Kapoor & Sons - External Reviews

wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

It is an amazingly mature film. Who would have thought that could be said about a 100% family drama?



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40 reviewers have given Kapoor & Sons an average rating of 4.3/5.0 (?)

31 yays
2 nays
7 so-so

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Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ... Batra teases us with Bollywood clichés and then swerves in other directions. ... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Watch this mature family entertainer for the 3 R's, namely Rishi, Ratna and Rajat along with the charming youngsters.... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Bolly Spice ...The really strong moments in the film occur when Ratna Pathak Shah’s maternal allegiance is threatened by the movie’s revelation.... full review

Thumbs up Bollywood Hungama ...makes for an excellent movie that you must watch with your entire family.... full review

Thumbs up by Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life ...may not be the typical KJo film drama you may relished in the past, set in foreign locales, huge mansion, love songs etc. yet it is one of the finest films Karan Johar has produced... full review

Thumbs up by Tania Rana, BookmyShow ...here have been very few films lately that have been able to crack us up and make us teary-eyed all at the same time... full review

So-So by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...alls under the could-have-been-better category.... full review

Thumbs up Deccan Chronicle ...The credit goes to director Shakun Batra for beautifully holding the film like a perfect winning trophy.... full review

So-So by Merkwürdige Liebe, Desi Martini ...fails to build up to anything truly special... full review

So-So by Siddhant Shori, Desi Martini ...well made, feel good film... full review

Thumbs up by Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini ... The script is tight and understated. ... full review

Thumbs up by Krish Sripada, Desi Martini ...Rishi Kapoor turns a good movie into an endearing one!... full review

Thumbs up by Ajitesh Rajeevan, Desi Martini ...an impassioned ride... full review

Thumbs up by Harshada Rege, DNA ...at other times, the humour does seem forced.... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...there’s no way on earth you should miss this movie. ... full review

Thumbs up by Anna Vetticad, FirstPost ...These are niggling quarrels though with an otherwise wonderful film.... full review

Thumbs up by Pradeep Menon, FirstPost ...The inevitable push-pull dynamics of every family, particularly one that has millennial adults in it, comes through better than we've ever seen before.... full review

Thumbs down Free Press Journal ...The narrative flow is not very smooth and it’s not always happening either.... full review

Thumbs up by Zehra Abbas, fullhyd.com ...it saves its most important message for its most attentive viewers - healing is ultimately a choice. ... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...I left the multiplex, quietly applauding KAPOOR & SONS.... full review

Thumbs up by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times ...The language Fawad, Alia and Sidharth speak in the film is true to their character graphs: Very urban in nature yet restrained and suitable for a place like Coonoor. ... full review

So-So by Suprateek Chatterjee, Huffington Post ...ping-pongs between heartwarming family bonding and serious, life-altering conflict.... full review

Thumbs up IBN Live ...This film has a soul that reminds you to love your imperfect family... full review

So-So by Vivek, India Entertainment ...one flaw is the unfolding of each of the characters and their character flaws, appears to be robotic and sequential, like a mathematical equation.... full review

Thumbs up by Ananya Bhattacharya, india today ...With these several parallel tracks running through Kapoor And Sons, director Shakun Batra crafts a refreshing tale of family problems and the art of sweeping them under the carpet.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...The other problem is that in many places things get much too overwrought for far too long.... full review

Thumbs up by Surbhi Redkar, koimoi ...This is a slice of life film, laden with some cherishable moments.... full review

Thumbs up by Uday Bhatia, Live Mint ...Keeping up with the Kapoors is exhausting but worthwhile ... full review

Thumbs up by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...It might remind of your own family issues and make you a bit squirmish but is also largely feel good and entertaining.... full review

Thumbs up by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...When old wounds and fresh slights collide, it leads to a rather explosive family reunion…... full review

Thumbs up by Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror ...Director Shakun Batra has matured from a filmmaker solely capable of romcoms to one who can infuse depth into characters and script relationships in all its verity. ... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...The screenplay by Ayesha Devitre Dhillon and Shakun Batra probes aspects of human nature that are rarely touched upon in more facile Bollywood fare.... full review

So-So by Raja Sen, Rediff ...finely, intelligently crafted film which stumbles because of its eagerness... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The nuances in the story are reflected brilliantly in all aspects of the film from the performances to the technical aspects like production design, music, editing and photography.... full review

Thumbs up by Namrata Joshi, The Hindu ...The ultimate family film... full review

Thumbs up by Pratim D Dasgupta, The Telegraph ...Kapoor & Sons is two thumbs up to the changing character of mainstream Bollywood, where formulaic ingredients are being tossed and turned for a refreshing cinematic experience... full review

Thumbs up by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India ...*... full review

So-So by Karan Bali, Upper Stall ...has its moments with an easy going first half but a labored second half lets it down.... full review

Thumbs up yahoo! India ...Shakun Batra proves that there is no substitute for good writing – the story is compelling, the dialogues are well written and the casting is perfect.... full review

Thumbs up by Dhriti Sharma, ZEENEWS.COM ...Do not miss Alia-Sidhar... full review