2 States (2014 movie)

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2 States
Directed byAbhishek Varman
Written byStory:
Chetan Bhagat
Abhishek Varman
Hussain Dalal
Screenplay byAbhishek Varman
Based on2 States: The Story of My Marriage
by Chetan Bhagat
Produced byKaran Johar
Sajid Nadiadwala
StarringArjun Kapoor
Alia Bhatt
CinematographyBinod Pradhan
Edited byNamrata Rao
Music bySongs:
Background Score:
Distributed byUTV Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 18 April 2014 (2014-04-18)
Running time
150 minutes[1]
Budget320 million[2]
Box office1.75 billion[2]

2 States is a 2014 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film based on Chetan Bhagat's 2009 novel 2 States: The Story of My Marriage and written by Abhishek Varman and Bhagat.[3] Directed by Varman in his directorial debut, the film was jointly produced by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala. It stars Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in lead roles and Ronit Roy, Revathi, Amrita Singh and Shiv Kumar Subramaniam in supporting roles.[1]

It was released on 18 April 2014 to positive reviews and became a huge critical and commercial success. Everyone loved the music, cast performances, story and direction, and as a result, the film earned 1.75 billion (US$23 million) in worldwide markets. [4][5]

Cast[change | change source]

  • Alia Bhatt as Ananya Krish Malhotra (née Swaminathan), Krish's wife, Shiv and Radha's daughter.
  • Arjun Kapoor as Krish Malhotra, Ananya's husband, Kavita and Vikram's son.
  • Amrita Singh as Kavita Malhotra (Krish's mother)
  • Ronit Roy as Vikram Malhotra (Krish's father)[6][7]
  • Revathi as Radha Swaminathan (Ananya's mother)
  • Shiv Kumar Subramaniam as Shiv Swaminathan (Ananya's father)
  • Sharang Natrajan as Manju Swaminathan (Ananya's brother)
  • Amit Bhargav as Harish (Ananya's proposed husband)
  • Achint Kaur as Shipra Mehra (Krish's aunt)
  • Dilip Merala as Mohit Oberoi (Krish's classmate)
  • Aru Krishansh Verma as Duke
  • Bikramjeet Kanwarpal as Rajji Mama
  • Neil Shah as Ramanuj
  • Madhu Anand Chandhock as Duke's Mother

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "2 STATES (PG)". British Board of Film Classification. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "2 States – Movie – Box Office India". Box Office India. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  3. "Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in 2 States". India Today. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  4. "2 States Cast and Crew". bollywoodhungama.com. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  5. "Cast,Crew,Actorstresses,Director and Producers of 2 States". Oneindia.in. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  6. "Ronit Roy plays negative role in 2 States". India Today. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  7. ""I am doing a negative role in 2 States" says Ronit Roy". IBN Live. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.

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