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Friday, 25 July 2014

Kick (Hindi) (2014)

Dialogues such as “Scooter aur Bike ki dekhi hai.  Pele aur Beckham ki dekhi hai.  Par yeh kaisa Kick hai” litter Salman Bhai’s “Eidi” to all his fans.  Picture this dialogue against a setting of a certain Inspector Himanshu Tyagi (Randeep Hooda) trying to woo Dr. Shaina Mehra (Jacqueline Fernandez) and it loses whatever little impact it has.

That was just one amongst the many booboos in Bhai’s annual sojourn to the silver screen.  Weak references to Dabanng 1 and 2 and even the now famous towel between the legs are strewn all over the place.  It is as if to say that Bhai is incapable of carrying a fresh idea at all and has to resort to referring to his previous successes always.

Devi Lal Singh (Salman Khan) normally runs around the country side in his Suzuki Intruder trike (a cross between a VW Beetle and A Suzuki Intruder).  His sole purpose in life is to do things that give him a kick (yawn).  And in his search for greener pastures he does all things crazy.

Born as a genius, our hero could dive off a 12 ft platform (I thought that was normal) at the age of 4 or 6, he is ambidextrous (now we start talking), can play doubles table tennis with both hands (its getting better) and can type with his laptop upside down (how awesome is that… no? come on!!!).

Like most Salman movies, during one of his Kicks, he has the good fortune of Doc Mehra falling all over him – what else can you expect when you keep slamming the brakes on the trike while destroying half of Chandni Chowk.  Of course the Psychiatrist (I forgot to mention that) falls head over heels.  But within a matter of a few weeks, she gets her heart broken thanks to an extremely pragmatic Devi Lal.

The trailers of Kick that are all over the net will let you know what happens next.  There are some good action sequences that give you respite from the below par dialogue and screenplay.  Of course Nawazuddin Siddiqui is mind blowing as always and ensures that no one gets bored once he makes his entrance in the 2nd half.

Himmesh Reshammiya’s music doesn’t come close to his best but a small segment where Jacqueline Fernandes shows off her dancing skills will definitely grab your attention albeit for a few seconds.  Mithun Da is wasted and Sanjay Mishra’s comic role is limited to a few minutes again.

In all, Kick can be summarized by one of the better dialogues in the movie, “Mere bare mein itna mat sochna. Dil mein aata hoon. Samajh mein nahin” (Don’t try to analyze me to much. You may not understand me but I will always have a place in your heart – or something to that extent).  3 on 10 for the movie. Maybe a 6 on 10 for entertainment.  This one may not beat all records.

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