2 States (2014) Hindi Movie Review | 12 Critic Reviews | Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt


Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amrita Singh, Revathy, Ronit Roy, Shiv Kumar Subramaniam


2 States PosterAbhishek Varman


Chetan Bhagat ('2 States' novel)


Abhishek Varman


Hussain Dalal


Binod Pradhan



produced by:

Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala


weird aggregate rating 6.7/10Hindi


Romance, Drama

release date:

run time:
149 minutes


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Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)
  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-9
Inter-caste relationships/marriages aren't new for Bollywood. Till a few years ago, it was a regular template essential to make a Hindi movie work. Recall EK DUUJE KE LIYE, attempted more than three decades ago. The much-in-love couple -- the South Indian guy [Kamal Haasan] and his North Indian

  •  Times of India -Meena Iyer Rating-8
For an audience that has been around from the '80s, debutant Abhishek Varman's '2 States' may seem like they are revisiting K Balachander's mega hit 'Ek Duuje Ke Liye' (1981), where the Tamil boy had to cross endless hurdles to patao the Punjabi girl.

  •  DNA -Sarita Tanwar Rating-7
The best thing about Two States is that it is fresh -- in the casting,  the approach, and the language. It's the kind of romcom that makes you go 'hmmm' rather than 'awwww.' The language spoken by all the characters is no different from one used by everyday people,

  •  Book My Show -Juhi Matta Rating-7
2 States was making waves even before the movie was officially announced. Given how successful adaptations of Chetan Bhagat’s works have been, it was safe to assume that the upcoming 2 States would be no different. Though high expectations often lead to disappointment, 2 States begs to differ.

  •  Moviez Adda -Divya Solgama Rating-8
Almost a decade back, a friend of mine recommended me to read a novel called 'Five Point Someone' by Chetan Bhagat. I still remember reading it overnight and wanted to read more novels written by him. Thus, kept waiting like million other die hard fans of Chetan Bhagat for his next book.

  •  NDTV -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-5
The story crisscrosses the country – from Ahmedabad to Delhi to Chennai and then back to Delhi and finally to Chennai again – as the lovebirds struggle to get their respective families to accept their relationship.Amid all the to-ing and fro-ing, the narrative trajectory of the now-on,

  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-6
For script, Bhagat’s engrossing book supplies a story that audiences have read on the loop. Obviously the intelligentsia finds a certain degree of insatiable pleasure in bashing the young writer who reinstigated the reading habit among Indians. The book is massively loved and and to

  •  Indian Express -Shubhra Gupta Rating-5
Pretty Tam Brahm ‘ponnu’ plus ‘hatta katta’ Punjabi munda equals to match made in heaven? If you go by ’2 States’, yes, but getting to it is long and arduous. The film sets out to be a solid, emotionally satisfying rom com, and goes well for a bit but then turns into a too-stretched-out ‘jhagda’

  •  India Today -Rohit Khilnani Rating-4
We all think that we have interesting love stories, don't we? But Chetan Bhagat is one lucky guy! He gets to publish his love story and not just that, it's even made into a film for the world to watch and moreover, pay for it! How many would buy a ticket to watch it? I have no idea.

  •  Bollywood Life -Prathamesh Jadhav Rating-8
It’s a typical boy meet girl story. Krish (Arjun Kappor) and Ananya (Alia) fall for each other and want to tie the knot. The two are well qualified, highly educated and smart. The only hurdle they need to cross now is to convince parents and seek their approval for this cross cultural union.

  •  Deccan Chronicle -Kusumita Das Rating-6
A key advantage of adapting a bestselling novel into a film is that one doesn’t need to sell the story, they just have to tell it. And in the process, they need to stay as honest as possible to their source of inspiration. Director Abhishek Varman does just that in the film '2 States' which is based

  •  India Today -Saurabh Dwivedi Rating-8
Boy meets girl at IIM-Ahmedabad. Their friendship begins over a rasgulla which gradually turns into love.But what after love? Yes, Marriage.Here lies the complication. The boy is a Punjabi and the girl is a Tamilian, or as they say in North India - Madrasi.

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