KAPOOR & SONS Top Bollywood Film of 2016

By Gitesh Pandya

Watch: KAPOOR & SONS - SINCE 1921 Bollywood Film Trailer

NEW YORK, March 28 - The critically acclaimed film "Kapoor & Sons - Since 1921" has become the highest grossing Bollywood movie in North America box office this year surpassing Akshay Kumar’s blockbuster “Airlift” after only ten days of release. Starring Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Fawad Khan, and Rishi Kapoor, the Karan Johar production grossed a terrific $598,084 in its second weekend in theaters to raise its ten-day total to $1.9 million which surpassed the $1.8 million of “Airlift.”

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After ten days in North American theaters, “Kapoor & Sons” collections also beat out last year’s award-winning Deepika Padukone-Amitabh Bachchan hit “Piku” which grossed $1.8 million over the same number of days.

Bollywood films routinely drop by 60% or more in revenue the second weekend but fantastic word-of-mouth for “Kapoor & Sons” has led to only a 39% decline. The Times of India gave the all-star film four stars stating “Wicked, witty and wise, Kapoor & Sons does Karan Johar proud!”  Bollywood Hungama also gave a four-star review remarking “Kapoor & Sons makes for an excellent movie that you must watch with your entire family!”

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Kapoor & Sons Poster (Official)

Release Date: March 18

Director: Shakun Batra

Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Fawad Khan and Rishi Kapoor

Producers: Karan Johar and Hiroo Yash Johar

FILM SYNOPSIS: Kapoor & Sons - Since 1921

“Kapoor & Sons - Since 1921” is a dramedy that sure knows how to put the fun in “dysfunction”. Rahul and Arjun, two estranged brothers are forced to return to their childhood home when their 90-year-old Grandpa gets a heart attack. While living under one roof, family secrets unravel and misunderstandings are on the verge of turning into tragedy. What follows is what families are made of ... chaos, humor, heartache and redemption. Can the Kapoors get past the lies and betrayal? Can they forgive and forget? Can these imperfect people come together, to make the perfect family?