With a title like 2 States you know what its going to be about (assuming you did not read the Chetan Bhagat book). The film stars current teen idol Alia Bhatt who plays Tamilian girl Ananya Swaminathan and her off-screen strong feelings actor Arjun Kapoor plays Punjabi munda Krish Malhotra. This formula has been used in Bollywood films umpteen times so whats new? Locations? Girl asking for beer or the intimate scenes? Well the film has lots of all three.

Riding high on the success of Hasee Toh Phasee, this Karan Johar-UTV co-production will mark the debut of director Abhishek Varman.

The first look of Arjun and Alia as Krish and Ananya looked impressive. But that was poster and this is promo and that’s where the problem is: both just fail fall flat and appear dead rubber while mouthing dialogues straight from the book. We understand this is an adaptation of a book, but you still need to form your dialogues.

Their respective families Revathi and Shiv Kumar Subramaniam as Ananya’s parents and Amrita Singh and Ronit Roy as Krish parents also do not appear that effective. Gotcha! We understand intercaste marriage is not new topic in India or Bollywood, so expecting something new from this done to death issue was too much. But watch the trailer and you feel something is missing. Honestly the trailer looks like damp squib and hope the coming days it changes to something better when the movie releases.

Watch the trailer and do let us in the comments section if you agree?