| Cast: ||Ravi Teja, Rakul Preet Singh, Ravi Kishan, Brahmanandam|
| Directed by: ||Surender Reddy|
| Produced by: ||Nandamuri Kalyan Ram|
| Music by: ||SS. Thaman|
| Release Date: ||August 21, 2015|
Kick 2 - Story
Robin Hood(Ravi Teja) is a doctor who comes to India to solve his land disputes. There, he meets Chaitra(Rakul Preet) and falls in love with her. One fine day, Chaitra is suddenly kidnapped by some goons and Robin Hood is left helpless.As time passes by, Robin Hood finds out that Chaitra is kept hostage in her native village called Vikaspur. He decides to take things in his hand and heads to her village to save her.Twist in the tale arises when he crosses path with Suleman Singh Thakhur( Ravi Kishan) who is troubling the villagers with his vicious activities. Rest of the story is as to how Robin Hood saves the villagers from the evil clutches of Suleman Thakur and also wins his love.
Kick 2 - Star Performance
To begin with, Ravi Teja fits finely as Devil & Robin though he tries to be more serious, there are glimpses of his likable humor at times. Rakul Preet Singh looks pretty, but she has nothing much to do in the film's second half. Tanikella Bharini, Rajpal Yadav and Sanjay Mishra give a genuine look to the story as patresfamilias of Vilaspur. Brahmanandam is in top form and makes things humorous with his antics in parts. Posani Krishna Murali, Ashish Vidhyarthi, Kovai Sarala and Nikitin Dheer played their roles according to the script demands. Badies Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan and Kabir Duhan Singh have done their parts well. Sunil's voice over was not perfectly utilized by the director.
Kick 2 - Technical Team
The story credited by Vakkantham Vamsi is heavily inspired (other than the Comfort part) from recent commercial entertainers. Well, the story looks nothing new and the situations have been seen before several times, in some of those old commercial-comedy-dramas. Even scenarist fails to develop this okay plot into a mediocre script. The film affirms the fact that the stars driven Telugu films of today have hardly any screenplay. It's just retrograding same old conventional stories, the stars with larger than life image and clinched situations over and over again. All the lead actors cannot shore up bedraggled screenplay and maintain a balance in the face of over the top direction.Director Surrender Reddy and scenarist Vamsi has gone for the highly ceremonious ways to narrate the story. From the hero-is-always-bright type wisecracks and the thrills with well-built hunks which he wins hands down, to the excessive melodrama, there are many scenes modeled on the formulaic films of this genre.The film has several anachronic loop holes like, how a villager Rakul Preet who was born and brought up in a desert place know about ongoing latest traditions and was to maintain posh histrionics throughout the first half? When Thakur's associates were okay with Robin's stay, why didn't Thakur was informed about his latest on goings in the village? When Vilaspur was totally secured by Thakur, how come the villagers were able to bring the required equipment's for Robin's stay? Over smart person Robin never doubts about the villagers and their special attention towards him..etc.The music of the film grows on you. Thaman's “Jenda Pai Kapiraju", “Kick Title Track" and 'Mummy Daddy' are the three best tracks in the film. 'Nuve Nuvve' looks visually good on the big screen. However, the placement of the songs could have been better. The editing could have been crisper. The cinematography by Manoj Paramahamsa is top notch and the production design is outstanding. Nandamuri Kalyanram leaves no stone unturned in making KICK sequel technically sound. Make-up, styling and costumes are all different and good. Abburi Ravi's dialogues will get mixed reactions – you will either love it or absolutely hate it.
Kick 2 - Analysis
Kick 2 leaps out a bit from the success and smartness of the Kick 1, in the sense that it fails to live up to the ingenuity or freshness of its original. There are countless no. of considerably worse commercial films one could point to, but that doesn't change the fact that, whil1e Kick was a breath of fresh air, rightly exalted for its interesting new perspective and competent execution, the sequel is an sterile, snail paced second-rate offer at best. Even with no expectations and if your idea of entertainment is some senseless comic acts, even then you will be completely disappointed with this sequel.