Ki & Ka
Directed by: R. Balki
Produced by: Sunil Lulla, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, R K Damani and R. Balki
Written by: R. Balki
Starring: Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor
Music by: Ilaiyaraaja,Mithoon, Meet Bros Anjjan
Background Score: Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography: P. C. Sreeram
Edited by: Chandan Arora
Production companies: Eros International and Hope Productions
Distributed by: Eros International
Release dates: 1 April 2016
The movie is all about a ladKi (girl) Kareena and a ladKa (boy) Arjun, together become “Ki and Ka”. It is a love story between two people with different ideologies taking the audiences through their interesting journey. Arjun plays a laid-back house husband and his wife Kareena is a talented and successful working lady in the film. Kareena’s husband becomes the talk of the town for being the man of the house with a brand new take.
The film stars Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor in lead roles. For her role, Kareena is all set to have a completely different look from the one she sports these days. This is the first time Arjun and Kareena will be seen together sharing the silver screen. The look created for the characters, Kareena seems to be the new sense corporate shrew, dressed in sharp suits, while Arjun is looking true to his character of a cool dude, easy-going chap. Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan will also be seen doing a cameo in this flick.
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director:
R. Balakrishnan, popularly known as R. Balki (born in Kumbakonam, Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu),is an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter and Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of the advertising agency Lowe Lintas (India).
Balki’s ideas have included “Daag Achche Hain” for ‘Surf Excel’, “Jaago re” ads for ‘Tata Tea’ and the “walk when you talk” Idea Cellular advertising campaign. He has written and directed Cheeni Kum (2007), which starred Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu. His second feature film was the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Paa, (produced by Sunil Manchanda), released on 4 December 2009, starring Amitabh, his son Abhishek Bachchan, and Vidya Balan. Shamitabh is his third Bollywood venture starring Amitabh Bachchan, Kollywood actor Dhanush and Akshara Haasan, making her debut in the film. The film released on February 6, 2015.
My Gut Feel and comments:
Ki & Ka is an unconventional story, which could go dramatically wrong if not handled sensibly and sensitively and with R. Balki as director around I am sure it will sail safely.
Both Cheeni Kum and Paa were tricky subjects however Balki did full justice to the subjects and presented in an engaging manner which was appreciated by the audience. Shamitabh went off track because of depressing ending as per Balki however for me as an audience still it’s a one time watch.
Both Kareena and Arjun looking fabulous in respective role with apt supporting star cast. I am sure it would be an entertaining movie with a sensibly handled screenplay. A lot will depend on the second half and the note on which Balki will conclude the film. Going by the promo it’s clear that film will start on a lighter note and it would be important to stay on track and kept the audience engaged till the end.
Going by my gut feeling I am giving Ki & Ka 3 stars out of 5, two days before the release.