Kick


After being high on hype, Salman Khan- Jacqueline Fernandez starrer ‘Kick’ has finally hit the theaters. Before the release the film created quite a buzz after its trailer received record number of views on YouTube. Salman himself did his best to promote the film heavily. Thanks to some decent music and some mystery surrounding the plot and Salman’s ‘Devil’ character, the interest on the film grew. Add to that, the beautiful Jacqueline and actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Randeep Hooda and the film seemed to have all the ingredients for success. Now it is time to see whether the film really has the ‘kick’ in it.

Cast

Salman Khan plays the dual role of Devi Lal and the mysterious ‘Devil’. Jacqueline Fernandez plays the role of Dr. Shaina, a psychiatrist and Devi Lal’s love interest. Randeep Hooda is the police officer Himanshu who is trying to catch Devil. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the main antagonist Firoz. The other cast members include, Mithun Chakraborty and Archana Puran Singh as Devi Lal’s parents, Saurabh Shukla as the Minister and Sanjay Mishra as Inspector Rathi.

Plot

On a train journey in Warsaw, Poland, Shaina meets Himanshu for an arranged match and decide to share their pasts. Shaina talks about her ex-flame Devi Lal, a talented yet daredevil man who cannot do a job for long because of his desire to get a kick out of life. Himanshu tells Shaina about the man he is chasing, a masked super thief who robs the rich on festival days. What they do not know is that both are the same man. Devi Lal/ Devil have a heart of gold and steals to help the poor. His exploits land him in Poland where he will have to face his nemesis, the local criminal mastermind Firoz.

Pro

Salman Khan. His style and charisma is the focus of the film and he is in top form. Nawazuddin Siddiqui is great as the over the top villain. Songs are catchy. Jacqueline Fernandez looks great and also has improved her acting skills than before. The film is packed with action/ stunts and catchy dialogues.

Con

The action defies rules of physics and gravity. The script is actually quite weak and could have been much tighter. Characters are not believable. Salman concentrates on antics rather than acting. Overall, a glaring absence of logic can be seen as an insult to the intelligence of the audience.

Verdict

If you want entertainment to fulfill your money’s worth, this is it. Avoid if you prefer logical and sensible films.
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