Film: Kick

Director: Sajid Nadiadwala

Cast: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddhiqui, Mithun Chakrabarty, Sumona Chakravarti

The action drama ‘Kick’ is a remake of the 2009 Telugu film with the same name. While Salman’s ‘Jai Ho’ failed to impress the audience, the actor has many hopes with this new flick which has already created much buzz before its release.

If the film's high point is Salman, there is another highlight ‘Kick’ marks the directorial debut of Sajid Nadiadwala, known for producing the biggest potboilers like ‘Housefull’ and ‘Heropanti’ as well as ‘2 States’ and ‘Highway’.

Storyline: The story begins with a girl Shaina (Jacqueline Fernandez), a psychiatrist, who meets her would-be husband, a police officer, Himanshu (Randeep Hooda) on a train journey in Warsaw to discuss their prospective marriage. As the journey advances, they get into knowing each other in order to decide the fate of their marriage proposal. They gradually become good friends and strike a deep conversation. This is when Shaina reveals many of her secrets including her previous relationship with an unconventional man Devil (Salman Khan). The movie goes into flashback and the action hero enters with a bang. Devil is a man who lives only for his 'Kick' and believes in doing simple things differently. After Shaina reveals her past, Himanshu joins her by sharing his escapade as a police officer and his encounter with an intelligent thief… again, Devil. Both are unaware that they are talking about the same person. How Devil enters their life again and changes the whole scenario is how the story proceeds further.

Review: It’s a Salman Khan film. Along with the regular Salman factor, ‘Kick’ has almost all the quintessential pack of masala punches and interesting amalgamation of action, drama, romance, comedy that it becomes a must watch, especially for Dabangg Khan’s fans. Another significant aspect of the film is that it has class actors like Nawazuddin Siddhiqui, Randeep Hooda, Mithun Chakrabarty and Sumona Chakravarti. Last but not the least it’s a Sajid Nadiadwala’s directorial debut. In the past, Salman's Eid releases ‘Wanted’ and ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ turned out to be gold spinners. Thus, a good response from the audience is quite evident. Being an adaption of Telugu film, the story has nothing new to offer. There is no kick in the movie’s music as it stands nowhere to Salman’s previous hits from Wanted, Bodyguard, Ek Tha Tiger and Dabangg.  Mika Singh-Palak Muchhal’s ‘Jumme Ki Raat’ has, however, managed to garner some positive reviews from the audience.

What market analysts say

The makers are hoping to cash in on the Eid celebrations by releasing it during the festive season.

"This time Salman Khan is back on Eid with Sajid Nadiadwala's 'Kick' and we are hoping to recreate the magic and success of his earlier movies during this period," said Amrita Pandey, VP and Head, Marketing & Distribution, Studios, Disney India.

“Eid is a family occasion and we want to give people a reason to celebrate it with 'Kick'," added Pandey.

The advance bookings for ‘Kick’ started on Wednesday and the experts say the data promises a bumper opening for the movie which stars Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandez as the female lead.

Sanjay Ghai from Mukta Arts Delhi said, "The Friday shows have already been booked and we hope the film will be beyond a blockbuster."

According to reports, ‘Kick’ is sold out in Dubai too.

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