As the name suggests, it is all about family. The film is indeed about Kapoor family but at times it just deviates to nowhere making you wait for the ultimate family drama.
Shakun Batra starts the film very well with his nuanced direction and characterisation. You are convinced that you are all set for a happy go lucky family trip but twenty minutes into the film and Shakun just loses his plot. Kapoor and Sons becomes about only romance. Don’t know why Shakun waits for interval to bring the film back on track. Post interval there is no looking back.
The screenplay is pitch perfect and every single person that watches the film will somehow relate to it. The drama in some scenes becomes a bit too much but Shakun takes care of it before it becomes illogical or unbelievable. Kapoor and Sons is high on emotional quotient and it strikes the right chord with you.
The chemistry between various characters in the film is the biggest plus point. Various relations are beautifully portrayed. Last thirty minutes of the film you just feel sad for the Kapoor family. Of course there is a happy ending with a pinch of sadness to it.
Rishi Kapoor makes you want a grandfather like him-the coolest character in the film. His performance was great as usual followed by the great actors Ratna Pathak Shah and Rajat Kapur.
Sidharth Malhotra and Fawad Khan are simply adorable in the film. Their fans would be happy to see them!
Alia Bhatt’s character is the least important in the story. She has given her 200 percent in the film but her character doesn’t do justice to her acting capabilities.
Kapoor and Sons has a very good album. Songs fit perfectly in the film. Editing of the film is just average especially in the first half. Impressive production design and beautiful locations makes Kapoor and Sons a good watch.