Thu. Jun 27th, 2019

Movie Review – Kick

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Kick

Cast: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saurabh Shukla, Sanjay Mishra

Director: Sajid Nadiadwala

Rating – 3/5

Salman comes in and devotes that extra effort, which would certainly overshadow his earlier flicks and necessarily his this year’s Rs 125 cr earner flop Jai Ho.

By watching this 2 hours 25 minutes masala entertainer, we can say that Salman Khan is meant for those roles that require him to enjoy his character. What lacked in Jai Ho was the notorious and carefree attitude of actor, which has won him appreciation in most of his flicks like Ready, Dabangg series to name a few.

The flick opens with psychiatrist Shaina (Jacqueline Fernandez) meeting Himanshu (Randeep Hooda), an Indian police officer, for marriage. On their journey in train, Shaina narrates her story with ex-beau Devi Lal Singh (Salman Khan) to Himanshu. We are taken to flash back when good-hearted Devi helped Shaina’s friend (Sumona Chakravarty) in getting married since her mother was against this nuptial. However, Shaina initially hated Devi for his unusual blatant ‘kick’ approach but later fell for him. Devi, who could never stick to one single job, decides to get serious but again he quits it within four days and the two part ways.

On the other hand, Himanshu too had his own story which is giving him sleepless nights. He had earned medals by solving massive cases but there is one cunning thief Devil (again played by Salman Khan) with a mask whose mystery remains unresolved. That con has robbed big banks and billionaires just for fun and never got trapped. 

On the other hand, Himanshu too had his own story which is giving him sleepless nights. He had earned medals by solving massive cases but there is one cunning thief Devil (again played by Salman Khan) with a mask whose mystery remains unresolved. That con has robbed big banks and billionaires just for fun and never got trapped.

Nadaiawala capitalizes his supporting actors immensely. Keeping in mind Randeep’s Jannat 2’s cop act and Nawaz’s ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ epic performance, Nadiadawala ropes in and brings out the similar impressive shades in the flick, which work brilliantly.

Both Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui take away their share of applause in this Salman Khan flick. When you watch this bad man played by Nawaz on screen, it’s just him and you can’t take your eyes off.

Randeep Hooda as an intense cop is again impressive. He brings in the required right expression and never blinks an eye in front of the baddies.

Jacqueline Fernandez, besides adding glamour and romancing with Salman Khan, gives a brilliant performance. She is not among those who just look good in trendy clothes and don’t act at all.

Saurabh Shukla and Sanjay Mishra deliver required humour and are once again great in their respective characters.

But obviously the show stealer is Salman Khan. His onscreen presence lends exceptional weight age to the flick. He amuses you with one-liners, gives you an edge of the seat thrill with nicely choreographed stunts.

Music by Himesh Reshamiya is already a chart-buster. Watching those songs on big screen is like celebrating them. Jumme Ki Raat, Hangover and Yaar Na Mile are visually delighting.  

What went wrong?

The story looks good on paper-as indeed in the trailer. On the big screen though, with all its major loopholes and nauseating screenplay, it has turned into a mindless action drama. It is understood that like any other Salman film, Kick too offers never ending maar-dhaad, over-the-top emotions, high-pitched characters and juvenile jokes all packaged in the form of a mass entertainer. These elements are, in fact, very intrinsic in the design of this kind of venture. But you start feeling nausea once the silliness and the flat story-line start getting on your nerves.

Watch this out for Salman Khan!!!

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