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Movie Review: Ki & Ka (2016)

★★★☆☆
Box Office: Above Avg.


Ki_and_KaThe film starts off with a wedding party that Kia (Kareena Kapoor Khan) is attending. Every time someone tells her to enjoy the party, she picks up her phone and acts as if she is talking. When she leaves the wedding midway, she reasons her departure by a small talk on the position of a woman in today’s society that stuns everyone present there. The film then ‘takes off’ to her getting introduced to a sobbing Kabir Saini (Arjun Kapoor) on a flight. When asked about his sobbing, she discovers Kabir to be a Mama’s boy, who is missing his dead mother because it is her birthday. A few meetings later, Kia understands Kabir’s reason to be non-ambitious while Kabir understands Kia’s goals and aims in her life in the corporate race. One fine day, a train-passionate Kabir lands up proposing to Kia in a toy train yard, post which she gets him introduced to her broad minded mother (Swaroop Sampat). While introducing him to her mother, Kia states Kabir’s ambition to be a ‘house-husband’ and run the family and his selfless support in helping her fly in the corporate world. The couple gets married and begin their unusual journey. While Kabir takes to the household chores (including spying on the maid) like a fish to water, Kia starts inching towards the realisation of her ambitions. Being extremely intrigued by Kabir, Kia’s colleagues express their desire to meet him. Amidst that get-together, an initially reluctant Kia later reveals Kabir being a ‘house-husband’. What follows after that are offers galore for Kabir who becomes ‘the most wanted munda’ all over the place, right from the TV shows, cookery shows and even the housewives in the neighborhood who want to slim down through his organic diet charts and workouts. One day, when Kia is abroad for a business meeting in Dubai, Kabir flies down to Mumbai on the invitation of ‘an extremely impressed’ Jaya Bachchan and a bitter Amitabh Bachchan, Kia’s mother gets admitted in the hospital for low blood pressure. Because of his meeting with the Bachchans, Kabir puts his mobile on a silent mode and lands up missing as many as 20 calls from Kia and her mother. What follows after that is a big showdown in the form of Kia’s outburst. Does Kabir walk out of Kia’s life, does Kia ever realise her mistake towards Kabir and apologise, does the couple ever meet and live a happy family is what forms the rest of the story.

Reviews:

Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.5 “A few scenes leave you misty-eyed, but for the most part, the stock situations are banal.”
timesofindia
3.0 “KI & KA is a cleverly crafted feel-good film that packs all the emotions”
bollywoodhungama
3.0 “The script and Kia’s character might seem superficial at the outset, but it slowly unravels certain layers that hit close home.”
mid-day
Average Reviews
2.5 “Ace idea, average execution!”
rediff
2.5 “A corporate robot’s love for too much drama”
hindustantimes
2.5 “It’s enjoyable when it’s not trite. You might take to it if you are the sort that enjoys cliches​.”
dnaindia
2.5 “Weak execution of such a fine concept or issue combined with a directionless storyline.”
koimoi
Negative Reviews
2.0 “With its promising premise undermined by erratic execution, Ki And Ka is only intermittently watchable.”
ndtv
2.0 “R Balki’s KI & KA starring Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan is no PAA! “
glamsham
2.0 “A Weak Battle Of The Sexes”
movietalkies
2.0 “Fantastic Concept But Lackluster Exectution!”
filmibeat
2.0 “Unconvincing story crumbles like a house of cards”
deccanchronicle
2.0 “Ki & Ka is a seemingly funny enterprise with a feminist theme gone awry. “
zeenews
2.0 “A good idea gone bad is a common fact in Hindi cinema.”
filmfare
2.0 “Arjun Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor’s film just needed to have been sharper and deeper.”
indianexpress
2.0 “he performances are as superficial as the writing. Everyone is acting.”
masala
1.5 “Ki & Ka is clueless & caricatured”
Raja Sen
1.5 “Kareena and Arjun’s bland role-reversal drama”
indiatoday

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