There are few directors in Indian cinema who have left a long lasting impression with their impeccable and artistic view of films. Abhishek Kapoor is one such director who experiments and come out with a beautiful frame of his films.
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Abhishek Kapoor tried out his hands in acting with a film called Uff ! Yeh Mohabbat opposite Twinkle Khanna in 1996 which tanked at the box office. After being absent away from the limelight for about 10 years, Abhishek Kapoor wore the director’s cap with Sohail Khan starrer Aryan in 2006 which received average reviews and suffered at the box office.
Abhishek Kapoor bounced back with Rock On, released in 2008, which marked the debut of Farhan Akhtar and was a runaway hit thanks to solid screenplay, brilliant performances and and electrifying music by Shankar-Eshaan-Loy. Rock On went onto win Best Feature Film In Hindi and Best Supporting Actor for Arjun Rampal.
Based on novel “3 mistakes of my life” by Chetan Bhagat , Kai Po Che was the second attempt by Abhishek Kapoor after the brilliant Rock On. With Kai Po Che , Abhishek Kapoor has gone first step ahead in terms of direction and story-telling. Right from the beginning with beautiful background score, Kai Po Che was spellbinding in every scene. Screenplay keeps you busy with crispy editing. Art direction was good while cinematography is eye-grabbing capturing the gorgeous locales of Gujarat. Background and original score by Amit Trivedi was the highlight of the film with all the songs gelling well with the mood of the film.
Starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkummar Rao, Amit Sadh and Amrita Puri in the lead, Kai Po Che was a big “Hit” at the box office, collecting a solid Rs 43.58 crore, against a budget of Rs 30 crore. The film made Sushant Singh Rajput an overnight star.
Abhishek Kapoor third attempt , Fitoor, based on the popular Charles Dicken’s novel “The Great Expectation” , was an emotional-intense love story that carried mammoth expectations but was mowed down by weak screenplay. The Aditya Roy Kapur and Katrina Kaif starrer suffered big time at the box office.
Though met with below average reviews, Abhishek Kapoor directed Kedarnath collected a handsome Rs 68.57 crore against a budget of Rs 50 crore at the domestic box office. Kedarnath also became the highest grossing film of Abhishek Kapoor as it crossed the lifetime collections of Kai Po Che which collected Rs 49.67 crores (approx).
We wish Abhishek Kapoor a very happy and prosperous birthday from the team of Pop Diaries.