• It feels longer than its two hours running time, and you won’t be able to shake off the feeling that it delivers very little in the end.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    Great to see the premise– send a woman out, keep a man in, and reverse gender expectations- on screen : it just needed to have been sharper and deeper.

  • Raja Sen
    Raja Sen


    Ki & Ka wants to be important, it wants to be revolutionary, it wants to be a feminist statement of equality. Admirable, sure. But it doesn’t know how.

    It is a film that thinks it knows better, but really — really — doesn’t.

  • Rohit Vats
    Rohit Vats
    Hindustan Times


    Too much breakfast and coffee table drama make this well intentioned film lose steam. Ki & Ka isn’t a strong voice against gender stereotyping, but it’s one of its kind in mainstream Hindi film industry, and that makes it notice-worthy.

  • Suparna Sharma
    Suparna Sharma
    Deccan Chronicle


    There is too much artifice and very little spontaneity…

  • Kusumita Das
    Kusumita Das
    Deccan Chronicle


    When the setting itself is so unnatural, it is indeed a task to make the troubles seem organic. Ki and Ka have their fights, but the situations seem forced into the narrative. The tone goes from playful to preachy and that ride is choppy. So the concept, a crackling one to begin with, soon crumbles like a house of cards.

  • Ki & Ka is obviously taken in by its liberal notions but fails to realise that it’s not so uncommon in today’s urban context where lots of working men and women share both their professional and personal duties.  

  • With its promising premise undermined by erratic execution, Ki And Ka is only intermittently watchable.

  • Sarita Tanwar
    Sarita Tanwar
    DNA India


    It’s enjoyable when it’s not trite. You might take to it if you are the sort that enjoys clichés​.

  • Ki And Ka might feel like the two longest hours of your life. Balki sets out to demolish stereotypes, but in the process, ends up affirming them even more. Watch it only if you swear by Kareena or Arjun. Or good germs of films spoilt by bad execution.

  • Ki And Ka is a brave attempt to bring in the issue of a gender role reversal but the story fails to keep you engaged. The film never reaches a conclusion of the concept and loses its focus. Despite the impressive performances by the leads, the movie simply disappoints.

  • While I wasn’t very happy with the direction, I loved Arjun’s understated performance. It is, however, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan’s cameo that’s the highpoint of this film.

    The second half has a nice twist, but the sheer number of times you hear ‘Ki’ and ‘Ka’ in this story is just exhausting.

  • 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!

  • ‘Ki & Ka’ is a seemingly funny enterprise with a feminist theme gone awry. It’s not the theme that is at trouble here but a laid-back script coupled with an ostensibly manufactured chemistry between its promising leads. Watch it or not, ‘Ki & Ka’ prefix will enjoy its dominance over the youth – but cinematic wise – not a good picture here.

  • Tushar Joshi
    Tushar Joshi
    Bollywood Life


    Ki and Ka is sweet and has its moments, but I couldn’t stop myself from saying ‘yeh dil maange more!’

  • Zehra Abbas
    Zehra Abbas
    Fully Hyderabad


    Obviously, the director wanted to try his hand at a typical Bollywood rom-com, but moved forward with a pertinent concept in keeping with his reputation for making topical films. This kind of straddling has been successful in the past, but sadly, is not in this case. So grab a slice only if you’re in the mood for mildly entertaining, escapist fare. Otherwise, skip it.

  • Just like a marriage that has seen better days, this film was potent with promise but doesn’t cash in on its potential.

    Reserve this for a one-time watch.

  • The amazing filmmaker R. Balki could have actually not showed that money leads to inequality. Without playing role reversal, men can actually help their ladylove in their daily chores and not be jealous even if she is successful in the corporate world. A man and a woman being equally involved can balance life rather than showing unnecessary female dominance. Watch the film and tell us how you found this new concept of Kareena and Arjun starrer ‘Ki & Ka’.

  • Ki And Ka suffers from lazy, confused, amateur writing. There is out-of-character behavior and illogical scenes inserted in the name of feminism.

  • It does have its own plusses, but that doesn’t take away the fact that Ki & Ka defeats its purpose. Talk about stereotyping and no one film has done it more methodically than this one. No, you won’t detest this film but it is saddening to see the effort go in vain.
    With its stock issues and patchy solutions to them, the film lacks insight. No matter how watchable it is, the contrived narrative never allows it rise above average.