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Don’t Miss: What makes Kai Po Che a cut above the rest?

Divya Pal   |  Mar 11, 2013, 01:02AM IST

The film 'Kai Po Che', taken from the term which is a victorious roar in Gujarati used especially when flying kites, has proved it is a cut above the rest. So what’s the movie, which stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Amit Sadh and Rajkumar Yadav and Amrita Puri of ‘Aisha’ fame, all about? And why is it such a hit with movie buffs? Read on to get all the answers...

PASSION: Whether it is the first 15 minutes, first half or the movie in entirety, it is evident that director Abhishek Kapoor was so impressed with Chetan Bhagat’s ‘The 3 Mistakes Of My Life’, that he just had to make a film based on the best-seller. Interestingly, the enthusiasm with which he made the film can be gauged from the interest with which movie buffs continue to watch it.      

ACTING PROWESS: It is a fact that good acting is indispensable for any flick to be a hit with cinegoers. But what’s the difference between an average and great actor? Vital characteristics of an extraordinary actor include their ability to pull you into their world and leave you asking for more. The movie, which revolves around Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkumar Yadav and Amit Sadh, show strong emotions to grab and sustain viewers’ attention.

EMOTIONAL INFLUENCE: A movie succeeds if only it is able to make viewers think. And that’s exactly what Kai Po Che does. Whether it is romance, bromance, fear or laughter, it connects with  viewers on an emotional level. While elements such as humor and emotions blend well, it is logic that makes the film convincing. 

While Sushant Singh Rajput, who left an indelible impact on viewers’ minds, courtesy small screen, does justice to his role, Rajkumar Yadav makes sure he lives up to viewers’ expectations. Amit Sadh is a relevation. Amrita Puri’s role doesn’t get trivialised even though it is an all-boys' film. Other cast members, who have immersed themselves intensely in the role, make the film look convincing.

HUMOR: Irrespective of the film’s subject matter, there is always room for some fun-filled moments. ‘Kai Po Che’ too offers an interesting mix of serious and light-hearted sequences. 

CONVINCING SCRIPT: No movie can do well if it lacks a compelling script. For it becomes the outline, which everybody has to adhere to. Film only becomes a visual medium.

Based on Chetan Bhagat’s best-seller, ‘The 3 Mistakes of My Life’, and set against the backdrop of the Gujarat riots which happened a decade ago, the film revolves around three middle class small-town men - Ishaan Bhatt (Sushant Singh Rajput), Omkar Shastri (Amit Sadh) and Govind Patel (Rajkumar Yadav) - who under no circumstances, let their resolutions and ambitions fall by the wayside, but toil to turn their dreams into reality. Even though they leave no stone unturned to make it big, the situations in which they are trapped, make their lives difficult. 

The plot sees Govind, a young boy in Ahmedabad, dreaming of starting a business to garner popularity and monetary benefits. Interestingly, Govind's aim soon becomes a common dream which both Ishaan and Omi are trying to chase. Since, cricket is treated like religion in our country, they decide to start a training academy which can churn out India's next sporting superstars.  While Govind’s key goal remains to earn huge bucks, Ishaan fulfils his desire to train Ali (an exceptional batsman) and Omi gets to be with his best chums. 

However, things go wrong when they are placed in a predicament, an outcome of Godhra riots. This is when Ishaan, Omi and Govind make every effort to keep their bond intact.