Movie review: Ki and Ka


Director: R. Balki Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Rating: 3/5 Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor-starrer “Ki and Ka” has created quite a buzz with its storyline. Directed by R. Balki, the roles of the woman and man in the movie are refreshingly reversed. It talks about gender equality wherein a male aims to be a homemaker and the female wants to be on top in her organistaion. Though the trailer highlighted the USP of the film- role-reversal very well, however, the film fails to convey the message clearly. Kareena Kapoor as Kia , is an ambitious and successful young marketing pro who doesn't just want to be a man's support system and believes marriages are designed to destroy women's careers by holding them responsible for household chores. When she meets Kabir (Arjun Kapoor), whose aim in life is to run a house, the duo sees an opportunity and get hitched. Kabir manages the household work and supports her from home, whereas Kia becomes the VP of her organisation and supports him financially. Ego clashes create confusion and lead to unnecessary drama in what could have been a refreshing romantic comedy. The movie suffers from lazy, confused and amateur writing. While Kareena's character is crystal clear, thanks to Ad-man R. Balki, Arjun's role is often blurry. The performances are as superficial as the writing. The film tries so hard to be funny that it shows and hence fails to tickle the humorus bone. Ultimately, what fails the film is its mixed messaging and choppy texuture. Yet Ki and Ka is worth a ticket because it shows how there is nothing wrong with the man wearing the apron and the women wearing her ambition.  

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