Kick (2009 film)

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Kick
Kick poster2.jpg
Directed by Surender Reddy
Produced by R. R. Venkat
Written by Abburi Ravi
(dialogue)
Screenplay by Surender Reddy
Story by Vakkantham Vamsi
Starring Ravi Teja
Ileana D'Cruz
Shaam
Brahmanandam
Kota Srinivasa Rao
Sayaji Shinde
Music by Thaman
Cinematography Rasool Ellore
Edited by Gautham Raju
Production
company
Distributed by Suresh Productions
Release dates
  • 8 May 2009 (2009-05-08)
Running time
155 mins
Country India
Language Telugu

Kick is a 2009 Telugu action comedy 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. The blockbuster film, has been remade into Tamil as Thillalangadi, into Hindi as Hindi with the same name and in Kannada as Super Ranga.

A sequel, Kick 2 with the same lead actor Ravi Teja and director Surender Reddy is scheduled to be released worldwide on 12 June 2015.

Plot[edit]

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 and then at progress they became lovers. Following Naina's suggestion, Kalyan finds a job as a software engineer, though he resigns it in four days after suffering from lack of kick and tries to keep in secret. Unfortunately, Naina comes to know about it through her uncle and breaks up with him. After this episode, Naina leaves for Malaysia, where her parents live.

They both agree to marry each other. Kalyan Krishna starts to his story as a most successful police officer who is ranked as ACP 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. After Kalyan Krishna unsuccessfully tries to catch Kalyan, Kalyan contacts Kalyan Krishna and refers to him as "Partner" and calls him a loser. He also hints where will be his next robbery.

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. Naina meets Kalyan who has suffered from memory loss after accident but later revealed he is bluffing to fool Kalyan Krishna. Kalyan calls Kalyan Krishna and challenges him that he is going to rob huge money from Home Minister that he is about to deal, which is in fact unaccounted and is being invested in a foreign firm. After robbing that money he gets chased but at bridge Kalyan Krishna hits his car and makes him fall in river but cash gets destroyed in process. Kalyan celebrates his failure, Kalyan Krishna spots and warns him that if he tries to rob again so he'll be killed. But, Kalyan challenges Kalyan Krishna that he is going to rob a huge election fund worth 500 crore rupees. Kalyan's revealed for his good deeds by his father, he tells to Naina that his son is doing robberies to save poor children that they're suferring from diseases and needs lakhs of rupees for their treatment and operation. Kalyan at least saved one girl by getting 20 lakhs in another way after getting letter from her dead parents. When head of orphanage tells that several children are suffering from diseases, Kalyan decided to save them by performing robberies in order to get money after knowing that this will give him lots of Kick. Later, Kalyan makes a plan and goes to rob election fund by hitting the wall in another side of party office and everyone gets unable to see due to smokes and dusts flowing in air that money gets robbed, he hands all money to his friend and escapes. Kalyan Krishna is ready with officers to shoot but millions of kids blocks his way. When he inquires teacher, he knows the truth that Kalyan was doing robberies to save children. At epilogue Kalyan joins police force and home minister hands him the case.

Cast[edit]

Ileana D'Cruz was selected as lead heroine marking her second collaboration with Ravi Teja.

Character map of remakes[edit]

Kick (2009)
(Telugu)
Thillalangadi (2010)
(Tamil)
Kick (2014)
(Hindi)
Super Ranga (2014)
(Kannada)
Ravi Teja Jayam Ravi Salman Khan Upendra
Ileana D'Cruz Tamannaah Bhatia Jacqueline Fernandez Kriti Kharbanda
Shaam Shaam Randeep Hooda Raghu Mukherjee

Reception and impact[edit]

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."[1] 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."[2]

Sajid Nadiadwala intended to remake this film with A. R. Murugadoss as director.[3] 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.[4] Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez have signed on to act in the film, now to be directed by Nadiawala.[5]

A sequel was announced, titled as Kick 2, with the same lead actor Ravi Teja, director Surender Reddy . Music was again composed by S. Thaman. The film is produced by actor Nandamuri Kalyan Ram. It was launched on 10 August 2014 and is scheduled to be released worldwide on May 2015.[6][7]

Soundtrack[edit]

Kick
Soundtrack album by S. Thaman
Released 8 May 2009
Recorded 2009
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 26:43
Label Aditya Music
S. Thaman chronology
Bheebatsam
(2009)
Kick
(2009)
Moscowin Kavery
(2009)

The audio was launched on 19 April 2009 at a function organized in Taj Deccan. 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

No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Dil Kalaase"   Anushka Manchanda 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
Total length:
26:43

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Movie Review - Kick". Sify. 
  2. ^ "Kick - 'Gentleman' Re-stuffed And Recycled". IndiaGlitz. 
  3. ^ "Deepika, Salman get Kick-start". Times of India. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Staff (7 October 2011). "Salman Khan-Sonakshi Sinha's Kick to be shot in Korea". Oneindia. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Singh, Prashant (13 January 2012). "Angela Jonsson to star with Salman in Kick". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Kick2 started"
  7. ^ "Kick2 news"

External links[edit]

Kick at the Internet Movie Database