Producer: Mukesh Talreja, Sunil Manchanda
Cast: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rimi Sen, Om Puri, Asrani, Jackie Shroff, Aroon Bakshi
Music: Himesh Reshammiya
The talented Indian director Priyadarshan returns with his latest offering, Kyon Ki, which unites superstar Salman Khan with Kareena Kapoor for the very first time. Kyon Ki is actually a remake of Priyadarshan's earlier Malayalam film 'Thalavattam' starring Mohanlal in the lead role.
The story of Kyon Ki starts with Dr. Tanvi Khurana (Kareena Kapoor) who gives all her love and understanding to her patient no. 36 who in return does not reciprocate her love and feelings. Due to this she feels cheated and get disturbed. She is the daughter of Dr. Khurana (Om Puri). He is a hard hearted and strong headed person. He is the head of the Mental Hospital who does not leave anybody for their mistakes. Tanvi wants to know Anand's past and slowly starts to learn the truth.
Anand [Salman Khan] is in love with Maya [Rimmi Sen]. Maya too loves him, but is always out to play a prank on him. Anand and Maya are planning to marry, but Maya's prankish nature results in a freak accident in which Anand throws her in a swimming pool on their engagement day, not knowing that she can't swim. Maya dies. A devastated Anand is convinced that it was he who killed Maya. Unable to overcome the shock, Anand loses his mental balance and is hospitalized. He is given the hospital clothes and he becomes patient no. 36.
Anand is shown to play pranks on the inmates, loves all and would never hurt a fly. Anand revolts against the strict hospital regime of Dr Khurana and rebels against the system. Dr. Tanvi takes up Anand's case and treats him with utmost compassion. Anand gets completely cured, but during the course of this treatment, Tanvi loses her heart to Anand. Anand too falls in love for the second time. However Dr Khurana is strictly against the relationship.
Kyon Ki dissappoints big time. Screenplay is a major stumbling block. The narrative is devoid of anything exciting. The entire film is totally predictable. The romance between Salman and Kareena seems unconvincing. Priyadarshan's direction is an absolute letdown. Himesh Reshammiya's music is okay. Cinematography [Thiru] is eye-catching. Dialogues [Sanjay Chhel] are quite nice at places.
Salman Khan delivers an honest performance right through. He may not be as convincing as Sanjeev Kumar in KHILONA, but it's a pleasure to watch Salman shed all inhibitions and come up with a near-perfect performance. Kareena also delivers a good performance for a change and does not overact. Rimmi Sen doesn't really get scope to display histrionics. Om Puri is loud, shouting and screaming throughout the film.
On the whole Kyon Ki is a complete letdown and will not do well at the box office.