Kick Movie Review

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Martin D'Souza By Martin D'Souza | 18 Mar 2017 15:38:18.2770000 IST


Salman Khan on Eid and for a Sajid Nadiadwala project. No need to discuss why the buzz surrounding KICK is piercing the sky! From what we have already heard, the album sounds like a chart scorcher. So without wasting time, let us check out the soundtrack of one of the most awaited and anticipated movie(s) of the year.

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Superb piano drills and lovely instrumentations adorn the chartbusting hip hop number, 'Hangover' by Meet Bros. Anjjan. The USP is of course, the super star himself, Salman lending his uber- cool vocals in this soft romantic love ballad. Though this is not the first time that Salman has sung for a film ('Chandi Ki Daal'- HELLO BROTHER), but this is an all-out hip hop romantic number and Salman excels, as does Shreya who matches up to him.

The 'Hangover' remix by DJ Sumit Sethi is well done and makes for a good repeat hear.

Another 'Hangover' remix is rendered by the composers Meet Bros Anjjan, Shreya Ghoshal and Sarika Kapoor. The Latino elements make for an interesting hear.

One song that is sure to rock this Eid season, (monsoon as well) is 'Jumme Ki Raat' (by Himesh Reshammiya). The extremely catchy rhythm is surely reminiscent (in the antaras) of Amitabh Bachchan's BOMBAY TO GOA classic, 'Dekha Na Hai Re Socha Na', but that takes a back seat in this chart topping number. Mika's rendition is just perfect for this full on attitude dance-cum-prepositioning number with Palak Muchhal providing able support.

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Salman Khan comes back once again for his version of 'Jumme Ki Raat' giving it his hundred percent, and the song is definitely a treat in store for all Salman fans.

The remix version of Salman's 'Jumme Ki Raat' has heightened pace and lovely tempo with all out Hindustani musical arrangements (perfect for 'Navratra'), which does not stop till the song comes to an end.

Then there is a 'Jumme Ki Raat' remix of Mika Singh and Palak Muchal's version as well.

Surprisingly, it is the Yo Yo Honey Singh's number 'Yaar Naa Miley' which somehow stands out of place in this album and also fails to attract too much attention (like previous chartbusting Yo Yo songs). Yo Yo's rap is not outstanding (surprisingly) and the female singer, Jasmine simply fails to match up to Yo Yo's standards. May be the Yo Yo- Nargis promo will lift the song! 

Wheeled into a hospital in an emergency, doctors try hard to revive Aslam (Nawazuddin). He is declared dead and his Minister uncle (Vipin Sharma) is forlorn. But Aslam has this knack of playing dead for 15 minutes. Since he is Devil's next target, he wants to know who Devil is and the doctor is his only hope. When the doctor refuses, he tells him, ''Mere paas time nahin, aur tere paas bacha nahi,'' before making a sound from his mouth and letting out a semi-hysterical laughter which becomes his signature for the entire film.

SALMAN KHAN and JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ SINGING HANGOVER in KICK movie wallpaper
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The action sequences in Poland filmed by a foreign technical crew are an adrenalin rush. It's slick, and executed with finesse. Bhai fans are going to have a blast seeing their hero drive a double decker through a crowded street, cross in front of a speeding train knocking off his bicycle, nonchalantly, at the last second, or even jumping out of high-rises. This is a definite treat.

But the best treat is when Nadiadwala reveals the reason for Devi's 'Devil-may-care-attitude'. That is when even Himanshu has no words or no bullets left.

CHECK OUT: KICK Music Review

Jacqueline Fernandez is almost frozen all throughout the movie. She only comes alive with the song Jumme Ki Raat, blazing the dance floor with fluid moves. In fact it is Nargis Fakhri who blazes in her item number. Vipin Sharma is another actor who surprises with his maniacal brilliance.

When Devi apologizes to Himanshu, after being inducted into the police force by the Home Minister to track Devil, Himanshu says, ''Chokri bhi le liya, aur naukri bhi. Bhai, tujhe samaj nahi sakta.''

''Mein dil main aata hoon; samajh mein nahi,'' smiles Devi Lal Singh.

This dialogue alone is enough to bring the house down.

The three stars are for the second half, Salman and Nawazuddin respectively.


The movie actually begins when Devi Lal Singh and Devil, both slice through Dr Shaina and Himanshu on a Poland street asking for directions to a doctor's clinic. Yes, Sajid Nadiadwala takes this much time to get the action rolling in KICK.

Immediately after this scene, the words I N T E R V A L flashes on screen and expectations rise sky-high.

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Up until then you were treated to a lackadaisical fare, where Nadiadwala spends time with Shaina (Jacqueline Fernandez) and Himanshu (Randeep Hooda) on a train journey. Both have been set up by their respective parents for a potential marriage alliance. But Himanshu, a top cop, detects than Shaina is lost in love. After a little probing she reveals her meeting with Devi Lal Singh (Salman Khan) when on a trip to India and his antics, especially his wanting to get a 'kick' out of everything he does.

He won't settle for a 9-to-5 job and has so far resigned from 52 such jobs. Highly educated, he is looking for something else in life. And even though he loves Shaina, he parts ways when her nagging gets too much, saying, ''I want to grow old with you, not because of you.''

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A year has passed and Shaina has not heard from Devi, who also promised her he will earn millions. Meanwhile, Himanshu startles her by telling he too has someone in his life, who he cannot forget. Devil, who is behind big robberies involving crores of rupees. His modus operandi is simple: he targets those who have been in the news. He has come on an assignment to Poland because he knows Devil will strike here for his next big heist.

Immediately after the I N T E R V A L, Nadiadwala delivers another gem... Nawazuddin Siddiqui. I bet, you will stand up and applaud after his very first scene. This guy runs away with the film, until the final 15 minutes when Devil and Devi both come back in form, with a twist in the tale... a heart-touching twist, one what Being Human is all about.

Wheeled into a hospital in an emergency, doctors try hard to revive Aslam (Nawazuddin). He is declared dead and his Minister uncle (Vipin Sharma) is forlorn. But Aslam has this knack of playing dead for 15 minutes. Since he is Devil's next target, he wants to know who Devil is and the doctor is his only hope. When the doctor refuses, he tells him, ''Mere paas time nahin, aur tere paas bacha nahi,'' before making a sound from his mouth and letting out a semi-hysterical laughter which becomes his signature for the entire film.

The action sequences in Poland filmed by a foreign technical crew are an adrenalin rush. It's slick, and executed with finesse. Bhai fans are going to have a blast seeing their hero drive a double decker through a crowded street, cross in front of a speeding train knocking off his bicycle, nonchalantly, at the last second, or even jumping out of high-rises. This is a definite treat.

But the best treat is when Nadiadwala reveals the reason for Devi's 'Devil-may-care-attitude'. That is when even Himanshu has no words or no bullets left.

CHECK OUT: KICK Music Review

Jacqueline Fernandez is almost frozen all throughout the movie. She only comes alive with the song Jumme Ki Raat, blazing the dance floor with fluid moves. In fact it is Nargis Fakhri who blazes in her item number. Vipin Sharma is another actor who surprises with his maniacal brilliance.

When Devi apologizes to Himanshu, after being inducted into the police force by the Home Minister to track Devil, Himanshu says, ''Chokri bhi le liya, aur naukri bhi. Bhai, tujhe samaj nahi sakta.''

''Mein dil main aata hoon; samajh mein nahi,'' smiles Devi Lal Singh.

This dialogue alone is enough to bring the house down.

The three stars are for the second half, Salman and Nawazuddin respectively.

Rating 3/5

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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui
  • Lyrics: Mayur Puri and Kumaar
  • Director: Sajid Nadiadwala
  • Music Director: Himesh Reshammiya
  • Release Date : 25 Jul 2014

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