Tagline: ‘Comfort’ didn’t give Much Kick!
Robinhood (Raviteja), son of Kalyan alias Kick (Raviteja) believes more in self-comfort than anything else. He lives along with his father in America and one day, he comes to know of their disputed inherited property in India. Robinhood flies down from America to reclaim it from DD, the local goon who illegally occupied it. On the other part of the world, Vilaspur is a tiny remote village in Rajasthan longing for freedom from a curse called Solomon Singh Thakur (Ravi Kishan), a ruthless and ultimate villain in their lives. Robin in the due course of getting back his property encounters Chaitra (Rakul Preet), a writer who wish to write a script based on his life. They eventually fall in love but Chaitra has a secret mission behind wooing Robin. What is it and how did Robin come out of his ‘comfort’ zone and lock horns with Solomon Singh Thakur forms the rest of the story.
Raviteja: The Mass Maharaja displays some matchless energy and seamless timing throughout the film. ‘Kalyan’ alias ‘Kick’ was a tailor made character for him and so is ‘Comfort’. He was stylish and in fact a delight to watch in the film. His scenes with Brahmanandam were hilarious too but he only wished his film could give some real ‘kick’.
Rakul Preet: The gorgeous beauty was both glamorous and played her part with ease (romancing the hero, few sentimental scenes and an item song – that was her part).
Ravi Kishan: Unlike his previous film Race Gurram, you would see a serious villain in this film who is rather louder than menacing. The typical egoist kingpin who either keeps killing or yelling!
Brahmanandam: The star comedian as ‘Pundit Raivteja’ and Raviteja deliver some hilarious entertainment in the first half and then he is done (seriously).
The film has an ensemble cast of some Bollywood actors like Sanjay Mishra, Rajpal Yadav, Nikitin Dheer who give some decent performances, others like Thanikella Bharani who were as usually impressive. Able actors like Srinivas Reddy, Raghu Babu, Kovai Sarala and several others who were underutilized.
Posani who stole the show in Race Gurram is rather limited to a single sequence in this film.
Surender Reddy who is of late known for his stylish, mass entertainers has finally unleashed his much awaited product that promised Double Kick. Though it was made clear that it is not a sequel to his super hit entertainer Kick, fans naturally stepped into the theaters with sky high expectations.
But unlike Kick where he told the story of a kickass thief versus a badass cop with some peculiar characterizations laced up with comedy throughout the film, Kick 2 is the story of a cursed village waiting for their hero. Surender Reddy tried to push a ‘hero’ who sits his own comfort zone into this arid and hopeless village thriving for freedom and life from a demon like ‘Solomon’. He rather dared to perform an entertaining marriage between the amusing and hatke concept of ‘comfortgiri’ and a highly intense and emotional story.
How much ever predictable it looks, the first half is undoubtedly entertaining with Raviteja’s ‘Comfortgiri’ and Brahmanandam’s Dumbgiri. However, the second half looks relatively insipid and ridiculous. The protagonist lacking a proper mission and plot with an improper placement of the hero vs villain conflict does the damage for the film. On top of it, the flimsy emotional plot, unconvincing acts of the villagers in the second half and bland narration kicks the kick out of the film.
But the intense and energetic performance of Mass Maharaja Raviteja, the loud shouts of Ravi Kishan and the glamor of Rakul Preet keep you awake and some top notch cinematography, editing and decent back ground score shall help you bear with the rest. However, the last 20mins of the film gains some momentum and reduces the damage.
- Performances of Raviteja, Rakul Preet, Ravikishan and other lead cast.
- The comedy track of Raviteja, Brahmi, Posani and a high voltage episode in the pre-climax.
- Rakul Preet’s glamor.
- Amusing first half.
- Unexciting writing with ineffective screenplay and treatment, especially in the second half.
- Forced songs and exaggerated action sequences.
Thaman’s music was certainly versatile but they are not positioned well. Song placement in the second half looked better than the first half. However, the terminal item number with Norah Fatehi looked forced and of course not great. But the background score in the film was decent enough.
Manoj Paramahamsa’s cinematography and Goutam Raju’s editing were top-notch. The department of art direction did an impressive job. Uncompromised production values are a huge asset for the film.
Except few sequences, ‘Comfort’ did not give us much kick though it is not a sequel to Kick. So all ‘kick’ fans who are expecting double kick in Kick 2 can watch the film based on your ‘comfort’.