Kapoor & Sons
|Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Shakun Batra|
|Cinematography||Jeffery F. Bierman|
|Edited by||Shivkumar V. Panicker|
|Distributed by||Fox Star Studios|
|Box office||est. ₹152 crore|
Kapoor & Sons is an Indian Hindi-languagecomedy-drama film directed byShakun Batra and produced by Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar, and Apoorva Mehta under the banners of Dharma Productions and Fox Star Studios. The film stars an ensemble cast including Rishi Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra,Fawad Khan, Ratna Pathak, Rajat Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt. Kapoor & Sonstells the story of two estranged brothers who return to their dysfunctional family after their grandfather suffers a cardiac arrest.
The film was released worldwide on 18 March 2016. Made on a budget of₹35 crore (US$5.2 million), the film earned over ₹152 crore (US$23 million) worldwide.
Estranged brothers Rahul (Fawad Afzal Khan) and Arjun Kapoor (Sidharth Malhotra) are compelled to return to their childhood home in Coonoor when their 90-year-old grandfather Amarjeet (Rishi Kapoor) suffers a heart attack. Rahul is a successful writer who appears to be the most mature in the family. Meanwhile, Arjun struggles to find a job he can stick with, resorting to working part-time as a bartender to make ends meet, while writing in his spare time. Their parents, Harsh and Sunita Kapoor (Rajat Kapoor and Ratna Pathak) favor Rahul more for being successful, which upsets Arjun. While the brothers struggle to get along, their parents also grapple with their troubled marriage. Harsh is discouraging of Sunita’s wish to open a catering business and Harsh’s past extra-marital affair is a sore spot in their relationship. Amarjeet reveals that his last wish is to take a family photo titled “Kapoor & Sons, since 1921”.
At a party, Arjun meets Tia Malik (Alia Bhatt), and the two hit it off. Rahul and Tia also meet, and the two go out for dinner. However, Rahul is shocked when she spontaneously kisses him. Tia reveals to Arjun that she lost her parents at the age of thirteen and lives alone. Arjun too reveals that Rahul’s bestseller novel’s idea was similar to his but he never confronted his brother so as to not break the family apart. Tia admits her love for Arjun but regrets unnecessarily involving herself with Rahul.
The Kapoor family throws a party to celebrate Amarjeet’s birthday. Arjun discovers that Tia and Rahul know each other and fears that Rahul and Tia have something between them, but Rahul clarifies that he is already in a committed relationship inLondon. Problems arise when the family finds out that Harsh invited Anu, the woman he had an affair with. A family argument ensues, ending the party. Harsh and Sunita later reminisce on how happy they were. Harsh apologizes for losing all their money.
The Kapoor family tries to fulfill Amarjeet’s wish to take a family photo but are unsuccessful when secrets are revealed. Rahul finds out that his father was lying about having ended the affair, while Sunita discovers that the relationship Rahul has in London is actually with another man. Tia tells Arjun what happened between her and Rahul, calling it a mistake. Arjun finds out Rahul has been reading his script, and confronts him about stealing his first story. A shaken Sunita then reveals to Arjun that she was the one who gave Rahul his story, thinking Arjun had no interest in writing. Amidst all this, Harsh dies in a car accident. Rahul comes out as gay to Arjun and the two leave for London and New Jersey respectively.
After four months, the duo receive a video message from Amarjeet, in which he requests them to come back, as he is feeling alone. Sunita comes to terms with Rahul’s homosexuality, and the misunderstanding between Arjun and Tia is cleared. The family finally takes the family photo Amarjeet wanted, where they place a cutout of Harsh in his memory.
- Rishi Kapoor as Amarjeet Kapoor
- Ratna Pathak as Sunita Kapoor
- Rajat Kapoor as Harsh Kapoor
- Sidharth Malhotra as Arjun Kapoor
- Alia Bhatt as Tia Malik
- Fawad Afzal Khan as Rahul Kapoor
In early 2015, Karan Johar announced his next film, titled Kapoor & Sons, which will feature Fawad Khan with Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt as the lead roles. Johar said in an interview “We have a very stylish star cast.” The movie revolves around two brothers played by Fawad Khan and Sidharth Malhotra. Rishi Kapoor will be playing grandfather of the male leads.
|Kapoor & Sons|
|Soundtrack album by Various artists|
|Released||4 March 2016|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Sony Music India|
The music for the film is composed by Amaal Mallik, Badshah, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, and Tanishk Bagchi. The background score is given by Sameer Uddin. The lyrics are penned by Badshah, Kumaar, Manoj Muntashir, Dr. Devendra Kafir, and Abhiruchi Chand. Sony Music India have acquired themusic rights of the film.
The film’s first song “Kar Gayi Chull”, a party song, was released on 17 February 2016. The second song “Bolna” was released on 24 February 2016. The full music album was released on 4 March 2016.
|1.||“Kar Gayi Chull” Free Download||Badshah, Kumaar||Badshah
(Recreated by Amaal Mallik)
|Badshah, Fazilpuria,Sukriti Kakar, Neha Kakkar||3:07|
|2.||“Bolna” Free Download||Dr. Devender Kafir||Tanishk Bagchi||Arijit Singh, Asees Kaur||3:32|
|3.||“Buddhu Sa Mann” Free Download||Abhiruchi Chand||Amaal Mallik||Armaan Malik||3:26|
|4.||“Saathi Rey” Free Download||Manoj Muntashir||Arko||Arko Pravo Mukherjee||4:32|
|5.||“Let’s Nacho” Free Download||Kumaar, Christopher Pradeep||Nucleya, Benny Dayal||Badshah, Benny Dayal, Nucleya||3:35|