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On a train journey in Warsaw, psychiatrist Shaina (Jacqueline Fernandez) meets Himanshu (Randeep Hooda), a police officer from India to discuss their prospective marriage. Both are reluctant to enter into an arranged union but become friends and strike a deep conversation where Shaina reveals her previous relationship with the eccentric Devil (Salman Khan), a man who lived only for his 'Kick' aka an adrenaline rush . Despite his idiosyncrasies they embark on a whirlwind romance, until one day he breaks up with her for a new 'Kick' and walks away never to return. Himanshu in turn regales her with his glorious escapades as an officer but mentions that he has finally met his match, an intelligent thief. What they are both unaware of is that their stories have one thing in common, Devil. He returns to their lives under the pretext of having lost his memory. Behind it all, is a deeper mystery and an uncompromising mission for which Devil is ready to lose his life.Wikipedia

Kick Reviews


I didn't hate it. If that's enough encouragement, sure, go watch it. But you were going to anyway, right?

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express


We know that a Salman film is created solely to display his ‘andaaz’ designed to send his fans into a swoon. What makes ‘Kick’ interesting, apart from some unfettered Salman moments, is Siddiqui in full flow.

Raja Sen


Kick, therefore, is the Dhoom 2 of the Salmaniverse. It looks good, moves fast, shows off its superstar. In the world of harebrained Bhai films -- Dabanng included -- Kick is the best made and the most fun. If you're a fan, you just hit the jackpot.

Anupama Chopra
Hindustan Times


...even if you’re willing to ignore the logic-free story and buy heavily into the cult of Bhai, Kick is bumpy, and far too convoluted to deliver the joyride of a Dabangg. What does work are the thrilling action sequences; Rajat Aroraa’s crackling dialogue; and, above all, Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the wicked Shiv Gajra.

Sweta Kaushal
Hindustan Times


If you belong to the minority, Sajid Nadiadwala offers a decent story, and backs it up with some brilliant performances. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saurabh Shukla, Mithun Chakravorty and Sanjay Mishra are actors no Bollywood fan would ever want to miss. Salman fan or not, this is a film Bollywood movie lovers will find worth the time and money.

Sushmita Murthy
Deccan Chronicle


Seen purely in the context of its genre, Kick is an entertainer worth a couple of hours of your time on the weekend; more so if you seriously take to his dialogue 'dil main ata hoon, samajh main nahi'. The film is endearing in bits, but rational? We'll let you decide.

Despite four screenplay writers' and Salman Khan's best efforts, Kick fails to impress...

Kick provides a kick only sporadically. For Salman Khan fans, that should be good enough.

Srijana Mitra Das
Times Of India


Straight on, Kick is Bollywood biryani, a masala movie spiced with the superstardom of Salman Khan, garnished by charming Jacqueline, smouldered over the wry talent of Randeep Hooda. Kick is not for lovers of fine filmi foie gras, but for those who want a hearty Eid banquet to enjoy.

Sarita Tanwar
DNA India


Kick is non-stop entertainment and Salman Khan at his best. Don't miss it.

Rohit Khilnani
India Today


For Salman Khan fans, it's a great show but for others it's going to be an average affair.


Kick isn’t a pile-on, on Salman’s harebrained repertoire. Luckily, it has the thrill in its action parts and the fuzziness in its romantic ones. Salman sinks his teeth in a character that is a blend of his best roles, delivering a film that is a welcome change from his regular formulaic potboilers. Nawazuddin’s performance upped the bar of mainstream villain by manifolds and Jacqueline’s chemistry with Khan is sexy. Kick is no Ek Tha Tiger but it is an effectively enjoyable film that crackles enough to gives us bang for our buck! I am going with a generous 3/5. Kick isn’t kickass but gives a delicious rush.

Suhani Singh
India Today


Kick is unimaginative and unoriginal...

Taran Adarsh
Bollywood Hungama


KICK is a paisa vasool, seeti-maar entertainer. Get ready for a Tsunami called KICK at the ticket window. It is sure to rewrite box-office records. Salman fans, rejoice. KICK is a sure-shot B-L-O-C-K-B-U-S-T-E-R. To quote a dialogue from the film: 'Woh apni Eidi lene zaroor aayega'.

Sachin Chatte
The Navhind Times


The film is well shot by Ayananka Bose and it is obvious that big bucks have been spent in making it. Even though I am far from being a Salman Khan fan, I can see why he has such a fan following – he aims to please and does it well. Now, only if someone could cobble together a sensible story for him rather than just rehash South Indian films. At times, Nawazuddin Siddique is one up on Salman; in some of the scenes he is deliciously evil.


Salman's character takes every risk imaginable because he is searching for a kick. An adrenaline rush. Eventually he finds it through a humanitarian cause which adds the proverbial golden-hearted touch to proceedings. The director makes sure he serves everything required to make a Salman Khan fan happy.

Audience Reviews for Kick

  • Shashwat Sisodia
    Shashwat Sisodia
    300 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    At it's overall, 'Kick' might just be another Salman Khan film which offers you escapist entertainment. But if you want to give it a chance, watch it for its slick action scenes which benefit from their tense filming and unconventional trimming.
    At heart though, what the film strictly remains is a one-time-watch. A perfect masala introduction to Bollywood it isn't, because it's too dumb in places- but it serves more than enough splendour for the fans of Bhai reinvented.

    March 03, 20
  • Prashast Singh
    Prashast Singh
    34 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    Kick is a movie that makes you feel you are watching Salman Khan in a superhero avatar, and it's true. But what takes for the super hero to come is a slow beginning that might make you feel bored.The starting is too dull, but eventually as Salman enters,the movie starts to entertain. The movie has many ups and downs,but what makes you watch this movie is Salman Khan's superhero avatar and good emotional balance with nice music and a thrilling second half,along with the best performance of Salman Khan after Wanted(2009).

    Kick is a film that is not merely for Salman Khan fans. It's like a movie that tries to tell that you can be a superhero to help people. Although it's not actually a superhero flick, I would recommend you to watch it,if you are in the mood of light hearted entertainment with masala elements concentrated at right places. The action scenes are really worth praise. The cinematography is perfect. You will surely neither be disappointed with the technical aspects of the movie, and nor with the performances.

    On the whole,Kick is a good movie,which although has a slow start,will keep you engaged while watching the movie. Definite watch!

    July 17, 17
  • Saheb Abdullah
    Saheb Abdullah
    82 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    1st Half Is Quite Irritating But The 2nd Half Is Better Thanks To Actions & The Not That Lazy Story..

    May 10, 16
  • Bubbly
    41 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    He was born on February 29 (Leap Year: 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) so he is only 10-years-old. (And I thought he was born on December 27 1965 and is 48!) Never mind. He like to KICK. Not that I mind but he means adrenalin-pumping excitement. That doesn't mean he doesn't kick ass. And that is how our hero does things. From Lovely Singh (Bodyguard, 2012), Salman has progressed to DEVI.L Singh. Dev...Devi...Devil...and the fun begins.

    Shaina Mehra (JacFer) is a psychiatrist living with her parents in Poland. Under pressure from family, she agrees to meet Himanshu Tyagi (Randeep Hooda), a cop for prospective wedding. She tells Hiamnshu that she had been in love with Devi Lal Singh (no reference to the Haryana politician, Salman Khan), an engineer, who could never stick to one job as he looked for constant excitement rather than boredom and routine. And this causes their break-up. But she has not forgotten him. Himanshu too is looking for the Robinhood-like DEVIL, who robs the rich and spends it all on the cure of poor diseased children. And there is one rich evil person Firoz (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), who the Devil would like to eliminate. Incidentally, both are looking for one and the same person, who Shaina's dad, a minister (Saurabh Shukla) intensely dislikes. And the plot has been set. A cat and mouse game begins that sees the record-setting chases, visual effects and Salman like never before. The movie is a remake of Telugu movie Kick (2009).

    Salman + Eid = Event. That has already happened with the movie raking in around 52 crore in two days (Friday, Saturday). And this is just the beginning. With two clear weeks even Rs 400 cr is not off-limits. But this is business. Records will be broken and new ones set. But that is routine and expected.

    Let's talk of the movie. Mithun Chakraborty and Archana Puran Singh (Devi's parents) are pure nonsense characters, who shouldn't've been there in the first place. Vipin Sharma as Home Minister impresses. Sanjai Mishra (senior inspector Ramavtaar Rathi) raises some laughs with his bumbling cop act. Sumona Chakravarti and Kavin Dave runaway marriage scene too could've been avoided but the chase in Purani Dilli brings alive memories. Sheer pleasure to watch Sallu in his auto-car. And the dialogues r already by-hearted by everyone so let's just say, the job has been well done. The cinematography is simply superb. And that Salman crossing train-track on his cycle and coolly walking after letting his cycle off before an on-coming train is sheer dare-devilry. It is too magical to be forgotten.

    KICK: Building-Buster: The word block-buster pales. It is sky-buster. It has bust bust bust... Laat ne maat de di (My original dialogue).

    Salman looks edible enough to eat. He sports two different looks - pre-interval and post-interval. Loved both. Now v can see Eid goat-ee everywhere with salt-n-pepper spread (no pun intended).

    JacFer will take a jump to bigger league. Adorable.

    Nargis Fakhri is a pure dynamite. She has unleashed herself in Devil song and how. Barood. Simply superb. But the female singer is a pain to hear and should have been kicked out.

    Randeep Hooda: He brings a raw energy that takes the movie to another level. To create space for himself in a Salman movie is an event itself. He gives enough takkar to Salman in some scenes. WOW!

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui: He has written a new chapter in villainy in Hindi cinema. It is a revelation. And dialogue delivery is awe-inspiring. Welcome to the club Nawaz.

    Saurabh Shukla: Well, he fits in despite his size cuz the role seems written for him or he acted and they wrote. Whatever. He is simply adorable. Cute.

    There is a story in KICK. But when so many characters occupy screen space, you don't care for inane things. Eyes were glued to the screen. Mind-blowing action. Special effects. Songs. Waited for Salman to remove his shirt but he wore the eye-wear. I must visit Poland. The movie brings alive Purani Dilli.

    Will watch it again. Ke dil abhi bhara nahin...

    Lot of effort has gone into the making of the movie. That can be seen in the trimness of Salman, who matches his fans' expectations and more. He looks coming right out of the foil. At 48, his body is terrific. And I salute him in right earnest. To say, he gives us a kick, is an understatement. He is looking better and younger than his earlier movies. That calls for single-minded dedication. Hats off DEVI.L. Waiting him to turn a dulha so v can become uncle and aunts. (Just kidding!)

    May 21, 15