2 States

Released Date : Apr 18, 2014

Directed by : Abhishek Varman

Box Office : 172 Crores

Genre : Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Ronit Roy, Amrita Singh, Revathi and Shiv Kumar Subramaniam starrer 2 States is an Indian romantic drama film. The story based in IIM Ahmadabad has the protagonist and narrator Krish (Arjun Kapoor) struggling through his studies and lifestyle in the college till he meets Ananya (Alia Bhatt) who makes things easier with her charming attitude. They fall in love through the months but are separated due to different placements. Krish moves to Chennai to convince Ananya’s parents for their marriage which looks like a challenge. The story is based on the life of renowned Indian author Chetan Bhagat.

Director- Abhishek Varman
Producer- Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala, and Siddharth Roy Kapur
Music- T-Series
Runtime- 149 minutes
Budget- 45 cr



Production Company

Dharma Productions, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment

Release Date

April 18,2014

Music Director


Shooting Location



Comedy, Drama, Romance




  45 crore


Abhishek Varman

Distributed by

UTV Motion Pictures


Binod Pradhan


Namrata Rao


Abhishek Varman

Other Site Expert Review

Site: Indian Express     Review By- Shubhra Gupta

The film sets out to be a solid, emotionally satisfying rom com, and goes well for a bit but then turns into a too-stretched-out ‘jhagda’ between the two sets of North-South parents. And the romance gets short shrift. The smooth, engaging first half descends, post-interval, into mopey melodrama, and I got impatient waiting for the inevitable resolution. Get the outdated folks out of the way, make it crisper, and show us what Krish and Ananya did next. I’m waiting. Source : Visit site for more

Site: Times of India     Review By- Meena Iyer

2 States is a happy film (with measured anguish). Romance in cross-cultural or even cross-border situations isn`t new to Bollywood. What makes 2 States work is the simple narrative told humorously. Adapted as it is, from one of author Chetan Bhagat`s best-selling works, the film, just like the book before it, is light-hearted. Chetan`s funny one-liners and life-view are studiously borrowed by the director for his screen outing. And though there is a sense of deja-vu, for those who have read the book, the movie still manages to charm and surprise. Source : Visit site for more

Site: Rediff     Review By- Paloma Sharma

2 States` romantic angle is a little difficult to connect given the way it is moved along in such a hurry in order to incorporate everything, but the family side of the bargain is truly touching. I ended up crying at least thrice in the film. Nevertheless, there`s nothing that should keep you from watching 2 States. If you`re as desi as I am and get senti about maa, there`s no way you won`t run home after watching this film and give your mother a big hug. Source : Visit site for more

Site: NDTV     Review By- Saibal Chaterjee

The unabashed shallowness of a Chetan Bhagat book meets the inane glitter of a Karan Johar-Sajid Nadiadwala production in 2 States. The result is the creation of a third state – the state of overpowering indolence. If the inordinate length of 2 States isn’t bad enough, its soporific tempo certainly is. 2 States is a cross-culture love story that strives to be sweet, funny and emotionally wrenching all at once. It is occasionally funny and sweet in parts all right, but the family drama at the film’s core has a severely stultified feel.2 States is good for a one-time watch. Source : Visit site for more

Site: Hindustan Times     Review By- Anupama Chopra

In the second half, 2 States falls apart. It becomes more contrived and unconvincingly twisted. At almost two and a half hours, it’s also stretched so thin that by the time Krish and Ananya walk into the sunset, you are long past caring. The story is narrated by Krish to a psychiatrist but at some point the lady disappears. What exactly happened here? I’m still trying to figure it out. Ultimately 2 States is unwieldy and disappointing. I’m going with two and a half stars. Source : Visit site for more

Site: Bollywood Hungama     Review By- Tar

2 STATES is based on Chetan Bhagat`s bestseller `2 States: The Story Of My Marriage` Director Abhishek Varman stays faithful to Chetan Bhagat`s bestseller, adapting it delightfully on the big screen. The diverse cultures, the discomfort and the pressures when people talk of inter-caste liaison, the unyielding love and the resolve to win the parents` trust... each and every aspect -- the emotions included -- are captured meticulously by the storyteller 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! Source : Visit site for more

Site: CNN IBN (IBNLive)     Review By- Rajeev Masand

2 States, directed by first-timer Abhishek Varman, is a frustrating case of a promising premise that doesn’t fully fructify into a compelling film. Parental opposition is one of the oldest conflicts as far as love stories go. Sure, the culture clash here gives us some genuine laughs. But at 2 hours and 30 minutes, this is a long, indulgent film that wears you out. I’m going with two-and-a-half out of five for 2 States. I’ve never rooted so hard for a couple to get married. If only so I could go home. Source : Visit site for more

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Schedule   Collection Amount (in crores)  
Opening day 12.11
End of opening week 37.12
End of week 1 58.45
End of week 2 24.84
Lifetime 172