Arjun Kapoor in 'Ki and Ka' as house husband
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor's "Ki and Ka" has received a mixed response from critics. Pictured: Arjun Kapoor as house husband in the filmTwitter/YRF Talent

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor-starrer "Ki and Ka" has created quite the buzz with its storyline, but the film has failed to live up to the critics expectations. "Ki and Ka," which is said to be a rom-com, has received mixed critics reviews.

Directed by R Balki, the film features Kareena, Arjun in the lead roles, Swaroop Sampat, Rajit Kapur as the supporting characters and Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan have done a cameo in the film.

The Kareena and Arjun-starrer talks about gender equality where a male (Arjun) wants to be like his mother, who is a housewife, and a career-oriented female (Kareena) wants to be on top in her organisation. The trailer of the film highlighted the point of gender equality, but unfortunately, the film failed to do so.

Check out "Ki and Ka" trailer launch photos here 

Read the critics review below to find out whether the film is worth watching or not.

Manjusha Radhakrishnan of Gulf News said: "The cameo from Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan is fun to watch, but they doesn't have the collective power to elevate this average film into a spectacular one. Just like a marriage that has seen better days, this film was potent with promise but doesn't cash in on its potential."

Sneha May Francis of Emirates 24/7 said: "Balki, who had earlier worked magic with 'Cheeni Kum', creates a messy love story in 'Ki and Ka'. Leave it untouched, and you will not regret it."

Lokesh Dharmani of said: "I give it two stars for exactly two themes that make sense. One that women do as much work at home and are hence no less. Second that money leads to inequality. So I request all the men reading the review to not just appreciate the women in your life but share your salary with them."

Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times said: "Too much breakfast and coffee table drama steals the steam from this well intentioned film. 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."

Tushar P Joshi of said: "Ki and Ka is sweet and has its moments, but I couldn't stop myself from saying 'yeh dil maange more!'"

Bollywood Hungama's review read: "KI & KA is a cleverly crafted feel-good film that packs all the emotions. Though it has strong performances by both Arjun and Kareena, the film is bound to draw extreme reactions from the orthodox audiences who may find the premise difficult to digest."

Meena Iyer of the Times of India said: "Kareena is terrific, Arjun, endearing. But Balki's writing is inconsistent. A few scenes leave you misty-eyed, but for the most part, the stock situations are banal."

Anna M.M. Vetticad of Firstpost said: "Large swathes of Ki & Ka are fun, considerable sections of it are unexpectedly broad-minded, path-breaking for Bollywood and insightful."

Shubhra Gupta of the Indian Express said: "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."

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