New Delhi: No film, with rank newcomers in its lead, has garnered so much interest in recent times like 'Kai Po Che!' has. And yet, not having an established star in the film has worked in its favour by giving it a freshness that is detached from from typical hindi films. Abhishek Kapoor's new film features three young and talented actors- Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkumar Yadav and Amit Sadh, who play Ishaan, Govind and Omi and narrate the story of friendship in Ahmedabad during the turn of the century.
Brimming with hope to make a mark in the society, the three friends join hands to start a sports cum tuition centre in the old part of Ahmedabad. The film then explores the trials that the trio's friendship has to go through. Would Govind, Ishaan and Omi be able to cope with the changing times? Would their friendship falter due to the circumstances it faces? This forms the crux of the film. Based on Chetan Bhagat's bestseller 'The 3 Mistakes Of My Life', the film was extensively shot in Gujarat to give the film an authentic look.
Abhishek Kapoor's last outing as a director was Farhaan Akhtar- Arjun Rampal starrer 'Rock On!!' which established Akhtar's career as an actor and catapulted Arjun Rampal in the big league. Would 'Kai Po Che!' also work the same way for its lead actors? One will have to wait and watch.
The film's music, by the talented Amit Trivedi, has already been loved by one and all. The tracks seem to beautifully set the tone of the film- a story of hope, friendship and overcoming difficulties. Having earned rave reviews from international critics during its screening at the Berlin International Film Festival, the film is all set to be released today in India. Will it live up to its hype? Will the film industry get its new superstars in Rajput, Sadh and Yadav?
Here's Shomini Sen's tweet review of Kai Po Che:
10:15 AM: It's a busy Friday at the movies. #KaiPoChe #ZilaGhaziabad and #SilverLiningsPlaybook. Stay tuned for our tweet reviews.
10:17 AM: First up, tweet review of Abhishek Kapoor's #KaiPoChe.
10:25 AM: Screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's 'The 3 Mistakes Of My Life' has been garnering lot of interest even before its release. #KaiPoChe.
10:30 AM: And it begins. #KaiPoChe
10:40 AM: Sushant's Ishaan act is a stark contrast from his role in Pavitra Rishta. So so different and so much better. #KaiPoChe
10:50 AM: The screenplay takes care of little details. Every nuance is beautifully being shown in the film. #KaiPoChe
10:55 AM: Good to see theatre actor Manav Kaul in a mainstream film after a long time. He plays Amit Sadh's uncle in the film. #KaiPoChe
11:10 AM: The camera work is simply stunning. #KaiPoChe
11:25 AM: Aaj hamare pol mein goti tournament hai. Final che' :D #KaiPoChe
11:35 AM: Rajkumar Yadav's act is understated and just right for the character he is playing.#KaiPoChe
11:45 AM: Interval of #KaiPoChe. The pace of the story is just right, so far. Let's hope it maintains the same in the second half as well.
11:50 AM: Even though they are new, the three leads are very confident actors. And have immense screen presence. #KaiPoChe
12:05 AM: Cricket has this amazing ability to unite people in this country. Beautifully captured in #KaiPoChe.
12:15 AM: Poignant scene of 2 friends forgetting their differences and hugging in joy after India's win against Australia in Test series. #KaiPoChe
12:20 AM: Haha! Garba to Sunita Rao's 'Pari Hoon Main'. #KaiPoChe
12:24 AM: Amit Sadh's character is beautifully evolving in the film. #KaiPoChe
12:27 AM: As the end credits roll in, crowd in the hall applaud Abhishek Kapoor's film. #KaiPoChe
12:30 AM: #KaiPoChe looks like another bulls eye by Chetan Bhagat's after #3Idiots, hope his other novels get made into #Bollywood films.
12:35 AM: Commendable performance by the three leads. Confident, understated and right. #KaiPoChe
12:40 AM: Difficult to choose one actor from the entire cast as they casting has been done brilliantly. Each actor suits his/her role well. #KaiPoChe
12:42 AM: To adapt a bestseller and make a film out of it is never easy. Expectations are bound to be high. But #KaiPoChe manages to do it well.
12:35 PM: Should you be watching #KaiPoChe? Yes! Even if you haven't read the book. It won't make a difference, honestly.
12:39 PM: #KaiPoChe works in its entirety. Brilliant cinematography, lovely music, detailed screenplay and superlative acting by the entire cast.