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Salman Khan's much-talked about movie Kick is a remake of Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja's Blockbuster Telugu film with the same name. Telugu audiences are eagerly waiting to watch the movie. The Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez starrer is slated to release in a large number of screens in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on July 25. But it will not beat the screen count record of Shahrukh Khan's Chennai Express.
Directed by Rohit Shetty, Chennai Express was released in a record number of theatres across India during Eid festival on August 9, 2013. The movie had graced 128 screens in Nizam region and 72 cinema halls in other parts of Andhra Pradesh. The Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer, which clashed with four small-budget Telugu flicks, had released in a total of 200 theatres in the state.
Whereas the screen count of Salman Khan's Kick looks low, when compared to that of Chennai Express. As of the latest report, the Sajid Nadiadwala-directed Hindi film is confirmed to release in 125 cinema halls in both AP and Nizam regions. This low screen count of the film has surprised many in the state, where Salman Khan has huge fan base, when compared to other states in South India.
Experts from the Telugu film industry feel that the low screen count of Kick is due two main reasons. According to them, Alludu Seenu, which is set to hit the screens on July 25, could be the first reason. This Telugu film is a launch pad for Bellamkonda Suresh's son Srinivas and the producer has made grand preparations for its release by booking massive number of theatres, much before the Kick distributors thought of doing it in the state.
According to the experts, the second reason for the low screen count of Kick is that it is a remake of hit Telugu movie and the makers of the film might have maintained it low, thinking that it may not work at the ticket counters in the state. However, the experts opine that many Ravi Teja fans are eagerly waiting for its release as they want to know whether Salman Khan will match the performance of the Mass Maharaja.
We bring you some rare pictures and interesting facts about Ravi Teja's Telugu film Kick. Continue to see them in the slideshow.
The run-time of Telugu film Kick was about 155 minutes. Whereas the makers of its Hindi version has reduced its the length by nine minutes. The run-time of the Salman starrer is 146 minutes.
Kick - Action Comedy Story
Directed by Surender Reddy, Kick was a Telugu action comedy film. Besides direction, Surender has also written the script for the film, while Abburi Ravi penned dialogues for it.
Kick is all about a guy with an abnormal lifestyle tries to find thrill and pleasure in every work he does and finally becomes a thief.
Ravi Teja's Performance
In Kick, Ravi Teja played an irresponsible guy named Kalyan, who fails to do any job as he does not find the kick in all that he tries. His performance was the main factor for the success of the film.
Actress Ileana D'Cruz played a chivalrous girl named Naina, who is in love with Kalyan. Her glamour was one of the main attractions of the film.
Brahmanandam essayed the role of Halwaraj, who is in love with the heroine despite being married and having a son. He has a large screen presence of nearly 25 mintues in total running length of 155 minutes of the film. His comedy timing was a key factor for the success of the film.
Kick Supporting Cast
Along with Brahmi, some talented character artistes like Ali, Sayaji Shinde, Venu Madhav, Shaam and Raja Viswanath Reddy were in the supporting cast of Kick.
SS Thaman's Music
Kick has six melodious songs composed by SS Thaman and all the songs were super hits. Thaman's soundtracks and background score were one mong the big strengths of the film.
Rasool Ellore's Picturisation
Kick was shot in Hyderabad and its songs sequences were canned in some exotic foreign locales. Rasool Ellore handled the camera work for the film and his cinematography was one of the main highlights.
Kick Box Office Collection
Telugu movie Kick was released in a large number of cinema halls across the globe on May 8, 2009. Having made superb collection, the movie has become one of top 10 highest grosser Telugu movies of 2009.