Directed by Abhishek Kapoor and starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkumar Yadav, Amit Sadh and Amrita Puri in lead roles, Kai Po Che is the movie adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel – “The 3 mistakes of my life”. It has been in the news all through its making and even after the release it has been highly talked about. Does it live upto the expectations? Let’s check it out.
Ishaan (Sushant), Omi (Amit) and Govind (Rajkumar) plan to setup a cricket equipment shop and training center in Ahmedabad. Each of them has a different reason for setting it. Ishaan wants to nurture and provide the best facilities to talented cricketers like Ali (Digvijay Deshmukh). Govind just wants to make money while Omi wants to be with this friends. The rest of story deals with how the lives of all three change across many years through the Gujarat earthquake as well as the Godhra riots.
After ‘Rock On’, Abhishek Kapoor once again proves that he is an efficient story teller. Though adapted from the novel, he weaves an interesting tale of three friends and their journey across many years. It is a story of friendship & bromance having its heart in the right place. There are no item songs, no needless sub plots and no songs just for the sake of it in the narrative. The narrative keeps the audience interested all the time. The real life incidents do send a chill down your spine.
Though there are just three songs to speak of, this one surely has a lilting sound track by Amit Trivedi with beautiful lyrics by Swanand Kirkire. Even the background score catches your attention and seamlessly blends with the concept of the flick. The cinematography effortlessly captures the emotions, locales, sounds and sights of Ahmedabad.
Some may find the movie a bit slow at times. Some may compare it to the book and feel that everything wasn’t covered or some things weren’t given too much importance. But honestly, it sounds unreasonable to compare the two mediums since the author has more space to cover a topic in a book than a filmmaker has in a movie of 2 hours.
The performances are brilliant to speak of. Sushant has a wonderful screen presence and a great personality. His performance doesn’t indicate at all that he is a newcomer. Blessed with a good looks, he is sure to catch quite some female fan following. Rajkumar Yadav performs really well as always. He portrays a very different character compared to his earlier movies. But he comes out well on top. Though Amit Sadh already has a couple of movies to his credit, this one could get him that big break. He does an awesome job. Amrita Puri does well as Vidya and leaves her mark even in this all boys flick. The supporting cast of Manav Kaul, Asif Basra and the kid – Digvijay Deshmukh are a delight.
Awesome. Don’t miss this one!
Rating – 4/5