Another Small Screen Wonder On The Big Screen: The Most Awaited Kai Po Che!!!


Kai Po Che is a visual adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s bestselling  novel Three Mistakes Of My Life. The movie as well as the book are set in Gujarat and so the title Kai Po Che. Directed by Rock On! man Abhishek Kapoor, this movie will definitely be a crowd puller. The story is set during the early 2000s. The new millennium motivates three young Ahmedabad boys namely Ishaan Bhatt, Omkar Shastri and Govind Patel to do something exciting yet ambitious. The three zealots in search of  name, fame and money embark upon a journey which changes their opinion about life. They plan to  to start a training academy that could produce India’s next sporting superstars! What follows is without a doubt the greatest adventure of their lives as they attempt to navigate the big hurdles in the path of fulfilling their dreams. The film is a tribute to friendship, the story manoeuvres around the tribulations which effects the lives of three bosom pals , their togetherness in the times of adversities, the magical moments they share together strategizing on how to catch the attention of the cute neighborhood girl, being there to watch each other’s back in troubled times and to celebrate one’s successes by screaming “Kai Po Che”! For those who don’t know what the title means, Kai Po Che is a triumphant yell in Gujarati. The music is by Amit Trivedi, lyrics have been penned down by Swanand Kirkire, the movie has been widely shot in Ahmedabad ,Gujarat. Retired cricketer Ajay Jadeja has agreed to do a cameo in this upcoming flick. Cricket, yet again has been celebrated on celluloid in this film.

The movie stars newcomers. It marks the debut of TV actor Sushant Singh Rajput and also stars Amit Sadh, Raj Kumar Yadav and Amrita Puri. Abhishek Kapoor who earlier directed the youthful Rock On!! confessed that adapting the book into a movie was not a cake walk. According to the director, the bond that links Ishaan Bhatt ( Sushant Singh Rajput), Omkar Shastri ( Amit Sadh) and Govind Patel ( Rajkumar Yadav) is the driving force of Kai Po Che. However, each of their goals are different, plus, the events that transpire against the backdrop of all that occurred in the city during that time, change the lives of each of the friends in very different ways. The characters are distinct and alike at the same time. Rajkumar Yadav plays the pragmatic rationalist Govind Patel. The actor has already made a mark in Bollywood by displaying his acting skills in Ragini mms, Talaash, Love sex and dhoka etc. Love acts as an epiphany for Govind bringing him closer to his inner self and do some soul searching. Omkar Shastri aka Omi is played by television actor Amit Sadh. His character goes through a lot of ups and downs. Omi is neither very ambitious nor is he a very confident lad, though he is not solicitous to be a businessman, he is a loyalist and he sticks to his friends during thick and thin. His is a journey of redemption and he strikes a fine balance between venturing beyond and coming into his own. Television star Sushant Singh Rajput bagged the role of Ishaan Bhatt or Issh. Ishaan is a born leader, the quintessential “hero” , who is most likely to make it big in life. Though he is the alpha male of the group, he too battles his internal insecurities. Issh is a pro at sports and is the central character of the story. Sushant with his chiseled features ,athletic body and an innocent countenance is the perfect Ishaan. Abhishek Kapoor claims never to have seen Sushant on television before he signed him. Singh, has undergone four months of extensive cricket training to play this role with aplomb. Given the kind of hard work this hunk is devoting to this project, he is sure to succeed.

Sushant has received a lot of approbation for his role as Manav Deshmukh in the popular Zee TV soap, Pavitra Rishta.After two and a half years of acting in Pavitra Rishta, Singh left to pursue projects in films . He also received the title of the most consistent performer in the 4th season of the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. And now the actor is going places , not only is he working in Kai Po Che, but has also been roped in for Maneesh Sharma’s next movie opposite the bubbly Parineeti Chopra. The movie will be produced under the Yashraj banner. He also landed himself a role in Rajkumar Hirani’s next venture titled Peekay which has Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma in lead roles. Sushant has also reportedly been signed in Imtiaz Ali’s next production replacing Shahid Kapoor to be directed by choreographer Bosco ( Bosco-Ceaser ) . The film is a remake of a Korean hit film titled My Girl Friend Is An Agent. With meaty roles and film offers pouring in for Sushant ,all he can do is yell Kai Po Che!

Editor: Saheli Goswami


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