Love marriages around the world are simple. Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy. They get married. In India, there are few more steps...Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy. Girl's family has to love the girl. Grl's family has to love the boy's family. Boy's family has to love the girl's family. And if the boy and girl still love each other, they get married. "2 States" is a story about a journey of one such couple, Krish Malhatra (Arjun Kapoor) and Ananya Swaminathan (Alia Bhatt). They meet at the IIM-Ahmedabad and during the course they fall in love. Complications arise after the course comes to an end and they decide to get married. Krish and Ananya belong to two different states of India. Krish, a North Indian Punjabi boy from Delhi, and Ananya, a Tamilian Brahmin from Chennai. They take a conscious decision; till their parents don't agree they won't get married. Everything goes down hill when the parents meet. There is a cultural clash oppose the wedding. To convert their love story into a love marriage, the couple faces a tough battle in front of them. For its easy fight and rebel, but much harder to convince. Will Krish and Ananya's love for each other sustain the battles? Will they manage to convince their parents and make it to their wedding? The film thus is a humorous take on inter community marriages in India.
Stylishly long-winded drama
- 2 States review by RL
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It's Bollywood's self mockery of India, basically saying that Western romance is simple boy-meets-girl & Indian romance is a complex romance, or usually not, between 2 families. I admire the Indian straightforwardness of declaring the nonsense in their society. In contrast, Western romance is equally fueled by acceptance of family & friends, plus a huge chunk of the guy's salary, but it's all glossed over & swept under the carpet here. That message is drawn out through 2 1/2 hours until the predictable end, but it's nicely stylish & visually stunning. They carefully show only the most pristine scenes in India, which gives a nice escape from reality.
The dvd quality upscales absolutely 1st class, so I can't imagine the blu-ray doing much better.