As if you needed a reason to believe that Salman Khan's Kick will be one of the biggest hits of 2014. Add Jacqueline Fernandes, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui to the mix and you know have a winner at hand.
For now, this directorial debut of producer Sajid Nadiadwala is riding high on pre-release buzz and the industry just cannot wait for the opening day.
Interestingly, Salman Khan's Jai Ho is currently the biggest opener of 2014 with a collection of Rs. 17 crore on day one. Ek Villain's came a close second: the Siddharth Malhotra-Shraddha Kapoor-Riteish Deshmukh-starrer clocked in at 16.72 crore.
Kick is set to be screened in over 5,000 screens worldwide -- around 4,400 screens in India and 700 abroad.
Here are 6 reasons why we think Kick will prove to be a phenomena for the industry.
1. Star power
Salman Khan, like Shah Rukh and Aamir, enjoys a fan-following that ensures huge turn-out of fans who believe in marking their presence for the first day, first show. The film's trailer has only added to the buzz: it promises fireworks of the kind seldom seen in India. Rest assured, it will be much better than Jai Ho, Salman's previous release this year. Just picture him as the 'devil' and you know what's the excitement all about!
2. Talent bonus
Surprisingly, it is not just Salman Khan or Jacqueline who will draw crowds to the theatres this time. Sajid Nadiadwala has roped in a string of brilliant actors -- Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanjay Mishra and Saurabh Shukla -- who have it in them to steal screen space from any superstar. Remember Randeep Hooda in Highway? Not a fan of Nawazuddin Siddiqui yet? It will be fun to watch Hooda and Siddiqui in this masala flick. Shukla and Mishra add that extra intrigue to the impressive line-up.
3. World-class action
Reports suggest that Kick's attrition rate has been phenomenal, and almost unheard of: about 57 cars, 13 buses and one helicopter have been blown up in its action sequences! From the Dabangg Khan on the railway tracks to his gravity-defying action sequences on a building rooftop, Kick promises to pale all that we saw in Dabangg or Ready, for example.
4. Catchy dialogues
"Mere baare mein jyada mat sochna, dil mein aata hoon, samajh mein nahi" is only one of the many catchy dialogues in Kick.
Sample a few more from the trailer:
"Wo jeena bhi koi jeena hai jisme koi kick na pagli"
"Paida to main bhi shareef hua tha, par sharafat se apni kabhi nahi bani."
"Eid aa rahi hai, aur wo apni Eidi lene zarur aayega."
"Aap Devil ke peeche, Devil aapke peeche. Too much fun!"
5. Peppy numbers
Watch out for Salman Khan crooning for this one: it is one treat his fans won't forget for a long time. Honey Singh's title track for the film, Devil Yaar Na Miley, is foot-tapping and has set YouTube on fire for obvious reasons.
6. Chetan Bhagat
Lastly, with Kick, author Chetan Bhagat has realised his dream of debuting in Bollywood. Bhagat has co-written the screenplay for the film. If his books are any indication, Kick is sure to have cheesy dialogues and filmy lines et all.