2 States is a 2014 Indian Hindi-language romantic-comedy drama film written and directed by Abhishek Varman, marking his directorial debut. An adaptation of Chetan Bhagat‘s 2009 novel with the same name, it is produced by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala under their respective banners Dharma Productions and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. The film stars Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, with Amrita Singh, Ronit Roy, Revathi Nair and Shiv Kumar Subramaniam portraying supporting roles. Distributed by UTV Motion Pictures, it was released worldwide on 18 April 2014, receiving positive reviews. The music of the film was composed by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy. A major box-office success, it grossed ₹1.75 billion (US$25 million) worldwide against its ₹360 million (US$5.0 million) budget. At the 60th Filmfare Awards, the film was nominated in eight categories including Best Film, Best Director (Varman), Best Supporting Actor (Roy), Best Supporting Actress (Singh) among others, and won two: Best Debut Director (Varman) and Best Music Director (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy).
2 States A man and a woman come from two very different cultural backgrounds, and decide that they won’t get married until they convince their parents. As feared, differences between the families pose a hurdle.