Now this could well be an antithesis of sorts when compared to conventional love stories for the big screen that don’t really need an excuse to head for those snow peaked mountains or exotic beaches. Time and again, Bollywood has been exposed to feel good affairs where visual beauty compliments the fun-n-entertaining narrative of the subject.
While director Balki has ensured that his Ki & Ka too stays on to be fun, vibrant and happy, he hasn’t fallen prey to the clichés that are usually associated with such tales of ‘happy ever after’. Instead, he along with his steady DOP PC Sreeram [Cheeni Kum, Paa, Shamitabh] have made sure that the look of Ki & Ka works even without such props.
“Exactly,” says Balki in a euphoric tone, “One of the highlights of Ki & Ka is its cinematography. PC Sreeram is one of the finest cinematographers that you have today. You would see the kind of work from him which would surprise one and all. There is no snow, beach or Switzerland, and yet the film looks so visually enriching.”
Ki & Ka hasn’t traveled to foreign locations in order to come across as visually enticing.
“This is a tightly knit intimate film. The challenge is to create the right kind of sensitivity for the characters to go through and audience to feel. Cinematography plays a major role in that and hats off to Sreeram who has managed to do that with just two faces [Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor]. I can say with confidence that what he has delivered in the film is a master lesson in cinematography,” he asserts.
We would like to see the results once this Balki and Eros production releases all over on 1st April.
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder