2 States is a 2014 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film based on Chetan Bhagat's 2009 novel 2 States: The Story of My Marriage and written by Abhishek Varman and Bhagat. Directed by Varman in his directorial debut, the film was jointly produced by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala under their respective banners Dharma Productions and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment on a total budget of ₹320 million (US$4.5 million). Featuring Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in lead roles, 2 States co-stars Ronit Roy, Revathi, Amrita Singh and Shiv Kumar Subramaniam as supporting cast.Distributed by UTV Motion Pictures, 2 States opened in global cinemas on 18 April 2014. Praised for music, cast performances, story and direction, the film earned ₹1.75 billion (US$25 million) in worldwide markets thus emerging as a huge critical and commercial success. The recipient of many accolades, 2 States was nominated in eight categories at the 60th Filmfare Awards winning two awards there: Best Debut Director (Varman) and Best Music Director (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy).
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