The film is set in Gujarat and tells the story of three friends at the start of the second millennium when the chimera of India Shining hadn’t rubbed away and the country’s youth looked to a new century with bolstered hopes. It’s at that time, the three friends Ishaan (Sushant Singh Rajput), Omkar (Amil Sadh) and Govind (Raj Kumar Yadav) set out to have the time of their life.
The song’s video shows the trio travelling in a bus, and Sushant Singh Rajput slips out of the window and on to the rooftop. The other two follow suit. Their getaway is to a lighthouse in a coastal hamlet, perhaps associated with their childhood memories. The trio is seen dancing, swimming, striking wacky poses, piggybacking and pulling each other’s leg. In short, living it up.
Kai Po Che! is directed by Abhishek Kapoor of Rock On fame. The film is based on Chetan Bhagat’s book 3 Mistakes of My Life. Talking about the film, Bhagat recently said: “Kai Po Che is not a political film. It uses the incident (Godhra riots) as a backdrop to tell a fictional story without taking sides. It is time to heal things and the film tells a very secular kind of story that will make people think.”