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Kai po che! (2013)

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Three friends growing up in India at the turn of the millennium set out to open a training academy to produce the country's next cricket stars.

Director:

Abhishek Kapoor

Writers:

Chetan Bhagat (novel), Abhishek Kapoor (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Sushant Singh Rajput ... Ishaan Bhatt
Rajkummar Rao ... Govind (as Raj Kumar)
Amit Sadh ... Omi Shastri
Amrita Puri ... Vidya Bhatt
Digvijay Deshmukh Digvijay Deshmukh ... Ali Hashmi
Asif Basra ... Naseer Hashmi
Manav Kaul ... Bittoo Joshi
Ashish Kakkad Ashish Kakkad ... Vishwas
Muni Jha Muni Jha ... Ishaan's father
Morli Patel Morli Patel ... Govind's mother
Amitabh Srivastava Amitabh Srivastava ... Omi's father
Bina Shah Bina Shah ... Omi's mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irfan Khan ... Javed
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Storyline

The story goes around the three friends who start a business, also providing coaching classes and tuition. Omi asks for help with his uncle, who is also a political leader, to start this business. Govind provides tuition classes to some children and Ishaan gives cricket coaching. They come to meet a boy, Ali who is gifted with hyper-reflex. Ishaan then starts special coaching for the boy so that the country gets a new star player. But unexpected things happen suddenly and the story takes a turn. Written by Nebzyl

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Taglines:

It's never too easy to achieve something valuable.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

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Trivia

The character Ali Hashmi's shirt number in the movie is "10" which is a tribute to the greatest cricketer of India Sachin Tendulkar, who also had the same shirt number. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set during the years 2001-2002. The cast uses cellphones like Nokia 1100 and Nokia 1110, which were released in 2003 and 2005 respectively. See more »

Connections

References Chaalbaaz (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Shubhaarambh
Vocals by Shruti Pathak & Divya Kumar
Lyrics by Swanand Kirkire
Music by Amit Trivedi
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The Best Movie Of The Year So Far..
22 February 2013 | by bharat047See all my reviews

Set against the backdrop of the Gujarat riots of a decade ago, Kai Po Che tells the story of three best friends - Ishaan Bhatt (Sushant Singh Rajput), Omkar Shastri (Amit Sadh) and Govind Patel (Rajkumar Yadav), who are trying to chase their dreams in the advent of the new millennium. This was a time when India's nuclear power was ostensibly shining - a perfect place for the three Ahmedabad boys to start a business that could be their ticket to fame and riches.

In a country like that of ours, where cricket is a religion, they hit upon a brilliant plan to start a training academy that could produce India's next sporting superstars. But, destiny plays cruel joke in the lives of three boys whose equations with each other are thrown into severe turmoil by calamitous event of the Godhra riots. This is when Ishaan, Omi and Govind struggle to keep their friendship intact, but on the other hand, their dreams are shattered as it pushes their grand plan of building a sports academy off the rails.

Positives : Kai Po Che is a refreshing tale of friendship, dreams and passion that might leave you with a mild dose of reality. The movie unravels the madness that the common citizen of the country has about cricket, cinema and politics, and the effects that it is making on the process of growth and the ethos of the country. There's no over-the-top, filmy, dramatic dialogues, instead, those in the film sound very realistic and genuine.

Verdict : Kai Po Che is an ode to true friendship. The movie works wonder on every sphere, say it brilliant acting, realistic plot or heart-touching dialogues. Hence, this one is sure to make a prominent place to the year's Best film award nominations. So, go and grab your tickets at the earliest and relish the beauty of the flick.

Ratings : 9/10 !!


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

22 February 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Academia de cricket See more »

Filming Locations:

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$522,765, 24 February 2013

Gross USA:

$1,122,527

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,435,272
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Company Credits

Production Co:

UTV Motion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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