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2 States (2014)

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


Abhishek Varman


Chetan Bhagat (story), Abhishek Varman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Arjun Kapoor ... Krish
Alia Bhatt ... Ananya
Amrita Singh ... Kavita Malhotra - Krish's Mother
Revathi ... Radha Swaminathan- Ananya's Mother (as Revathy)
Ronit Roy ... Vikram Malhotra
Shivkumar Subramaniam Shivkumar Subramaniam ... Shiv Swaminathan
Sharang Natarajan Sharang Natarajan ... Manjunath Swaminathan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Swarna Bharat Swarna Bharat ... Cameo as Guest
Sanjay Bhatia Sanjay Bhatia ... Canteen manager
Madhu Anand Chandhock ... Duke's Mom
Hemang Dave Hemang Dave ... Interviewer
Achint Kaur
Dilip Merala ... Mohit Oberoi
Neil Shah Neil Shah ... Ramanuj
Aru Krishansh Verma Aru Krishansh Verma ... Duke


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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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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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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Get in for some cross cultural jokes and fun.. once watch entertainer
18 April 2014 | by SivakumarBalachandranSee all my reviews

2 States (2014) Review: A cross cultural rom-com which portrays the love to marriage journey of Krish a Punjabi boy and Ananya a Tamilian girl. The prime focus is on the acceptance of cross cultural marriage. The movie is a picturesque of the semi autobiographical novel by Chetan Bhagat. So we all know the plot well before watching the film so don't expect any major twists and turns. It was simple but slow moving because of the pace and long conversations. Arjun Kapoor as Krish has justified his role but it was boring to look at him with his sleep walking style of presence from the start till the end. Alia Bhatt had struggled to fit in the shoes of her role for me as a Tamilian she was not apt for a Tamil girl. I accept she is cute and beautiful but that doesn't help this character. She was good in the last movie Highway and seemed more justifying. She seemed to be pushed into the role and her face, body and expressions where too immature for the role. The cultural dressing she wore in certain scenes where too colourful and artificial. Being a Tamil girl she hardly spoke Tamil in the movie. Interesting sections where the bumping scenes of their parents. Particularly Amrita and Revathi justified their roles and lived up to their culture. Both father roles where over shadowed. The novel was itself little anti Tamil and the movie seemed to zoom up the same anti Tamil factor more. Get in for some cross cultural jokes. This is indeed a happy inter caste or to be right interstate love movie. If you liked reading the novel and wanted to get a better feel of it definitely this movie is less satisfying. Instead you can go and read it once again. But not sure this film might be a blockbuster taking into account that in recent times cross culture movies (Chennai Express) are becoming major hit. Over all 2.25/5.

-Reviewed by Sivakumar Balachandran

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