News Helpline | December, 07 2012
Verdict : A complite Unoriginal - illogical - masala entertainment Film !
Our Bollywood Rajnikant, Akshay Kumar is back after Rowdy Rathore and this time he is back with his favourite Khiladi series after 12 years. Unfortunately this time his Khiladi magic does not seem to work as he has tied up with Himesh Reshamiya who has not done anything good any field except music. Despite of having all the masala, this film fails to create an impact. Why? Lets find out....
Bahattar  Singh (Akshay Kumar) is a local hooligan who helps the cops in Punjab police catch smuggled goods. His entire family, including Sattar  Singh (Raj Babbar), Ekhattar  Singh (Mukesh Rishi) have been doing the same work even as they run an akhada (wrestling arena) in their backyard. Due to their bad deeds, no girl in India is ready to get married into their family.
(Akshay’s mother is a Canadian, grandmother a South African and aunt a Chinese lady.) In another setting, Tatya Tukaram [TT] Tendulkar (Mithun Chakraborty) is a famous gangster whose sister Indu (Asin) refuses to marry the few decent boys who agree to get married to her. Mansukh (Himesh Reshammiya), who is a match-maker by profession, tries to arrange the marriage of Bahattar and Indu. A whole lot of lies and innumerable confusing twists later, the film manages to come to an end.
Akshay is a treat for all his fans as he can juggle action and comedy with equal ease. He is a delight to watch. His easy charm, his smart-alec humour and his screen presence ensures maximum entertainment. Yet, he fails to put up a convincing show, which was not his fault. The flaw lies in the story and the direction.
The story by Himmesh Reshammiya is a complex mix of innumerable films and it would be best if you don’t even judge it. This would probably be the first movie in which an actor has acted in the remake of his own movie. A criminal family wants to get their child married to a respectable one. The entire plot is lifted from Welcome, with just a few cosmetic changes..
Direction is another field that the film lacks. While there is enough action in the beginning and in the end, the director seems to have get lost in the middle, where he resorts to mindless comedy and not-so-funny jokes. From flying cars to screeching brakes, from broken sets to airborne men…it’s very obvious where Ashish R Mohan gets his training from. What one expected was for him to rise above the Golmaal series and present a good action comedy. Unfortunately, he fails to do so.
Asin looks stunning and she is a treat for the sore eyes. Unfortunately, that’s all that you see of her in the film – a dolled-up beauty with hardly any role in the film. Mithun is undoubtedly brilliant. Himesh is tolerable in the first half, but by the time the movie finishes, we realize that may be he has taken full advantage of being the writer and co producer of the film. you wonder why he was given so much screen presence when there were quite a few other characters to fill that space.
Cinematography is good and dialogues do their best to tickle your bone but they fail to do so in the second half and you start getting irritated.
The music of the film is liked by people as it has some very catchy, foot tapping songs.
With songs after songs, focus on lead actor and far-fetched action sequences, the film tries too hard to get into the same genre as Salman Khans films, but fails to do so.
So in short the film is a complete Bakwas, but yes as i said in the beginning that there is a big section in the society who loves to watch it in the name of entertainment, so if you are one of them than pls don’t miss the film and if you are not one of them than pls don’t watch the film. Its you who has to decide its very clear either yes or no hence i give it 50% or 2.5 stars.
Khiladi 786 is a action comedy film directed by Ashish R Mohan, and starring Akshay Kumar,Himesh Reshammiya,Paresh Rawal,Ileana DCruz,Asin,Mithun Chakraborty,Rajesh Khattar, Raj Babbar.It is produced by Fox Searchlight Pictures and Hari Om Entertainment. The film marks the return of Akshay Kumar to his famous Khiladi film series after 12 years since he acted in Khiladi 420. The music rights are sold to HR Musik, and film released on 7th December 2012.
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