Kick (2014 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Sajid Nadiadwala|
|Produced by||Sajid Nadiadwala|
|Written by||Rajat Arora|
|Screenplay by||Rajat Arora|
|Story by||Vakkantham Vamsi|
|Based on||Kick by|
|Music by||Himesh Reshammiya|
Meet Bros Anjjan
Yo Yo Honey Singh
Artur Zurawski (action scenes)
|Edited by||Rameshwar S. Bhagat|
|Distributed by||UTV Motion Pictures|
|Box office||est. ₹402 crore|
Kick is a 2014 Indian Hindi-language superhero action comedy film produced and directed by Sajid Nadiadwala under his Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment banner. It is an official remake of the 2009 Telugu film of the same name. The film stars Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The screenplay was adapted by Nadiadwala and Chetan Bhagat. The film released on Eid-Ul-Fitr 25 July 2014 in about 5,000 screens worldwide.
Shaina Mehra (Jacqueline Fernandez) is a psychiatrist living in Warsaw, Poland. Her father Brijesh Mehra (Saurabh Shukla) brings a marriage proposal and asks her to meet Himanshu Tyagi (Randeep Hooda). Himanshu and Shaina meet in a train, where Shaina reveals that she had an ex-boyfriend named Devi Lal Singh (Salman Khan) and talks about her crazy experiences with him.
Devi is an intelligent, adventurous man who is always looking for a "kick" in his life. When Shaina meets Devi, she is trying to help her friend, Vidhi (Sumona Chakravarti), elope with her lover who is Devi's friend. Devi gets them married in a temple, but also helps her mother follow them and reach the temple for "kick". Shaina meets Devi's father Ratan Lal Singh (Mithun Chakraborty) and his mother Rati (Archana Puran Singh). Devi and Shaina date and fall in love. On Shaina's suggestion, Devi accepts a job in a chemical lab, but resigns in a few days suffering from the lack of "kick". Shaina scolds him and Devi breaks up with her and moves away.
Himanshu, a police officer, shares his experiences with a thief he hates, because he cannot stop him. The robber, called "Devil", targets the rich people associated with Shiv Gajra (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), a corrupt businessman, and robs them. The robber is none other than Devi. When Himanshu is unsuccessful in catching Devil, Devi contacts Himanshu and refers to him as a partner and insults him by calling him a loser which is actually a clue that Devi gives Himanshu.
Shaina, in Poland, spots Devi, who has come there for treatment after losing his memory in an accident. Shaina offers to handle Devi's case and take him home. Devi is acting about his memory loss, his real plan is to befriend and fool Himanshu and rob Shiv, who will be coming to Poland. Devi enters a charity function and robs Shiv, but Himanshu and Shaina discover Devi's true identity and Devi escapes. Himanshu spots Devi and warns him he will be killed, but Devi says that he will rob a huge party fund on 14 November. Devi dares Himanshu to kill him on the 14th, otherwise Devi will be standing in front of him on 15 November, and he won't be able to do anything.
In a flashback, Devi's true intentions and good deeds are revealed by Ratan Lal. He tells Shaina that his son is committing robberies to help poor children who are suffering from diseases. Devi saved a girl named Jhumki after reading a letter in the hands of her dead parents. When a doctor tells him that several children are suffering from diseases, he saves them by robbing to get money for their treatments, knowing that it will give a lot of "kick". On 14 November, after fighting Shiv's henchmen, Devi kills Shiv. Himanshu is set up with officers to shoot Devi, but kids block his shot. 14 November is Children's Day, and the sick children are going to pray for Devi, after which Himanshu realizes the robberies were for the kids.
On 15 November, Devi joins the police force to catch Devil. He arrives at the police station and stands in front of Himanshu, who is unable to do anything about the situation, therefore completing his challenge. Himanshu is taken off of the case and it is given to Devi, who is now a police officer. Devi then thanks Himanshu, saying that he was never against him, but he is against the corrupt system.
- Salman Khan as Devi Lal Singh / Devil
- Jacqueline Fernandez as Shaina Mehra
- Randeep Hooda as ACP Himanshu Tyagi
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Shiv Gajra
- Mithun Chakraborty as Ratan Lal Singh
- Archana Puran Singh as Rati Lal Singh
- Karan Aanand as Anil Sharma
- Vipin Sharma as Home Minister
- Saurabh Shukla as Brijesh Mehra
- Kamlesh Gill as Shaina's grandmother
- Sanjay Mishra as Inspector Ramavtaar Rathi
- Rajit Kapur as Dr. Jayant Verma
- Rocky Verma as Khalid Asgar
- Sumona Chakravarti as Vidhi
- Kavin Dave as Jiggy
- Diya Chalwad as Jhumki
- Sadiq Abbas Rizvi as comedian Raju
- Nargis Fakhri as special appearance in the song "Yaar Na Miley"
- Shivansh Kotia as Jhumki's friend
- Aniket Sharma as Jhumki's friend
Producer Sajid Nadiadwala initially signed A. R. Murugadoss as the director, but he was replaced by Shirish Kunder after Murugadoss was unable to direct the film. Apart from Ileana D'Cruz, who starred in the original 2009 film of the same name, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Sonakshi Sinha, Priyanka Chopra, and Angela Jonsson were considered for the female lead. After much discussions, Jacqueline Fernandez was signed on to act in the film. US-based Abhijat Joshi, who had written the scripts for Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. and Lage Raho Munnabhai was approached to write the script in 2009. Nadiawala wanted the script to be prepared during the release of 3 Idiots, when Joshi had come back to India. Chetan Bhagat eventually wrote the script for the film which is based on Vakkantham Vamsi's script.
Nadiadwala and his team visited South Korea in September 2011 at the invitation from the Korea Tourism Organization, and he signed an agreement to shoot portions of this project and others in that country. The shooting of the film began on 27 July 2013 in Scotland, where Khan shot a car crash scene and helicopter crash scene in Glasgow. Shooting was also done in Delhi. Some scenes were shot at Mehboob Studios in February 2014 and at the Film City studio in Mumbai. In October 2013, while the shooting was in progress outside the city of Mumbai, the Film Studio Settings & Allied Mazdoor Union asked Sajid to pay them wages for one and a half shifts, which he refused. The workers stopped shooting for a week and only resumed when Sajid agreed to the worker's demands. The shooting of the movie Roy had to be postponed due to Fernandez's commitments to this movie. Fernandez started learning the Urdu language specifically for the film with a coach who was hired by Khan. While shooting was underway in Mumbai in March 2014, Khan's body double, Ajay, was injured while shooting a stunt scene. He was supposed to jump from the first floor of a house onto a railway track, but went through the sugar glass, injuring his face. He required hospitalization.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||17 July 2014|
|Genre||Feature Film Soundtrack|
|Himesh Reshammiya chronology|
|Meet Bros. Anjjan chronology|
|Yo Yo Honey Singh chronology|
The songs featured in the film were composed by Himesh Reshammiya, Meet Bros. Anjjan, and Yo Yo Honey Singh. The film's score was composed by Julius Packiam. Sajid bought the rights to Rajiv Rai's movie Vishwatma's hit song Saat Samundar. It was a tribute to Sajid first late wife and Bollywood actress Divya Bharti which the song was based on. Since this was his first movie he directed he wanted to do a tribute to his late wife Divya, and wanted her to be part of it. Salman Khan danced to the song "Saat Samundar Par" as a tribute to the late Divya Bharti.
|1.||"Jumme Ki Raat"||Kumaar, Shabbir Ahmed||Himesh Reshammiya||Mika Singh, Palak Muchhal||4:34|
|2.||"Hangover"||Kumaar||Meet Bros. Anjjan||Salman Khan, Shreya Ghoshal, Meet Bros. Anjjan||6:16|
|3.||"Tu Hi Tu"||Mayur Puri||Himesh Reshammiya||Mohammad Irfan||5:30|
|4.||"Yaar Naa Miley"||Yo Yo Honey Singh, Jasmine Sandlas||Yo Yo Honey Singh||Yo Yo Honey Singh, Jasmine Sandlas||4:03|
|5.||"Hai Yehi Zindagi"||Kumaar||Meet Bros. Anjjan||Dev Negi||3:16|
|6.||"Jumme Ki Raat – Version 2"||Kumaar, Shabbir Ahmed||Himesh Reshammiya||Salman Khan, Palak Muchhal||4:34|
|7.||"Tu Hi Tu – Reprise"||Mayur Puri||Himesh Reshammiya||Neeti Mohan||5:30|
|8.||"Hangover – MBA Swag"||Kumaar||Meet Bros. Anjjan||Meet Bros. Anjjan, DJ Sumit Sethi & Prince||3:04|
|9.||"Tu Hi Tu – Version 2"||Mayur Puri||Himesh Reshammiya||Salman Khan||5:30|
|10.||"Jumme Ki Raat (Remix)"||Kumaar, Shabbir Ahmed||Himesh Reshammiya||Mika Singh, Palak Muchhal||3:20|
|11.||"Hangover (Remix)"||Kumaar||Meet Bros. Anjjan||Salman Khan, Shreya Ghoshal, Meet Bros. Anjjan||4:14|
|12.||"Tu Hi Tu (Remix)"||Mayur Puri||Himesh Reshammiya||Mohammad Irfan Ali||4:17|
|13.||"Jumme Ki Raat – Version 2 (Remix)"||Kumaar, Shabbir Ahmed||Himesh Reshammiya||Salman Khan, Palak Muchhal||3:20|
|14.||"Tu Hi Tu (House Mix)"||Mayur Puri||Himesh Reshammiya||Neeti Mohan||4:07|
|15.||"Tu Hi Tu – Version 2 (Remix)"||Mayur Puri||Himesh Reshammiya||Salman Khan||4:08|
|16.||"Hai Yehi Zindagi – Version 2"||Kumaar||Meet Bros. Anjjan||Mohammad Irfan Ali||3:16|
|17.||"Hai Yehi Zindagi – Version 3"||Kumaar||Meet Bros. Anjjan||Salman Khan||3:16|
|18.||"Yaar Naa Miley (Remix)"||Yo Yo Honey Singh, Jasmine Sandlas||Yo Yo Honey Singh||Yo Yo Honey Singh, Jasmine Sandlas||4:06|
Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the film 4.5 stars and predicted that it would become a blockbuster. Sarita Tanvar from DNA gave the movie 4 stars and called it "a non-stop entertainment and Salman Khan at his best." Saurabh Dwivedi from India Today also gave the film 4 stars and stated, "This film will rule over everybody's hearts and minds. The film is replete with all things about Salman, and it's a complete paisa vasool watch. It's a masala offering for families, students, kids, and everyone in between." Times of India also gave a positive review and rated it with 3.5 stars. They stated "Kick is Bollywood biryani, a masala movie spiced with the superstardom of Salman Khan, garnished by charming Jacqueline, smouldered over the wry talent of Randeep Hooda. Kick is not for lovers of fine filmi foie gras, but for those who want a hearty Eid banquet to enjoy". Subhash K. Jha gave 4 out of 5 stars and said "Nadiadwala ensures there are enough tailor-made sequences to accentuate Salman's super-heroic persona".
Raja Sen of Rediff gave it 3 out of 5 stars and stated that "Kick is Salman's best film in a decade". Aparna Mudi of Zee News gave it 3 out of 5 stars and stated, "The movie is exactly what it promises – a larger than life Salman Khan movie which the director knows will go down well with his massive fan following". Mohar Basu of Koimoi gave 3 stars out of 5 and said that "Kick is no Ek Tha Tiger but it is an effectively enjoyable film that crackles enough to gives us bang for our buck!".
Rachit Gupta from Filmfare gave the movie 3 out of 5 and called it "a brainless romp". Shubha Shetty Saha from Mid Day gave the movie 2 out of 5 and called it "a bizarre movie". Anupama Chopra from Hindustan Times gave the movie 2.5 out of 5 and called it "an outrageously silly film". Rajeev Masand from CNN-IBN gave the movie 2.5 out of 5 and said "it doesn't make much sense". Rahul Desai from Mumbai Mirror gave the movie 2 out of 5 and called it "harebrained, patronizing and regressive at most points". Suhani Singh from India Today gave the movie 1.5 out of 5 and called it "unimaginative and unoriginal". Saibal Chatterjee from NDTV gave the movie 2 out of 5 and said "it provides a kick only sporadically". Shubhra Gupta from The Indian Express gave the movie 2 out of 5 and called it "unjhelable".
In Pakistan, not only did it break the Rs11.4 million opening day business of Waar but also eclipsed Dhoom 3's all-time highest opening day collection of Rs19m. Kick earned 20.01 Crore From Pakistan.Kick was one of the highest grossing Hindi films at the time, with a final worldwide gross collection of ₹4.02 billion (equivalent to ₹4.8 billion or US$69 million in 2018).
On its opening day, Kick earned around ₹260 million, making it the second highest non-holiday opening grosser behind Dhoom 3. The film had a similar collection on its second day, at around ₹270 million. The collection on Sunday saw a jump as it went to ₹290 million, to take it to a weekend total of ₹820 million. On its first Monday the film went on to make around ₹140 million, and on Tuesday the film showed a big increase due to Eid and collected a record total amounting to approximately ₹260 million. On Wednesday, it earned a further ₹200 million. And on Thursday, the film collected around ₹140 million, taking its opening week total to ₹1.55 billion, the second highest after Dhoom 3.
It grossed around ₹85 million on its eighth day, around ₹100 million on its ninth and ₹130 million on its tenth day, taking the second weekend to ₹315 million, the third highest behind Dhoom 3 and 3 Idiots. The ten-day domestic total was thus ₹1.87 billion. With this, it also became Salman Khan's highest grosser in India, beating Ek Tha Tiger. Kick took its business to ₹2.04 billion in two weeks as it made ₹480 million in its second week. It further grossed ₹90 million in week three and ₹20 million in week four, taking the final domestic gross to ₹2.33 billion and becoming the second highest earner in India after Dhoom 3.
In the Mumbai circuit, the film had a strong opening where it collected ₹310 million from its first four days. whereas it earned about ₹177 million from its first four days in the Delhi/UP region. In the East Punjab, C. P. Berar, Central India, and Rajasthan circuits, the film made ₹262 million in its first four days. In the West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, and Odisha circuits, the film made a total of about ₹92 million in its first four days, while it made ₹80 million in the South Indian circuit in the same period. The film's final domestic gross in India was ₹309.89 crore (equivalent to ₹370 crore or US$54 million in 2018).
Overseas earnings were ₹24.05 crore (equivalent to ₹29 crore or US$4.2 million in 2018) in the first four days, including US$3 million in its opening weekend. From United States theaters, the film made ₹4.99 crore ($829,411) from 141 screens, while from Canada it fetched ₹1.17 crore (US$194,016) from 22 screens. In its opening weekend in the UAE-GCC region, including Thursday's preview shows, Kick grossed ₹4.09 crore (AED 2,500,000). The film ran on 137 screens in the UK-Ireland region, where it grossed ₹2.44 crore (£239,150). From 25 screens in Australia, it grossed ₹1.48 crore (A$263,095) in the first three days. New Zealand and Malaysia had the lowest opening weekend total. From New Zealand it grossed ₹41.92 lakh (NZ$81,721) and from Malaysia ₹5.98 lakh (MYR 31,588).
At the end of its theatrical run overseas, the film earned $11.38 million (₹68.28 crore) in overseas markets. The highest revenue came from the Gulf ($4.13 million), US/Canada ($2.473 million), UK (£1.314 million), and Australia (Aus $510,000). The film became the highest holiday grosser ever in Pakistan, opening with ₹2.08 crore and beating the record of Dhoom 3. In Pakistan, where the film catered to the ongoing Eid festivities, the film at the conclusion of its second weekend grossed ₹7.4 crore. The film released on 7 November 2014 in Pöland and collected ₹8 crore (equivalent to ₹9.6 crore or US$1.4 million in 2018) there.
The sequel to kick is in work. Salman Khan and Sajid Nadiadwala stated they were planning a sequel. Salman Khan is writing the sequel which is expected to release in 2020. The film will have Jacqueline Fernandez, Amy Jackson, and Amyra Dastur as the three female leads. The film will be directed by Sajid Nadiadwala. As on 10 June Nadiadwala Grandson has confirmed at Twitter saying "Clearing the air, we strongly deny any reports of association of any other name as the director of Kick 2. The next of the franchise, Kick 2 is with Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment & will be directed by Sajid Nadiadwala".
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