Movie review 'Kick 2': The first kick was better

It’s a typical Ravi Teja film with his mass dialogues and action, which attracts the front benchers

Cast: Ravi Teja, Rakul Preet Singh, Ravi Kishan, Rajpal Yadav and Tanikella Bharani
Director: Surender Reddy
Rating: 3 stars

Six years after the hit film Kick, Ravi Teja and director Surender Reddy have come up with Kick 2. The film starts with Ravi Teja Sr. talking to Shyam about his son Robin Hood (Ravi Teja Jr.) who becomes a doctor. They settle in the US and Robin Hood wants to come to Hyderabad to check their land here, but his father says that it has been grabbed by a local goon. Once he lands in Hyderabad, he meets writer Chaitra (Rakul Preet) and she falls in love with him because of his attitude.

Meanwhile, a village called Vilaspur in Bihar is under the control of local goon Solomon Singh Thakur (Ravi Kishan). The villagers are suffering a lot and looking for a deliverer from Thakur. They think Robin Hood is the correct person and the villagers plan to bring Robin Hood to their village. What is their plan and does it work? Watch the movie to find out.
Director Surender Reddy has come up with Kick 2 on the heels of the blockbuster Race Gurram. While he knows that entertainment always works, in this film he has injected a dose of sentiment, especially in the second half. The first half of the film, however, is full of entertainment, while the second half is all about action and the drama.

The railway station scenes are not very convincing. One can’t understand why a train comes only to drop and pick up Ravi Teja. There’s no one else in the station. Vakkantham Vamsi’s story is not as inspiring as the first film. When it comes to performance, it is Ravi Teja all the way. At this age, he is still dancing away and his energy levels are impressive. He has lost weight and looks fit. He carries the film on his shoulders with his typical dialogues and accent.

Rakul Preet Singh is pretty and looks good as Chaitra. She has done her part well as she portrays two characters, one a modern lady and the other, a Rajasthani girl. It seems that Ravi Kishan is going to be Surender Reddy’s go-to bad guy as he has roped him in for the second time after Race Gurram. Other actors like Rajpal Yadav, Sanjay Mishra, Tanikella Bharani, Ghibran and Ashish Vidyarthi have provided able support.

Brahmanandam plays a key part once again as he has done often. He makes you laugh with his histrionics as Pandit Ravi Teja. The scenes between Ravi Teja and Brahmanandam are hilarious. Thaman’s music is good and a few songs are picturised and choreographed well. The photography is neat and good. The action scenes too are good but a bit stretched. Kick 2 offers some entertainment here and there. It’s a typical Ravi Teja film with his mass dialogues and action, which attracts the front benchers. But when compared, Kick was far better than the sequel.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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