Starring arjun kapoor and alia bhatt, 2 states is irected by abhishek verman based on the 2009 novel of the same name written by chetan bhagat.the film is a story about a romantic journey of a culturally opposite couple - krish malhotra and ananya swaminathan. they meet at the iim-ahmedabad college and during the program they fall in love. complications arise after the program comes to an end and they decide to get married. krish and ananya belong to two different states of india. krish, a north indian punjabi boy from delhi, and ananya, a tamilian brahmin from chennai. they take a conscious decision; they won't get married until their parents agree. 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 is the main focus of the film.