The Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor starrer released today and has managed to gain mixed reviews. Ki and Ka deals with a sensitive issue of reversed gender roles which isn’t a very easily accepted, breezy notion as the film denotes.
The storyline depicts Kia (Kareena Kapoor) as a vivacious, highly ambitious career oriented woman residing in Delhi who despises the notion of being in a marriage and allowing a man to depend on her in any way. Enters Kabir (Arjun Kapoor), son of a businessman, aspiring to emulate his mother’s role as a home maker.
Hence, they meet and sparks fly since both want things that sit well with each other and decide to tie the knot. Kia’s mother (Swaroop Sampat) who runs multiple NGOs and has been a single parent all her life is not too difficult about their decision; however, Kabir’s father (Rajit Kapoor) is stunned and even hints at him if he has all the ‘man parts’ with him for making such a perplexing decision.
Their decision becomes a source of mirth and ridicule for people around them yet the protagonists do not budge.
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Not only this, this union becomes the hot topic for gossips; people make fun of Kabir’s decision and on the other hand, females support his decision to become a househusband; he becomes famous for his unique choice for the kind of life he wants to lead.
There’s a symbolic exchange of the manglasutra where Kabir wears it and indicates the silent and understood gender role reversal.
Kareena’s acting and her monologue, was delivered perfectly while Arjun is doing fine as a sensitive, emotional guy who is sticking with his choice.
The cherry on top was the deep dialogue between the Abhimaan couple, where Amitabh Bachan and Jaya Bachan appear in an endearing cameo. It was more thought provoking and absorbing than the entire movie combined.
The direction was decent but the script appeared to be somewhat ‘not so consistent’. Some cricitcs even called it ‘cliched’. Their are a few emotional instances in the movie but the story is not streamlined for a 2 hour and 6 minute long romantic comedy. However, the main theme of the movie is quite novel when it comes to the Indian cinem; so points for that!
Yet, it would have been better if only one aspect wasn’t focused upon. No doubt the topic is new and not done before, the movie could have been more deeper and sharper.
Here are some reviews shared by the fans, celebrities and critics:
— Praveen Nuthalapati (@PraveenNtweets) April 1, 2016
— Pooja Desai (@WebWaliPooja) April 1, 2016
— Fanzwood (@Fanzwood) April 1, 2016
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) March 30, 2016
— Filmfare (@filmfare) April 1, 2016
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) March 30, 2016
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