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Thoughts on 2 States

Posted by Sowmya:) on April 20, 2014

My thoughts on 2 States
May contain spoilers… though according to me the entire movie is spoilt –

1. Arjun Kapoor’s handwriting is terrible, worse than a five year old.
2. He has just one expression throughout the movie and it is left to us to decipher his mood with reference to the context
3. I did not understand why Ronit Roy decided to have a change of heart just out of the blue for no reason at all. Or for that matter, why was he in a foul mood all the time?
4. It’s 2014 and it’s time we stop the cheesy proposal in the most inappropriate situation thing. Being proposed during your placement interview is good enough reason to reject the oaf.
5. Also, if you want us to believe that your main leads are IIM Ahmedabad students, you should give them better lines in the campus. You expect me to believe that an IIM-A student would answer “I want to work with Yes Bank because it is the best” and actually get the job? Puhlease!!
6. Also, how do they give transfers to Arjun Kapoor so easily and that too in just 6 months. Looks like they are the best after all.
7. Alia Bhatt is a fine actress or so I thought after Highway. But looks like Dharma Productions has some adverse effect on her. She looked like she would burst into a laugh at the most inappropriate times like when her boyfriend talks about his previous heart break and the tiffs with his father.
8. Will some IIM ppl tell me if you really have your names stuck at your desk and you need to sit in the same seat everyday? Like school? Really?!?!
9. A standard feature of most Hindi movies and it was repeated here. Alia looked like she was a northie adopted by a Tamil family. There was no Tamilness in her, especially when she says ” I am a Tamilian. Shud Brahmin”. My heart broke a little. It’s Tamizh, people. The best portrayal of a Tamilian was by Abhay Deol in Shangai. A subtle accent and small references to his Brahmin roots was captured so beautifully. All Alia knows is Amma, Appa, Ille.
10. Dear Chetan Bhagat and all other similarly misinformed people, please listen. It is 2014 and people in Chennai do know Hindi. Some update on Chennai is so needed in Bollywood. By the way, Chennai ppl always knew Hindi. They just did not accept it as the national language and refused to speak it.
11. The movie is riddled with tamil inaccuracies. We do give gifts and never go khali hath to meet people. TamBrams never get married in half saris. I did not expect Alia to wear a Madisar (9 yards) but half sari? Come on!
12. I am yet to understand the psychiatrist angle. I did read the book but it was used very poorly in the movie.
13. Why did Achint Kaur try to strangle Alia with the thali / mangalsutra in the last scene?
Poor thing.

Too many caricatures and stereo typing. I don’t know about the Punjabi side of things but it was in line with the usual Yash Raj and Dharma movies. So I assume it to be the same…

The movie was a lot better than I expected which also shows how low my expectations were.

What I really liked was the songs did not seem a drag for once. All of them took the story forward and did not look like a waste of time.

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