[Film Review] Khiladi 786: No Worth Except Music

khiladi 786 review

With an outstanding entry through its music, marking a return of Himesh Reshamiya back as a singer, Khiladi 786 turns out a total waste of time. With Himesh Reshammiya himself taking the maximum acting footage in the movie, a fact not presented at all in the promos! The movie starts feeling an intolerable one just after 15 minutes it starts. With no story line, poor script, even poorer punches; the screen fails to take a proper utilisation of Akshay Kumar.

Akshay Kumar or Bohattar (72) Singh is presented as a superfast & super-powerful (kind of a south Indian star in Punjab!) man who wears the Police uniform & catches trucks carrying illegal goods through the LOC, keeping his commission & sharing the rest to the local Police. Himesh Reshammiya as Mansukh is a marriage planner who has not yet been able to arrange even a single wedding successfully because of his stupidities. Being the exact reason of a marriage cancellation in its final ceremony, his father discards him from his house & business. He by chance meets T.T.T. (Mithun Chakraborty) a Don in Mumbai who wants his sister Indu (Asin) to be married in a good & clean household but having a rash brat nature, no one stands her & runs away from the marriage. Mansukh plans her to get married to 72 Singh considering him a real Police Officer and asks T.T.T. to pretend being an ACP in Maharashtra Police to catalyze the logic-less drama. (Gujarat-Mumbai-Punjab LOC: what a connection!) Meanwhile the family of 72 Singh also pretends being Police Officers in front of T.T.T. with his mother being a Canadian, aunt Chinese & grandma African in expectation of their family’s first Indian daughter-in-law.

Indu has a boyfriend Azad who always remains in jail, coz everytime he turns free, he does certain stupidities at the moment itself & again is turned behind the bars. Indu tries everything to threaten 72 Singh but he, having ‘superb fierce powers’ is not at all affected & their marriage gets finalized. That time 72 comes to know that she loves Azad & promises her to bring him for her saying:

Maalum hai ki 2 din chalega phir bhi bachho ki zid par unhe khilona to laate hi hain!

After that, she falls in love with him & their marriage takes place with lots of interruptions by Bharti as a press reporter, Johnny Lever as an Inspector In Maharashtra Police, the Punjab Police Inspector for whom 72 Singh works & finally Azad who does the age old way of kidnapping the bride. Of course, he gets beaten up & the first successful marriage by Mansukh takes place. The total boring filmy end also includes 72 Singh meeting his lost brother (DUPLICATE) 73 Singh.

Songs stand as the only powerful part with rocking tones & voice of Himesh. Asin seems pretty throughout. Other than these two, nothing worth seeing in the movie!

May turn out a waste of time for quality, even fun-seekers. The movie seems a total mixture of multiple other recent films. A Monday morning watch that too only if you’re going with a dozen of your college mates to hoot!


1 Star for the Music & Asin’s candy presentation.


[FILM REVIEW] English Vinglish : True Beauty in Simplicity

Sridevi, after a long time, made a comeback in bollywood and without a doubt: the return was awesome! The feminine character in the beautiful Sarees, the innocent words & the comic instances; on the canvas of a simple sweet tale mark a delightful impression on the minds of the viewers.

English Vinglish, surrounding the Indian wife Shashi, dedicated to her family, satisfied with her business of making Laddus & her lovely art of cooking; just has one major flaw in her life: Not knowing English! Made fun of by her daughter (seriously, a very irritating brat to sustain even on the seats!) and sometimes even by her husband on her innocent pronunciations, she feels dejected.

A turn comes in her life when she has to leave for New York alone to help her sister with her daughter’s wedding. Facing conversation problems in an English country, her eyes randomly catch an ad for English tuitions. Hesitatingly, she makes a call & reaches the centre slyly where she meets a variety of people who have come to learn from initials just as her, a south Indian software Engineer (remember the senior given shock in 3 idiots), a Pakistani Taxi driver ‘Salman Khan’ 😉 (most interesting, most coquettish), a Chinese hair-dresser (the cutest, Salman’s crush), a Caribbean worker, a nanny & a French cook (who lately falls in love with Shashi). The class is a funny sight, brings in lots of humor, family love, comic instances & ultimately she learns her part. Though a secret affair, her younger niece Radha comes to know about it & lovingly feels the essence of gaiety meeting her friends. The one month training makes her bold & independent yet keeps her the same simple charming Indian wife.

The end touches one’s heart in a lovely way when failing to attend her exam on the marriage day, she makes the compensation by giving a marriage speech in beautiful English sentiments which surprises all, even leave some to remorse!

In a nutshell, a lovely simple tale charmed with purity, sweet demonstration of the common Indian woman. A must watch!

3 ½ stars for the beautiful Shashi