Film Review: Kick is non-stop entertainment and Salman Khan at his best

Friday, 25 July 2014 - 12:42pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

Cast: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Director: Sajid Nadiadwala
Rating: ****

What It's About:

Salman Khan plays the role of the fun-loving Devilal whose only aim in life is to get a 'kick' in whatever he does. A chance encounter with the Poland-based Shaina (Jacqueline) leaves him besotted. But the love story is short-lived because she cannot handle Devi's lack of commitment. A year later, her family fixes her match with the no-nonsense cop Himanshu (Randeep Hooda) who has come to Poland to catch the one heist-master who has evaded him so far - Devil. Himanshu is convinced that Devil would be pulling off his biggest robbery soon. What happens when both Shaina and he realise that Devi and Devil are indeed the same person forms the rest of the story - with baddie Aslam (Nawaz) adding more thrills to the proceedings. 

What's Hot:

Sajid Nadiadwala chose an ambitious subject as his first directorial venture. Once you look past the minor hiccups, he delivers a knockout punch. The scale and grandeur of the film is on par with the Dhoom series. The action scenes are brilliantly choreographed - be it the chase sequences in Warsaw or the bike chasing in Delhi. Sajid manages to get Salman in his elements - we can see him enjoying himself thoroughly on screen. The love story between Devi and Shaina has its funny and endearing moments. Sajid's biggest triumph is not letting the film's pace drop at any point. He holds the reigns tight just like an experienced maker would. The climax elevates the film to a different level and that's what you take back home. Among the performances, Jacqueline sizzles and has great chemistry with Salman. Her solo dance act in Jumme Ki Raat is on Beyonce level. Randeep Hooda is almost like the film's second hero and does a brilliant job. Nawazuddin is menacing and also brings in the laughs. You actually miss him when he's not on screen. The soul of Kick is Salman Khan - it's like a one man show. He towers above everything else with his persona, style and attitude.

What's Not:

The idea of a man doing things just for a 'kick' had a bigger potential. Sadly, that part gets sidelined in the screenplay though being repeatedly mentioned. The first half is slow. Khan's introduction scene is never ending. 

What To Do:
Kick is non-stop entertainment and Salman Khan at his best. Don't miss it. 

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