Reviews are in: Is 'Kapoor & Sons' worth the hype?

Published: March 22, 2016
"Fawadakhan unleashes a tsunami of talent in Kapoor and Sons"

"Fawadakhan unleashes a tsunami of talent in Kapoor and Sons" PHOTO: INDICINE.COM

With Fawad Khan’s Bollywood film Kapoor & Sons finally out, we find out what critics and celebrities have to say about the movie, and not surprisingly, everyone seems to be brimming with praise.

Movie critic Taran Adarsh had nothing but compliments for the film and it’s cast.

Naming it one of Dharma productions’ best films, Adarsh calls the script “watertight,” the storytelling “remarkable” and the editing “crisp.”

Taran gives the film four stars.

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Actor Shilpa Shetty couldn’t stop the waterworks after watching the heartwarming film.

Editor of Filmfare, Jitesh Pillai liked the move so much, he watched it twice during its opening weekend.

Producer and actor Dia Mirza had nothing but praise as well.

Filmfare tweets Pakistani heart throb Fawad Khan unleashed a “tsunami of talent.”

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NDTV‘s  Saibal Chatterjee writes “Kapoor And Sons is intense and incisive in its observation of human inadequacies but is always entertaining.”

“It keeps springing little surprises all the way through, so much so that at times it is hard to believe that this has emerged from the Karan Johar stable.”  

Shubhra Gupta from Indian Express gives the movie a surpising two stars, noting, “Fawad plays his straight, and he doesn’t lift off the screen, the way he did in Khubsoorat. Rishi gets some laughs in, but has to struggle against the heavy prosthetics.”

Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times gives the film four stars and writes,”You’ll love it for being spontaneous, precise, fast paced and well…lovable. A fantastic family drama after a long time.”

Times of India Srijana Mitra Das notes “This is a family with its make-up off, screaming through hilarious situations – a sequence involving a plumber is side-splittingly good.”

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Waqar
    Mar 23, 2016 - 11:20PM

    That GIF, does Fawad have a tattoo on his chest?Recommend

  • Abdul Kadir
    Mar 23, 2016 - 11:26PM

    Fawad has become affected by Indians as I heard he plays the immoral character of a impious gay in this ugly movie!Recommend

  • Mega
    Mar 24, 2016 - 6:10AM

    @Abdul Kabir: he’s affected by what’s happening in kasur PakistanRecommend

  • Shoaib
    Mar 24, 2016 - 6:36AM

    @Abdul kadir Have u seen Bol movie, Aangan tehra -Salim naseer, or Bachabazzi culture reality we have in Pakistan? Open ur’s high time We accept such people exist in Pakistan and give them their rights. Here’s the link to open ur eyes to innocent people who face harrastment from ur ugly words and attitude.

  • illpopo
    Mar 24, 2016 - 10:24AM

    During last five years, only three movies left lasting impact, 1- Piku, 2-Bajirao Mastani & 3-Highway…………sorry to mention, subjected movie was below expectations!! Recommend

  • Anon
    Mar 24, 2016 - 1:48PM

    To think Fawad gave up the lead role in ‘PK’ to do this is disappointing.Recommend

  • Mega
    Mar 24, 2016 - 2:42PM

    @illpopo you missed few masterpieces that left impact -taare zameen pe, 3 idiots, Aligarh, barfi, jab we met, kahaani, dirty picture, fashion, bajrangi bhaijan, haider, lunchbox, neerja, airlift, special 26, Wednesday, ship of thesus. Recommend

  • gp65
    Mar 25, 2016 - 1:34AM

    @Anon: Fawad was never offered the lead role in PK. HE was offered the role of the Pakistani man called Sarfaraz which was later performed by Sushant Singh Rajput.
    @Mega: I like your selection though I think Dirty Picture (despite great acting by Vidya) was overrated. Some like Taare Zameen par, Wednesday and Fashion are much older than 5 years. I would add Queen, English Vinglissh, Jolly LLB, Aarakshan, Mary Kom.Recommend

  • Imperfect indian
    Mar 25, 2016 - 1:37AM

    @abdulkabir- I just hope allah provides you heaven for all your morals!Recommend

  • Jessie
    Mar 30, 2016 - 8:29PM

    Film was mediocre. Although loved Siddharth and Alia’s acting. Ratna pathak and rajat Kapoor was great too. Didn’t think much of Fawad, found his acting mediocre. Rishi played his role well. Recommend

  • tabish
    Apr 23, 2016 - 2:27PM

    Yif fawad is midiocar that’s your angerness towards Pakistan….then rest of them are worst…bcz all your critics highly acclaimed fawad n disappointed from sid…fawad steals the show n coverup siddharth mess in this movie..n he took a major roll n commandibly lad towards the success n became the most successfully movie overseas for India n beating akshay airlift….so just chill n appreciates fawad bcz he is at his best n near future he is going to rule on Bollywood…Recommend

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