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Kick Review & Story

Directed by                Sajid Nadiadwala

Produced by             Sajid Nadiadwala

Screenplay by         Rajat Arora,Keith Gomes ,
                                        Sajid  Nadiadwala,Chetan Bhagat

Story by                     Vakkantham Vamsi 
Starring                    Salman Khan

                                       Jacqueline Fernandez

                                       Randeep Hooda

                                       Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Music by                   Himesh Reshammiya 

                                       & Meet Bros Anjjan

Salman Khan as  Devil/Devi Lal Singh

Jacqueline Fernandez as Shaina

Randeep Hooda as Himanshu
Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Firoz
Vipin Sharma as Home Minister[2]
Saurabh Shukla as Minister
Sanjai Mishra as Ramavtaar Rathi (Senior Inspector)
Rocky Verma
Archana Puran Singh
Sumona Chakravarti
Kavin Dave
Nargis Fakhri in special appearance
Mithun Chakraborty as Vidvan Singh

What’s Good: Salman-Jacqueline’s palpable chemistry and the high octane action pieces that are nothing short of brilliant. Nawazuddin is more fantastic than you expect him to be. If Salman is a superhero, Siddiqui is quite a super villain. I wish there was more of him in the film.

What’s Bad: The first half drags in places, with the humor drooping the film’s tempo. Not to mention, the film should have been called Dhoom 4 for all the right reasons.

Devi Lal Singh, a jobless forty-something genius who can't stick to a job simply because it's too boring to hold on to one. Instead he prefers to get a kick out of doing things such as make a smoke bomb and a hologram device, help a couple elope, beat up eve teasers and woo Dr Shaina (Jacqueline Fernandez), who is a more gifted hip hop dancer than a psychiatrist. When all of these tasks are accomplished, he turns into a one-man Save the Sick Children Foundation. Since Devi Lal doesn't work and therefore has no money to pay for their treatment, he is driven to grow a French beard and turn into an eye-mask wearing thief who robs from the super-rich only on festivals. How divine!

Enter cop Himanshu (Randeep Hooda, with little to do), who after cracking a code chases the robber to Poland, where our dearest doc Shaina after her break-up with Devi also happens to be. How convenient. As the uninspiring chor-police game continues at a slow pace, the entry of the twisted Shiv, about whom little background is given, gives a new lease of life to the film. But it's too late and too little.

Star Performances

 Salman Khan is having a blast in the film. Unlike most roles, Khan was seen having some great fun in the film. He says his dialogues with a wicked gusto and plays Devil with an evil flair and brutal swagger.

Jacqueline Fernandez is not just a pretty face as the actress brings out in her role the desired charm. Her chemistry with Khan has an appealing quality to it that became the sole saving grace of an otherwise boring first half.

Randeep Hooda is a great actor but he boils himself down to caricaturish mannerisms. He plays Abhishek Bachchan from Dhoom sans improvisations.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui was par excellence. I don’t think any other actor of recent times has nailed the character of villain this brilliantly. There’s a reason Siddiqui’s name carries with him a certain weight. One might presume such films don’t do any justice to his caliber, but this supervillain rocked the movie even more. Nawaz isn’t just cut out for class, he can do potboilers much better than regular actors!

Mithun Chakraborty was a pleasant surprise and despite limited screen space, he brings a fabulous color to his character.

Saurabh Shukla was used too little in the film and hence he doesn’t do much to add value.

Watch or Not?: 

Kick is an official amalgamation of Dhoom and a bunch of trademark Salman films. To its credit, the film quite achieves what it sets out for: massy trappings. Salman in very few roles genuinely seems to enjoy himself and Kick is one of the sparing few. If you don’t mind paying for massive canvas, high voltage action, chemistry with a tinge of electricity and songs that will get you ecstatic – this is your shot at getting a solid high! Whistle baja time ‘coz this is a Bollywood film