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Kai Po Che Review

Kai Po Che Rating: 3.8/5

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Ratings:4/5  Kai Po Che Review By: Rajeev Masand  Site: CNN IBN (IBNLive)
Rooting a simple story in a realistic middle-class world far removed from the glossy surfaces of Rock On!, Kapoor can’t shake off his fascination for buddy pictures, but in Kai Po Che we’re treated to a more honest, assured portrait of friendship that never feels as conventional as his National Award-winning previous film. At a crisp two hours, Kai Po Che is enriched by its sweeping score and by Kapoor’s deft handling of the film’s varied moods. Kapoor tackles sensitive issues like the Gujarat riots with equanimity and empathy, and Anay Goswamy’s terrific camerawork complements the director’s vision intuitively.I’m going with four out of five for Kai Po Che. It’s only February, but one of the year’s best films has arrived.
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Ratings:4/5  Kai Po Che Review By: Taran Adarsh  Site: BollywoodHungama
KAI PO CHE, Abhishek brings alive the characters and events most persuasively. He borrows from the novel, but at the same time adds a lot to it with his deft execution. Resultantly, what emerges is a movie that evokes myriad emotions in the viewer. You smile, chuckle, get anxious and jittery, also moist eyed on several junctures. Attention-grabbing in entirety, absorbing you into its world from the onset itself, KAI PO CHE blends fiction and facts dexterously, recreating a story on celluloid that's credible and noteworthy. On the whole, KAI PO CHE is brimming with solid content. Watch it for the spirit it is made in. Watch it because it's the kind of cinema that pushes the boundaries. Watch it because movies like KAI PO CHE need to be encouraged. A film that deserves an ovation!
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Ratings:4/5   Review By: Anupama Chopra  Site: Star World (Hindustan Times)
Abhishek’s biggest success is that he and his writers have created three-full bodied characters - these boys with their towering ambitions and aching vulnerability, are people you and I know. And then, most critically, Abhishek has found three actors to inhabit the characters wholly. Sushant, Raj Kumar and Amit become Ishaan, Govind and Omi. Their lack of stardom works in their favor. We believe them. We partake in their joys and struggles. Kai Po Che is beautifully shot by Anay Goswamy but it’s not glossy. You can almost feel the sweat and dust of the narrow lanes.
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Ratings:4/5   Review By: Meena Iyer  Site: Times Of India (TOI)
Based on Chetan Bhagat's The 3 Mistakes of My Life, in his second outing,Abhishek Kapoor raises the bar by giving us a thoroughly enjoyable film that showcases the strong emotions between the three protagonists who are boisterous, ballistic and at times plain bored. Despite the disturbing backdrop of death, destruction and politics, Kai Po Che is very likeable. Between tears, you find yourself smiling, because it's the story of friendship and human triumph above all else. Note: You will not like this movie if slice-of-life films with intense emotions are not your cup of tea.
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Ratings:4/5  Review By: Sukanya Verma  Site: Rediff
Main Ambani ban jaata hoon. Omi ko CM bana denge. Chal, pehle rickshaw pakadte hain.’ Though spoken in jest, these words reveal a shrewd oxymoron of ambition and reality that characterises the zeal and anxiety of the youth. And to me, this stunning clarity and ease in director Abhishek Kapoor’s voice is what makes this adaptation of a mediocre novel so irresistible. I wouldn’t call Kai Po Che an exact retelling of Chetan Bhagat ’s The 3 Mistakes of My Life. Kapoor clearly recognises the strengths (and limitations) of this story as a motion picture and labours to compound an emotionality worth rooting for even if it means significant departure from the source. It’s a beautiful risk. And it totally works.
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Ratings:--   Review By: Komal Nahta  Site: ETC
On the whole, Kai Po Che is a beautifully made and wonderfully enacted film. But it cannot be expected to score everywhere. Its appeal at the box-office will be restricted due to its heavy and tangential second half. The film will do well in select cinemas and good multiplexes. It must be added here that there will also be a section of the class audience which will love the film. Business in Gujarat should be better than in the rest of the country due to the Gujarati flavour of the settings, dialogues etc. and the Gujarat backdrop. Its difficult and in­comprehensible (to the non-Gujarati speaking audience) title is a minus point, more so because the film has no face value to pull in the crowds.
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Ratings:3.5/5   Review By: Saibal Chaterjee  Site: NDTV
Kai Po Che taps the obvious things – cricket, religion, politics, kite flying, Garba dance and the game of marbles – as it focuses on the eddies of Gujarat’s contemporary history as reflected in the fate of a bunch of believable, ordinary youngsters. Pretty much in the manner of the piece of fiction that it is adapted from (Chetan Bhagat’s 'The 3 Mistakes of My Life'), Kai Po Che keeps things simple and uncluttered. That enhances the film’s mass appeal quotient without compromising on the consistent tinge of realism that director and co-screenwriter Abhishek Kapoor imparts to the tale..Kai Po Che is a must watch.
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Ratings:3.5/5   Review By: Shubhra Gupta  Site: Indian Express
Kai Po Che is so much better, despite its tired saffron-and-trishul-infused scenes, as well as those that show the too-familiar bloody rampage through the terrified-Muslim-housing-colony. This film rises beautifully above its faults. It does not allow simplicity to descend into simple-mindedness, as it transmits real emotions, and gives space to a stand-out performer. And the music from the Amit Trivedi-Swanand Kirkire combine spills out, into the tangled skeins of our lives : I have been humming rishton ka manjha non-stop since I walked out of the theatre.
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Ratings:3.5/5  Review By: Tushar Joshi  Site: DNA
Kai Po Che! works because it is an ensemble effort. this isn’t an ordinary story of bonding, but a kaleidoscope view of the dynamics between the trio that tests their relationship when thrown in the pan of fire ignited by the Godhra riots and the 2001 Gujarat earthquake. Abhishek Kapoor’s vision and execution are in sync, which is the reason the film looks so cohesive and doesn’t jar. However, there are certain loopholes which might leave you baffled. Kai Po Che! works on more levels than it fails, and most of it is because of its brilliant execution. Watch it for the performances.
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Ratings:3/5  Review By: Rubina A Khan  Site: Firstpost
How Ishaan, Omi and Govind’s friendship survives these troubled times is what the story explores from here on. The human spirit triumphs above all in the story, in a manner most endearing and constitutes the last quarter of the film. I loved that bit the most. It reiterates something I strongly believe in – that being a good human being is the toughest religion of all. Kai Po Che, a screen adaptation of the book, The 3 Mistakes of My Life, written by Chetan Bhagat, is a good film, but not a great film.
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Ratings:4.5/5  Review By: Martin D Souza  Site: Glamsham
Adapted from Chetan Bhagat's novel 'The Three Mistakes Of My Life', KAI PO CHE pulls you into its content from scene one. If the direction is spot-on, the casting is pure thrill; not a character out of place. Every situation, every frame is a joy in itself. You know it's a director's movie because not a character gets extra mileage. Each character is a hero on its own. But how they crystalize together on screen is what Abhishek's brilliance is all about. KAI PO CHE is poetry in motion. After ROCK ON, Abhishek Kapoor has reminded us yet again, what a master story-teller he is.
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Ratings:--  Review By: Sneha May Francis  Site: Emirates24by7
‘Kai Po Che’ delves into the life of three childhood friends as they chase their dreams in their rustic hometown of Ahmadabad at the beginning of the new millennium, only to find their ambitions derailed by terrifying earthquakes, religious intolerance and political manipulations. It plays devilish mayhem with their desires and rocks their incredibly intense bond. Considering, Chetan’s ‘Five Point Someone’ was a roaring success in Bollywood as ‘3 Idiots’, it’s only natural ‘Kai Po Che’ awaits a similar, befitting honour. Although there have been many movies that celebrated friendship on-screen, it’d be a big mistake if you skipped this one.
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29 comments:

  1. excited about this one
    must be gud

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  2. Fantastic reviews & word of mouth all around. "Kai Po Che" seems to be a winner all the way :)

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  3. Adapted from Chetan Bhagat's "3 mistakes...", this movie is even better than the Novel itself. A must watch!

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  4. Looks like I was the last to book the for tonight's last show, all I hear since morning is that all are going for the movie today in Dubai. What an effect & impression a good story and good movie can have is what I see, great PR by Kai Po Che team after Chetan Bhagat's lovely novel.

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  5. "Kai Po Che" really rocks! A fab-tastic effort by Abhishek Kapoor & crew. An unmissable Bollywood movie after a long time!

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    1. go n read novel of it..samaj ajaega

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  6. pictur3 achi hgi.. bt srk is d best

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  7. thank u... I am glad u all like my muv...
    Abhishek kapoor

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  8. Bro-mance has been quite a hit formula for success in Bollywood. Look for the best of films on friendship and you can’t ignore ROCK ON directed by Abhiskek Kapoor and 3 IDIOTS- conceptually inspired by Chetan Bhagat’s bestseller FIVE POINT SOMEONE. So when both of the talents decide to collaborate on their next, one should never really doubt on the outcome.

    ‘KAI PO CHE!’ is a very heartwarming film that takes the bro-mance concept to another level. You may not find regular song & dance sequences, you may not find many laugh-out-loud gags, you may also not find hard-to-believe unreal adventures of life but still it never goes run out on the spirit. The force lies in the authenticity and the sincerity in every aspect of story-telling. Characters are unsophisticated-unadulterated. Settings are totally rusty-earthy & reliable. & since events are factual and pulled straight out from real life incidents, the graph of the high & low points in the story-line looks very much plausible.

    In Ahmedabad- the city that has been shaken & shattered by many avoidable-inevitable reasons in the past decade, 3 young lives in their prime age are trying to make it big in life with one investing passion in cricket, one in the lucrative field of business & the last being all ears for the power through politics. Hope, dream, aspiration run like blood in their nerves but more than their personal differences or emotional weaknesses, it’s the uncalled natural calamity and communal riots that crushes their trance of a better life crammed with success, power and prosperity.

    With a visually spectacular-emotionally gratifying first half, KAI PO CHE! makes you striving for it being a great movie experience with repeat viewing value, but insufficiently it only comes with a predictable, conventional second half and a not-so-imposing arresting climax. So, at the end it only satisfies you as a good cinema that needs to get viewed for its passion & significance…but it does leave you unfulfilled-discontented because of the possibilities it sparked in us. Not very entertaining-not very amusing but definitely an important film to watch. [3/5]

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    1. totally agree with u gaurav

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    2. This looks like it is a great movie

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    3. Amazing that this book of chetan bhagat is one of his worst and yet the movie is drawing praise from everyone

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  9. Indeed one of the brilliant Indian Contemporary films made, that has the elements of Mani Ratnam, Anurag Kashyap, Farhan Akhtar and Nagesh Kukunoor, that has shades of "Rock On!!", "Dil Chahta Hai", "Swades" and "Rang De Basanti". After "Rock On"!!, director Abhishek Kapoor's narration makes you proud of the contemporary India, despite few slow pace in between, having some riveting moments. You actually forget the original book and get lost in the film.The film starts up as a friend's film and ends up as a Social film. The first plus point is the film's witty script (Abhishek Kapoor, Chetan Bhagat, Purbali Mukherjee and Supratik Sen) which shows a brilliant development of the characters within the changing times and the main plot points of the Gujarat Earthquake and Riots have been shown brilliantly. The second plus point is the Cinematography by Anay Goswamy whose Red Pixel Camera and Lighting work brilliantly showcases the Vibrant nature of Gujarat, along with the sharp editing by Deepak Bhatia. The DI work is great. The third point is the music score by Amit Trivedi and Sachin whose music fits the narration. The fourth point is the great performances by Raj Kumar Yadav, Amit Sadh, Amrita Puri and Debutant Sushant Singh Rajput steals the show and proves why he is the television superstar

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  10. Great movie... And I am glad so many reviewers are liking it. Perhaps for the first time (after Govind Nihalani's Dev) somebody is tackling the subject of underlying prejudices and communal hatred in a mainstream movie. Its quite sensitively done. The portrayal of the hapless muslim - both during the earthquake and post Godhra riots is quite realistic. Anyone who cherishes the human values of friendship, camaraderie and mutual respect should love this movie....

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  11. really inspirational movie and also check this inspirational blog patilrahuls.blogspot.com

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  12. Raj kumar & Amrita puri steal all the scenes from the movie.You will definitely laugh & enjoy with them.They are excellent in the movie.Others are not so extraordinary.Its a different movie like David,but not so great like paan singh tomar,vicky donor,oh my god.Most of the time it is very predictable as what is going to happen next, like earthquakje,godhra train incident,riot but still it is enjoyable.Thrills are missing from the movie.

    As it is a low budget movie some imp. scenes does not look very authentic.Expecting more from debutant susant singh rajput.Last scene failed to absorb a lot when susant dies.Still a intellectual movie .u can see once.kai po che-finally abhisek kapoor cut the kite.

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  13. intellectual crap. critics favorite means a definite flop

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    1. it won't flop. Watch it first

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  14. Kai Po Che: Cinema Analyst's Take: Very good. Kai Po Che means a call of triumph; the film does just that.
    http://cinemaanalyst.blogspot.in/2013/02/kai-po-che.html

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  15. REVIEW: KAI PO CHE (MAINE KAAT LI)

    The formula of three friends work again this time with KPC. But unlike the staple diet of friendship which were offered in Dil Chahta Hai and ZNMD, KPC is more conventional in approach. Set in the backdrop of Godhra riots, Kutch earthquake and the politics thereon, bond of friendship is tested time and again. The movie is about their dreams to excel in their respective fields be it in sports or setting up a business. Dont expect much of fanfare which we saw in earlier movies about friends.

    The last half an hour are truly the showstealer and leaves a undelible mark on us. A nice watch this weekend.

    PS: The gujju setting deserves a special mention which further adds to the feel and production design

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  16. Hmmm when you thinking of your friends your dreams just see it and feel...the bonding.love hate emotion....a good package..........and sushant did etremely well...

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  17. Absolutely a show stealer...
    m sayin this cuz this movie sets it's own mood different from novel n takes u along with it..unlike other novel inspired movies..
    It has every element of life to offer..one of the best bollywood movies so far in which u got plenty of relating moments...
    Don't dare to miss it..go n witness the triumph of life over odds..kai po che.. :)

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  18. ‘Kai Po Che’, the official adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s ‘3 Mistakes of my life’, is finally here this week. Abhishek Kapoor brings to you the most energetic and charismatic film of the year so far.

    The good thing with director Abhishek Kapoor is that he is a wonderful storyteller. He did it in ‘Rock On’ and he does it yet again with ‘Kai Po Che’. With most of the scenes being shot in Ahmedabad and its outskirts, the director presents to you the actual scenario of the city in the early 21st century. He highlights the serious issue of the ‘Godra’ and the disastrous earthquake of 2001.


    But above these all ‘Kai Po Che’ is about friendship. It is about 3 childhood friends and the bond they share. And how their lives or should I say their friendship is affected by a few things- Cricket, the godra riots, the earthquake and politics.

    The three debutants have done their work with utmost honesty. But the man who steals the show here is Sushant Singh Rajput(Ishaan), he delivers with so much of ease.

    The best thing about ‘Kai Po Che’ is that you would be able to relate your lives with these characters. And that is why it took almost 3 years for its screenplay. You really see those genuine efforts while watching it. It is a plain story told with a lot of heart and simplicity. The director needs to be appreciated for it. Amit Trivedi’s music just suits the mood of the story; it is both fresh and pleasing.

    And let me warn those who have read the book (3 Mistakes of my life), you may not find the movie so beautiful as it’s going to be predictable for you.

    If you liked ‘Rock On’, I bet you’re going to love this one. This is the finest adaptation of any of the Chetan Bhagat’s book. Go and live your days of friendship again. It is a must watch this year.

    For more reviews log on to www.rohitrupani.blogspot.in

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  19. its name should be gar poo chee....my rating is 2.25...becoz of 3rd class heroes...it would be given 3.85 if it is acted by some renowned heroes...4 me its doesnt attracted me....sorry

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  20. if it was completely a fictional fine, but the director has a shown a biased view, he does not show anything about sabarmati train terrorism but has shown too much about godhra...Also cascading the history on the a normal story was unnecessary.

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  21. Bad book...but great movie..... now thats a first!!!

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  22. Now That is wat i call a film.....
    no superstars yet 3.8 stars.....
    STATUARY WARNING:-
    "Not for dem who clap in d theatres wen d hero kicks d villains from china to tokyo!!!"
    my rating 4/5..
    Must watch for true blue film lovers...

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