Kick (2009 film)
|Directed by||Surender Reddy|
|Produced by||R. R. Venkat|
|Written by||Vakkantham Vamsi|
Kota Srinivasa Rao
|Studio||R. R. Movie Makers|
|Distributed by||Suresh Productions|
|Running time||155 mins|
|Budget||20 crore (US$3.2 million)|
|Box office||30 crore (US$4.8 million)|
Kick is a Telugu film, directed by Surender Reddy and released on 8 May 2009 and starring Ravi Teja, Ileana D'Cruz, Shaam, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Brahmanandam, Venu Madhav, Sayaji Shinde, Jaya Prakash Reddy, and Ali. The film's music was composed by Thaman. It was remade in Tamil as Thillalangadi and also being remade in Hindi with same title with Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez in Teja's and D'Cruz roles .
Naina (Ileana D'Cruz) is a chivalrous girl. One day, her father brings a marriage proposal to her and asks her to meet the bridegroom. The bridegroom, Kalyan Krishna (Shaam), and Naina meet in a train and start speaking to each other. When Kalyan Krishna reveals his name, Naina reveals that she has an ex-boyfriend, Kalyan (Ravi Teja). Naina then starts to tell her experience with him.
Kalyan (Ravi Teja) is a typical youth, but one who always looks for a kick in everything. He doesn't want something to happen as it is and he looks for a kick for achieving something. He could not work in any particular job for long as he feels that the kick is missing after working for some months or days. Naina's first meets him when she tries to help her friend with her love marriage with Ajaam (Venu Madhav), an alliance that Naina's friend's mother hates. Kalyan comes and helps with the marriage. But Naina develops instant hatred towards Kalyan, because of his "kick" attitude and character. Naina doesn't want to meet him again but is forced to for her sister.
Naina's sister (Ashika) tells her that she is in love with Kalyan. As Naina knows very well about Kalyan, she asks Kalyan to spoil the alliance. He does so but reveals that he is love with Naina. Although Naina does not initially like him, she starts to fall for him eventually. Once, Naina tells Kalyan that she likes him and they become good friends. Following Naina's suggestion, Kalyan finds a job as a software engineer, though he resigns it in four days. Naina comes to know about it through her uncle and breaks up with him. After this episode, Naina leaves for Malaysia, where her parents leave.
Kalyan Krishna agrees with Naina that Kalyan is an irresponsible person. They both agree to marry each other. Kalyan Krishna starts to his story as a police officer and his encounter with a robber. The robber targets all the rich people of Hyderabad and robs them just for fun. The robber is none other than Kalyan. Kalyan contacts Kalyan Krishna and refers to him as "Partner". After Kalyan Krishna unsuccessfully tries to catch Kalyan, Kalyan calls Kalyan Krishna and calls him a loser.
Kalyan Krishna reveals to Naina that he came to Malaysia in search of the thief, who robbed bigwigs worth crores of rupees. Kalyan Krishna realizes that the thief is very intelligent and is doing everything in a planned manner. Kalyan Krishna learns that Kalyan reached Malaysia with the hint given by the latter. After reaching Malaysia, Kalyan calls Kalyan Krishna and challenges him that he is going to rob huge money, which is in fact unaccounted and is being invested in a foreign firm. After robbing that money, again he challenges that he is going to rob huge party fund, which is about to be circulated during elections and successfully completes the same. At this juncture, Kalyan's father reveals the flashback to Naina that his son is doing all those robberies to help hapless children, who are suffering from diseases, which need lakhs of rupees for surgeries and are left by their parents in an orphanage. In the climax, there is another twist that the defense minister appoints Kalyan in place of Kalyan Krishna to nab the thief. By that time, Kalyan completes his mission and helps several destitute children and re unites with Naina.
Jeevi of idlebrain.com gave a review stating "On a whole, Kick is like a poor man’s Dhoom stuffed with ample Ravi Teja kind of comedy. You may watch it for entertainment." Sify.com gave a review stating "The film has been made well but it could have better scenes. Overall, since there are no other movies in sight now, Kick being a paisa vasool movie will definitely have a good run at the box office." IndiaGlitz gave a review stating "The film attempts to provide complete entertainment from start to end and except two scenes where there is a sentiment and melodrama, the rest of the movie runs mostly on comedy and action along with few thrills and twists. But then the movie could have been a lot better if the speed was worked upon and also the fights were not much in the movie which could have pushed in more adrenaline. Good mix of various elements, can be watched." 123telugu.com gave a review stating "Give it a miss. Even if you are a Ravi Teja fan you are likely to walk away disappointed."
The film opened to a tremendous response. This film is the biggest hit in Ravi Teja's career. Kick completed only 11 days in 220 centers, of which 200 were in Andhra Pradesh. The film was declared a blockbuster and was the only success for the Tollywood industry that summer.
It netted 30 crores at its end run. It also completed 100 days in 52 theaters.
|Soundtrack album by S. Thaman|
|Released||may 8 2009|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|S. Thaman chronology|
The audio was launched on April 19, 2009 at a function organized in Taj Deccan on the night of 19 April. D Rama Naidu, SV Krishna Reddy, VV Vinayak, Nitin, Lion Y Kiran and Meher Ramesh attended this function as guests. D Rama Naidu launched the audio CD and gave the first unit to VV Vinayak. SV Krishna Reddy launched the audiocassette and gave the first unit to Meher Ramesh.
All lyrics written by Sirivennela Sitaramasastri.
|1.||"Dil Kalaase"||Anushka Manchanda & Chorus||03:49|
|2.||"I Dont Want Love"||Karthik & Chorus||05:19|
|3.||"Dhim Thana"||Chitra & Chorus||05:03|
|4.||"Gore Gore"||Karthik, Jyotsna||05:09|
|5.||"Manase Thadisela"||Vardhani Thaman||02:19|
|6.||"Boss Memory Loss"||Ravi Teja, Ali, Ranjith, Rahul Nambiar, Naveen Madhav||05:02|
In 2009, Raviteja was first approached for title role in Hindi remake.Later it was announced that producer Sajid Nadiadwala intended to remake this film with A. R. Murugadoss as director. Nadiadwala received an invitation from the Korea Tourism Organization, and after his team visited South Korea in September 2011, he signed an agreement to shoot portions of this project and others in that country. Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez have signed on to act in the film, now to be directed by Sajid Nadiawala himself.
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