Ki and Ka Movie Review
Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Jaya Badhuri Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan
Music: Mithoon, Meet Bros Anjjan, Ilayaaraja
Producer: R. Balki, Sunil Lulla, R.K Damani
Written by: R. Balki
Direction: R. Balki
Why should boys have all the fun? Why can't ladies swap their long boring house wife duties to gents and make them house husbands? If they do so will that marriage work? Ego problems do arise when both the male and female in a couple are working. Then how come if only Female is working and male doesn't , egos do not spoil the fun? How will these issues resolve?
Similar questions were asked and answered in a funny and filmy way by Mr. R. Balki. Kia (Kareena Kapoor) has high ambitions for her career and on a trip from Delhi to Chandigarh, she meets Kabir (Arjun Kapoor). Kabir is the son of rich business magnet, but he doesn't want to inherit and work for the company, so he chooses to become a House husband. Kia likes this new attitude in a man and her interest translates into love for him. Soon both get married. Kia's success lands her in an interview and there she mentions how her household is handled by her husband. This makes Kabir famous and there starts the ego clash! What is the resolution for this? Watch it on the screen.
About the Performances:
Arjun Kapoor proved once again that he knows one way of acting and one way it will be in any role. Soon he is getting repetitive, he needs to improvise and get into the character more than what he does. Kareena Kapoor is a glam doll with acting chops. She pulled this role with ease and majorly her bold and intense performance in the required scenes makes it watchable. The chemistry between the lead pair is sizzling too. Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Baduri Bachchan are delight to watch on-screen and once again they just grabbed the viewers attention towards them in the little run-time they got. Rest all of them are adequate for the role they were given!
Cinematography by P.C. Sreeram is the major high point of the movie and the veteran fills in each and every frame with his creative handling. He makes it a visually compelling film.
Music and Back Ground Score worked their parts well for the film. They were neither exceptional nor utter waste. Listening to Ilaiyaaraja for 1000 albums is not enough and we need even more and more from this thespian of music.
At times, editor Chandan Arora, did not bother to trim down the scenes even when they seem to be going much further than they should be. May be he just kept ogling at Kareena Kapoor and missed his timing. Happens at times.
R. Balki again chooses something interesting starts it brilliantly raising hopes then goes on running circles around the already established point. Either he lacks inspiration in creating more situations or he just wants the film to be just about it. A bit more realistic way to the ego clashes would have made for a compelling viewing.
When you have something that is very different and can go to the next level with some more freshness to the script, you can only spoil by going to the lengths that it does not require if you are R. Balki! He did the same thing with Shamitabh and repeated it again here.
Gender Inequality is bigger subject to handle and realistic approach towards the characters would always improve the standard of the movie from being a mediocre effort to an enjoyable one. R. Balki tries to bring in many more things into the script rather than it can handle and he too fail in handling it well and cohesively till the end.
There are a few parts where you genuinely enjoy the proceedings while there are many where you feel what next my man, move on! You can watch it on a weekend if you would like kill sometime. Home Edition would be more helpful and highly recommended.