Kick (2009)

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Kick (2009)

An adrenaline junkie's quest for kicks leads him to a life of crime.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
India
IMDb   7.8 /10
TheMovieDb    5.8 /10
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Creators
Director Surender Reddy
Writer Vakkantham Vamsi
Writer Abburi Ravi
Writer Surender Reddy
Information
Release Date2009-05-08
Runtime2h 35mins
GenreAction, Comedy, Crime
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
AwardsTop Rated Telugu Movies #39 | 4 nominations.
CompanyRR Moviemakers
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
Kalyan Krishna
Aasheekaa Bathija
Aasheekaa Bathija
Naina's Sister (as Aarti Bathija)
Dr.Bali
Banerjee
Banerjee
(as Banerji)
Chalapathi Rao
Chalapathi Rao
Duvvasi Mohan
Duvvasi Mohan

Kick (2009 film)

Kick is a 2009 Indian Telugu-language action comedy film directed by Surender Reddy from a story by Vakkantham Vamsi. The film stars Ravi Teja, Ileana, and Shaam (in his Telugu debut) while Brahmanandam plays a supporting role. The film has music composed by S. Thaman. Released worldwide on 8 May 2009, the film is a commercial success.

A sequel, Kick 2 with the same lead actor Ravi Teja and director Surender Reddy released worldwide on 21 August 2015.


Plot

Naina 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, 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. Naina then starts to narrate her experience and the story with her ex-boyfriend to him.

Kalyan 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, 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, played by Aasheekaa, 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 the 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 his next robbery will be.

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 an accident but later revealed he is bluffing to fool Kalyan Krishna so she becomes upset and slaps him but later forgives him. 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 a bridge Kalyan Krishna hits his car and makes him fall in the river but the cash gets scattered in the 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 good deeds are revealed by his father, he tells to Naina that his son is doing robberies to save poor children that are suffering from diseases and needs lakhs of rupees for their treatment and operation. Kalyan at least saved one girl by getting 20 lakhs in some way after getting the letter from her dead parents. When a head of an 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 much Kick. Later, Kalyan makes a plan and goes to rob election fund by hitting the wall in another side of party office and everyone is unable to see due to smoke and dust in air. At that time, the money gets robbed, he hands all money to his friend and escapes. Kalyan Krishna is ready with officers to shoot, but millions of kids block his way. When he inquires a 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

  • Ravi Teja as Kalyan/ Kick uncle
  • Ileana as Naina, Kalyan's love interest
  • Shaam as ACP Kalyan Krishna
  • Brahmanandam as Halwa Raj / Prakash Raj a.k.a. Parugu Prakash Raj
  • Aasheekaa Bathija as Naina's sister
  • Rao Ramesh as Naina's uncle
  • Jaya Prakash Reddy as Policeman / J.P Reddy
  • Ali as Dr. Baali.
  • Sayaji Shinde as Kalyan's father
  • Prabha as Kalyan's mother
  • Venu Madhav as Azamu
  • Nalini as Naina's friend's mother
  • Kota Srinivasa Rao as Minister
  • Raghu Babu as Don
  • Duvvasi Mohan as Don's gang member
  • Sairabanu as Azam's wife
  • Sindhu Tolani
  • L. B. Sriram
  • Chalapathi Rao
  • Prudhvi Raj
  • Surya
  • Banerjee
  • Narsing Yadav
  • Sowmya Roy
  • Hazel Crowney in an item number

Production

In 2009 prior to the release of the film Agam Puram (2010), Surender Reddy chose Tamil actor Shaam to play a cop in the film Kick upon looking on stills from that film. Shaam learned Telugu for the film.


Soundtrack

Kick
Soundtrack album by
S. Thaman
Released8 May 2009
Recorded2009
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length26:43
LabelAditya Music
ProducerS. Thaman
S. Thaman chronology
Sindhanai Sei
(2008)
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 are written by Sirivennela Sitaramasastri.

Track-List
No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Dil Kalaase"Anushka Manchanda03:49
2."I Dont Want Love"Karthik & Chorus05:19
3."Dhim Thana"Chitra & Chorus05:03
4."Gore Gore"Karthik, Jyotsna05:09
5."Manase Thadisela"Vardhani Thaman02:19
6."Boss Memory Loss"Ravi Teja, Ali, Ranjith, Rahul Nambiar, Naveen Madhav05:02
Total length:26:43

Reception

Kick received widely positive reviews. 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.com 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."

Shaam, a Tamil actor, got his breakthrough in the Telugu film industry though this film and as a result, he earned the name Kick Shaam.


Remakes and sequel

The film was remade in Tamil as Thillalangadi, in Hindi as Kick and in Kannada as Super Ranga.

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, which was directed by Nadiawala.

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 was released worldwide on 21 Aug 2015.