Ki & Ka picks up a concept that’s a highly arguable one and therefore pretty risk one. But what holds the film back is the writer and director never really touch even the top of the issue, let alone coming to the bottom of it. I understand it’s a not a film’s service to talk moral stuff. But if a film constantly pretends to be in that zone, it can’t come out easy. It’s sad that such lucrative concept could produce only so little.
Is it a total no-show? Definitely not. It is a film that has got few terrific moments, few genuinely funny lines, and the lead pair that really tries. The film builds romance pretty quickly and we land in the post-marriage brouhaha quite soon into the screenplay. While there’s constant infusion of humor but the screenplay is such a lackluster that beyond comedy, there’s nothing much to like.
The second half also tops on rather inconsequential troubles of marriage – most of the trouble feels so overdone. Although what takes the cake away is small episode that involves Amitabh & Jaya Bachchan playing themselves. It’s so funny that it’s rather cute. But Balki falls short of ideas like these and the poor climax just puts it up for display.
The film uses lot of songs, none of them good, and less of situations to walk its story ahead. The dialogues at places are sharp. It’s the writing that really plays a hurdle.
Kareena Kapoor is charming when she is all jovial and chirpy but her role is so poorly handled that her emotional moments don’t hit the mark. Arjun Kapoor is sincere and he keeps at it throughout the film but again it’s the poor writing that takes toll over his acting.
It’s bewildering how a competent director like Balki wrote such an important film with such recklessness. I wasn’t bored by the film but I was just unmoved throughout the film. The humor and sharp dialogues along with at-best decent acting by its lead pair really saves the day for Ki & Ka.
Rating – 2/5Tags: Arjun Kapoor Kareena Kapoor Ki & Ka Member Reviews R Balki Reviews