Kick Movie Poster
Kick Movie Poster

Rating: 3/5 Stars (Three stars)

Star cast: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mithun Chakraborty, Archana Puran Singh, Saurabh Shukla, Sanjay Mishra, Kavin Dave, Sumona Chakravarti

Director: Sajid Nadiadwala

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.

Loo break: Very Few.

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 fillum.

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Devi Lal Singh (Salman Khan) is an accomplished guy but cannot hold on to a job because nothing gives him kick enough. He is always looking for life to give him a high. Coincidence brings him to Shaina (Jacqueline Fernandez) who gives him the high he is looking for at the love front.

The two part ways initially but meet later in the oddest of circumstances when Shaina is Devi’s only hope in achieving a mission that comes for a bigger cause. Devi is no more the man Shaina had loved but has transformed into Devil.

Why does Devi walk back into Shaina’s life? What instigated his transformation to Devil? Will the two ever get back? And finally what is the mission that Devi is on and is it right or wrong?

Salman Khan in a still from movie ‘Kick’
Salman Khan in a still from movie ‘Kick’

Kick Review: Script Analysis

It isn’t a surprise but the film has no story. If you are expecting intellect, I will doubt yours. Devil Lal Singh is a superhero. To make it more believable, the makers even gave a Krrish mask to the man, who has topped every exam he has appeared in and broken every bone that has come his way. You buy no bit of the story, how he falls in love to how they break up to how he turns into Devil. The film’s first half is lukewarm. There is nothing sizzling in it and despite the leading duo’s cutesy chemistry, there is a zing missing from the first half.

This film isn’t without flaws, but isn’t replete with them as crucial ones have been avoided. A bunch of major logic lapses are present in the film but you can prefer to ignore those. Though after a highly dramatic action scene, Salman’s bus falls into the river and in the next scene he is in Delhi, one wonders what really happened. It is disparate and lacks consistency. The sudden leap doesn’t work. The chemistry between the characters is kept smooth but I could not digest the emotional angle of the film either. Somehow, it seemed Salman was still trying his luck at selling Jai Ho. Bro, let it go. It ain’t gonna happen!

In the second half, very little time was invested in exploring Salman and Jacqueline’s track. Though time was well spent on Nawazuddin, a little more of him would have helped the film better. Salman and Nawaz’s face off scene in the climax keeps you engaged for the repartee.

My only issue with the film was its title; it could have been more aptly called Dhoom 4. In most action sequences, when cars were blowing or when Salman was plotting his attack, my mind automatically played Dhoom Dhoom Dhoom (to be specific, the background music of Dhoom 2) The film is a grander version of Dhoom, that almost seems to further the franchise. Too bad, story wasn’t a concern for the writers since they had Salman to endorse the gibberish they had churned out. If this film was made with a different cast, we could have rechristened it ‘Kicked’- by critics. Thriving solely on Bhai’s charisma and the movie’s action, the film doesn’t even try its hand at pushing the boundaries of crisply packaged Salman Khan fare.

Kick Review: 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.

Kick Review: Direction, Editing and Screenplay

Sajid Nadiadwala doesn’t make ordinary films and his debut vehicle has enough to convey that. It was a pompous affair where the story was needless but the magnitude of the film scores. Probably it is Sajid who was instrumental in getting Salman to enjoy his work so much. Though the director didn’t insist on improving the script at hand, he did his best in making an opulent film.

By design, this film is full of clap traps, action and drama but had Nadiadwala used the melodrama with a better logic, the film would have turned out better. Sajid captured the thrills well but the art of story telling is something the director still needs to get a hang of. It wasn’t difficult to make out this was a débutant’s work. At multiple points in the second half, the film’s energy dropped really low that I was expecting the next slide will feature end credits, when there was a good 20 minutes left to go. Coherence comes with experience and Nadiadwala needs to pick it up over time.

The film’s music is spectacular. The Devil song’s surprise version rather worked better for me. The film’s cinematography was commendably delivered. But the best part was the action that was sumptuously executed. The magnificence of the action scenes were breathtaking. Arasu’s top notch action added better bling to the film. Rendering thrill, chill and satisfying fun, the superb action gives the desired adrenaline rush, the film’s theme uses in its core.

Kick Review: The Last Word

Kick isn’t a pile-on, on Salman’s harebrained repertoire. Luckily, it has the thrill in its action parts and the fuzziness in its romantic ones. Salman sinks his teeth in a character that is a blend of his best roles, delivering a film that is a welcome change from his regular formulaic potboilers. Nawazuddin’s performance upps the bar of mainstream villains by manifolds and Jacqueline’s chemistry with Khan is sexy. Kick is no Ek Tha Tiger but it is an effectively enjoyable film that crackles enough to gives us bang for our buck! I am going with a generous 3/5. Kick isn’t kickass but gives a delicious rush.

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Kick releases on 25th July, 2014.

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  1. Salman khan doesn’t need any filmy critics or review~he carries his film in his own shoulder~ his film is not running in other expectation~ “mumbai me toh blast ho gaya hai” at the end of the day you(koimoi team) gonna be a fool because salman khan himself is a rdx of indian team) shrewdly draw the map to attact the salman khan personalities since last couple of the year. You(koimoi team) forgot that “salman khan dil me aata hoon samaj mein nhi”.

  2. One thing we always remember that , we should nt expect story , music , acting from salman movies . However the box office records , nowadays Dhoom sequels , dabang sequels , krish sequels & many others films are heavily depends on high voltage actions . It will surely cross 200cr considering 2week solo release , EID & full actions packs .

    But guys , we must be fed up from such movies . We need next one YJHD , lootera , lunch box , 3 idiots .

  3. There is a huge hype associated with the release and box office performance of this film. Everyone talks 300 crores but no one is interested on the quality, story, direction and screenplay of this film. Yes, movie will fare well at the box office but to achieve anything more than 200 Crs, you need to have a film not only with critical acclaim but a very positive word of mouth for which I see no possibility for ‘Kick’ because I just came out of the cinema. The film seems very ameteur and I think the fans will understand that this Salman Khan’s same shit needs to stop now. Grow up fells! Take your parents for a dinner and see a smile on their face instead.

    • Advance bata band kar khamush jaa movie dekh maze lele samjha achi movie nai dikhi to tu jake acting kar malm hota samjha beta…….JAI HO

  4. Koimoi wake up shit raj kundra ne ap log ko kitna paisa dia hai salman khan ki khilab likhne k liye

  5. Agar Kuch song kam hote to movies jyada badiya hoti….. But definitely worth watching with friends group… Have a blast today … first day first show…….

  6. Salman-jaqline look outstanding.. Nice graphics…..
    salman confidence is incradibal…
    Bhai ho appp….different and fully enjoyed movi….

  7. 1. Salman & Jacqueline’s chemistry is sizzling. They look perfect together. Highly enjoyed some good humour in the first half.
    2. First half could have been more compact, especially the Mithun-Salman scene in the bar.
    3. Full of high-octane hollywood-par action scenes- from the 4min cycle chase to the bus chasing scene- everything was remarkable.
    4. Direction is outstanding, Sajid Nadiadwala did a super job as a debutant director, left no stone unturned. The idea of using drone camera just clicked in his favor.
    5. Alvira Khan did a good job in costume designing, Good screenplay, thanks to Ayanka Bose
    6. Salman Khan, Randeep Hooda & Mithun Chakraborty acted well but Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the show stealer, you will even forget it is a Salman Khan film every-time he appears on the screen. I wish his role was a bit longer.
    7. Jumme Ki Raat, Hangover & Tu hi tu are catchy, especially Tu Hi Tu is very delightful. Jacqueline Fernandez’s 30 second solo dance sequence in Jumme Ki Raat is magnificent.
    8. In terms of script, some scenes were predictable, scriptwriter could have thought a bit more about the first half, no need to make some scene unnecessarily lengthy. 2-3 scenes were logic less but “itna to chalta hain ”
    9. At the end, its a fultoo entertaining, paisa-wasool, whistle bajaao fim, it has Salman’s essence, Good story, Nawazuddin’s entertainment so it is the best choice for your Eid. As for me, Its a Super Hit!

  8. Even as die-hard Salman fan, I am thoroughly disappointed. I am even shocked at the positive reviews. Some said this was better than all movies in his last 10 years! Heck no! Wanted & Dabangg 1 & 2 were far better than Kick. Kick is as silly as Bodyguard. It is a movie made purely for kids.

  9. y comparing it wid dhoom its nowhere like dhoom…..if dis is d case den all action n robbing movies r same like dhoom…..stp comparing stupid people…….salman is salman his movies r same like him ‘big’ no1 cn b like salman so stp all these nonsense…..

  10. Bhai Tu mujhe mere Dost Kehte hain Dushman tu Abhi bhi muje Apne Baap ke naam se Jante hain

    First Class Movie 4.5 / 5


  12. mast movie hai bhai log, it deserve 3.5* to 4 star,really.. by god say really family entertainment movie, i”ll go next sunday also to watch. fantastic comedy,great action, superhit salman’s songs. great drama, finally salman(55%) is there, so entertainment ki garrenty to banti hai, nice job done by ranbeer hudda(20%) and jacklin(15%) also siddiki(5%) n mithun(5%) done fare job.Chennai express 4.5* movie hai,dhoom3- 3* aur krish 3.5* movie hai to kick definetly 3.5* to 4* movie hai. pagal hai woh log jo is movie ko bakwas bolte hai. such a LOSER ones. sach main ek baar movie dekho achchi hai. kisi ko dekhe bina galat nahi bolna. kyonki bhai ko samajana sabke bas main nahi hai. ” SALMAN DIL main ate hai, SAMAJ main nahi.”

  13. i watched the movie and i became bore bacause the story n action both are not matching.only one time watchable due to Id.

  14. i went to theatre with huge expectations…….but sadly another jai ho..1st half was boring as garbage and second half was nothing but trying hard to be like dhoom 3 and krrish action scene in the movie=total action in trailer….. waste of time……..

  15. salmanbhai is a entertainer no 1. his movies alwz “paisa vasul “. who cares for critics !!
    people spent money to entertain themselves , bhai did all these years. keep it up bhai.

  16. i think movie kamaal hi ho gi ramzan ki waja se abi tak nhi dekhi but jaldi hi jana hai dekhny movie frndz k sath salman ki movie sab recordz tor dey gi

  17. Kis Kis Ko Kick Mili Ye Movie Dekh Kar Rply Zaroor Karna Kyoki Aj To Opening Hai Hana Aur Sab Ko Eid Mubarak.

  18. jab ek tha tiger ne dabang ban ke garv se apni wanted kick maari to haters ko veergati mili aur fans ko jeet mili aur jab karan arjun ko judwa huye to uski biwi no.1 ne kaha mein to apne saajan ko hi tere naam andaz apna apna karoongi aur uski partner ko apne saajan se hum dil de chuke sanam karke mujhse shaadi karogi keh ke jab pyaar kisi se hota hai to fir hum aapke hai kaun kehne ki jaagruti aur nishchay karke dulhan hum le jaayenge to fir biwi ho to aisi nahin to pyaar kiya to darna kya

  19. Sallu bhai kya kick mari hai sab Super stars ko Maza agaya yeh hoti hai Super star ke Movie.. WELL DONE SALLU BHAI.,

  20. This movie is remake of South Telugu Blockbuster movie kick (available on youtube). Sajid chopped off some hilarious scenes in this remake. This would have been even better if those were added.

  21. Who missed very gtk see the movie 5 times in the movie is really all that a brother be a Great Khan 2

  22. sallu bhai ki wo film bhi koi film hai jo box office ka record na tode Chennai express ne kamai first week mein 150 crores our krrish 3ne kamai 156 crore our dhoom3 ne kamai 174 crore our kick ne kamai hai 167 crore k3 CE beat the record & dhoom3 ke piche kick 7 crore behind &world wide collect of 233cr 6days beat the jab tak hai jaan film record jthj total life time &world wide collect 241cr so soo beat next dabbang & YJHD CE K3 SO soon beat this films records salmankhan I love you

  23. What a pity , log kuch bhi hit kara dete hai , koi standard he nahi h movie ka , no story , no acting and a big bore.

    • Mere Bhai Acting Agar Sikhni Hai To Srk Aur Amir Se Kho Salman Se Acting Sikhne Ko Aur Kis Behaf Par Bol Rahe Ho Acting Sikhne Ko Jab Srk Aur Amir Me Se Koi Ek Bhi Salman Bhai Ka Continuesly 7 Baar 100 Crore Movie Ka Record Tode Ga Tab Baat Karna Ok.

    • Haha.. remake of telugu movie.. KICK.. just imagine Salman Khan is good for nothing.. and makes all remakes.. shameless guy.. shame on him.. dum hai toh get a new story and give a superhit..

  24. wht a ghatiya movie…….will any one justify the title of the movie according to the script?And lastly devil becme police!!!!!! are waha kya sript ha?

  25. Chal,film mere ko aur bahut saare logoko acha laga,but the most sad thing is salman khud is film keliye itna excited ni tha jitna woh jai ho keliye tha,salman har ek film ek hi tarha ki acting karta he par nawazzudin ko bada salute…

  26. dhoom 3 ka record todega…….salman is my best hero…………………

    congrats salman………u r soo nice at heart :))))

  27. Salmaan bhai ki taareef kitni kre kam h kick bhaut mast movie h kick se logo ko kuch seekhne ko mila h yr bollywood me ek hee tiger h wo h salmaan bhai ek hee help krne wala insaan h wo salmaan bhai h salmaan khan naam hee kafi h……

  28. Wt a nice movie by a remake of a telagu movie if any body can make huge hit its only Salman Khan and break the record of CE in olny before 20 days if sharukh has that power then tell him to do one stunt of the kick movie his ass will be kicked and give super hit movie with remake

  29. niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


  31. dhyaan sey cmnt padhiye yahan jitne bhi salman ka fan hey woh sirf collection par hi dhyaan dete hey kabhi 400 crore kabhi 450 film ki content uski acting jo bakwas tha woh uska fan koi nahi dekhta
    isse pata chalta hey salman key fan kis tarah ki movie dekhte hey woh samajte hey box office collection achha toh movie achha


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