Three top production houses, Dharma Productions, UTV Motion Pictures and Nadiadwala Grandsons join hands for a youthful romance, 2 STATES, adaption of Chetan Bhagat's bestselling novel of the same name. Naturally, expectations arise from the trio, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (who have lately been lying low) to deliver something that will make this love saga of a Punjabi-South Indian couple a memorable experience. So let's get going and check out the music.
SEL hit the hammer right with the very first song, 'Offo
', which offers a very fresh, youthful and vibrant tune, arrangements that perk up the mood and some novel lyrics that makes one smile instantly. The rendition too is flawless with both the artists Aditi Singh Sharma and Amitabh Bhattacharya doing well.
Another very fresh and vibrant tune that SEL use is for 'Locha-E- Ulfat
', a breezy love song which is already a chart scorcher. Benny Dayal is superb and so are the lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya. CHECK OUT: 2 States - Songs Lyrics
The song that does spring a very pleasant surprise is 'Mast Magan
', an excellent love ballad all sufiana at heart. The Hindustani arrangements with minimum and apt use of western instruments conveys the desired effect. Arijit Singh and Chinmayi Sripada sing superbly in tandem. Amitabh's lyrics too add to the desi charm.
They first have to find acceptance in each other's families. Krish goes about convincing her parents in Chennai that he truly is in love with her. The scene where he proposes to his entire family to win them over is cute. It's now Ananya's turn as she comes to Delhi to win over Krish's parents' hearts.
They also need the two families to spend time together. That is when things go wrong.
Ananya does not want her parents to go through any more humiliation at the hands of Kavita Malhotra (Amrita Singh). She calls the relationship quits after they both have tried their best.
Krish is heart-broken but he gets help from an unexpected quarter. CHECK OUT: 2 STATES Special Screening Events
2 STATES is appealing for its simple story-line. There's the boy meets girl scene, their falling in love, his reluctance to commitment and finally their journey in convincing their parents. Running away is not cool, they feel. They'd rather wait for their parents to agree.
While the film per say is smooth and easy, what bothers is the steady tone in narration. Life is not so simple and people don't always get angry in a polite manner. Sometimes, one does lose his or her cool. Every character is so guarded in their approach that you wonder how one can stay sane throughout.
Having said that, it would also be safe to say that 2 STATES will find acceptance from the 'young in love'.