Sajid Nadiadwala's directorial debut Kick hit the theatres in India yesterday. Bollywood fans have plenty of reasons to catch this Salman Khan-starrer that also features Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Since 2009, Salman has had a release every Eid-ul Fitr, barring last year. The superstar reclaims the festival period, which has proved to be lucky for him, with “Kick” this year. Interestingly, Salman's first Eid release was the 1997 hit, “Judwaa”, which was produced by Sajid.
Also, while the actor has almost always played heroic roles, in “Kick”, he is seen as a character with grey shades —making for an interesting change. Salman has also performed all his stunts himself, including the daredevil sequence where he's seen hanging from the 40th floor of Palace of Science and Culture in Warsaw, Poland. The movie also boasts one of the longest chase sequences of Bollywood.
Sajid Khan has done his best to make this movie a visual treat. Not only has he shot the film in locations in Poland, but also used drones to shoot the action scenes — believed to be a first for Hindi cinema. What's more, over 57 cars, 13 buses and a helicopter have been blown up for the action sequences.
Music is another strong suit. From “Jumme Ki Raat” to “Devil”, the songs are a rage. While the rap number Devil marks Salman's first collaboration with Yo Yo Honey Singh, “Hangover” is the first romantic song that Salman has lent his vocals to.