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2 States (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 18 April 2014 (India)
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This movie chronicles how Chetan met his wife and the difficulties they faced due to their cultural differences.



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Credited cast:
Kavita Malhotra - Krish's Mother
Radha Swaminathan- Ananya's Mother
Shivkumar Subramaniam ...
Shiv Swaminathan
Sharang Natarajan ...
Manjunath Swaminathan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Madhu Anand Chandhock ...
Duke's Mom
Hemang Dave ...
Achint Kaur
Dilip Merala ...
Mohit Oberoi
Neil Shah ...
Aru Krishansh Verma ...


A story about a romantic journey of a culturally opposite couple - Krish Malhotra and Ananya Swaminathan. They meet at the IIM-Ahmedabad College and during the program they fall in love. Complications arise after the program comes to an end and they decide to get married. Krish and Ananya belong to two different states of India. Krish, a North Indian Punjabi boy from Delhi, and Ananya, a Tamilian Brahmin from Chennai. They take a conscious decision; they won't get married until their parents agree. Everything goes downhill when the parents meet. There is a cultural clash and the parents oppose the wedding. To convert their love story into a love marriage, the couple faces a tough battle in front of them. For it is easy to fight and rebel, but much harder to convince. Will Krish and Ananya's love for each other sustain the battles? Will they manage to convince their parents and make it to their wedding? Written by UTV Motion Pictures

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18 April 2014 (India)  »

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$1,066,054 (USA) (18 April 2014)


$2,221,675 (USA) (16 May 2014)

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Karan Johar want Anushka to play Alia's role. But Anushka busy with another film, Finally Alia Bhatt which play the main actress in this film opposite Arjun Kapoor. See more »


At the beginning of the movie, Krish's calls her mother's cellphone. Her father answers the call and the smartphone's screen remains illuminated throughout (the display should switch off as the phone is brought to his face). See more »


References Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) See more »


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Performed by Akriti Kakar, Shahid Mallya, Shankar Mahadevan
Music composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy / Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Ehsaan Noorani
Lyrics written by Amitabh Bhattacharya
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Entertainer - Beautifully done.
24 April 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Yet another movie which surpasses the mother book in terms of quality. The direction of the movie is mind blowing and Chetan Bhagat is once again blessed with a movie which can thunder the Box Office. You will wonder at one stage if the story of the movie you watch is the same of the book you read few years ago- the book is very entertaining of course. Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor have done exceptionally well in the screen. I never knew Alia was this beautiful. Arjun Kapoor has done the role of a lethargic Punjabi perfectly. The movie, from the start, gives the spectator good entertainment and a smiling face. The Script is very gentle. In the final parts of the movie, at variance with the feelings that the book creates for a reader, a spectator gets very much emotional. The emotions, portrayed in the movie, between the hero and his dad, have been so picturesquely put into screen that it can wet your eyes. Ronit Roy who plays the role of the hero's father has contributed a major share by giving a new aura to the movie's story-line. His outstanding acting and attitude would be the main things that you will be talking about after getting out of the theater. The cast for the movie is very beautifully selected. It need not be mentioned here about the class of acting that Revathi and Amritha Singh can deliver. They are all always at their best; be it for any role. As we all know from the book itself, the story line isn't that classy or touching. Maybe none of the jokes or scenes will linger in your heart after you get out of the theater; only the entertainment and happiness that the movie provided will be thought about. And by prudence, the director has omitted certain parts of the book from the movie; only a few scenes, such as the scene where 'Ananya' screws the 'Duke' are a bit boring and unoriginal. Apart from that, there is nothing to be seriously criticized in the movie, or to exclaim and shout, 'Highly impossible things'. Words by the hero, that he wishes to write normal and simple stories which have the ability to become the 'HERO' in people's heart will ring in your mind like a chant, and will give hope to all the authors who are striving hard to come up; for we all know how successful Chetan Bhagat is. He is the man who made India read. I will say that it's a good movie to watch and I can assure that none will be disappointed. The spectators would very surely be coming out of the theater with happy and smiling faces.

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