Call it loud or call it over the top, Kick 2 is a mad, mad film with Ravi Teja driving it forward in style
There are serious films. There are intelligent films. There are boring films. There are massy, commercial films. And then, there are Ravi Teja's films, which are undoubtedly the 'baap' of commercial cinema. When I went to watch Ravi Teja's latest entertainer, Kick 2, I knew what I had signed up for. But I was never prepared for what unfolded in front of my eyes on the big screen.
If you thought Kick was crazy entertainer, then you have to watch Kick 2, as it is by far the craziest Ravi Teja film I have ever seen. Forget calling it over the top, I might have to come up with a new term to express how over the top Kick is. But one thing I have to admit, I had super fun watching it. Without any delays, lets dive in to the detailed review.
What's it about:
Robin (Ravi Teja) is a doctor settled in US, who comes to India to sell off his ancestral property. For Robin, comfort is the most important thing in life. He meets with a minor accident and is adviced to take rest. Here he meets Chaitra (Rakul Preet) and falls in love with her. But just when love blossoms, Chaitra disappears, leaving a message to Robin to find her at her village called Vilaspur. Meanwhile, we are introduced to Solomon Singh Thakur( Ravi Kishen), self proclaimed son of God, who terrorises the village of Vilaspur with his atrocities. When Robin lands at Vilaspur to find Chaitra, villagers along with Chaitra try to induce a fight between him and Thakur. Soon he realises that everything is just a drama to bring Robin to Vilaspur so that he can avenge the death of Chaitra's father. Will Robin put Thakur's atrocities to rest? You will have to find out.
The best thing about Kick 2 is that there is not even a single dull moment in the film from start to finish. The screenplay is packed with so much quirks and goofiness that one just cannot just take their eyes off the screen. Only a star like Ravi Teja can handle so much craziness as he ably carries the film in his shoulders. Be it is comic timing, his style, his chemistry with Rakul Preet, his camaraderie with Brahmanandam and his awe inducing fighting antics, Ravi Teja aces in all the aspects, making you root for him. Rakul Preet looks stunning in both western and traditional avatars, and comes off as a decent enough actress. Brahmanandam as Pundit Ravi Teja is hoot and his scenes with Ravi Teja are sure to bring the house down. Ravi Kishen as the villain has a commanding screen presence and induces the feeling of dread and fear. Character actors like Sanjay Mishra and Rajpal Yadav flaunt their acting skills at the second half. Even the stunts scenes are choreographed brilliantly, making you enjoy every punch that Ravi Teja delivers. While scenes of villains bouncing like a rubber ball after being thrashed by the hero might seem so done to death, it is the mysterious energy of the film that makes even such shots work. There are portions in the film which might not make any sense in the normal world, but in the world of Kick 2 you don't mind logic as it is entertaining as hell.
Mass Maharaja RaviTeja is known for delivering senseless films which are high on entertainment factor. While it is amazing to watch how he makes such films work, Kick 2 crosses the line dividing sanity and insanity, and in my opinion is total crass in terms of story telling and filmmaking. I think it is high time Ravi Teja starts to deliver something more classy, than just meeting the general requirement of entertaining the masses. Despite the fact that I enjoyed the film, it is not the kind of film I would recommend to sensible person. In short, Kick 2 is my guilty pleasure. Whatever I found amazing about the film is the same reason why I consider Kick 2 as a very ordinary piece of cinema.
What to do:
Baahubali=Grand. Srimanthudu=Simplicity. Kick 2= Unabashed craziness. Ravi Teja's latest flick is a 'leave your brains at home' entertainer that is high on fun factor. Kick 2 defies logic, defies physics and is ten times over the top than a Rohit Shetty film. But it is amazingly entertaining too. Watch it just to add some masti to your mundane day to day routine.
Rating : 3 out of 5
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