Kick Movie Review

There are 2 devils in Kick. Both have threatening smiles. Among them, as the trailer informs us, is a crook named devil Salman Khan. The any other one is in camouflage. His name is Shiv (Nawazuddin Sidddiqui), a loony, outrageous villain whose existence adds a much-needed kick to the film’s proceedings. Siddiqui with his gaunt body is the man the very least most likely to take on Khan in a quarrel and emerge victorious. So it’s an alleviation to recognize that here he is the baddie with a muscle and a vibrant individuality that annoys the hero with his teasing talk and scary laugh. If only Kick like Siddiqui didn’t take itself too seriously, then we would get a few kicks out of the 146-minute long running time. Unfortunately, that’s not the situation.

Kick Movie Review

Kick Movie Review

Kick might also be a follow up to Salman Khan’s try to tidy up his picture which started previously this year with Jai Ho. Herein, he is Devi Lal Singh, a jobless forty-something brilliant who cannot stay with a job simply because it’s also uninteresting to hold on to one. Rather he prefers to get a kick out of doing points such as make a smoke bomb and a hologram gadget, assist a couple elope, batter eve tasters and woo Dr Shaina (Jacqueline Fernandez), which is a more skilled hip hop dancer compared to a psychiatrist. When every one of these jobs are accomplished, he develops into a one-man Save the Sick Kid Structure. Given that Devi Lal doesn’t function and consequently has no money to spend for their procedure, he is driven to increase a French beard and turn into an eye-mask using thief that robs from the super-rich just on festivals. Exactly how divine!

Enter police officer Himanshu (Randeep Hooda, with little to do), which after fracturing a code chases the robber to Poland, where our dearest doc Shaina after her break-up with Devi also happens to be. How practical. As the uninspiring chor-police video game continues at a slow rate, the entry of the twisted Shiv, regarding which bit background is provided, offers a brand-new lease of life to the film. But it’s late and inadequate.

4 people are credited with the film’s screenplay consisting of producer and debutant director Sajid Nadiadwala and popular author Chetan Bhagat. However they come up with little resourceful or enjoyable. As an alternative we acquire endorsements to Assessor Pandey of Dabangg, moral science lectures and half-baked caricatures consisting of Sanjay Mishra as an examiner. The attempts to draw laughs are forced and in vain. Actually there are some arbitrary, uncharacteristically hilarious moments in Kick: Shaina wonders why is she called to an underground club (it’s a great question with a noticeable solution: to dance Ahmed Khan’s Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez-inspired choreography) and when London’s double-decker bus is driven on the streets of Poland. We are also not sure what to make of Khan dancing comically to “Saat Samundar Paar”, which was the favorite track of Divya Bharti, who by the way was Nadiadwala’s first spouse.

There are resonances of Dhoom 3 with action sequences unraveling in an overseas setting and one also culminating with a face-off between the cop and crook on a bridge. Kick drags on taking the popular emotional manipulation-card by showing a youngster suffering and our hero losing massive rips. You understand it’s all failing when one ends up hailing the bad guy, in this situation Shiv, that at one point tired of the countless saga orders his bodyguards to kick the hell out of Devi Lal. But it’s undoubtedly self-deception on Shiv’s component for bad guys are constantly losers. That the film wraps up with indicators of a sequel is not assuring.

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