Starring: Sushant Singh Rajput,Raj Kumar Yadav,Amit Sadh,Amrita Puri
Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Producer: Ronnie Screwvala,Siddharth Roy Kapur
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Music: Amit Trivedi
“Kai Po Che” is one of the finest movies made to whoo the audience.Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, the movie cast include Sushant Singh Rajput, Raj Kumar Yadav and Amit Sadh playing the lead roles while Amrita Puri plays the female lead role. “Kai Po Che” which does mean “I have cut the Kite” is not about kite-flying. In fact there is only a single scene in which the characters fly kites.
The story is based on Chetan Bhagar’s “The 3 Mistakes of My Life” revolves around friendship of three totally different youth trying to excel in life in Gujarat; the story dates back to a period in and around 2000. The story begins with the three -Ishaan played by Sushant Singh Rajput, Govind played by Raj Kumar Yadav and Omi, played by Amit Sadh – embarking on their first business venture, a sports shop with coaching facilities. Ishaan was an aspiring cricketer but like thousands of boys in India, his talent was lost in the maze of selectors and politics. He morphs into a hot-tempered but unusually generous coach. Govind, the cautious and brainy one, keeps a strict eye on the finances – the other two call him baniya. And the loutish but unquestioningly loyal Omi, serves as the financer. He manages to routinely extract money from his uncle who is a political leader in a right-wing Hindu party. Ishaan’s star pupil is a scrawny Muslim boy.
The three, joined by a fourth – a girl who happens to be the sister of one of the heroes secretly involved with the hero’s best friend – bring to life a world where the accidents of existence collide gently but powerfully with man-made and natural calamities that shake the very existence of an Indian middle class, living on an edge where toppling over the abyss is a real possibility. By the end of the movie, one of the three Omi falls into the trap of prejudice; he is given an chance to reform himself which is not utilized. The director brings in a socio-political perspective in the characters which is a rare phenomenon in Hindi cinema. In “Kai Po Che”, the characters and situations created to bring out the personality conflicts emerge from the two crises points in Gujarat’s history – the 2001 earthquake and the post-Godhra carnage in 2002. Though the team had done an incredible performance, both on-screen and off-screen, some portions of the movie is too slow making the audience restless.
Songs by Amit Trivedi and background by Hitesh Sonik bring out the essence of the movie. The actors have lived their characters which is why the movie is a dashing success. The director had tried to bring-out the essence without deviating from Chetan Bhagat’s novel. A must-see for the audience yearning for good Hindi movies.