The movie is a romantic story of a Punjabi boy who falls in love with a Tamil girl, and the ensuing cultural clash between them and their families. Krish Malhotra(Arjun Kapoor)and Ananya Swaminathan(Alia Bhatt)who hail from two different states of India, are deeply in love and want to get married.
Now as they have convinced both their parents they now try to make their parents meet and know each other, for which they go for a holiday trip to Goa. But this dream of theirs end as Ananya’s parents finds something fishy between Krish’s mom and him. Ananya’s family end up deciding that Krish and Ananya will not marry each other.
But at last Krish’s father who was like an enemy for Krish, helps Krish and Ananya to get married as he convinces Ananya’s family well. They really have very hard time to convince each other parents and finally get married and have two kids.
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.
For an audience that has been around from the ’80s, debutant Abhishek Varman’s ‘2 States’ may seem like they are revisiting K Balachander’s mega hit ‘Ek Duuje Ke Liye’ (1981), where the Tamil boy had to cross endless hurdles to patao the Punjabi girl. However, that movie had too much angst and a tragic end.