Certainly, the supporting cast of Kick is much better. Randeep Hooda, over the years, has turned into a fine actor with a natural style of conversation. In a charming drinking session with Devi Lal Singh (Devil) on the ledge of a tall building, he keeps insisting that he never gets drunk on duty, while swaying precariously near the edge. It is a funny scene which works well to break the non-stop action sequences.
The other supporting actor is, of course, the gifted Nawazuddin Siddiqui. He plays the ‘Joker’ to Salman’s ‘Batman’. Eccentric, somewhat abstract in his evil thinking, he makes a popping sound after delivering every clever bit of dialogue, and then exhales in pleasure. When Salman finally has this villain barbecued, he imitates the same mnemonic: pop, exhale!
Unfortunately, the first half of the film is a bit of a bore. Credibility is stretched when we are expected to believe that a psychiatrist in Poland (Jacqueline Fernandez) gets a kick out of dating the unemployable Devi Lal Singh. Jacqueline’s acting skills may be somewhat imperfect, but the dance sequences demonstrate her perfect 10. She reveals legs that go on for so long, you have to adjust your bifocals to get them in frame.
This is not that good a film, but is watchable nevertheless.