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Khiladi 786 Movie Review

KHILADI 786: Khiladi Singh!

 Khiladi 786
Director :  Ashish R Mohan
Music :  Himesh Reshammiya
Lyrics :  Shabbir Ahmed, Sameer Anjaan and Himesh Reshammiya
Starring :  Akshay Kumar, Asin and Himesh Reshammiya

December 7, 2012 02:31:40 PM IST
By Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial
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Don't go looking for logic. KHILADI 786 delivers what it promises, action and comedy. Nothing more, nothing less.

If you are willing to just keep your feet up and have a relaxed time, KHILADI 786 is your type of a game. The action is comic in its execution and the comedy at some stages is hilarious. 

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Bahattar Singh (Akshay Kumar, who has 72 Singh written on his name tag on his police uniform) is a 'cop' who helps cops in Punjab. His family has an interesting lineage - his grandmother is from Africa, his mother from Canada and he has an aunt from China. Their love story, shown in flashback is comic in its execution. Bahattar known for his dare-devilry in nabbing goons has one grouse; no girl is willing to marry him. To top it, his family wants an Indian bride for him.

Mansukh Lal (Himmesh Reshammiya) has been a disaster ever since he joined his father Champak Lal in their family business of arranging marriages. Even before a marriage can take-off, Mansukh goofs up, this causes a split in the arrangement. Thrown out of his house, he gets an opportunity of pairing Bahattar Singh with Tatya Tukaram Tendulkar's (Mithun Chakraborty) hot-headed sister Indu (Asin). TT bhai is a dreaded underworld don and his instruction to Mansukh is clear - he wants a boy from a sharif khandaan.

Mansukh approaches Bahattar who is more than happy. TT bhai on the other hand is told to behave like an ACP from Mumbai. When Bahattar and his family come to the city in their decorated truck, TT and his goons are all dressed up as cops. Both families agree to the alliance, but Indu has a secret crush (Rahul Singh) who is lodged in a jail.

The dialogues though juvenile in some parts elicit a genuine laugh. I guess the delivery and timing has more to do with the effect on the audience. Akshay does not go trying too hard, he just moves with the flow having the time of his life. Himesh, who is also one of the producers of the film, has finally realized that a solo film with him in the lead is not a good idea. He experiments as a sidekick and does a decent job. He is even sporting enough to take a dig on his singing style where in one scene you have Akshay blocking one nostril for that nasal twang.

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Mithun Chakraborty is showing a flair for comedy. After his performance in OMG OH MY GOD!, he performs on cue, complementing Akshay and Co. Johnny Lever in a brief role as Inspector Bhalerao Kambli lights up the scene. Watch out for his reference to Kejriwal!

With Akshay taking more of screen space Asin gets limited scope. To be fair to the girl, she does what is expected of her.

The music is average but 'Hookah Bar' which comes as the end credits role, is definitely a chartbuster.

If you are not looking for any logic in plot or genius in dialogues, KHILADI 786 is just for you. 

Rating: 2.0

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