Ki and Ka ?
A feminist, a chivalrist or a sexist or a movie buff put plainly as that, Ki and Ka is a must watch for its that one transition that is in the offing and approaching the shores with all speed.
This story is not meant to hit you all on the face for a gender equality and is neither meant for an off topic film to serve the critics masses who are more demanding than a typical KJ film.
Ki and Ka as the names suggests is not about the characters” kiya and Kabir’s synonyms but to realize they stand for the Lad“ki” and Lad“ka” roles that have been stereotyped in the society . Kiya happens to meet Kabir on a flight and seems to exhibit a little of “geet” from Jab we met who is outward and tries to be open but this time a little more sophisticated in her style to suit the corporate managers she plays later to grow as a VP. Kabir is a sensitive and a non rat race person who does not want to do anything but be like his mom who is no more. He basically wants to do nothing but be an “artist called homemaker” Ki a little uncomfortable initially but falls for this guys and marries him to stay in her own house with her mom and take care of the home. Not to forget that he out of the millions of jobless people is a son of a business tycoon who is not interested in the business.
So the story moves ahead with the awesome life the couple sets for themselves. The director has done a brilliant job not to loose get the story tragic when some differences set in but appear momentary to end with a kiss or sex,, it seems to be drawn too much from a hollywood scene where the fights usually end in a kiss and the topic is over on a bed, just that it happens a lot in this movie.
A visible filmy twist in the story is when Kabir starts getting more attention from the media than Kiya for being the homemaker so that Kiya can focus on her career. However the reason for them to come together is because Kabir wants to be the homemaker – and a good one, which looses the plot when he is enjoying the fan following and Ki has problems with that.
Many subtle clashes between them have been hinting for a tragic roller coaster that the audience must be mentally getting prepared for but that have been very superficial and gets really light on the nerve. Kareena’s wardrobe and their house’s interiors call for some applaud which is the main aesthetic of the movie, since the director has avoided unwanted songs and exotic locations except for a few “required” shots. At the same time the topic of gender equality been represented in the form of a reversing roles in a married life rather than becoming a proposition for mass announcement of the message as it was shown in “Oh my God” as it was all over the movie.
A little drama sets in when they plan to buy the house they live in and Kabir runs some Weight loss program at home for the kitty party friends who are his mom in laws friends. A little unrealistic when he saves 500 rupees for each session to support the family installment of may be a lakh.
The stardom that Kabir get because of his non conventional marriage theory is acceptable looking at the super active and volatile social media metric they have shown.
The film has a beautiful written script which has sattire in the form of a few dialogues as they newly get married but did in no way ate the movie totally in the messaging.
Amitabh and Jaya Bacchan’s guest appearance are just to uplift the mood followed by a final assault scene of the movie- the ego clash.
A happy realization to the Kabir’s Father to come and apologize to his son for the kind of life he chose that the father always abused him for and gives sort of a “wow” moment when he decides to made Ki the CEO of his empire in a very less melodramatic way.
This movie surprisingly does not get boring by just being shot in two places – home and office and mostly bed😉 . Mainly because no scene is being dragged and stretched to long a sigh.
Arjun kapoor has done a very natural role , commendable !! and Kareena in her own loud,and now, a little matured and seductive style which kind of compliments the entire pallet.
All in all a social message put in a very contemporary method by a couple of this age to shout out “gender equality comes when you become gender indifferent”
A good movie not to be artificiality humorous or tragically social is a good light one time watch, and if you are watching with your partner , expect a debate over the dinner😉