2 States (2014)

Hindi 2 hrs 29 mins Drama
71 %
Total Reviews: 48
Sahi: 34 Nahi: 14

Review Summary: 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 vie...

Average Critic Rating: (3.14)
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Est. Budget: 39.2 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 113.4 CR

Plot: The story begins at IIM Ahmedabad, where Krish Malhotra ( Arjun Kapoor ) is pursuing his MBA. Krish comes from a family very proud of their Punjabi heritage. He meets Ananya Swaminathan ( Alia Bhatt ), who comes from a conservative Tamil Brahmin family. Krish and Ananya become friends and... Read more

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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 vie...
Bollywood Hungama
It's rare in Bollywood - a story that takes its own time to cultivate, where developments don't happen in hyper-mode, where problems are simple and real.So here's a story where two urban people who are in love, and the villains, as it were, are well-meani
SIFY
It's a long indulgent film that wears you out
IBN 
You could skip it!
Yahoo India
Worth a watch!
Koi Moi
iam, Achint KaurDirector: Abhishek VarmanMadrasis are dark, Punjabis are cash-obsessed, and never the twain shall meet. Those familiar prejudices make for a legitimate movie pitch, but 2 States, directed by first-timer Abhishek Varman, is a frustrating ca
Rajeev Masand
Alia Bhatt is easy fresh and natural
Indian Express
Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amrita Singh, Ronit Roy, RevathiDirection: Abhishek VarmanRating: ***Anyone who has tried to convince conservative parents to bless their inter-caste/inter-state/inter-religion union will definitely relate to these young lo
Yahoo India
Like most love stories in India, the boy and the girl in 2 States are from different regions. Ananya Swaminathan (Alia Bhatt) is a Tamilian from Chennai and Krish Malhotra (Arjun Kapoor) is a Punjabi from Delhi. They bump into each other at the IIM Ahmeda
India Today
Now, you people must be wondering why would a humorous romantic flick like 2 States will start with such a tragic line. Well, 2 States based on Chetan Bhagat best seller starring Arjun Kapoor (Krish) and Alia Bhatt (Ananya) is a story about one Punjabi mu
OneIndia
Movie: 2 States Release Date: 18th April 2014 Star Cast: Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor, Amrita Singh, Revathi Director: Abhisehk Varman Rating: Krish Malhotra (Arjun Kapoor) and Ananya Swaminathan (Alia Bhatt) meet in IIM-Ahmedabad and fall in love. They dec
Bollywood Mixer
Suhani Singh's rating:
India Today
If you’ve seen the trailer of “2 States” or read the book on which this film is based, you already know where this film is heading. It is not enough that the bride and groom wish to wed and live happily ever after. The parents won’t let them. We take the
Planet Bollywood
Star Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amrita Singh, Revathy, Ronit Roy, Shiv Subrahmanyam, Achint KaurDirector: Abhishek VarmanA pretty Tamil Brahmin girl and a strong Punjabi boy — a match made in heaven! According to ‘2 States’, it is. The film sets out
Bollywood Mantra
She is a Tamilian who will skip substandard sambhar for two rasgullas at IIM-A. He is the Punjabi munda who in any case gets the extra calories from the alcohol that Punjabis can't do without. That's why he easily sacrifices his dessert for her in the man
India Today
2 States is charming even if a little contrived
BollyBrit
Bollywood.com
In 2 States, the story is the weakest link. The film is bolstered by talented actors, gorgeous songs by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, nice styling, sumptuous production design and a few sparkling moments. And yet it is a slog.
Bollywood.Com
Worth a watch!
OneIndia
Boy meets girl at IIM-Ahmedabad. Their friendship begins over a rasgulla which gradually turns into love.
India Today
Abhishek Varman’s “2 States”, based on a Chetan Bhagat novel of the same name, is a good example of a movie subject that would appeal to a new, younger Indian audience.It features two youngsters who are freethinking, unencumbered by tradition and apparent
Reuters India
Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor bring to life Chetan Bhagat's 2 States: The Story of My Marriage, adapted for the screen by Abhishek Varman. Alia surprises with her mature performance. Considering her age, she sinks her teeth deep into her character to bring
Glam Sham
After the success of 3 Idiots and Kai Po Che!, Bollywood turns to Chetan Bhagat one more time. This time it is 2 States, the novel inspired by the author’s life. It has been one of the most awaited releases of 2014 since the project was announced, and the
Bolly Spice
An endearing engaging take on the North-South divide
FilmFare
Magically, '2 States' ends with a beautifully staged wedding where the film's culture-crossed couple finally get their wish.
MSN India
Rating: 4.0/5 2 States film is based on the famous bestseller written by Chetan Bhagat ''2 States: The Story Of My Marriage''. The film is set in the present age where Arjun Kapoor plays a North Indian boy and Alia Bhatt a South Indian girl.2 States is ab
OneIndia
Rare to see a film that supports Indian value systems remains thoughtful, caring and still manages to stay cool..
India Glitz
2 States is a feel good determined marvelously performed and very affectingly rich emotional romance filled with desi ethos that says great love has to undergo doubt trials and hardships to gain its deepest rewards it's not about communities it's about pe
India Glitz
Rating: 4.0/5 2 States film is based on the famous bestseller written by Chetan Bhagat '2 States: The Story Of My Marriage'. The film is set in the present age where Arjun Kapoor plays a North Indian boy and Alia Bhatt a South Indian girl.2 States is abou
OneIndia
Will be well received by both North and South audience
Chirtamala
After the three previous film adaptations of Chetan Bhagat’s popular novels, it is the turn of the fourth one in the form of the much awaited ‘2 States’. Directed by Abhishek Verman, this film has Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor in lead roles and has finally
Bollywood 3
Now, you people must be wondering why would a humorous romantic flick like 2 States will start with such a tragic line. Well, 2 States based on Chetan Bhagat best seller starring Arjun Kapoor (Krish) and Alia Bhatt (Ananya) is a story about one Punjabi mu
OneIndia
Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amrita Singh, Revathi, Ronit Roy Direction: Abhishek Varman Rating: ***(3 Stars) Churning the "slice of life" genre of movie making is not something new in Bollywood and it's been time and again when we have seen ou
Santa Banta
Worth a watch!
OneIndia
2 States is a wasted opportunity to encash the popularity of a book. Despite the cast the budgets and brand in place the film fails to make a mark purely due to faulty execution. Not a funny or entertaining rom-com this one.
Now Running
Punjabi boy and Tamilian girl discover love on their college campus. However their diverse cultures make its culmination a challenge
Times of India
2 States is a film that rom-com fans are bound to enjoy
BookMyShow
"Opposites attract" is the golden rule of any romantic comedy movie, but the problem is when protagonists understand it better than their parents! 2 States explores just that though the narration seems overstretched yet the movie puts the idea across. Wit
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Krish's relationship with his family, particularly his mother, is better explored than his relationship with Ananya, which results in 2 States being more of a deep and meaningful family drama than a romance, notes Paloma Sharma.The one sure thing that is
Rediff 
2 States places the cultural difference and conflict under the spotlight. It is a love story of a Punjabi boy Krish Malhotra (Arjun Kapoor) who hails from Delhi and Ananya Swaminathan is a pure Tamilian from Chennai. They fall in love while studying at IIM Ahmedabad and soon after find a respectable job. Therefore, now it is time for them to convince their polar opposite families for their marriage. As Krish says in the movie narration, they began their mission to make their families fall in love with each other. The movie shows the hilarious and eventful tactics and measures the couple adopt in order to get married
Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
2 States is a wasted opportunity to encash the popularity of a book. Despite the cast, the budgets and brand in place, the film fails to make a mark purely due to faulty execution. Not a funny or entertaining rom-com this one.
Now Running
Chetan Bhagat has a lot to be pleased about, what with all his books gaining superhit status, as well as being translated into movies. Most of them have done well on the silver screen, but the most personal one, 2 States, is the one that many Bhagat fans
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With love stories being written all over the place by so many people, some get lucky. They get lucky enough to get published and then they are even made into movies. One such love story namely “2 States” was penned by Chetan Bhagat and has been directed i
Sulekha
2 States is the perfect example of how a story in the hands of the right director can be entertaining and can fail miserably if not. The director, Abhishek Varman had a very predictable plot to work with. Perhaps a tad too predictable.
Zee News
2 States is an enjoyable film, though an average piece of entertainment. It feels too long and the narration is quite irregular
Bolly Spice
That 2 States is based on Chetan Bhagat ‘s best-seller ‘2 States – The Story of My Marriage’, is based on inter-caste marriage, a problem that still plagues ‘liberated’ India. As much as society tries to adapt and parents give in to the wish of their chil
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Chetan Bhagat’s bestselling novel ’2 States: The Story of my marriage’ was a fluid read for most viewers and almost everyone felt that like his previous books this one would also be adapted into a film. And so after numerous directing and casting changes
Indicine
Story:An impressive tale, the story is about Krish (arjun) who falls in love with Ananya (alia) at IIM-Ahmedabad. Both are strong about their commitment but trouble comes in the form of their families. Krish is a north Indian from Punjabi community while
Bharat Student