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Kick - Movie Review


Kick is the new synonym for adrenaline rush in India and soon this will take over the entire world too. Having released in 4000 plus screens in the country and 700 plus screens overseas, Kick is a well knit tale about an adrenaline junkie, Salman Khan aka 'Devil' who does things differently just to get a 'Kick' out of it.

The story of Kick is not applaud worthy as it is a remake of Telugu movie of the same name. The movie will start with Shaina (Jacqueline Fernandez), a psychiatrist meeting her perspective groom, Himanshu (Randeep Hooda) on a train journey in Warsaw. Neither of these characters are interested in an arranged union, but on getting to know each other, the two become very good friends. This is when Shaina decides to reveal secrets about her past, mainly her ex-boyfriend, Devil (Salman Khan). The movie goes into flashback here, and bang comes the entry of the hero. After she shares her story, Himanshu too shares his escapades as a police officer and boasts off on how he has finally met his match, an intelligent thief, again the Devil (Salman Khan).

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Both Shaina and Himanshu are unaware of the fact that they are talking about the same person. Salman is not playing the role of a Devil or of a superman, he is just an ordinary guy who does things differently to get a 'Kick' out of it. At this point the story is back on track, that is it now moves in present tense and how the Devil again enters their life, how it changes the whole scenario in the movie and why he turns into a devil form the crux of the movie.

Salman and Jacqueline's roles were essayed by Telugu superstar Ravi Teja and Bollywood's latest entrant, Ileana D'Cruz. This film was a typical Ravi Teja entertainer with enough comedy that kept the audience breaking into laughter every now and then.

Ravi Teja did justice to his carefree character and since he is an expert in portraying such roles repeatedly in films after films, it was quite easy for him to reprise such a role again. Coming to Salman Khan, the man is different, even though the movie is a remake, this being a Salman film, the makers have tried to make the entire film seem and sound different. But trust me it is not!

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Yeah, the concept of Devil is new, though the character does do bad things, in the end it's for the good of someone else. There is a deep mystery and it is an uncompromising mission for which Devil is ready to lose his life. Why this devilishness gets imbibed in him cannot to be revealed, to know that you will have to watch the film. This being Sajid Nadiadwala's debut direction, only adds to the curiosity level to watch the film.

We have seen Salman do such roles in Dabangg as well, where by heart he is a good man, but he does do bad things to bad people. Devil is just a modern, revamped version of Robin Hood Pandey. If you remember Salman's dialogue in Dabangg, you'll know what I am talking about (Hum yahan ke Robin Hood hain, Robin Hood Pandey).

Salman Khan has done a lot of south remakes in the past few years and strangely they have clicked for Salman's version has always been bigger and better, his movies actually give us a kick! So this 2014 version of Kick will also be bigger and better than 2009 version. He truly is a star whose power we cannot understand, "Main Dil mein aata hoon, samajh mein nahin". Continue to read Kick movie review in the slide show.

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