Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po Che based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel ‘3 Mistakes Of My Life’ has scored big time with the critics. The movie has emerged as the best reviewed movie of 2013 so far. Here’s a quick look at what our top critics have to say about Kai Po Che.
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama: KAI PO CHE is brimming with solid content. Watch it for the spirit it is made in. Watch it because it’s the kind of cinema that pushes the boundaries. Watch it because movies like KAI PO CHE need to be encouraged. A film that deserves an ovation!
Sukanya Verma, Rediff: I wouldn’t call Kai Po Che an exact retelling of Chetan Bhagat’s The 3 Mistakes of My Life. Kapoor clearly recognises the strengths (and limitations) of this story as a motion picture and labours to compound an emotionality worth rooting for even if it means significant departure from the source. It’s a beautiful risk. And it totally works.
Meena Iyer, The Times Of India: Based on Chetan Bhagat’s The 3 Mistakes of My Life, in his second outing,Abhishek Kapoor raises the bar by giving us a thoroughly enjoyable film that showcases the strong emotions between the three protagonists who are boisterous, ballistic and at times plain bored.
Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV: It might not induce instant superlatives. But Kai Po Che is a competently crafted, well acted and consistently engaging drama that makes its point without sinking into preachy paroxysms.
With such positive reviews, expectations are obviously sky high. The question now is, can the film perform similarly at the box office? Despite good promotion, Kai Po Che is unlikely to have a big start at the box office. The actors are all new and the movie will have to depend on good word of mouth in order to do well. We expect it to have average to good opening at the multiplexes though.
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