2 States trailer: Alia and Arjun love up Bhagat's novel
There's no way of telling what the best part of the entire film will eventually be, but once you get past the liplocks, Amrita Singh and Revathi as Kapoor and Bhatt's mothers respectively are the scene stealers.
The trailer for 2 States, starring Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor, is out and here's what we can tell you.
In order to resemble Chetan Bhagat, who wrote the book on which 2 States is based, Kapoor is wearing glasses and a hangdog expression. Bhatt is supposed to be a wild child, which we may gather from the fact that she's a good Tamilian girl who eats chicken, drinks beer and pounces carnally on her man. The trailer shows Bhatt as Ananya and and Kapoor as Krish loving it up in a variety of situations: playing holi, in the shower, in a horizontal position. Bhagat's novel, Two States: The Story of My Marriage, was considered rather bold because in it, the hero and heroine had premarital sex. (And not just once.) Clearly, at least on that account, the film is faithful to the book.
Why Ananya is opting to do all this with a chap who's idea of being witty and charming is to say "Tumhare right gaal ke left side pey joh til hai, uspe dil aa gaya" is a mystery to which 2 States' trailer offers no solutions.
There's no way of telling what the best part of the entire film will eventually be, but once you get past the liplocks, Amrita Singh and Revathi as Kapoor and Bhatt's mothers respectively are the scene stealers. Whether these two gifted actresses will be able to save the film and their roles from the cliches mushrooming all over the trailer, time can only tell. There are also some glass-crashing and resounding slaps that already seem cringe-worthy on the teeny YouTube screen, which doesn't make the film's climax seem particularly promising.
2 States is directed by Abhishek Varman, who has previously worked as assistant director on My Name is Khan, Jodhaa Akbar and Humko Deewane Kar Gaye. This will be Bhatt third film and Kapoor's fourth. It's the first time the duo have been paired in their so-far brief career and there's a lot resting upon their on-screen chemistry.
Rumour has it that UTV paid Rs 48 crore for the distribution rights of 2 States, which is an astonishing amount of money to pay for a film made by a debutant director and starring two newbie actors. This means fans of Chetan Bhagat, UTV is looking at you to make this film a hit.
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