Kai Po Che Movie Reviews

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Hollywoodreporter:

Director Abhishek Kapoor vividly plants a male-bonding and sports tale within the horrors of modern Indian history.

A rollicking male-bonding picture about three buddies who open a cricket academy in India’s exotic Gujarat, Brothers for Life turns extremely dark and violent in the last half hour, becoming a far more significant film holding strong crossover potential as well as festival interest. Actor-turned-director Abhishek Kapoor (his 2006 Aryan was a boxing drama) puts muscle and passion into the game, but comes into his own in depicting the horrors of the ferocious Hindu-Muslim clashes that shook Ahmedabad in 2002. The Walt Disney subsidiary UTV, which also produced, is releasing worldwide on Feb. 22 in the U.S. and U.K. following its Berlin Panorama premiere.

Ratings:4/5 Kai Po Che Review By: Taran Adarsh Site: BollywoodHungama

KAI PO CHE, Abhishek brings alive the characters and events most persuasively. He borrows from the novel, but at the same time adds a lot to it with his deft execution. Resultantly, what emerges is a movie that evokes myriad emotions in the viewer. You smile, chuckle, get anxious and jittery, also moist eyed on several junctures. Attention-grabbing in entirety, absorbing you into its world from the onset itself, KAI PO CHE blends fiction and facts dexterously, recreating a story on celluloid that's credible and noteworthy. On the whole, KAI PO CHE is brimming with solid content. Watch it for the spirit it is made in. Watch it because it's the kind of cinema that pushes the boundaries. Watch it because movies like KAI PO CHE need to be encouraged. A film that deserves an ovation!

Ratings:4/5 Review By: Meena Iyer Site: Times Of India (TOI)

Based on Chetan Bhagat's The 3 Mistakes of My Life, in his second outing,Abhishek Kapoor raises the bar by giving us a thoroughly enjoyable film that showcases the strong emotions between the three protagonists who are boisterous, ballistic and at times plain bored. Despite the disturbing backdrop of death, destruction and politics, Kai Po Che is very likeable. Between tears, you find yourself smiling, because it's the story of friendship and human triumph above all else. Note: You will not like this movie if slice-of-life films with intense emotions are not your cup of tea.

Ratings:4/5 Review By: Sukanya Verma Site: Rediff

Main Ambani ban jaata hoon. Omi ko CM bana denge. Chal, pehle rickshaw pakadte hain.’ Though spoken in jest, these words reveal a shrewd oxymoron of ambition and reality that characterises the zeal and anxiety of the youth. And to me, this stunning clarity and ease in director Abhishek Kapoor’s voice is what makes this adaptation of a mediocre novel so irresistible. I wouldn’t call Kai Po Che an exact retelling of Chetan Bhagat ’s The 3 Mistakes of My Life. Kapoor clearly recognises the strengths (and limitations) of this story as a motion picture and labours to compound an emotionality worth rooting for even if it means significant departure from the source. It’s a beautiful risk. And it totally works.

Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site: NDTV

Kai Po Che taps the obvious things – cricket, religion, politics, kite flying, Garba dance and the game of marbles – as it focuses on the eddies of Gujarat’s contemporary history as reflected in the fate of a bunch of believable, ordinary youngsters. Pretty much in the manner of the piece of fiction that it is adapted from (Chetan Bhagat’s 'The 3 Mistakes of My Life'), Kai Po Che keeps things simple and uncluttered. That enhances the film’s mass appeal quotient without compromising on the consistent tinge of realism that director and co-screenwriter Abhishek Kapoor imparts to the tale..Kai Po Che is a must watch.

Ratings:4.5/5 Review By: Martin D Souza Site: Glamsham

Adapted from Chetan Bhagat's novel 'The Three Mistakes Of My Life', KAI PO CHE pulls you into its content from scene one. If the direction is spot-on, the casting is pure thrill; not a character out of place. Every situation, every frame is a joy in itself. You know it's a director's movie because not a character gets extra mileage. Each character is a hero on its own. But how they crystalize together on screen is what Abhishek's brilliance is all about. KAI PO CHE is poetry in motion. After ROCK ON, Abhishek Kapoor has reminded us yet again, what a master story-teller he is.

Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Tushar Joshi Site: DNA

Kai Po Che! works because it is an ensemble effort. this isn’t an ordinary story of bonding, but a kaleidoscope view of the dynamics between the trio that tests their relationship when thrown in the pan of fire ignited by the Godhra riots and the 2001 Gujarat earthquake. Abhishek Kapoor’s vision and execution are in sync, which is the reason the film looks so cohesive and doesn’t jar. However, there are certain loopholes which might leave you baffled. Kai Po Che! works on more levels than it fails, and most of it is because of its brilliant execution. Watch it for the performances.

Review By: Manjusha Radhakrishnan Site: Gulf News

The going was so good that as a viewer you felt as if the good ride will be marred soon by the proverbial love tangles. Fortunately, drama doesn’t always come in the female form in Kai Po Che. Kapoor uses the backdrop of two epic events that rocked Gujurat in early 2000s to propel his film forward.

The 2001 earthquake that killed thousands and the bloody Hindu-Muslim communal clashes that divided Gujurat are used as an effective backdrop for an explosive second-half. There’s lots going on — with their dreams, business and society crashing down around them — but director Kapoor manages to keep the chaos under control.

It was also refreshing to see that all the three actors, who had substantial roles, did not stoop down to one-upmanship. The result? The viewers were rooting for all the underdogs.

Another plus: no songs to dilute the event-filled narrative. The background remains in the background but complements the film. Kai Po Che, a victory cry in kite flying festivals, emerges triumphant. Don’t miss this one.

UKASAIONLINE:

Director Kapoor depicts the violence and the underlying cynicism extremely well, with sensitivity but without pulling any punches with a climax that expertly portrays the individual impact on the friends of the wider communal issue.

Above all, Kapoor manages to deftly weave the multitude of narrative threads without over-taxing the audience. All three central characters are well cast but it is Ishaan who is at the heart of the story; it is his compulsions that drive the narrative forward and Rajput does an excellent job as the instinctive, impulsive yet principled cricket coach.

Chetan Bhagat’s book may have been a bit of a labyrinthine mess but it is to Kapoor’s great credit that the film is not.


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onlyrani's picture

mind blowing film.wow.

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Fri, 2013-02-22 03:56 — Anonymous

@Thu, 2013-02-21 11:57 — Sense and Sensiblity
@Voiceswriter and @Blossom-baby

OH SHUT UP U INSECURE STUPID BRAINLESS FEMALES...IF U CAN LIKE AISHA,I HAVE TO ASK U TO TREAT UR BRAIN FAST..

Lol who's this useless pest getting offended for such silly stuff? Chill, ssh!

falling star's picture

So pinkvilla can censor my harmless comments but they allow comments like below!
Anon, have they done anything wrong to you? Why so much hate? Is it because of the comon person in their Avatar pics?

Anonymous's picture

@Thu, 2013-02-21 01:36 — Anonymous

omggggg...despo females @voicewriter & @ blossom-baby,please stop ur crap threatening imaginations..women can only harm the movies and evrything whatever they touch..don't believe??u just start doing some work today,u will realise how pathetic a woman can be..

you are very true...these 3 females also kitty are useless barking losers..

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@Thu, 2013-02-21 11:57 — Sense and Sensiblity
@Voiceswriter and @Blossom-baby

OH SHUT UP U INSECURE STUPID BRAINLESS FEMALES...IF U CAN LIKE AISHA,I HAVE TO ASK U TO TREAT UR BRAIN FAST..

falling star's picture

Wow! no mention of any actors!
I want to go and see this film but i cant because of my exams.
Oh well, i will have to wait for the DVD then.

sharon_diva's picture

why didnt they mentioned about the actor's and their performance...how was it ???

Anonymous's picture

just watched the movie from dubai...this is the best movie of the year...superb

Anonymous's picture

Another all male film. I'm not gonna watch it.
Make the same film starring girls instead.

Bloody_Mary's picture

My nominees for a film on female bonding.
Deepika-Anushka-Sonam
or
Vidya-PC-Rani

Oh I can just dream of it !!

The Weird's picture

I want my money back for all the guy bonding movies I've seen so far because they make me believe guys have more fun but in real life that's totally false.. I'm surrounded by a lot of guys 24/7 and they're just whiny and gossipy and don't have an adventurous bone in their bodies. Meh.

Anonymous's picture

I am all for an all-female cast and story revolving around them. I look forward to watching KPC.

Sense and Sensiblity's picture

@Voiceswriter and @Blossom-baby I agree with you guys.Really want more and more movies on female bonding in the Hindi Cinema.Aisha was nice.
But don't want JUST the fashion flicks.

Anonymous's picture

Thu, 2013-02-21 04:09 — Anonymous

i cant stand Sushant...he looks like he hasnt showered in a week...unclean and smelly
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Oh..so you can smell him from seeing his photo now?!?!

Anonymous's picture

@Voiceswriter & @Blossom-baby - we had movies totally based on women earlier - Aisha, Lajja , and maybe few more i am missing ... but you have to agree that all women movies are not as fun as all boys , i mean they don't even come close to "Dil Chahta hai", ZNMD or Rock-on . And there seems to be a perfect logic to that , boys always have more fun than girls :D . Girls are fun to be with , but if there are only girls ...it becomes so difficult and boring for men to be with them or sit and watch them for 2.5/3 hrs.
I think if someone makes a fun movie with girls where they do some intelligent/funny/crazy stuff rather than fighting over bf or doing makeup all the time or crying all the time , would be nice . "Ladies vs Ricky Bhal" was somewhat "ok" all girl movie , but had a such a weak script that it didn't worked out.

Anonymous's picture

i cant stand Sushant...he looks like he hasnt showered in a week...unclean and smelly

Blossom-baby's picture

Anyways, i liked trailer of this movie and i am going to watch it.

Blossom-baby's picture

Thu, 2013-02-21 17:36 — Anonymous
Anonymous's picture

omggggg...despo females @voicewriter & @ blossom-baby,please stop ur crap threatening imaginations..women can only harm the movies and evrything whatever they touch..don't believe??u just start doing some work today,u will realise how pathetic a woman can be..
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Well this comment itself proves how much pathetic and Male Chauvinist u are. I just expressed my thoughts and wrote about equality and here you are just doing opposite of that, it shows that you have no respect for women and as for me, i don't need to start working today because I am already working and happily successful in my work/job. I pity on women in your life.

Anonymous's picture

So many good reviews
I hope this film dont go unnoticed..

Anonymous's picture

i'll watch it for sure.............

Anonymous's picture

omggggg...despo females @voicewriter & @ blossom-baby,please stop ur crap threatening imaginations..women can only harm the movies and evrything whatever they touch..don't believe??u just start doing some work today,u will realise how pathetic a woman can be..

Blossom-baby's picture

@Voicewriter

So true, such films with female caste can bring equality between men and women and can change the way society considers women, which is weak and timid.

Anonymous's picture

Kai Po Che - the movie unfolds eloquently with an underlying message that is both passionate and universal - a must see and a movie that will linger with you.

Voiceswriter's picture

When will we see a film like this with an all female cast?

Kitty's picture

Sounds promising!

Anonymous's picture

i m going to watch it fr sure....

Anonymous's picture

it gonna rock... most of us were aware of it....

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