Ki and Ka Review: Well Intentioned, Bad Execution

KawKaw Rating: 2/5

Ever heard the concept of house husbands? Ki and Ka is about that. It tells the story of a man willing to stay home, do domestic chores, take care of parents and children etc. So far it seems to be a progressive story of sorts and in a way shows the changing times in our society. And it is. But where the movie goes wrong is execution. Initially while the movie sets up the roles is fun to watch, but as it progresses it becomes horrendously boring and the fun element goes missing. But more than that, the film ends up enforcing the very stereotypes it seeks to break. But before we make a final judgment, let’s get back to the movie.

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Kia (Kareena Kapoor) and Kabir (Arjun Kapoor) meet and has a short love affair. Very soon they exchange garlands and settles down in their married life. Initially everything goes well as Kabir (Ka) does all the household works and looks after his wife’s and mother-in-law’s needs as Kia works her way up the corporate ladder in an advertising agency without having to do anything at home. But after a while jealousy rears its ugly head and relationship between them starts to go sour. Then come characters like Ka’s chauvinistic father (played by Rajit) who represents the typical Indian male with words like ‘mard’ and ‘chaddi checks’.

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So this is more or less the story of Ki and Ka. The problem with the film is it tries to play safe and does not delve much deeper into the issue of home-staying men and their problems. Somehow it plays by the stereotypes and ends up enforcing them. It does not treat this new age social issue with the seriousness it needs. Acting performances by both the lead characters is ok, but never really wows you. We feel it is the fault of director Balki’s fault that he fails to bring out the best of two characters. Overall, Ki and Ka is an well intentioned film, but suffers from lack of seriousness that it needed.

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