The much-awaited trailer for 2 States has finally surfaced! Featuring Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor, the film marks Abhishek Varman‘s directorial debut. In under three minutes, the trailer manages to showcase everything that made the book such a fan favorite.
2 States is based on Chetan Bhagat‘s bestselling novel of the same name. It tells the story of Krish (Arjun Kapoor) and Ananya’s (Alia Bhatt) efforts to convince their parents to let them get married. However, this proves difficult as both of them hail from very different parts of the country. The movie chronicles their families’ attempts to overcome their cultural differences and accept their union.
Though the premise might seem like that of a typical Bollywood masala flick, the trailer proves otherwise. It’s immediately evident that the film incorporates a variety of elements. Hilarious jabs by the mother-in-laws, beautiful locations and the chemistry between the leads certainly make this movie worth watching out for. The sneak-peek also gives us a glimpse of what is bound to be an amazing soundtrack from Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
The trailer also highlights the reason behind the book’s success – its ability to appeal to a large demographic. In fact, lead actor Arjun Kapoor said the book was a hit with both him and his family, which speaks volumes about its appeal. His co-star, Alia Bhatt is also a part of the book’s large fan-base. “I read 2 States on the sets of Student of the Year,” she said. “Having it turned into a movie and being a part of it is a dream come true".
If you’re a fan of the book and you’re skeptical about the adaptation, fret no more. The 2 States trailer already has author Chetan Bhagat‘s seal of approval. “Giving up the rights to this book felt like giving up my baby for adoption,” joked Bhagat. “It’s nice to see the baby all grown-up and well.” He also added that the adaptation was as true to the book as possible. “Having penned screenplays, I know that making a faithful adaptation isn’t easy,” he said. “But I think this adaptation is as loyal to the book as possible.”