2 States is a romantic comedy drama movie directed by Abhishek Varman and is based on the 2009 novel of the same name written by Chetan Bhagat. Starring Arjun Kapoor as Krish Malhotra and Alia Bhatt as Ananya Swaminathan in lead roles, the film is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Karan Johar.
2 States is a story about a journey of one such couple, Krish and Ananya. They meet at the IIM-Ahmedabad, fall in love with each other, and decide to get married. However, Krish and Ananya belong to two different states of India. While Krish is a North Indian Punjabi boy from Delhi, Ananya is a Tamilian Brahmin from Chennai. They take a conscious decision; which is till their parents don't agree, they won't get married. However, 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 them it's 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? The film thus is a humorous take on inter community marriages in India.
The movie also stars Amrita Singh and Ronit Roy as Arjun Kapoor's parents and Revathy and Shiv Kumar Subramaniam as Alia Bhatt's parents.
It is slated to release on 18 April 2014.