Director: Kokila Sadhu
Cast: Upendra, Kriti Kharbanda, Raghu Mukherjee, Kokila Sadhu, Rangayana Raghu
Rating: 2.5 stars
Making a ‘remake’ is always daunting task, as it comes with a huge expectation baggage. A slight disappointment, it loses its sheen irrespective of the glittery star cast, to boost the box office collections. Super Ranga which is a remake of Tollywood’s Kick released in 2009, has been tried and tested in two languages but this one definitely falls short of that much needed kick! However for those who have not watched the prior remakes or the original might still feel the kick and for the rest, it is one just one amongst the scores of remakes which hit the Sandalwood this season.
The script being the real hero, the real star Upendra does fits the bill as Ranga but the film as an entertainer lacks the kick. Ranga is on a quest for thrill or kick, as he says it, in his life. He tries to find kick in everything and anything he does, so much so that he would leave the job soon after he joins and obviously for lack of kick. Following one his of escapades for a kick, the eccentric Ranga falls in love with the character played by Kriti, who simply adores the screen with her beauty and in the real sense, the beautiful kick for the audience. Ashok Kashyap behind the camera does yet another magic playing with the lights and especially making Kriti look more stunning with best possible outfits and great location including the much talked about Slovenian sceneries. More was expected from Kokila Sadhu, who is directing Upendra for the third time but somewhere something has gone wrong and at times gives an impression of repetitions of Upendra’s mannerism in his recent films. When kick seems to fade out, the plot takes a twist with Ranga, going on a looting spree. There are few emotional moments and songs are one of the saving grace in on of which several Upendra is seen dancing to a number sung by himself. Does Ranga eventually find his ‘kick’? Though not a real ‘kick’ but we will let you watch and decide.