Ki and Ka is quite an unusual movie. A movie about reversing gender roles, no matter how subtle, is a brave effort. But, besides the lead stars, there is a surprise – Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan star as themselves in the movie.
So what’s their role? It’s not a forced appearance or a guest role. In fact, they have a significant role and leave their impact on the movie.
We aren’t giving away spoilers, yet we can give you the tagline. Amitabh Bachchan is the penultimate symbol of masculinity. He was the ‘angry young man’ the whole of India aspired to become for generations.
The genius of R.Balki is including him in a story on reversed gender roles.
Ki and Ka is a subtle story that does not want to hold you by the neck and believe in women emancipation or empowerment. It actually slowly and steadily leads you into the narrative. Amitabh Bachchan’s small but significant role is a cherry on top in the movie. Bollywood sure is evolving.
You don’t go watch a movie with Arjun and Kareena in the lead and come out raving out about Amitabh Bachchan! Enough said.