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Ki & Ka Movie Review

Ki & Ka Movie Review

Average Ratings:2.41/5
Reviews Counted:13
Score: 40% Positive
Negative :3

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Rajeev Masand  Site:CNN IBN

Like the case with each of Balki’s previous films (Cheeni Kum, Paa, Shamitabh), the script of Ki & Ka derails in its second half when it becomes clear that there’s little to the plot besides that interesting central conceit. There is no real conflict in the couple’s lifestyle choices so Balki manufactures multiple obstacles to keep the characters on their toes, and to keep you invested in them. I’m going with a generous two out of five for Ki & Ka. It feels longer than its two hours running time, and you won’t be able to shake off the feeling that it delivers very little in the end.

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Ratings:– Review By:Komal Nahta  Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business

On the whole, Ki & Ka has a novel premise but the structure built over the new foundation is not half as entertaining as it should’ve been. It will work in some multiplexes of the big cities mainly but that won’t be enough to make the concerned people laugh all the way to the bank. Business in most of the single-screen cinemas and in mass-frequented cinemas and small and medium centres will be dull.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Anupama Chopra  Site:Youtube
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Meena Iyer  Site:Times of India

Kareena is terrific, Arjun, endearing. But Balki’s writing is inconsistent. A few scenes leave you misty-eyed, but for the most part, the stock situations are banal. Yet, Ki and Ka is worth a ticket because it tells shows how there is nothing wrong with the man wearing the apron and the women wearing her ambition.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Shubhra Gupta  Site:Indian Express

The film is fun when it is setting up the roles. But the execution, as it goes along, gets rocky. Much of it stays episodic, and starts reinforcing the very stereotypes it set out to negate. Great to see the premise– send a woman out, keep a man in, and reverse gender expectations- on screen : it just needed to have been sharper and deeper.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Sukanya verma  Site:Rediff

This is a recurring problem in Balki’s filmmaking. Certainly, he comes up with the most unique ideas, infuses them with a whimsical energy but in his eagerness to impress, he loses all subtlety. Ki & Ka is obviously taken in by its liberal notions but fails to realise that it’s not so uncommon in today’s urban context where lots of working men and women share both their professional and personal duties.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV

All through the film, sundry characters, including Kia’s widowed social activist-mother (Swaroop Sampat), allude to pillars that hold up buildings while talking about the institution of marriage. Too much talk and very little plot progression put the skids under the film. Ki And Ka goes belly up pretty quickly never to recover fully. Verdict: With its promising premise undermined by erratic execution, Ki And Ka is only intermittently watchable.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Rohit Vats Site:Hindustan Times

Ki & Ka is an important film because it talks about some unconventional rather tough relationship goals, but it mostly remains a film which is immensely in love with melodrama. Too much breakfast and coffee table drama steals the steam from this well intentioned film. Ki & Ka isn’t a strong voice against gender stereotyping, but it’s one of its kind in mainstream Hindi film industry, and that makes it notice-worthy.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Hungama Site:BollywoodHungama

On the whole, KI & KA is a cleverly crafted feel-good film that packs all the emotions. Though it has strong performances by both Arjun and Kareena, the film is bound to draw extreme reactions from the orthodox audiences who may find the premise difficult to digest. It is an urban progressive film and should appeal more to women and young married couples.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Abhijit Badgujar Site:Koimoi

Weak execution of such a fine concept or issue combined with a directionless storyline. The story loses its focus and just goes haywire.Ki And Ka is a brave attempt to bring in the issue of a gender role reversal but the story fails to keep you engaged. The film never reaches a conclusion of the concept and loses its focus. Despite the impressive performances by the leads, the movie simply disappoints.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Manjusha Radhakrishnan Site:GulfNews

But sadly, the interesting premise is reduced to a banal Bollywood romance whose messages on gender equality and stereotypes attached to men and women are lost in translation. The cameo from Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan is fun to watch, but they doesn’t have the collective power to elevate this average film into a spectacular one. Just like a marriage that has seen better days, this film was potent with promise but doesn’t cash in on its potential. Reserve this for a one-time watch.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Lokesh Dharmani Site:Masala

Money is one of the reasons that causes gender inequality. Since women don’t go out to earn, their efforts to make a home, run a family and raise kids are often forgotten and taken for granted. We forget they do a job as well, round the clock, round the year, unpaid and sometimes unappreciated. Ki And Ka addresses the same thought in the climax where a mother minces no words and points out the sad power game as is. Alas, the film takes so long to make this point that I actually saw Arjun Kapoor’s beard grow in real time. Ki And Ka suffers from lazy, confused, amateur writing. There is out-of-character behavior and illogical scenes inserted in the name of feminism.

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Ratings:– Review By:Sneha Francis Site:Emirates24by7

only his newly constructed world of love crumbles, rather unceremoniously, without every fighting those stereotypes. Instead, he muddles it up by creating more stereotypes. So, Balki’s ‘Ki and Ka’ may switch planets, or swap roles, but their actions are superficially daft and stereotypical. Balki, who had earlier worked magic with ‘Cheeni Kum’, creates a messy love story in ‘Ki and Ka’. Leave it untouched, and you will not regret it.

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Ki & Ka:  

A young couple’s marriage challenges the gender roles placed upon men and women in Indian society.


Ki & Ka Release Date:

April 1, 2016

 Director:  R. Balki

 Producer: R. Balki, R K Damani, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Sunil Lulla

Kareena Kapoor as Kia
Arjun Kapoor as Kabir
Swaroop Sampat
Rajit Kapur
Amitabh Bachchan (cameo)
Jaya Bachchan (cameo)
Rajat Kapoor

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  1. Kareena Kapoor is like Boodhi Bandariya & Arjun Kapoor is Like Aawaara Saand So the Movie's name Should be LukKi & LukKA

  2. Ha Ha Ha!!

  3. what a torture

  4. KI & KA:
    KI-ling of a promising KA-ncept! [2/5]

    Gender equality is the easiest thing to talk about these days, if you really want to make a deliberate statement about how ‘cool’ you are. Can you guess what is more effortless than that? Women liberation, especially if you’re a posing intellectual and a gentleman. I presume you can differentiate the two from the word go; because I don’t think the advertising guru-turned-filmmaker R Balki is very comfortable with that. His role-reversal drama KI & KA is exactly like its title; sounds unique and interesting but is confusing, forced and dramatic most of the time. Balki tries to address the relevance of the issue in his most honest & thoughtful manner but fails to make it relatable and logical. I fear the search for ‘coolness’ in everything he shows gets rammed over by his over-confident storytelling.

    KIA [Kareena Kapoor] is one of those rare girls who are a complete misfit in any grand and loud Indian wedding party. Such type exists? Anyway, she sees marriages as a big and bold full-stop to the girl’s individuality, personally and professionally. Next, she meets a crying handsome co-passenger KABIR [Arjun Kapoor] in a flight. Cool? Yeah; keep counting. KABIR wants to be a house-husband. Aspirations to earn big positions in any multi-national company or to take shit-load of salary home every month don’t excite him really. He fancies being an artist who makes ‘Homes’ rather than houses like his mother was. It’s a perfect setup. The girl is focused to take control of her promising professional career in the out world and the boy has no shilly-shallying attitude in running the house like a pro. Such a smooth trip until a few fuzzy faceoff incidents takes place in the relationship involving one’s unexpected expansion from being a house-husband to a TEDX celebrity-talker and the other’s steaming ego-issues.

    Balki treats his concept of role-reversal in marriage as if it is something very alien and novel idea to the society. On the contrary, it is not. But Balki makes it look so dramatic, droll and desired that it starts irritating you after a while. Soon, his role-reversal theory starts bothering you as a futile role-play. The man becomes a woman and the woman acts like a man. Meanwhile, Balki decides to keep the spotlight on all the ‘cool’ gimmicks rather than exploring the emotional storm within. You see Arjun Kapoor charming married ladies in his neighborhood while giving them a fitness session or inviting them for a kitty-party. His love for riding a Segway or for that matter, making his home a train-toy museum too is more of a ‘cool’ addition to the style than to the substance. In fact, the initiative to put female artists’ name ahead of their male co-artistes in the opening titles loses its steam when it comes to other technical credits. Why is a female assistant director not given the same respect? Because you don’t give a damn!

    KI & KA also doesn’t oblige you much if you’re seeking something outstanding in the performances. Kareena Kapoor Khan hams like there is no tomorrow. All she does in the name of acting is to intimidate you with her sparkly wide-eyed expressions and all the increasing now-reducing then redness on her face. Arjun Kapoor, on the other hand, does give you some freshness even if it is exaggerated and overacted. Rajit Kapoor and Swaroop Sampat are extremely delightful faces you would always love to see on screen. Though the writing again makes them stereotyped parents who either would end up being very friendly to their kids or totally cold towards them! Amitabh Bachchan & Jaya Bachchan play themselves in the most celebrated scene as a cameo. The scene beautifully tickles the idea they tackled together on screen in Hrishikesh Mukherji’s ABHIMAAN. It is also supposedly a tour to their drawing room.

    Better watch the new ARIEL- share the load commercial, if you want something progressive and feminist in true respect! [2/5]

  5. Lad-Ki Buddhi & Lad-KA Buddha perfect name for the film although i like r. balki sir's film but i don't like arjun kapoor & kareena kapoor khan

  6. kuch bhi?? Bollywood is finally changing and coming up with new sensible concepts. And people like you who might have themselves done nothing in name of sharing the load apart from watching the ariel Ad pick up the keyboard and start criticizing as if the movie has nothing new to offer. MCPs will not understand the movie. I buy your reviews but for the First time I am not agreeing with your review.. movie deserves a 3 star for the good feel n new concept. its the public who demand drama else movies go flop like Highway and Tamasha. you r served a new dish in your style.. digest it happily and be greatful. 3/5

  7. Boring movie …

  8. Thanks for sharing your views, brother! I've always been following your comments and reviews. I respect them a lot. Keep posting. Keep guiding. 🙂

  9. Gaurav ur right. Keep it up.

  10. KI & KA below average movie

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