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Kapoor And Sons – Movie Review

“Family comes first”; this is one strong narration. Making a movie based on family ties and relationships is not an easy forte. Where it has many plus points, there are some difficult to satisfy elements as well. Kapoor And Sons is a movie about family, relationships and understand one another to support them, when they need you the most. Lets see if Kapoor And Sons has manages to make a mark or not.

Kapoor And Sons revolves around a grandfather (Rishi Kapoor), who after turning 90 faces a heart-stroke and this brings all the family members together. His son Harsh (Rajat Kapoor), married to Sarita (Ratna Pathak), stay together and after eight years reunite with their kids Arjun (Siddhath) and Rahul (Fawad Khan). Rahul and Arjun separately bump into Tia’s (Aalia Bhatt) way and things start to take different turn. The old conflicts and stiffness between the two brothers pop up again. The relationship between Harsh and Sarita is shown complicated. In all such circumstances, what happens to this family, is what Kapoor And Sons about.

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Performance wise Rishi Kapoor is over the top. He is lovable, cute and very convincing. With such heavy makeup he manages to impress viewers; and that needs standing ovation. Rajat Kapoor is brilliant. He is every bit believable and gives one of the finest performances of his career, yet again. Ratna Pathak is phenomenal. She fits the character like a hand in a glove. She gives an awestruck performance.

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Fawad Khan carries his character beautifully and naturally. He handles emotional scenes with class. His performance in Kapoor And Sons will definitely going to nominate him for an award. Sidharth is effective and very calculated. He is an amazing talent to look out for in future. Alia Bhatt is first rate. As Tia, Alia is the apt choice and she did justice to her character hands down.

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Music of Kapoor and Sons is okay to average. The direction by Shakun Batra is awesome. His command over the narrative and emotions is simply outstanding. Shakun makes his audience laugh, smile, cry and go emotional naturally. That is commendable quality for a director.

If you want to watch a movie which is filled with great performances, amazing script and beautiful narration style, then Kapoor And Sons should be your pick of the lot. Watch this movie with your loved ones – especially family.

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3.5