Film: Kick Cast: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui Director: Sajid Nadiadwala Rating: ****
Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick—a namesake remake of the Telugu film. Much like a child book, while introducing to us a large-hearted Delhi hero named Devi Lal Singh (SalmanKhan). There is a animated sequence of Devi’s childhood, explained in the movie to help us to know the nature of Devi lal, where he falls for a psychiatrist (Jacqueline) and teases her by nicknaming her ‘psycho’. Devi Lal boys will especially enjoy the role-reversal when Devi makes it seem like he is the one grilling his girlfriend’s nervous father. What boy doesn’t fantasize about such power?
For younger teens and their parents, there is the part where Devi excels at every job he does—all 65 of them—from an engineer to a scientist to an alcoholic. Nadiadwala’s inexperience as a director shows when he cuts to needless reaction shots of characters during explosive action scenes or long righteous speeches. To be fair, this is a trait exclusive to most South-Indian entertainers.
Salman Khan loyalists won’t be too happy; Kick utilizes the services of actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saurabh Shukla and Sanjay Mishra. Often, they are in the same frame as Khan, blowing to bits the myth that Khan needs to just show up to engage his viewers. Kick is harebrained, patronizing and regressive at most points, and makes the age-old error of being a live-action Salman-starrer. Purely as a kiddie flick though, this is passable—if not plausible—entertainment for children that have never been exposed to movies. More over if you are a Salman Khan fan and want to see some Comic drama you must go to watch it, its full of drama and comedy.