To be a part of Bollywood is a dream for almost everyone and for those few who get to be a part of it, is indeed a dream come true. Abhishek Kapoor, a noted director, started his career as an actor in the 1997 film Uff! Yeh Mohabbat. It is truly said that life takes turns and eventually you reach where you are destined to go. Kapoor has been in the industry for two decades now and has quite a few critically acclaimed movies under his credits. Starting from Aryan to Kai Po Che, he has come a long way and it won’t be incorrect to say that he has got the craft right.
Abhishek Kapoor is a storyteller and if you watch his movies closely you’ll find certain elements that are a mandatory part of the story he chooses. We have listed a few things that we find are mandatory in an Abhishek Kapoor directorial:
A Story of Growth
Take all his movies, you’ll find one point when the story breaks and characters fall apart, i.e. the band in Rock On, the friendship in Kai Po Che or the Boxing career in Aryan. The break in his movies isn’t resolved miraculously like every other masala movie. His stories and character take their time to learn and grow to justify coming back together.
Music as Per the Movie
Music makes for a very important part in Indian movies and to get them right is very important. Not only does Kapoor’s movies get the music right, they also carry the essence of the story in it. While there is a staple combination of songs (dream sequence, item number, dance number, etc.) for commercial Bollywood movies, songs in his movies have a certain regional touch – a linguistic inclination which is picturized accordingly.
Romance as a Part of the Story, Not the Whole Story
This is what happens mostly in foreign movies, where the love story in a movie is not the center of the story but a just supporting function to the movie. Kapoor’s movies similarly have a strong storyline supported by a love story that takes it forward without overshadowing the whole film.
A Message to Take Home
It is very unlikely for a commercial movie to have a strong message, as most of the commercial movies in Bollywood are focused on entertainment only. His movies, on the other hand, are commercial but they also have a moral value. They give you the entertainment you seek but they also leave you with a positive message.
A Happy Ending
Everyone loves happy endings, but to make a realistic movie and end it happily is not everyone’s cup of tea, because face it, there are minimal happy endings in real life. But Abhishek Kapoor’s movies do have a happy ending even though his movies are high on realism.
Abhishek Kapoor’s next movie, Kedarnath, is also based on a real incident and is told through a love story between a Hindu girl (Sara Ali Khan) and a Muslim boy (Sushant Singh Rajput). The movie covers the devastating flash floods of Kedarnath.
Till now, we know that the movie has everything that an Abhishek Kapoor movie has except, obviously, what happens in the end. Do you think it will have a happy ending? Let us know in the comments and keep visiting this space for more on the movie and our review.