Release Date: 17th June, 2011
Producer: Subhash Ghai
Cast : K. P. Nishan Nanaiah, Sunny Hinduja, Girija Oak, Ishita Sharma, Dwij Yadav, Tom Alter, Gurmeet Choudhary, Sameer Kocchar, Shivani Joshi, Krishna Sheller, Ashok Beniwal, Shruti Bhattacharya, Bhuvanesh Shetty
Synopsis : Cyclekick is the story of how small things, no matter how modest to us, can be the most sought after treasure for another.
Its the story of two brothers, Ramu (Actors Name) and his younger brother Deva (Actors Name). They live in a small coastal village and without parents have grown up relying only on life’s necessities. Ramu works all morning and attends college in the afternoon just so that he can send Deva to a decent school. Both boys can’t see their lives altering…
Until one day they find a beaten up cycle. The repair it and swiftly their lives change. Ramu is able to be more productive and take up extra jobs and Deva fulfills his dream of owning a cycle, which is seen as a symbol of status in this sleepy village. Their lives are looking up…
Then suddenly the cycle is stolen. Ramu and Deva search for the thief and it leads them to Ali (Actors Name). Ali is a feisty young man using the cycle as a way to make an impression. For him, it makes him the centre of attention finally. Ramu and Deva confront Ali who swears he didn’t steal the bike and won’t let it go easily.
In the middle of this conflict, the coach of the Government College Ramu and Ali study at (Tom Alter), proposes a nobel way to settle the dispute – a football match. On playing themselves to a standstill, the two decide to share the cycle until Ali’s past catches up to him and the cycle is destroyed in a fight with boys from the more expensive St. Joseph’s College.
Eager to settle the score the Coach and the boys decide to take on St. Joseph’s in a football match. Ramu and Ali are without facilities and even a training field but they make it up in heart and desire. Who will win?
Cyclekick is about honour, pride and the joys of youth culminating in a pulsating climax that will show who will KICK or be KICKED!!!
Two orphans stumble upon a cycle that brightens up their life. When the cycle gets stolen, things go wrong. Read the review of Cycle Kick for more.
Business rating: 0.5/5 star
Star cast: Nishan Nanaiah, master Dwij Yadav, Girija Oak, Sunny Hinduja, Tom Alter.
What’s Good: The cinematography.
What’s Bad: The scattered and fragmented story; average performances.
Verdict: Cycle Kick does not entertain. It will do dismal business at the box-office.
Loo Break: Several.
Watch or Not?: Watch only if you like amateur cinema.
Mukta Arts Ltd.’s Cycle Kick is the story of a couple of brothers in a village and their struggle to educate themselves and move out of poverty.
Deva (master Dwij Yadav) and Ramu (Nishan Nanaiah) are orphans. Deva’s is afflicted by polio in his left leg. His elder brother, Ramu, works hard at odd jobs in the mornings to make enough money to send Deva to school and himself to afternoon college. One day, the brothers find a beat-up cycle which they repair for their own use. At one of the odd jobs, Ramu meets Shrishti (Girija Oak) and they fall in love. When they start going around, Shrishti’s brother spots them together. Scared, Ramu runs away. He soon discovers that his precious cycle has been stolen from outside Shrishti’s house. Life without the cycle becomes tough. So, Ramu steals the cycle of Shrishti’s brother but his conscience bites him and he decides to return it. However, before he can hand over the cycle to Shrishti’s brother, the brother spots him with the cycle and has him arrested and sent to police lock-up for stealing.
Soon, Deva discovers that Ali (Sunny Hinduja) has stolen his brother’s cycle. He confronts Ali who slaps him and sends him off. When Ramu is released from the lock-up, he, too, confronts Ali and it soon develops into a brawl. However, the football coach (Tom Alter) of the college in which Ramu works as a grass-cutter, steps in and gets them to compromise by using the cycle on alternate days. Ramu and Ali soon become fast friends.
The football coach then arranges a football match with a rival college and Ramu scores the winning goal.
Cycle Kick Review – Script Analysis
The story, penned by Shashi Sudigala, is scattered and fragmented. It lacks focus. Shashi’s screenplay attempts to do too much and ends up doing too little, that too, with hardly any finesse or competence. Dialogues are very ordinary.
Cycle Kick Trailer
Cycle Kick Review – Star Performances & Direction
The acting is generally average. Nishan Nanaiah is barely passable. Master Dwij Yadav is nice and effective. Sunny Hinduja performs well. Girija Oak’s role is underdeveloped and she is barely adequate. Ishita Sharma gets very little to do; she is okay. Gaurav Ghatnekar passes muster. Tom Alter is his usual competent self. The rest of the cast lends able support.
Director Shashi Sudigala gets bogged down by his dull screenplay; otherwise, his shot takings are quite nice. Anshul Chaubey’s cinematography is good. Editing should have been a lot sharper. There is no original music in the film. Production and technical values are dull.
Cycle Kick Review – Komal Nahta’s Verdict
On the whole, Cycle Kick will face complete rejection at the box-office.