“Kapoor & Sons”, a colourful Indian comedy drama focusing on the nuances and intricacies of familial relationships is set for release this month.
The film directed by a young versatile director Shakun Batra, focuses on one particular family whose very fabric seems to be unravelling at the seams with the stresses and strains of modern life.
“Kapoor & Sons” centres on the relationship between brothers Rahul and Arjun who return back home to Coonoor, India, to be with their grandfather in (what they think will be) his last few days, after he has a heart attack at the age of 90.
Rahul lives in London and is quite successful in life while Arjun lives in New Jersey where he is struggling to make ends meet.
The awkwardness and tension between the brothers is apparent from the word go.
The brothers arrive in India to find that their little family isn’t as perfect as they had imagined. Their parents no longer sleep in the same room and their father seems to have developed a relationship with a longtime family friend, which is making their mom uncomfortable.
Furthermore, the family is going through a severe financial crunch as well. The brothers have returned to the same old home, but with totally different dynamics.
Their parents get into quarrels over their financial situation, ending marriage, and other bad decisions. The sons on the other hand have their own battles with the parents, and with each other.
And as if that’s enough, the two brothers fall in love with the same girl. What happens next can only be discovered by watching the movie.
The film brings together an impressive ensemble cast comprising of Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Fawad Khan and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who is virtually unrecognisable in the film as the wise old grandfather.
The supporting cast boasts the talents of Rajat Kapoor and Ratna Pathak who respectively play Sidharth and Fawad’s parents in the film.
“Kapoor & Sons”, a Dharma Productions Film, will be released on 18th March 2016 through Fox Star Studios.