Slow in the beginning, steady before the intermission, but entertaining overall!
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!
1st Half Is Quite Irritating But The 2nd Half Is Better Thanks To Actions & The Not That Lazy Story..
KICK: Iss Laat Mein Baat Hai!
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!)