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Kyon Ki
Director: Priyandarsan
Salman Khan, Jackie Schroff, Om Puri, Kareena Kapoor, Remii Sen
2hrs 41mins
Film Information:
Contains mature theme & moderate violence. With English subtitles.
3 November by Bollywood Films, London
12 cert camera
Salman Khan and Kareen Kapoor
Salman Khan and Kareen Kapoor
An emotional film whose crowd-pulling power rests on Salman Khan

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Kyon Ki has been inspired by (but does not mirror) the Hollywood flick One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

Also, not many people know that it is a remake of a Malayalam film called Thalavattam by the same director.

The film focuses on Anand (Khan) who is admitted to a mental asylum. Dr Sunil (Jackie Shroff) is responsible for his medical care.

Dr Sunil soon learns from Anand's diary that he had loved a girl called Maya (Rimii Sen), who had died.

Flashback in the film reveals that Maya has always played mischievous games with her boyfriend.

But soon, one of Maya's pranks turn into a serious accident - she dies tragically. Blaming himself for this sad loss, Anand goes insane.

The mental asylum is owned by Dr. Khurana (Om Puri), who believes in the old fashion ways of treatment. Dr Sunil does not agree with his ways. So, he continuously rebels against his rules.

Working at the same hospital is Dr Tanvi (Kareena Kapoor), who happens to be the daughter of Dr Khurana. She believes in what her father says but later changes her outlook on the medical system operated at the hospital.

Initially, she is weary of Anand but gradually she begins to like him. So, it is not long before she falls in love with the guy.

When she learns about Anand's past, she decides to help him. With time, he becomes better and falls in love with Dr Tanvi.

To make matters worse, Dr Khurana is against his daughter marrying Anand.

But the shock comes when Anand learns that Tanvi is already engaged.

So what happens next forms the crux of this moving film by director Priyadarshan.

Unlike his past releases (No Entry), Salman Khan has given a restrained performance in Kyon Ki. His acting abilities match those in the films, Tere Naam and Lucky -No Time For Love.

Salman Khan not only looks great on screen, but he still has the ability to attract large numbers of cinema goers.

Kareena Kapoor also gave a subdued performance as Dr Tanvi. She looks a million pounds in a simple sari with minimum makeup. It goes without saying that she is a pure natural when it comes to acting.

Om Puri, Jackie Shroff and Rimii Sen provide able support to the lead stars, although the film belongs to Salman Khan.

The musical score by Himesh Reshammiya is melodious, matching the mood of the film. It consists of some good tracks and is worth a second listen.

One department which director Priyadarshan has always excelled in, is the cinematography. He has magnificently captured the beauty of Romania in this film.

On the whole Kyon Ki is worth a watch especially as it stars Salman Khan. It's a complete contrast to Garam Masala which is a pure comedy from the same director. Worth a good night out.

Reviewed by Manish Gajjar,
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