Kai Po Che is another pleasant surprise from the industry which gave us Race-2 and Murder-3 in the first 2 months of the year. Our main reaction was: how did such a boring book become such a great movie? But, between admiring it and wishing all movies were this good, we did find time to award Kai Po Che our weekly LOL-scars, before that inferior ceremony which calls itself the Oscars. Here's our list: if you can think of any more awards we can put in, we might reward you with a special 'Kai Po Che Guevara' T-shirt.
Kai Po Che has cricket running all through it, from the basic premise to scenes like the one where Ishaan takes a surprise catch sitting on a bench. We thought the most impressive part was how level-headed and sensible Ishaan was as a coach. And that made us think of the sad state of Indian cricket today, where Duncan Fletcher seems to have resolved to take us below his native country (Zimbabwe) in the ICC rankings. Here's how Ishaan's coaching policy might help Team India today:
With how much audiences are loving Kai Po Che, it seems like movie-makers in Bollywood have hit upon a formula for making good movies. Create likeable characters, pit them against the cruel world, throw in generous dollops of sentiment, tragedy, humour and fun, and you've got yourself a hit. We've gone one step further, and analyzed the posters of 4 other movies like KPC; can you see the similarities too?
If you found anything else funny about the movie, or if you just want to tell us how amazing it was, *shout out in the Comments Section.*
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