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Movie Review : Kick (Salman Khan)
« on: July 25, 2014, 10:33:58 PM »

With his high octane action and effortless acting, superstar Salman Khan is back with yet another of his entertainer’s in the name of ‘Kick’. Directed and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, this movie also stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in other lead roles. We have been to a special show, and bring you the review much in advance.


Devi Lal Singh (Salman) is an over enthusiastic and adventurous person, who cannot stick with one job because he doesn’t get a “kick” out of it. Shaina (Jacqueline Fernandez) and Devi love each other, but Devi’s lack of focus on his career, makes the couple part ways.

Shaina now decides to marry Himanshu (Randeep), a top cop. On the other hand, Himanshu is in search of Devil, a thief, whose face is covered with a mask. Who is this Devil ? Will Himanshu manage to nab him ? Will Shaina and Devi reunite ? For all the answers you need to watch the film on big screen.

Plus Points:

Kick has Salman Khan in it, and that fact could be just about enough to know that the movie is a full on entertainer. Well, Salman is better synced in his role, than in any of his recent movies. The actor looks dashing and lovable in every scene, and not to forget, handsome and young too.

His appearance and unmatched aura automatically energizes the crowd. I could go on and on about this charming human being, but I have my constraints. Jacqueline Fernandez looks sizzling hot, and delivers a praiseworthy performance. She has been given enough scope to showcase her prowess.

Randeep Hooda is top-notch and looks extremely dashing. He plays his part of a cop in search of Devil, perfectly. Other cast including Archana Puran Singh, Mithun and Saurabh Shukla too deliver laudable performances.

Now, I will talk about the best who is Nawazuddin Siddiqui. He is one actor who is capable of playing every kind of role in the world with perfection. From his entry in the second half, to his exit in the climax, he is magical.

Sadly for Salman fans, he also over shines Salman in the scenes where they two come face to face. This is the first time in the history of films, that I did not want to villain to die and be there forever. He is a gem of an actor which India can be extremely proud of.

Minus Points:

The first half is all about romance and story-telling, however, it is too slow paced and also gets tedious at one point. A few good songs are abruptly placed in the plot. Also actors like Archana and Mithun are not given much scope to act.

A few scenes including the one with Salman and Mithun in the bar, and Jacqueline’s friends’ eloped marriage are totally unwanted.
So many parts, including the bike and Devil’s plotting sequences of the movie remind you of the Dhoom series.

Technical aspects:

Sajid Nadiadwala’s direction is top-notch. Not only does he executes the plot well, but also makes each of his character look beautiful. He has come up with a delicious recipe with the perfect blend of action, comedy, romance and melodrama. However, a dull screenplay spoils some fun.

The first half is tedious, but the second half, is where the Devil, Nawaz and Randeep come to picture. Even the climax is backed with an emotional touch, and manages to leave a huge impression. Stunts in the movies are superbly executed and Salman’s bicycle stunts are executed supremely.

The sound track of the film is excellent. Each and every song is well-written, nicely sung and amazingly choreographed. How much ever nice the songs are, some of them are just wrongly fitted in the screenplay an come from nowhere. Cinematography is amazing. The movie has been shot with some excellent camera angles and a high production value.


On the whole, Kick is a perfect Edi for all Salman fans, and one cannot just miss what it has to offer. With Salman’s action and comedy, Jacqueline’s hotness, Randeep’s appeal and Nawazuddin’s magic, Kick is sure shot blockbuster, which is a must watch with the entire family.

Bollywood3 Rating : 3.75/5

charan fan

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Movie Review : Kick (Salman Khan)
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2014, 10:38:58 PM »
He doesnt need compliments.His strength is his integrity 2 himself.A superpower whos just being human.@BeingSalmanKhan Go get ur kick guys!

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Movie Review : Kick (Salman Khan)
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 10:55:28 PM »
Kick is Salman's best film in a decade
harebrained Bhai films, Kick is the best made and the most fun, says Raja Sen.

It was bound to happen.

At some point, a canny producer was sure to realise that all that matters in the kind of movies Salman Khan does nowadays is Salman Khan.

After looking at, for example, Bodyguard or Ready -- hideous, tacky eyesores that nonetheless rule the charts -- it was only a matter of time before he'd see little need for an expensive, credit-hogging middleman and chuck this "director" fellow out.

Blasphemous, I know, but with films like this, it's hard to argue.

I remember a Mithun Chakraborty interview many moons ago where the actor -- speaking of his heartland-conquering B-movies -- described a continuity error, a fight scene where he was wearing a red shirt in one shot and a blue shirt the next.

The director asked Chakraborty to reshoot but he laughed off the idea, saying it should be released as it was, and that his audience bothered only about him, not trifles like that.

He was right, the film was a hit, and, alarmingly enough, our biggest blockbusters today seem to run on the same principles. Especially those that star Salman.

It is a pleasant surprise, thus, to see producer Sajid Nadiadwala taking his directorial debut seriously, making sure every part of the engine is slickly oiled.

The loopy script coasts along breezily, Ayananka Bose's cinematography is lush (and frequently more artful than you expect from a Salman project), the girls are considerably attractive, and -- perhaps most importantly -- the film smartly avoids the self-serious drivel that can ruin a shamelessly silly action film. (Case in point, the ponderous Dhoom 3, Kick, in one line, is basically Dhoom done right. But more on that later.)

The plot is threadbare enough to not matter.

Shaina, a psychiatrist narcissistic enough to wear her name on a chain and depressive enough to turn 'sex' into 'sorrow' while playing Scrabble, is lamenting the loss of her lover.

She tells her new suitor, a cop, about her ex, a guy called Devi Lal who did anything for kicks. (Including, presumably, always refer to them in the singular.) Devi quirkily won her over, butthings soured and he dumped her, and she's oh so heartbroken.

The cop, Himanshu, tells Shaina he can empathise, because he too has someone in his life: a masked master-thief he just can't get a hold of. (Ahem.)

No points for guessing the man of their dreams is the same. Salman Khan doesn't often bother to act these days, swaggering through most of his parts without any consistency, yet he seems to be playing this Devi/L properly and in character, perhaps freed by the insouciance of the anything-goes role.

Even in weak scenes, his screen presence is extraordinary. He's clearly having a blast not having to mouth lewd lines or take his shirt off.

Every now and again, Kick delivers flashes of that gleeful spontaneity we saw in him back inPyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya when he was hopping around one-legged in a chicken-coop calling himself Murgaman.

Kick perfunctorily skips through most of the emo stuff -- inevitable scenes showing character motives and changes of heart -- in its quest to find the shiniest Bhai moments.

The film is predictable, the script is lazily convenient, and yet there's a surefootedness in the way Nadiadwala jauntily carries on increasing the tempo, piling on the Khan.

His cinematographer shows some masterful framing and composition, capturing the energy of the moment very well most times, and at other times making things look very pretty.

Jacqueline Fernandes looks good as a bimbette taken in by Khan and, despite her unfortunate dialogue delivery, isn't ever around in stretches long enough to be grating.

Mithun (yes, he of the red/blue shirts) plays Salman's father; Nawazuddin Siddiqui makes bottle-popping noises with his mouth and borrows Manoj Bajpai's Aks laugh to play villain; and Randeep Hooda is the cop who intriguingly enough appears to be quite turned on by the crook he's after. If all that sounds trashy, well, it is.

But it's mostly fast enough to feel like a blast. At its worst -- and there are more than a few scenes that are too long, too mawkish -- Kick is at least entertainingly cheesy in a drinking-game sort of way.

It's never objectionably bad, and that hasn't been said about a Salman Khan film for around fifteen years.

While on the 90s, there seem to be peculiar (but again, amusing) tributes of some sort: a kooky flashback about Salman's childhood is animated a la Def Leppard's Let Get Rocked; and an item song starring the ravishing Nargis Fakhri takes place in some freaky netherworld equally fit for both Alisha Chinai and The Undertaker. It's almost trippy.

The rest of the film is The Salman Khan Show.

The Dhoom movies provide a pretty valid parallel, and I don't just mean the basic cops-and-robbers template.

The first Dhoom was merely a fun action film; the second amped it up with massive stars, more bling, louder stunts, better bikinis.

Dhoom 2 didn't even try to make sense -- a man was dressed up as a Grecian statue in one shot and a watchman in the next -- but it looked so captivating we were blinded by its gloss.

Dhoom 3, unfortunately, tried way too hard; it stole a plot, added in melodrama, slowed down its chases.

The result was an utterly unremarkable car-wreck.

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.
Radiff rating 3/5

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Movie Review : Kick (Salman Khan)
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2014, 11:00:15 PM »
 Kick is no typical Salman Khan film, it's much more
Film: Kick
Genre: Action/comedy
Cast: Salman Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Randeep Hooda, Mithun Chakraborty, Jacqueline Fernandes,Saurabh Shukla, Archana Puran Singh, Sanjay Mishra, Vipin Sharma.
Director: Sajid Nadiadwala
Plot: Dr Shaina (Jaqueline Fernandes), a psychiatrist, and top cop Himanshu (Randeep Hooda) plan to get married to each other. There is a hitch though: before anything, they must trace the Devil and Devi Lal Singh. Actually, they are both looking for the same man! Kick is all about their chase and the fight.

Hindustan times Rating: **1/2
For a change, Salman Khan's Kick has much more going for it than just his charisma. It has a story and some brilliant performances to boot. It also has Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Randeep Hooda, Nargis Fakhri and Jacqueline Fernandes.

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Movie Review : Kick (Salman Khan)
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2014, 11:08:21 PM »
kick comedy suit kaledu. first 20min tappite cinema super. action part highlightee. bhai dialogues , songs  mesmerizing...............


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