2 States

Before this film released, I realised that I’d never actually read a Chetan Bhagat novel. Having said that, I have seen every film that’s been based on one of his books. And I’ve actually even liked one of them… I think. This is all just to say that I wasn’t completely biased against the guy like some of my more bookish friends seemed to be. Of course, this was before I saw debutant director Abhishek Varman’s ‘2 States’, starring Arjun Kapoor (as Punjabi Krish) and Alia Bhatt (as Madrasi Ananya). Because, lemme tell ya, if this film is even half-faithful to anything Chetan Bhagat has written, I can see where my friends’ extreme bias comes from.

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