Directed by Vijay Lalwani. Starring – Farhan Akhtar, Deepika Padukone, Ram Kapoor and Shefali Shah.
A film with a difference, KCK scores where it counts. The story is unique and suspenseful; the pace is smooth and the performances remarkable. The subject is sensitive but its treatment is mature.
The first half is breezy and light but the second half of KCK is cinema in a most tense avatar.
Farhan Akhtar is an actor who should have started out 10 years ago, while still in his teens. He is witty, sharp and full of surprises. His directorial skills are already legendary, with Dil Chahta Hai being one of the landmark films of Hindi cinema.
As Karthik, in KCK, he displays emotions that vary from the ecstatic to the suicidal and from the cool to the pathetic. He looks at ease in all situations and his dialogue delivery is akin to his illustrious father’s (Javed Akhtar’s) style of speaking.
Deepika Padukone looks chic and has improved as an actor. She plays her role with élan, and walks about in a nonchalant, at-home, kind of way.
Shefali Shah and Ram Kapoor impress in powerful roles that add substance to the film.
The film-maker does not appear to aim at great heights with KCK but whatever questions he does raise, he manages to answer adequately.
Musical interludes are few and far between, but ‘Teri Adaa’ is really catchy.