Karan Johar and family dramas are inseparable. He has always made movies about 'loving your families' and his latest production 'Kapoor & Sons' too runs on the same lines, however this one is much more realistic with characters that the audience can relate to.
Director Shakun Batra's last film Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer 'Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu' was an average box office affair, but this one is well made film about a dysfunctional Kapoor family that has an adorable daadu. Daadu's 'Aakhri Khwaish' (Last wish) is a family picture which at present seems like an impossible task to accomplish.
Estranged brothers Rahul and Arjun Kapoor (Fawad Khan and Sidharth Malhotra) visit Conoor their home town to see their 90 year old grandfather (Rishi Kapoor) where the story unravels between themselves and their rapport with their parents and their parents' relationship with each other. Enters Tia (Alia Bhatt) who unintentionally becomes a third angle in the brothers' not-so-good relationship.
Batra gets two thumbs up on the characterization and the basic plot. The writing is detailed and forms a connection with the audiences. The cast is definitely good looking and their performances transcend expectations. Fawad talks with his eyes and portrays Rahul with poise. Sidharth does a commendable job even with his emotional scene that in his earlier films were flawed. Alia Bhatt is a stunner all the way. She plays a bubbly girl-next-door and you cannot help but adore her. Rishi Kapoor as Daadu is the cutest and brings in radiance whenever he is on the screen. Ratna Pathak Shah and Rajat Kapoor both proficient controlled actors take the scenes to another level. The rest of the cast too is spot on.
It is difficult to get 'Ladki Beautiful' out of your mind after you listen to it so kudos to Amaal Malik, Arko and Tanishk Bagchi for the wonderful music they have produced for the film. The other numbers too are equally good. Sameer Uddin's stupendous background score grows on you scene after scene. Jeffery F Biermen's cinematography makes 'Connoor' looks gorgeous. The edits too are perfect.
'Kapoor & Sons' isn't flawless but those are absolutely ignorable. And with the perfect ingredients mixed, this platter makes for a delectable watch this weekend. Go for it.