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Exactly what we expected. At times, that's a good thing, getting what you came for. At other times, like this one, it is loud and insufferable.Read more
If I get bored out of my mind watching such films again and again, don't the makers get bored of making them again and again. Maybe, it's because each team/person doesn't make as many as I watch. Fortunately. Khiladi 786 is yet another one of those painfully non-sensical, supposedly comic ones that you'd hesitate calling a film.
Khiladi 786 actually makes it too easy for a viewer to rip it apart. Every department is so awful at its job that you could begin anywhere to criticize it and that would be the right place to start. From action to editing to music to acting to dialogue to choreography - all you want to do is tear-your-hair-apart, but since you can't do that you just end up cringing.
So much so that I am confident I could say the same thing about the story had there been an effort to write and tell one.
Do not be fooled by the initial set-up where you have a fake, macho police officer who plays Robin Hood and wants a woman to woo (Akshay Kumar); a mafia-leader called Tendulkar (Mithun Chakraborty) who has a sister (Asin) he wants to wed off; and a want-to-be match-maker (Himesh Reshammiya). A couple of lies later, you know the writers thought that's all that's needed to make a full length feature film.
Can you really blame a music director/singer turned actor turned writer to not know how to develop an idea into an enjoyable story? Not that that idea was great to start with, but we barely can tolerate him as a music director. And I want to erase the memory of Himesh Reshammiya trying to mimic himself by going double nasal in a song he sang for Akshay Kumar. In addition, his attempt at comic timing and pulling faces to draw a laughter from the audience only reminds me of school plays. Also, shouldn't it be a criminal offense to create a tune that is not only annoying but gets stuck in your head? I'm talking about 'khiladi bhaiyya, khiladi bhaiyya, khilaaadhi' which is repeated often enough in the film to get on your nerves and shamelessly flaunts its existence after you are out!
Anyway, it's a shame to see Mithun Chakravorty and Raj Babbar in such pithy, meaningless roles. Even if it has all kind of Gunda references for the former. And actually, it's a shame to see even Akshay Kumar put in his all for this one. Asin gets to play the same-old loud-mouth, brash woman. No creativity whatsoever there.
A lot of the fun is supposed to be had from the 'action' in such action comedies. And usually, I complain about the camera doing the action instead of the actors or their stunt doubles. But, funnily enough, here 72 Singh aka Khiladi 786 aka Akshay Kumar is a Speedy Singh. Which means he moves so fast that you cannot see him. And guess what? Shoddy editing is used to make things go missing to 'show' this action. It is outright insulting, patronizing and frustrating - all at once.
Which pretty much summarizes all of Khiladi 786 - insulting, patronizing and frustrating.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Prathna Tiwari, Bolly Spice : ...The biggest surprise in Khiladi 786 is not the performance or the story but rather the fact that Himesh wrote such a wholesome entertainer. No doubt its one cleverly crafted script that has the potential to reel the masses in quite effortlessly. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...Ashish R. Mohan, who has been an apprentice to Rohit Shetty in the past, adapts his mentor's formula of wooing the audience, stretching the term unbelievable more than it should. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Janhavi Samant, MiD DAY : ...Ashish R Mohan's debut takes its time to start off, but soon finds its tone and pace right. If it weren't for a couple of songs and some thoroughly unnecessary plot twists (say with Johny Lever, Bharati Dubey) towards the climax, the film would have been much more enjoyable.... full review
Thumbs up, by Aakash Barvalia, MoviezADDA : ...The film is packed with lots of humour, hi-octane action sequences, hilarious funny liners, interesting drama, a perfect start and perfect end with a perfect climax, shown in a different way. ... full review
So-So, by Shabana Ansari, DNA : ...In his patiala salwars, colourful kurtas and ornate mojris, Akshay looks every bit the Punjabi munda about to tie the knot. Asin is the same girl she has been playing in all her films while Himesh displays a flair for comedy.... full review
So-So, by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in : ...Story is interesting and has perfect plot for an enjoyable no-brainer. But in films like 'Khiladi 786', along with the plot you need good amount of gags and 'moments'. Sadly, the gags here are not enough to entertain you throughout and screenplay goes for a toss after establishing the basic plot.... full review
So-So, by Swati Deogire, In.com : ...Akshay gets a hoot and a whistle from us for his performance as a Punjabi munda, a role he could enact even in his sleep now. His 100-watt smile and powerful punches (again very 'Dabangg' like) make him the perfect popcorn entertainer hero.... full review
So-So, by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes : ...Unfortunately action-directors show absolute disregard in choreographing anything original and the viewer is served with the same 'done-to-death' sequences. ... full review
So-So, Indicine : ...An introduction song right at the beginning, one item number, a song when the hero first looks at the heroines photo, a couple of songs while they day-dream. In short, about 5-6 unnecessary songs.. a must for massy-films.... full review
Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...Asin is the same as usual posing the glamour doll in the project and it seems she is simply not interested in something else even after doing so many similar acts in her previous films.... full review
Thumbs down, by Charu A Mahesh, Buzz in Town : ...A superman kinda macho hero + unrealistic gravity defying stunts + mindless comedy + loud and bizzare characters + often cringeworthy sometimes power-packed dialogue + a hot babe (acting not necessary) + some peppy numbers + Story (not a mandate) = A 100 Crore film.... full review
Thumbs down, by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah : ...Much confusion and hilarity should have ensued, but so soggy is the humour that Johnny Lever in his two-scene roles comes as a welcome relief. They all believe that shouting at the top of their lungs is comic acting.... full review
Thumbs down, by Mayank Shekhar, Daily Bhaskar : ...He’s scored the music, or at least picked up portions from recent tracks -- some of his own as well -- that worked. He slyly brings in RD Burman’s portraits while picturising a terrible number “Balma”. This makes you sad... full review
Thumbs down, by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle : ... In-jokes abound, but come on, the gambit of the Khiladi and the wedding fixer poking fun at themselves, is hardly worth the price of a ticket.... full review
Thumbs down, by Kanika Sikka, DNA : ...Akshay is a treat for all his fans. From action to romance, from breaking bones to dancing, he goes all out for this film. Yet, he fails to put up a convincing show, which I’m quite sure was not his fault.... full review
Thumbs down, by Trisha Gupta, FirstPost : ...We must of course disregard the fact that our hero is a man whose life consists of posing as a cop, capturing trucks full of smuggled goods and beating up people for a living.... full review
Thumbs down, Free Press Journal : ...The narrative is a cobbled together sequence of set-ups borrowed from recent hits, the story lacks a credible plot line and the music is just as vacuous and nasal as only Himesh can make it.... full review
Thumbs down, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...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. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times : ...The trademark nasal voice insinuates itself into your brain and refuses to go away. So even as your head reels from the stupidity onscreen, you unwittingly hum along, Khiladi bhaiyya, khiladi bhaiyya.... full review
Thumbs down, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...At the receiving end of writer Himesh Reshammiya and director Ashish Mohan's tasteless sense of humor are dwarves, handicapped people, and particularly foreigners who're reduced to embarrassing racial stereotypes. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Vivek, India Entertainment : ...For most part, the comedy scrapes the lowest common denominator and manages to pull of a few laughs but more so due to their silliness than genuine humour. T... full review
Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...I went into `Khiladi 786’ with every intention of being amused. But within a few minutes, I knew this yet-another-wannabe-`Dabangg’-style comic actioner was going to be a long, grit-your-teeth-and-bear-it haul : the film went from bad to terrible, and stayed that way. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Nandini Ramnath, Live Mint : ...It’s hardly enough to sustain the running length of 2 hours and 20 minutes, but you might just find yourself occasionally sniggering without meaning to.... full review
Thumbs down, by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror : ...To be fair, I felt it is the least cheesy movie in the cheesy category this year because it had moments of self-deprecating humour, and the women here are treated nicely. Let’s hope it doesn’t cost them.... full review
Thumbs down, by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com : ...The action part of this action-comedy gets redefined here by almost doing nothing and leaving it all to your 'long-fed-with-over-the-top-action' imagination. For instance, Akshay only has to move his foot for the people around him to go flying all over. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Shubir Rishi, Rediff : ...Debutant director Ashish R Mohan does try, but everything becomes dim and dull because of a really weak script, with unacceptable dialogues which are constantly in bad taste, and a single-finger synthesiser which is utilised for filling in as background score. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters : ...Johnny Lever is hilarious in a cameo as a police officer and Mithun Chakraborty uses his comic timing to salvage some scenes, but otherwise “Khiladi 786″ is tacky and not funny.... full review
Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Asin looks gorgeous and does well, but is stuck playing the love-interest yet again. They make for an interesting pair though, and the audience will like their chemistry. ... full review
Thumbs down, by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall : ...You are truly shocked at the tacky production value of the film. Sample this - the baddie asks for 200 men to fight our Khiladi 786 for the climax but no, the production department doesn't even provide him with half that many.... full review
Thumbs down, by Spicezee Bureau, Zee News : ...As far as Himesh Reshammiya’s talent (he’s the producer, storywriter, music director, singer and actor in the film) is considered – we might need to do an entire thesis on why does this man try and burn a little of his fingers everywhere!... full review
zeenat539: Loved Khiladi 786 @akshayKumar never fails to impress!! #inAwe
yavrajsingh: khiladi 786 superb moive
vishalpratham3c: film khiladi 786 full entertain movies.with commercial as well as human begins .great job .well done all team member.thanks god
vijaytextronics: Nice comedy movie KHILADI 786
uvmahajan: khiladi 786 roXx.....aWsuM movie.......
URVII_A: Khiladi 786 was a great movie:)
Ujjwalsinha7: Khiladi 786 is very nice movie
sinhasandeep: What an awesome movie, Khiladi 786 :)
ShivnathGawde: I enjoy the movie KHILADI 786.......FULL 2 TIMEPASSSSSSSS 100% entertaining movie, right from start to finish.... https://www.facebook.com/shivnath.gawde/posts/468755603168249
saraswat_manoj: Khiladi 786 rocking
Salil5555: Sunday Evening.....movie time.....Khiladi 786........3rd time
SahilSingla0: Khiladi 786 is the very nice film. Akshay and Asin u rock again. music,action,comedy and drama in this film very much. i love it !!!
sachinchodhary2: Thanx akshay 4 give us wonderful movie .' KHILADI 786',
ruta_aj: Khiladi 786 - totally enjoyed it, my type of movie with my type of people!
roohaniyagnik1: Khiladi 786! Undoubtedly the best movie ever xD
RKKumarOfficial: Watch Khiladi 786 in theatres now!
Rehan0889: KHILADI 786 Slapstick comedy... Quite entertaining..... :)
Rashna_Sharma: I have seen talaash and khiladi 786 loved khiladi 786 it was funny
rajindergill888: khiladi 786 sirraaaaaaaaaaaa movie....... superrrrrbbbbbbbbb ......................
Pushkarph: WATCHED khiladi 786 #nycmovie But Kumar sound iz ftal...
praveenmishra55: Khiladi 786 dekhte waqt kripya apna dimaag ghar pe chhod de,another entertainer frm Akshay Kumar,PAISA WASOOL!!!!
poojalapasia123: khiladi 786 is full time entertainment movies..
nshiuy: Saw Khiladi 786.Gud comedy movie.It ws a treat 2 hear @shreyaghoshal's voice in theatre again..d major reason I went for d movie
Mukeshg81431234: Hi aksay i like u.ur picture khiladi 786 was awesome movie.ur acting was gud in movie.congrass for success this movie.
Mrr__Perfect: Khiladi 786 Is really very good movie!!! @akshaykumar Rocks! :P
manipalblog: Khiladi 786... Full too time-pass.. leave your brains behind and laugh your guts out...
kismatsneham: Khiladi 786 is nice comedy film... Must watch the once....
Khiladi72singh: KHILADI 786 FULL PAISA VASUL
kamal_thewriter: #khiladi 786..full on entertainor..paisa wasool..must watch..bus dimag ghar pe rakh ke jana..
jigneshumrigar1: Khiladi 786 is a superhit movie
jaisanrai: Khiladi 786 was a great movie :)
IshveenaKaur: Khiladi 786 was good. Good jokes. Made me feel proud to be a punjabi. And I am...
iRowdyBoss: Khiladi 786 - Awesome movie.Most funny evr. Gr8 action scenes. Car scene is pure amazing. Loved Longdrive on big screen #Khiladi786 [1/4]
Indian_19: watched KHILADI 786 .. extreme actions n emotions... loved a movie aftr long time.
imprincessminxy: Khiladi 786 was awesome! Loved it! :D
HunnerdeepSingh: Khiladi 786 is badman movie! Way better than Dabaang. #Hurrrrrrrrr
GREATGKUMAR: KHILADI 786 rockx....... 4th hit of the year for AKKI..... THE REAL KHILADI OF BOLLYWOOD..... I GIVE 3.5 STAR
grahamdwn: 'Khiladi 786': true dhamaal, Akshay style http://www.artipot.com/articles/1456732/khiladi-786-true-dhamaal-akshay-style.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter by http://www.artipot.com/
drmohit88: Khiladi 786 fully entertaining movie...yo!
dhvanilzaveri1: Khiladi 786 Awesome Movie :-)
dhruvdjoshi: YESTERDAY SAW KHILADI 786 LOVED THE MOVIE WHAT A PERFORMANCE BY AKKI,ASIN,MITHUN DA AND MANSUKH BHAI LOLZ
devc7ronaldo: Wtchng khiladi 786 ...great movie yaar...
Buntyraicha: hey guyz recently seen talash nd khiladi 786. Its owsme nw waitng 4 dabang2.
BlowinZees: just watched Khiladi 786, nice movie tbh. LOL I got a good laugh out of it
bhupeshpal56: today i wached move khiladi 786 it was supup move yar nice action move with comedy i have full enjoy wed family..
AyogRai: Best Comedy Dialogue Of 2012 In Khiladi 786.....lovely Comedy My Rating is 9.5/10
appysharma87: khiladi 786 nice movie akshay fantastic role asin also quite impressive action in the movie too good can see the movie it is super hit
ankitxtreme: Khiladi 786 Really Awesome Movie... Must Watch :D :P
AmnaAhmad2010: Khiladi 786.....complete entertainer.....
alleyAsh17: Watched Khiladi 786 today..was a comical\nice movie
ajitabhbhardwaj: Fully entertained movie KHILADI 786 :)
adi_krish: Khiladi 786 awesome....Akshay at its best....
AdityaSingh9: Khiladi 786: A Complete Entertainer. Action, Comedy and Drama. Well Done, Akshay Kumar.
aadityas6001: khiladi 786 superb moive akshay and himesh rock and asin and mithun sir superb super hit hai..............
8Varsha: watched Khiladi 786 second tym 2dayy.. its a good movie.. luvd akshay nd his family in the movie...!!! :P #Khiladi786
23cdoc: khiladi 786... full entertainment...
1mPkd: i think Khiladi 786 is a great great hit flim.
vikashgicts: khiladi\786 is good movie but not to good as like as rowdy or omg
UnicefRohan: Khiladi 786- an average movie. A ONE time watch. Himesh has done a good job #Khiladi786, #Himesh
Swami_i: don't think even a combination of khiladi 786,rajnikanth and the justice league can prevent Man City from losing this one.
ruchijoshi2: Khiladi 786 is a must watch, but not in a movie hall [An honest review] http://indianfusion.aglasem.com/?p=36885&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter #aglasem
Ravi74: just watched KHILADI 786... IT WAS GOOD BUT saved claps for DABANG 2
MoiezSmurfy: Rating Khiladi 786 4/10 #Bollywood
kishlaykrishna: hello every one, how r u? its really sad that khiladi 786 has got one star rating while it deserves for atleast 2 and half star.
Kanheiyaagrawal: Khiladi 786 3.O/5.O ---- All credit goes to Bebe , 71 72 73 n 74 =D
bsandeep1: Saw khiladi 786 today, I say its one tym watch movie n den had my dinner at hanuman dhaba !
ashissarangi: KHILADI 786 is a logic less entertainer ... Give laughter at spurts ....!!!!!
ansharma_amar: last night went to watch Khiladi 786, - A onetime movie in my opinion.
zohrabanu1: Khiladi 786 not worth the watch
SRKJTHJ: Watched Khiladi 786...wasted my time that I will never get back & worse lowered my IQ. Smh whats Wrong with Bwood.??
shauryashukla6: khiladi 786 not a fully masala @akshaykumar
Sayyed_Hrehaan: Warning: Watch Khiladi 786 @ Own Risk.
satbirbhatia55: Saying khiladi 786 is an entertainer is like saying if you keep your child starved, he will be on UNICEF posters...!!
RohitBanawlikar: Khiladi 786 is proof that God is dead and Neitschze was right.
rjanup: Khiladi 786 -2/5 Mirchis - Rj anup https://soundcloud.com/rj-anup/khiladi-786-2-5-mirchis-rj
rgmujtaba: Khiladi 786 boring
rahulkanika: So far worst movie "Khiladi 786". Worst actor "Himesh".
Raghavrathi_me: Khiladi 786 ruins khiladi series name..
Pulkitttt: Khiladi 786 What A WASTE Of MONEY !! LAME Movie !!
Obaidniyazkhan: Just now watched khiladi 786.senseless movie.
narendrabora: Khiladi 786 not a good one..
Maswoodkhan: Khiladi 786 - Not a good movie.
manisha_2712: Khiladi 786-What a pathetic movie! Action or comedy movie-confused! All were laughing not at th jokes but at the silliness including action
mahju_ashraf: Never in my wildest dreams did i think in wud watch "Khiladi 786" in a theatre!! :'( Almost slept off!!
madhurjayne: Khiladi 786 is as bad as i expected.
MaaNey: Khiladi 786 definitely wasted the very funny "Bharti" from comedy circus and jdj, not even one joke!
JessicaSisk: Khiladi 786 was surprisingly boring. Even the fights were boring as they were 90% slow motion and staring-Asin was lovely #findgoodfilmsgurl
iLostMyHandle: A friend who saw Khiladi 786 said Ek tha Tiger was a classic in comparison
iamharshitmehta: khiladi 786....bakwaas movie of d year
iamark13: Khiladi 786 : Bollywood need a change in the name of masala .I am fed up with this type of films .
GirishTech: Khiladi 786 is SHIT.Recent movies Shitness meter- JTHJ<Talaash<Khiladi 786, next is Dabang 2 *sigh*
d_iv1404: Any reviwes on khiladi 786!! Is it worth a look
DJRafsy: ... Didn't get what I expected from khiladi 786.. nevertheless music is awesome.. good job himesh bhai..
dhruv_kumar: Khiladi 786: Ultimate Shit...!! Naa aisi movie kabhi isse pehle bani hai aur naa he aage bann sakti hai...
bilz_111: saw the movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan n Khiladi 786 in Cinepax Rawalpindi...i did nt like both the movies... absurd...
BeingBihari: Its My Request, Plz Dont Watch Khiladi 786,,, Its even more #Bakwas than Drona and Mausam
bapnajignesh: Here are the rating for the weekend releases! Khiladi 786 - 2* Hotel Transylvania - 3* 10ml Love - 3* Playing For Keeps - 2*
awesomewax: Khiladi 786 offers nothing new. Akshay Kumar is dull and uncharismatic. Good performances from Himesh/Mithun 2/5
apoorvsharma007: The only advantage of Khiladi 786 is that it serves as a proof that ROWDY RATHODE Is not the worst released film of 2012
ankitdgogri: Khiladi 786.... Waste of time, but time passed when u have spare free time.... :p #movietime
amna_ikram: What a wastage of time Khiladi 786
AgniBankai: I think Akshay Kumar should watch Khiladi one more time,then watch Khiladi 786 & realise how much raping of the Khiladi name has happened.
AfternoonNBC: Review: Khiladi 786 …. Most annoying film ever http://afternoonvoice.com/category/entertainment/bollywood/
adukianidhi: Khiladi 786..#disappointment
abbas_haiderr: Teen cheezein bada irritate karti hain : Biwi ki jhikjhik, ghadi ki tik tik aur Himesh ki kahani ka logic. #Khiladi 786
72sInGbAcK: Reviw..... 'Khiladi 786', with its pedestrian humour, inane plot, and hammy performances
Yay! Thumbs Up, by alveena : Khiladi 786 is a hit movie. Acting of Akshay is very good.
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Bollywood Box Office Collection : Nice movie
Yay! Thumbs Up, by manav : 100
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Passover Greetings 2019 : 90
Yay! Thumbs Up, by sagar
Yay! Thumbs Up, by TimELiebe : Stupid Dumb Fun - Though Everything Meeta Says About This Movie is True
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