- Film: Kick
- Starring: Salman Khan, Randeep Hooda, Jacqueline Fernandez,Nawazuddin Siddiqui
- Release Date: 25 July 2014
- Produced by :Sajid Nadiadwala
- Directed by: Sajid Nadiadwala
- Story/Screenplay: Vamsi/ Rajat Arora,Keith Gomes, Sajid, Chetan Bhagat
- Music: Himesh Reshammaiya
Straight up, Kick is the quintessential Salman ” Bhai” affair. Completely devoid of logic,with full throttle mindless entertainment. Its actually fruitless to review a film starring an actor whose humoungous success in recent times ( all his films since Dabanng have crossed 100 crores) is still a conundrum to solve. With his recently released Kick, Salman dials up his own success formula again with unabashed charm and chutzpah.And he succeeds, yet again..in giving his fans the much needed “Eidiee” they deserved, after a rather dissapointing Jai Ho ( which still was a 126 crore hit).
Devi Lal Singh ( Salman), an eccentric and a good hearted Samaritan, meets Dr Shaina ( Jacqueline) under weird circumstances, and their love electrifies and blossoms , until the instability and outlandish behaviour of Devi ( quitting 32 jobs and yet to get one) sparks a tiff between them and Devi leaves Shaina . With the brooding and shy Shaina losing her sheen and smile over her ephemeral love story, she meets her new suitor Himanshu tyagi ( Randeep Hodda), a hard cop police officer, who has lost his sleep over Devil,a disguised masked thief on a robbing spree and the only blotch in his otherwise impeccable police career. His mission to nab Devil is mired with twists and turns, so will he be able to crack this guy?
Remake of a Telugu blockbuster and shot lavishly on a extravagant scale,first time director Sajid Nadiadwala ensures a spiced up story with all the ingredients that a Salman flick has. Kick a string of scenes which will keep you hooked– especially the role reversal scene between the suitor ( Salman) and girls ‘Diplomat”father ( Saurabh Shukla), when Devi ( Salman) gets into jail and the pandemonium that occurs after his father ( Mithun) arrives. But the pace of the film dips intermittently, and the romantic angle between Devi and Shaina lacks conviction. But these quibbles are suitably backed up by some terrific action scenes and hummable numbers, with a climax that actually matches up with the dialogue that Salman declares “‘Dil main aata hun, samajh main nahin“” 🙂
Kick is an absolute tribute to the charismatic Salman–a bad guy with a heart of Gold. And indeed, the actor seems to be on a roll in this film. He flourishes in churning out his volte face act from a fun loving goofy Devi to a skilled robber Devil. Full throttled from scene one, the inhibited actor is a bang for bucks, with an amazing spontaneity he displays with infectious energy. He is superbly matched up by crackling performance from Randeep Hooda, who gets equal footage like the actor and does complete justice to it. He matches up with the actor frame to frame, elevating the film to higher levels through his dexterity. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, in a short yet significant role as a menacing villian leaves an indelible impression. Jacqueline is elegance personified, but she needs to improve her diction. Saurabh Shukla, Mithun Chakravorty, and Archana Puran singh render justice to their roles . And of course, not to forget “Jumme Ki Raat” and ” Hangover”, songs which will roar up our Bhai fans with whistles and whoppies.
Kick defies cinematic logic, but then, it will end up being one of the biggest blockbusters of the year, because of that one man standing tall above all–Salman Khan. Just go and have a blast, you wont get bored. Its Salman Khan at his “Devilish” best.
PopCorn Entertainment Rating–3/5