Sanket’s Review: “Khiladi 786” is dreadfully boring.

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Asin, Mithun Chakraborthy, Himesh Reshammiya.

Director: Ashish R Mohan

Length: 2.20 hours approximately

Agreed that this is the time of potboilers and mindless entertainers, but this all hits the mark only if the conviction constraint is maintained throughout the film! Forgettable and annoying, KHILADI 786 looks more like Himesh Reshammiya’s Album release where the story travels only to bring to a situation which permits the song to roll down and the actors to break into a dance.

In first half, every-time that Akshay arrives on screen, a loud background score is thrown and not just once or twice, but every single time. The jokes are so clumsy and clunked, that they cringe you. The action scenes are has déjà-vu feeling where all the goons are flying in air and are thrown into cars, and the glasses breaks! The songs spread relief, thanks to some wonderful tunes, but the first half only leaves you with sour taste.

Just as you sit and hope for a better post-intermission, the film approaches with same route and the tone of the film is pretty much straight. The basic plot of the film and some sub-plots are lifted, but the director mauls and messes up the whole story with his shoddy direction. WELCOME is one of the source of the story, but alas, the film is not even half as funny as WELCOME. That overlong climax only increases your exhaustion and brings you across a tasteless twist. Frankly, it’s a dreadfully boring a film.

Reshammiya’s songs are melodious, but the choreography is too outdated. The script and screenplay has nothing to do with the failure of KHILADI 786’s content, because there is hardly any story. Few countable dialogues are good, where the rest of the ones, especially the one-liners are downright lame.

As pointed earlier, KHILADI 786 has many sub-plots and thus somewhere the presence of Akshay Kumar is missing in first half. His is the only decent act in this film filled with two dozen characters. Even a dependent Chakraborthy overdoes his job and his role is just replica of that of his HOUSEFULL 2 character.

Racism is something the director infuses abundantly. The family of our protagonist has all foreign women and all has story behind it, and the worst part is that the director cared to delve even in the details for this plot. How I wonder, he should have cared to delve into his basics and nuances so that he could have made at-least a watch-able film.

Rating- 1.5/5 (Bad)

  1. mate 9 years ago

    Not surprising at all It have to be as bad as Sanket mentioned in his review. Anyway a good review, more than that I applaud your ‘courage’ to watch such a crap movie FDFS. 🙂

  2. Reddemon 9 years ago

    As expected!
    My expectations r same frm dabbang2

  3. I.One 9 years ago

    The song Khiladi Bhaiya has such a terrible lyrics that you sense desperation in that song. Thanks for you review Sanket. Thanks for saving my 1000 bucks.

    • Baba Ji 9 years ago

      agreed , i mentioned it when the song came. terrible lyrcis and a wananbe-dabang hangover. Also as sanket mentioned in the review, the action in such films is increasingly becoming more and more irritating. SOS was atleast 10 times worse in action than singham or any rohit shetty film. It irritates me further when I see a talented action hero like akshay doing the same circus.

  4. Aditya007 9 years ago

    Any way movie is showing such a Splended WOM!

  5. sauravjha 9 years ago

    Finally a movie is collecting what it deserved! This looked bad from the very start n intention was to cash in on ‘Khiladi’ tag but Alas! it spoiled the tag itself. With Khiladi audience expect intense action movie ala first Khiladi n KKK but this looked like parody of tag itself. So with this Indian audience has passed a gr8 statement dat u gotta entertain wid ur film, just cashing in on recent trend wont take u far First SOS n now Khiladi786 has proven that.

  6. Author
    sanket porwal 9 years ago

    I.One- yes, the lyrics are bad. But songs somehow controlled me to sit till end.

    Baba Ji- I agree. Action is getting more stale. I don’t understand why a film needs to be set up in small villages/towns for Masala film! Singham, Rowdy, SOS, Khiladi…all has very similar set-up. ETT was refreshing with its locales and it also had a story to speak of.

    Mate- LOL. Thanks 😀

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