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Kick (Telugu) : Movie Review

May 9, 2009

Ravi Teja is nowhere close to anyone who can ever be called a “Dream Guy”! Yet, he’s someone you can’t ignore when he’s on screen. There’s something about the way he delivers his lines or the trillion silly and often crazy expressions…not to forget his laughter(Pun Intended!..:P)…it’s sort of weirdishly funny. And bring in the king of comedy Brahmi into the scene, this duo sets the screen ablaze with their comic timing and some over the top gags. Late last year, “Neinthe” starring Ravi Teja and directed by Puri Jagganath was a disappointing affair, although it was a well scripted story. And 5 months later, “Kick” came into being. Directed by Surender Reddy, “Kick” is a breezy comedy with just about everything for everyone. There’s action, comedy, romance, sentiment…a textbook definition of a commercial flick.

“Kick” is about Kalyan (Ravi Teja) and Naina (Illeyana), how they meet, fall or rather try to fall in love with each other. But that’s not it, neither of them want to be the first to confess their love and there begins a tussle which swings between one’s ego to love/addiction for each other. Of course, since it’s an Indian Commerical Cinema, there’s got to be a segment of action, with cops chasing the bad guy(s)! Here enters, Kalyan Krishna(Shaam) who’s chasing a theif and will leave no stone unturned to come close to his target. Add few more characters to drag a simple plot for 150+ minutes, and there it is, a well cooked masala entertainer. The good part about it is, it tastes good. Or should I say, you will feel the “Kick”!

The comedy flicks in Telugu are plenty in number these days, perhaps there’s nothing much which differentiates one from another. Thank God, you don’t find any Priyadarshanism in Telugu flicks, which leaves ample scope for some cool gags. And how can a comedy flick be made without the King of Comedy, Brahmanandam! This guy has been around for more than 20 years in Telugu film Industry and to this day he keeps us entertained. What’s more pleasing is that he’s getting better and better as he ages. The Brahmi-Ravi Teja duo first came into limelight in the highly entertaining Sreenu Vytla’s “Venki” some 6 years ago and they kept on hitting the bull’s eye in films like Dubai Seenu and Krishna. In “Kick”, although the duo might not be as brilliant as they have been in the past, but it’s one of the highlight of this flick. Check Brahmi out in scenes where he tries to spy on Ravi Teja and Ali….HILARIOUS! Illeyana, who’s back after a long time in Telugu is a revelation. No questions asked, she looks gorgeous and is at ease in most of her scenes. Hopefully, we should see more of her in the coming days. Shaam plays the role of a cop in this flick and he looks brilliant. A very competent performance and thankfully his character has been well etched out. But the film belongs to Ravi Teja. He hasn’t lost the  comic sense which he’s known for and he aces through all his gags pretty well here.

Surendar Reddy, who’s back after a gap of almost two years (last seen in his disastrous “Athidhi”) does well in the direction department. Although his trademark style is missing in this flick, I am sure he’s content with his work. Luckily he’s got a good cast for his script with Brahmi-Ravi Teja- Shaam-Illeyana doing well in their respective roles. Rasool’s cinematography is decent and so is the music by Thaman. Malaysia seems to be the flavour of the season with loads of high budget flicks having been already shot there. I still wonder how they manage to make some of the busiest streets in their commercial district so deserted!!??

“Kick” doesn’t disappoint. On the other hand, it’s not something which you would wanna watch again and again. Go with low expectations, am sure this flick will surprise you. Anyway, going to the movie on a blazing day is a good option. Watch it, but don’t spend too much on the flick!

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. May 9, 2009 1:39 am

    Hey man, movie choosaka kick vachindi! We had to get wet in Blore rains to go and watch it in Lido just now. Totally loved it!

    Billa and now kick, both showed my home and office in KL on screen 😛

  2. May 17, 2009 11:02 am

    Dude.this movie thoroughly entertained me.I have overlooked all the silly sequences.there’s ravitheja at a beautiful best.And for the first time after very long in telugu, i would really not mind watching this again. Ileana had amazing (and hilarious) dialogues,totally fun-filled.the usage of the word ‘kick’ has not annoyed me (neither did it do others) and i feel that’s where this movie works. An entertainer that outweighs too many patches (action,emotion,routine child-help,hero great,challenges,etc..) 🙂

    • Hemanth permalink*
      May 18, 2009 3:39 pm

      @ Rajeev: hehehe…I see that you liked this movie. But Ravi Teja and Brahmi were much better in “Krishna”. This film isn’t as good as “Krishna”, but still works. I agree on Illeana aspect as well. It’s nice to see her back in action after a long time…:). The flashback episode was too abrupt dude..for a moment I thought he was dead!!..:D. The first 40 minutes and the last climax episode definitely save the film..:)

  3. Anirudh permalink
    July 24, 2009 6:45 pm

    Raviteja is the kind of actor who can pull off any character. His comic timing is just perfect. The ease with which he plays every character is just amazing. Though all his movies are dumb and stupid, i still enjoy watching all his stuff … all because he is an amazing entertainer.

    this movie wasn’t any different from his other movies… plain stupidity… but err… I’m embarrassed to say this – i enjoyed every bit of it –

  4. chaitu permalink
    August 8, 2009 11:51 am

    I think its time Raviteja should try something new again. Kick is ok but still things get repetitive after some time.

  5. Movie Buff permalink
    June 5, 2010 4:31 am

    I am fan of Ravi Teja. Honestly movie disappointed me though it has some creative scenes. It could be because I had very expectations from Ravi Teja’s movie. Not that his acting skills are not upto the mark. I felt that Surender Reddy is creative but he could not some how keep the tempo. Also I felt that it is bit tad long considering that portions of the movie were slow and do not seem have to gusto that I was looking for. However I should admit that it has some nice songs: I do not want love, dhim thana, gore gore, and boss memory loss.

    Invariably, the director Surender Reddy, Thaman the music director and of course cinematographer are to be watched out for.

  6. rfz permalink
    September 24, 2010 2:49 am

    guys i did not se dis movie. if dis movie will do by salman khan (hindi version). will it work in boxoffice.

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