The movie Kai Po Che! is an Indian buddy film released in 2013. This movie is based on a novel called The 3 Mistakes of My Life, written by Chetan Bhagat. The title of the film is actually a Gujarati phrase, which stands for "I have cut the kite". This essentially refers to the festival of Makar Sankranti. During this time people fly kites and compete to cut the strings of the kites of their competitors. On being successful, one yells, "Kai Po Che!". The film is set in Ahmedabad and tells the story of 3 friends named Ishaan, Govind and Omi. Directed by Abhishek Kapoor and produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur; this film was made on a budget of 300 million rupees. It grossed 622 million rupees at the box office. If you wish to see this movie, then you can always purchase the DVD and enjoy watching it at home. Visit the Junglee website and compare prices offered by various retailers listed there. You can then choose one and shop online for it.
The plot revolves around the lives of 3 friends
Ishaan, Omi and Govind are rather good friends and they set out to open a sports goods shop together. Ishaan Bhatt used to play cricket at the district level, but could not make it further in spite of his talent. Omi or Omkar Shastri is an influential Hindu politician's nephew. They work hard to set up this shop, which offers various goods. Simultaneously, they establish an cricket centre, which nurtures and promotes young talents. Things take a turn when they find Ali, a local boy, who seems to have got a rare penchant for cricket. Ishaan puts in all his efforts to train him. Govind, on the other hand, manages to purchase retail space in an upcoming mall in order to grow their business. However, as fate would have it, things go for a toss as a destructive earthquake hits Gujarat. Relief camps are organised by political parties in its aftermath, but Omi's uncle refuses to provide shelter to the Muslim population. This is soon followed by the Godhra train massacre and a riot breaks out. Ishaan and Govind make an attempt to save the boy, Ali from getting murdered. However, Omi aims at the boy only to miss him and instead shoots Ishaan dead.
Prestigious cast and soulful music mark this film
The films boasts of a varied cast. Sushant Singh Rajput plays the part of Ishaan, Amit Sadh that of Omi. Rajkummar Rao plays Govind Patel and Digvijay Deshmukh plays Ali. Manav Kaul plays the part of Omi's maternal uncle. Ajay Jadeja also makes a cameo appearance as a cricket commentator in this movie. This film had been released on 1000 screens all across the nation. Music for Kai Po Che! was composed by Amit Trivedi, while the lyrics had been written by Swanand Kirkire, in collaboration with Shruti Pathak. The background score of this movie was composed by Hitesh Sonik.
Massive box office collection signifies good business
Kai Po Che! opened in theatres with a box office collection of as much as 42.5 million rupees on the very first day. Initially it was released in the metros, where it went on to do pretty good business. The film went on to show rather good growth and its final domestic collections reflected the figure of 480 million rupees. Its overseas collection stood at 2.325 million dollars.