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It features two youngsters who are freethinking, unencumbered by tradition and apparently able to take their own decisions. But they are respectful enough not to implement those decisions without their families’ approval.
This is where the new India stands – parents who give children freedom and education, but exert their authority when it comes to crucial decisions.
But “2 States” doesn’t know where to stop. It takes a good idea and stretches it to a point where it becomes tedious and uninteresting.
Krish (Arjun Kapoor) and Ananya (Alia Bhatt) and conflicts over their diverse backgrounds are good fodder for a romantic comedy, but when the same stereotypes play out over and over again, it begins to jar.