade .... animator
Casting Department
Aakash Dahiya .... casting associate
Mukesh Prajapati .... casting assistant
Vaibhav Vishant .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Riyaz Khan .... assistant costume designer
Tasneem Khan .... assistant costume designer
Kirti Kolwankar .... costume supervisor
Kirti Kolwankar .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Prashant Dhumal .... on-line editor
Sourabh Dutta .... editor making of
Sanjay Ingle .... associate editor
Parikshhit Jha .... associate editor
Anil Rodhan .... Promo Editor
Ajay Sharma .... associate editor
Ganesh Shinde .... digital intermediate data management: prime focus
Music Department
Swanand Kirkire .... lyricist
Divya Kumar .... playback singer
Ashish Narula .... artist & repertoire consultant
Sameer Nichani .... composer: additional music
Shadab Rayeen .... audio final mix
Tanuj Tiku .... composer: additional music
Abhijit Vaghani .... composer: additional music, BGM
Other crew
Mansi Aggarwal .... choreographer
Vishesh Agrawal .... production staff: Jar Pictures Team
Mukesh Chhabra .... acting workshops
Sunil Jadhav .... On Set Publicity Still Photographer
Shafi Khan .... behind the scenes (as Shafi Ahmad)
Aniiket Limje .... Asst .Choreographer
Prakash Nathan .... marketing: distribution & syndication
Jayesh Pradhan .... choreographer
Soma Roy .... script supervisor
Ajay Singh .... on location publicity stills
Vivek Tiwari .... production accountant
Gaurav Verma .... Head Of Distribution

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
USA:120 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (Ontario/British Columbia) | Singapore:NC-16 | UK:12A | USA:Not Rated
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

"Kai Po Che!" is a Gujarati phrase which means "I've cut the kite!," which a kite-flyer screams victoriously after cutting the rope of a kite of an adversary, mostly in a competition.See more »
Anachronisms: 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 »
Movie Connections:
References Chaalbaaz (1989)See more »


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43 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
The Best Movie Of The Year So Far.., 22 February 2013
Author: bharat047 from Mumbai

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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