Kapoor & Sons director Shakun Batra on what he learnt from this 2013 relationship movie
At the very outset, director Shakun Batra admits that he’s often recommended Joe Swanberg’s Drinking Buddies to friends and they didn’t end up liking it. Yet, Batra insists this lesser-known gem is worth a watch for its “modern take on male–female relations”. The 2013 movie starring Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson is about two friends Luke and Kate who work at a brewery. The film explores the themes of friendship, physical attraction and infidelity. Like Batra’s recent hit Kapoor & Sons, this film too, he says, is not very plot driven. Instead, it focuses more on characters.