Ki And Ka Movie Review

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Martin D'Souza By Martin D'Souza | 18 Mar 2017 15:42:55.7800000 IST

Most of R.Balki's ventures might not exactly boast of chartbusters and the audio is by and large situational, keeping in line with the script, like we saw in ENGLISH VINGLISH, PAA and SHAMITABH etc. However, one does expect his upcoming KI & KA to carry a few chartbusters, with main stream commercial stars like Kareena and Arjun being leads and seeing names like Meet Bros, Mithoon as music directors!


It's a chartbusting start that is provided through an already chartbusting rocking club dance number, 'High Heels' by Yo Yo Honey Singh and Jaz Dhami. Meet Bros Anjjan are at their creative best as they totally refurbish this super hit number with Aditi Singh Sharma doing a good job. Kumaar chips in with apt lyrics that fit in with the spirit of song.

The soothing, soft romantic number, 'Ji Huzoori' (means saying yes to everything) is a lovely heart-warming, soulful number that strikes due to its smooth, flowing rhythm, superb background arrangements and soft chorals. Sayeed Quadri's lyrics are just excellent. Mithoon impresses with his vocal prowess and Deepali chips in adequately.

Meet Bros Anjjan come up with an interesting, entertaining introduction for the male lead, Arjun Kapoor, through the very apt, 'Most Wanted Munda'. The nice rock and roll rhythm ( reminiscent of Amitabh's 'Mard Taangewaala' at the start) and superb rap by Earl Edgar with lovely background female chorals add to the charm and bring a smile.

'Kabir Most Wanted Munda' is a superb remix which makes for a good second hear.

Balki's regular veteran composer Illaiyaraaja's 'Foolishq' is a very 'league se hatke' romantic duet and impresses on all fronts. Lovely singing by Shreya and Armaan, nice sweet lyrics, fresh tune and good arrangements, all combine to conjure up a good number.

'Pump It' (The Workout Song) is nice, energetic, rhythmic, playful with lovely metallic and electronic beats. Yash Narvekar (with good support by the composers) does a fine job behind the mike, although his vocals might not exactly suit Arjun Kapoor.

In a nutshell, the audio of KI & KA fulfils expectations and is loaded with quite a few chartbusters and songs that have the capacity to stay for a while. Our picks are, 'High Heels', Ji Huzoor', 'Most Wanted Munda' . The popular audio should provide a good platform for the film to open well when it releases all over on April Fool Day, 1st April to be precise!

Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below

R Balki's KI & KA is no PAA! The movie does have it soft moments but overall it's like an Advertisement that keeps going on and on. The message should be subtle, but the plot does not leave any room for subtlety. Balki makes his premise crystal clear in the very first scene in the flight where Kareena Kapoor (Kia) and Arjun Kapoor (Kabir) cross paths.


In a very frivolous scene, Ka is shown stifling a sob as he sits alongside Ki. We later come to know that he is missing his mom on her birthday and he wants to be like her: an artist who takes care of the house.

An MBA who comes from a rich family, Ka is convinced that he wants to be the house husband. Ki, on her part is an ambitious woman, three years older to Ka. She also has to run her house. Ka proposes marriage, tells her that he will take care of the house, while she can pursue her dreams.

Welcome to role reversal in a marriage. I'm sure there are plenty of husbands who are doing this in real life, but Balki has no meat in his script once he establishes that very important fact. Ka is happy, Ki is working and getting her promotions and soon we see Ka becoming a household name. Then comes in the jealousy factor and again, a very frivolous scene in an aircraft towards the end.

Even if there is a role reversal, the dynamics of a marriage does not change. The woman of the house will not be such that she will never enter the kitchen, or never even make a cup of tea for a husband. After all, being a housewife, oops house-husband, is no easy job. It is tougher than working in a multi-national.

Kareena Kapoor shows that she is still in control when she has a convincing role to portray. There are intense moments in the film in which she stands out. Arjun Kapoor is more laid-back. There is no urgency in his approach to a role that required him to take care of the house. His body language is stiff and non-committal.

KI & KA, if it was scripted well, could have made a powerful impact. Unfortunately, there are only a few endearing moments and a few moments like these does not make a good film.

I'd say there was plenty of CHEENI KUM in this flick!

Rating 2/5

Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Arjun Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Swaroop Sampat
  • Lyrics: Kumaar, Sayeed Quadri and Amitabh Bhattacharya
  • Director: R.Balki
  • Music Director: Mithoon, Meet Bros Anjjan and Illaiyaraaja
  • Release Date : 01 Apr 2016