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2 States

(2 स्टेट्स)
18th April 2014- Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 Tamilian 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?
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Director: Abhishek Varman
Keywords: Love, Wedding, family


Movie Cast

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Arjun Kapoor Arjun Kapoor Krish
Alia Bhatt Alia Bhatt Ananya
Amrita Singh Amrita Singh Kavita Malhotra - Krish's Mother
Revathy Revathy Radha Swaminathan- Ananya's Mother
Ronit Roy Ronit Roy Vikram Malhotra
Shivkumar Subramaniam Shivkumar Subramaniam Shiv Swaminathan
Sharang Natarajan Sharang Natarajan Manjunath Swaminathan
Madhu Anand Chandhock Madhu Anand Chandhock Duke's Mom
Achint Kaur Achint Kaur


Movie Details

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Movie Name2 States
Original Language Name2 स्टेट्स
Year2014
Release Date18th April 2014
Languages Hindi
StorylineA 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 Tamilian 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?
Story SummaryKrish Malhotra, a student from Delhi, is pursuing his MBA at IIM Ahmedabad. Krish comes from a family very proud of their Punjabi heritage. He meets Ananya Swaminathan in his college who comes from a conservative Tamil Brahmin family. Krish and Ananya become friends and start studying together. Soon they begin dating, and stay together for their two years on the IIM campus. Krish confides in Ananya that his real passion is writing, which he wants to pursue a career in.

When they complete their graduation, Krish and Ananya decide to get married. They introduce their parents to each other at the convocation ceremony. To their dismay, Krish's loud Punjabi mother Kavita (Amrita Singh) does not get along with Ananya's reserved Tamilian parents Radha (Revathy) and Swaminathan (Shiv Kumar Subramaniam). After graduation, Ananya begins her marketing job in her hometown Chennai and Krish goes back to his own hometown Delhi. Krish's brash family urges him to stay in Delhi and try to discourage him from his interest in writing. They also criticize his relationship with Ananya, and tell him to get an arranged marriage with a Punjabi girl. It is also evident that there is tension between Krish and his alcoholic father Vikram (Ronit Roy).

Krish leaves his dysfunctional family and starts a banking job in Chennai. During this time, he tries very hard to win over Ananya's family. He tutors her younger brother, gets her mother an opportunity to sing at an event for his workplace, and helps her father create his first PowerPoint presentation. After all his effort, Ananya's family agrees to the marriage with Krish. Krish and Ananya then travel to Delhi to win over Krish's family. Initially, Kavita and her family are hostile towards Ananya but come to like her after she saves Krish's cousin's wedding from being cancelled due to a dispute over dowry.

Krish and Ananya decide to take a vacation with their families before the wedding. The vacation does not go as planned when Kavita makes continuous snide remarks about Tamilian culture. Furthermore, Ananya and her parents overhear Krish falsely assuring his mother that she can treat Ananya however she wants after they are married. Having had enough of the insults, Ananya calls off the wedding and both return to their respective hometowns.

Krish and Ananya find it hard to live without each other. Sometime later, he gets a call from Ananya, who reveals that Krish's father had come down to Chennai to speak to her parents, apologizing for his wife's shallow behavior. This allows for Krish and Ananya to finally get happily married, they became parents to twin boys and Krish publishes his book 2 States based on his and Ananya's life.
Run Time149 Mins
Censor Ratingu/a
Movie BudgetINR 35000000
Gross IncomeINR 150000000


Movie Crew

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Writer (story)Chetan Bhagat
Writer (Screenplay)Abhishek Varman
Music DirectorEhsaan Noorani
ProducerKaran Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala
Executive ProducerPravin Khairnar
Production CompanyDharma Productions, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
Writer (Dialogue)Hussain Dalal
Film EditingNamrata Rao
Assistant DirectorKriti Kapoor, Arif Khan(1st), Sidhanth Uberoi
ChoreographyRemo DSouza
Playback SingerShankar Mahadevan
Cinematography (Assistant)Monica P. Sangani(trainee)
Background MusicParik, Tubby
Publicity DesignMarching Ants Advtg Pvt. Ltd.
Costume (Assistant)Nikita Jaisinghani, Radhika Mehra
Production ControllerGopal Babel
Production DesignAmrita Mahal
MusicianLoy Mendonsa
Costume DesignNatascha Charak, Manish Malhotra, Nikita Raheja, Shiraz Siddique
castingNandini Shrikent
sound designerAli Merchant
digital compositorAbdul Rasheed, Yatin Bhave, Raghunathan Kunal, Selvakumar
visual effects supervisorPrasad Sutar, Ranadheer Reddy
visual effects producerShilpan Vyas Tinu
foley mixerAbhijeet V. Sapre
sound re-recording mixerAjay Kumar P.B.
digital intermediate conformistRohit Karkera
media consultantHype
visual promotionsBinny Padda, Ravi Padda
line producerPrashant Kunder
Assistant art directorKshamata Sachin Gurav
digital matte painterArun Kataria
digital coloristKen Metzker
director of photographyBinod Pradhan
assistant cameraKajri Akhtar, Anubhav Bharadwaj, Sambeet Kumar Mishra
focus pullerRafiq Ahmed
supervising producerMarijke Desouza
assistant production managerArjun Singh, Rehan Baigh
associate directorPravesh Gurung
location managerVishal Agarwal
second assistant directorNeil Shah
first assistant cameraUttam Dhakal
second assistant cameraNachiket Pangare
casting assistantRadhika P. Menon, Rachana Parekh, Karan Mally
lyricistAmitabh Bhattacharya
DistributorIG Interactive Entertainment, UTV Motion Pictures
grip and lighting equipmentLight n Light
jib camera operatorPiyush Acharya
Associate sound re-recording mixerGandhar Mokashi
production supervisorSharic Sequeira
camera operatorSubhransu
Jimmy Jib operatorSagar Singh
assistant costume designerNiti Apurva Patel
casting coordinatorAbhinay Banker
Head Production DISalil Deshpande
marketing distribution & syndicationPrakash Nathan
production accountantDigambber Hari Paatil


Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. Alia would be sporting an Indian Fusion look in the film and her costumes have been designed by Manish Malhotra. Speaking about her character, Alia said that she is a City Girl who speaks Tamil only with her parents.
  2. The song "Offo" was choreographed and conceptualized by Remo D'Souza as a celebration of several Indian festivals in a time lapse of almost one year. It was shot over four days at IIM Ahmedabad campus and Filmistan Studio in Mumbai.
  3. According to Box Office India, 2 States had "excellent" first day figures of ₹120 million (US$1.8 million). The collections for second day were around ₹117.5 million (US$1.8 million) taking its two-day total to ₹237.5 million (US$3.5 million), receiving a "fantastic" response in circuits like Mumbai, Mysore, Delhi-UP, CP Berar, CI, Nizam and Rajasthan.
  4. The first choice for the lead pair in the film had been Saif Ali Khan and Priyanka Chopra and the film was to be directed by Siddharth Anand. Later, it was announced that Shah Rukh Khan and Asin Thottumkal would play lead roles and the film was to be directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. Finally, Arjun Kapoor was cast as the lead. Actress Alia Bhatt was paired opposite him.
  5. Amrita Singh and Ronit Roy were cast as Arjun Kapoor's parents and Revathy and Shiv Kumar Subramaniam were cast as Alia Bhatt's parents.
  6. The role of Krish Malhotra was also offered to Imran Khan who instead chose to work on Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola.
  7. movie which surpasses the mother book in terms of quality. The direction of the movie is mind blowing and Chetan Bhagat is once again blessed with a movie which can thunder the Box Office. You will wonder at one stage if the story of the movie you watch is the same of the book you read few years ago- the book is very entertaining of course.
  8. Principal photography commenced on 29 January 2013 with the shooting of a song. Parts of the film were shot at Chennai, Delhi, IIM-A and Gol Limda Bhajiya House near Astodia Darwaza,Ahmedabad Railway Station to Police commissioner office in Ahmedabad in August 2013.
  9. According to Box Office India, 2 States grossed US$5.85 million internationally, and was the second highest overseas grosser of 2014 in Bollywood after Jai Ho at that point.


Quotes

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  1. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama awarded the film 4.5 out of 5 stars, and noted, "On the whole, 2 States is one of the finest movies to come out of the Hindi film industry of late. This is one of those rare Hindi movies that commands a repeat viewing. Strongly recommended!".


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