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2 States

April 18, 2014
2hr 30min
Status: released

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2 States Movie Details:

Movie Name2 States
Based on2 States by Chetan Bhagat
Country India
Language Hindi
GenreRomance, Comedy, Drama
Release DateApril 18, 2014
Running Time2hr 30min
CastArjun Kapoor
Alia Bhatt
Directed by Abhishek Varman
Written byStory:
Chetan Bhagat
Abhishek Varman
Abhishek Varman
Hussain Dalal
Produced byKaran Johar
Sajid Nadiadwala
Cinematography by Binod Pradhan
Edited by Namrata Rao
Music bySongs:
Background Score:
Production CompaniesDharma Productions
Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
Distributor UTV Motion Pictures
Budget₹32 crore
Box Office Collection₹175 crore

2 States Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Arjun Kapoor as Krish Malhotra, Ananya’s husband, Kavita and Vikram’s son, Shiv and Radha’s son-in-law
  • Alia Bhatt as Ananya Swaminathan, a Tamilian Later Krish’s wife, Shiv and Radha’s daughter, Kavita and Vikram’s daughter-in-law.
  • Amrita Singh as Kavita Mehra Malhotra. Krish’s mother, Ananya’s mother-in-law, Vikram’s wife
  • Ronit Roy as Vikram Malhotra. Krish’s father, Ananya’s father-in-law, Kavita’s husband.
  • Revathi as Radha Swaminathan, Ananya’s mother, Krish’s mother-in-law, Shiv’s wife
  • Shiv Kumar Subramaniam as Shiv Swaminathan, Ananya’s father, Krish’s father-in-law, Radha’s husband
  • Sharang Natrajan as Manju Swaminathan, Shiv and Radha’s son, Ananya’s brother, Krish’s brother-in-law
  • Amit Bhargav as Harish (Ananya’s proposed husband)
  • Achint Kaur as Shipra Mehra (Krish’s aunt)
  • Dilip Merala as Mohit Oberoi (Krish’s classmate)
  • Aru Krishansh Verma as Dharamveer “Duke”
  • Bikramjeet Kanwarpal as Rajji Mama


A story about a romantic journey of a culturally opposite couple – Krish Malhotra and Ananya Swaminathan. They meet at the IIM-Ahmedabad College and during the program they fall in love. Complications arise after the program comes to an end and they decide to get married. Krish and Ananya belong to two different states of India. Krish, a North Indian Punjabi boy from Delhi, and Ananya, a Tamilian Brahmin from Chennai. They take a conscious decision; they won’t get married until their parents agree. Everything goes downhill when the parents meet. There is a cultural clash and the parents oppose the wedding. To convert their love story into a love marriage, the couple faces a tough battle in front of them. For it is easy to fight and rebel, but much harder to convince. Will Krish and Ananya’s love for each other sustain the battles? Will they manage to convince their parents and make it to their wedding? —UTV Motion Pictures

About 2 States Movie:

  • 2 States is based on Chetan Bhagat’s 2009 novel of the same name with a story written by Varman and Bhagat.
  • 2 States’s teaser trailer was released along with Hasee Toh Phasee, which was released on 7 February 2014.
  • Distributed by UTV Motion Pictures, 2 States opened in global cinemas on 18 April 2014. Praised for its music, cast performances, story, and direction, the film earned ₹175 crore (US$22 million) in worldwide markets, thus emerging as a critical and commercial success.
  • It is Arjun Kapoor’s biggest commercial success to date.
  • At the 60th Filmfare Awards, 2 States received 8 nominations, including Best Film, Best Director (Varman), Best Supporting Actor (Roy) and Best Supporting Actress (Singh), and won 2 awards – Best Music Director (Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy) and Best Debut Director (Varman).
  • The film has been remade in Telugu with the same name starring Adivi Sesh and Shivani. Later the project was shelved.
    2 States was theatrically released worldwide on 18 April 2014. Praised for its music, cast performances, story, and direction.

21st Screen Awards:

  • Best Film Marketing

60th Filmfare Awards:

  • Best Music Director – Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy
  • Best Debut Director – Abhishek Varman
  • Nominated – Best Film – Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala
  • Nominated – Best Director – Abhishek Varman
  • Nominated – Best Supporting Actor – Ronit Roy
  • Nominated – Best Supporting Actress – Amrita Singh
  • Nominated – Best Male Playback Singer – Arijit Singh for “Mast Magan”
  • Nominated – Best Male Playback Singer – Benny Dayal for “Locha-E-Ulfat”

7th Mirchi Music Awards:

  • Album of The Year – Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, Amitabh Bhattacharya
  • Music Composer of The Year – Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy for “Mast Magan”
  • Nominated – Song representing Sufi tradition – “Mast Magan”
  • Nominated – Best Background Score – Tubby-Park