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Review: 'Ki and Ka' - Film about a man who loves kitchen over career and woman who loves career over marriage!
R. Balki is known for making unconventional films, be it Cheeni Kum, Paa, Shamitabh or English Vinglish. And now, the latest one from the director's bag is 'Ki and Ka,' which challenges the stereotypical gender roles placed upon since decades in the society.

The film has been released today and so far has received mixed reviews from the audience as well as critics. But, will it be able to make it big at the box office? Or the audience would prefer to give it a miss? Let's find out!

Starring Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor in key roles, Ki and Ka is a unique romantic love story. Kia (Kareena Kapoor) is a career-oriented woman who doesn't want marriage to come in the way of her ambitions. On the other hand, Kabir (Arjun Kapoor) prefers to sidestep himself from career, profession hoopla and wants to be a house-husband instead. The story begins.

Cast: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Swaroop Sampat, Rajit Kapur

Director : R Balki

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Duration: 2 hours 6 minutes

IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

The story of 'Ki and Ka' revolves around Kabir Bansal (Arjun Kapoor) whose father Mr Bansal (Rajit Kapur) has a multi-crore business in Delhi. But, this corporate world and his father's business never fascinates Kabir as he wishes to be like his mother. He thinks being a housewife is way more tough than anything.

On the other hand, Kia (Kareena Kapoor Khan) is a rising corporate star who doesn't want marriage to come in her way before she reaches to the top. But one day, they meet fall in love with each other.


Mr Bansal seems quite unhappy with his son's approach towards career and profession. The father-son duo doesn't share a good bond and the main reason for the fight is the way Mr Bansal used to treat Kabir's late mother when she was alive. Kia's mother (Swaroop Sampat) is a single parent and runs many NGOs.

Now, when everyone has their reasons to stay away from marriage, Kia (Ki) and Kabir (Ka) decide to get hitched. The question that surfaces here is, will they be able to live a joyous life ever after? Will the new approach towards life bring proper balance into their relationship? And, is gender equality such an easy thing to adapt on?


The film 'Ki and Ka' is important as it speaks about a much-needed message of ripping apart the gender-based stereotypes. But, that's all it has. Undoubtedly, the film is full of melodrama and the writing part is quite inconsistent.

On the performance part, Kareena is excellent and fills in for Arjun as well when needed. Arjun too has given a wonderful performance but one has to say that he is quite fresh for the role. The best scenes of the film are those when Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya hit the screen. Their presence lights up everything and conversations are compelling enough to make you rethink what is missing in the society.


Notably, in a country where stereotypical thoughts are so strong, this film could have been much better. The film has failed to come up with a single strong message as it has tried to convey many things at once. However, Ki and Ka can be worth watching due to its noble concept. It strongly says that there is nothing improper with a man in the kitchen and a women at the workplace.

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