Another remake this season.
By Vikas Mohan, MovieTalkies.com, 04 November 2005
Kyon Ki is again a remake of Priyadarshan’s super hit Malayalam film, which at times will remind you of the old day Waheeda Rehman and Rajesh Khanna starrer Khamoshi and the Jack Nicholson starrer One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
But the Bollywood twist comes in when Salman Khan who is madly in love with Rimii, dies in an accident, and he is charged with her murder. Salman goes insane and is admitted to a mental hospital, where Kareena Kapoor works as a doctor. She is the daughter of the head of the hospital played by Om Puri. Jackie Shroff, who knows Salman from his childhood days, is also a doctor at the hospital, treats Salman like a younger brother.
Kareena is drawn towards Salman when she learns the reason of his state and they gradually fall in love. Salman is treated and is about to be released, but Om Puri can’t tolerate their union and is totally against their marriage. The antics of mental patients in the hospital are amusing, but the trouble being with the depiction of Salman’s role which is confusing as it is not clear whether he is really mad or is pretending to be so. Even the romance between Salman and Kareena does not have a convincing built up. The tragic climax too does not suit the overall development of the story either.
Production values are very good, with some really International standard cinematography. Himesh Reshammiya again scores this time as the music is the highlight of the film with ‘Kyonki itna pyaar’ being the best of the lot.
Performance wise, Salman Khan shows his magnetism despite a confusing role, and Kareena Kapoor too portrays her unglamorous role well. As the director, Priyadarshan gets confused with the mixing of the scripts of ‘well’ known films.