30 July 2014 | ajit2106
Flashy, foolish, illogical, stale & repetitive.
In order to deteriorate the cinematic aesthetics, one more addition to the pretentious genre-defying all basic elements of storytelling and narrative, it is again style over substance with Salman Khan's superficial extravaganza in a South Indian remake of the same name.
Devi Lal Singh (Salman Khan) is frantically searching for "Kick" which gives him real pleasure whatever work he does. Devi falls in love with Shaina (Jacqueline Fernandez) a psychiatrist. On account of some disparities, Devi leaves Shaina. On the other side, a top cop Himanshu (Randeep Hooda) is searching for a masked robber called Devil. Then there is a baddie Faroz (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) who is the target of Devil.
Sajid Nadiadwala's directorial debut is half baked with mediocre scenes. He uses the template made for Salman, inserts different actors, an item-song, some absurd and abrupt comedy scenes, that is all and it will sure earn 200 crores. His effort to bring Salman in every frame is pointless as it does not serve any purpose. Salman is patronizingly taking the advantage of his persona and style.
Salman Khan again plays himself as his previous films with the stiffness in his dancing and tacky dialog delivery. His body language is exactly same as it was in his previous films Dabangg, Bodyguard, Ready or Jai Ho etc.
Randeep Hooda does a good job; however, his character is the victim of poor writing. Being a potent actor, with the limited screen presence Nawazuddin Siddiqui gives a good performance but sometimes it is annoying, goes over the top and looks like ham. There is no clear motivation behind Siddiqui's character running behind the money.
Jacqueline looks beautiful as a psychiatrist who can dance extremely well but does not have any patient to take care of.
The plethora of decent actors cannot save the movie due to irregularities in the screenplay. We see Mithun Chakraborty, Sanjay Mishra, Archana Puran Singh and Saurabh Shuka but everyone gets unobserved.
There is nothing new in "Kick" except the word "kick" has been spoken uncountable times. The narrative jumps from one place to another without giving you any logic or precise motive behind the happenings. Larger than life actions sequences with songs shoved in between.
Avoid this piece of junk unless you are an unshakable Salman Khan fan.