2 States

2 States

2 States is a 2014 Bollywood Film based on a novel of same name by Chetan Bhagat. It stars Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in lead roles, while Amrita Singh, Ronit Roy,Revathy and Shiv Kumar Subramaniam play supporting roles.


This is a story about a romantic journey of a culturally opposite couple - Krish Malhotra and Ananya Swaminathan. They meet at the IIM-Ahmedabad College and during the program they fall in love. Complications arise after the program 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 Tamil Brahmin from Chennai. They take a conscious decision; they won't get married until their parents agree. Everything goes downhill when the parents meet. There is a cultural clash and the parents oppose the wedding. To convert their love story into a love marriage, the couple faces a tough battle in front of them. For it is easy to 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.

Movie Details

CastArjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Shiv Kumar Subramaniam, Amrita Singh, Revathy, Ronit Roy, Sharang Natarajan
Release DateApril 18, 2014
DirectorAbhishek Varman
ProducerSajid Nadiadwala, Karan Johar
DistributorUTV Motion Pictures
Music Release DateMarch 14, 2014
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Rating (0-10)8
Script WriterChetan Bhagat
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Film Critic Subhash K Jha says that 2 States is a fantastic Intercultural Love Story.

Two world, two cultures, two families, one love story….”2 States” re-defines and rejuvenates the love-marriage space.Simple and yet striking, gorgeous and graceful, this is a film where we come away hankering to know what happens to the couple after the film is over.

And yes, Alia dressed as a bride looks like a doll. In a way the honesty that her face never ceases to express symbolizes what this film strives to do. “2 States” creates a world where characters don’t shout to be heard. They just belong to a world where being proper, politically or otherwise, is not always a pre-condition. Read Full Review here

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