3 min read.Updated: 02 Apr 2016, 01:33 PM ISTUday Bhatia
A promising premise is ruined by narrative unsubtlety and some strange stylistic choices
My experience of watching Ki & Ka was enlivened considerably by the fact that more than half the movie hall I was in had been taken up by what appeared to be a giant kitty party. They arrived in the morning, a chattering, excited group of middle-aged women, about 50 strong. I happened to be seated in their midst, which meant that I was constantly trying to separate what was unfolding on screen from their evaluation of it. They giggled whenever someone said “chaddhi check", the film’s running euphemism for sex. There were murmurs of “Byomkesh Bakshi" when Rajit Kapur appeared. And when an actual kitty party took place on screen, there were shrieks of laughter.