First Look & Theatrical Trailer: ‘Kick’
"Aap Devil ke peeche… Devil aap ke peeche…"
"Abhi Eid aa rahi hai… aur woh apni Eidi lehne zaroor aayenga..."
Right, so this is obviously Salman Khan film. If you listened to the trailer with your eyes shut you’d have guessed that. This is a film where rhyme or reason go out of the window, along with any cinematic sensibilities and subtleties that we might be used to as an audience.
Kick looks slightly different though. I wasn’t aware that the film had Khan playing a Krrish like masked vigilante (an outlaw/messiah for the wronged I imagine), dodging bullets and leaping tall buildings in a single bound. It’s obvious that critics wont take to this film, but the masses will lap it up in droves.
In the trailer we have Khan doing what he does best. Mouthing ludicrous lines, beating villains to the pulp, romancing a doe eyed heroine (Jacqueline Fernandez in this instance), and generally looking smug and cocksure that he yet again, has a whole film revolving around his persona that ironically requires very little in the form of actual acting.
If I leave my brains aside though, Kick does look like it may actually be a whole lot of fun. I loved Ek Tha Tiger for all its brainlessness and it looks like we have more of the same here – eye popping foreign locations, peppy music, elaborate set pieces and dizzying action sequences. When you have all of that combined with Khan's cool swagger who needs a script?
"I am not giving any details about the character. If I'd tell you about my character in the film, you will make assumptions. So, it's better I keep it under wraps," said Khan at the film's trailer launch.
Khan seems to be supported by a talented cast – Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who look like they don’t mind being part of this ridiculous ensemble because it looks like they’re having quite a blast. Whether this will be Jaqueline’s big break though is debatable. Her voice in the trailer it seems, is dubbed and unsurprisingly, she looks like she may have very little to really do here.
The film is produced and directed by Sajid Nadiadwala, with a screenplay by Chetan Bhagat and also stars Mithun Chakraborthy in a supporting role. It has music by Himesh Reshammiya, Meet Bros Anjjan and Yo Yo Honey Singh and hits the marquee this Eid (obviously), 25 July 2014.
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