Kapoor And Sons is intense and incisive in its observation of human inadequacies but is always entertaining. Cinematic sagas about dysfunctional families usually tend to fall into the trap of predictability. Kapoor And Sons doesn't. It keeps springing little surprises all the way through, so much so that at times it is hard to believe that this has emerged from the Karan Johar stable.
‘Kapoor & Sons’ seems to have taken to heart that famous Tolstoy line: “all happy families are alike, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”, in the way it chooses a specific kind of unhappiness for each member of the Kapoor family. You know what’s coming much before it actually does. Which is a pity because a film like this one, with a nice sense of place and more-than-competent performers, could have been that rare Bollywood thing : a grown-up drama featuring grown-ups.
'Kapoor & Sons' star is its story. This is an entirely real family, full of uncomfortable secrets, awkward jealousies and sharp pain, where brothers steal, parents cheat, siblings suspect and 'perfect bachchas' don't have perfect love-lives. Wicked, witty and wise, Kapoor & Sons does Karan Johar proud. Because it's about loving your family - sharp edges and all.
You may find Kapoor & Sons a rehash of some Dharma Productions’ films, but the treatment makes it an engaging 140-minute film. The writers of the film, Shakun Batra and Ayesha Devitre Dhillon, have done a fabulous job in providing every major character a chance to flourish. For the want of a better term, Kapoor & Sons is an emotional roller coaster. It’s a tear jerker for sure, but also features the intricacies of a middle class life. A fantastic family drama after a long time.
Shakun delivers one of the finest products in the form of KAPOOR & SONS, a new-age film that can easily be termed as one of the finest films of the year. KAPOOR & SONS makes for an excellent movie that you must watch with your entire family. This film is Beautiful kar gayi Chul!
'Kapoor and Sons' is a film with soul that takes you back to your roots, reminding you how much you love your 'imperfect' family in the most perfect way. It reflects upon the changing times and yet holds the ground of family-love perfectly. This feel-good movie remains with you long after you vacate your theatre seat. Watch this one for the real treatment of uncanny situations and because you just got a binge-watch film again from Dharma Productions.
What’s Good: Shakun Batra’s lively direction captures the family moments brilliantly and one feels for this tale in an instant. It’s an endearing family movie! What’s Bad: The writers try to overdo when it comes to humor. Comedy seems like a weak link in this otherwise emotionally burdened film. Watch or Not?: Kapoor And Sons could be your pick if emotional family dramas are your thing. This is a slice of life film, laden with some cherishable moments.