Khiladi crumbles with ominous thud

Akshay Kumar (aka 'Khiladi') returns to revive his avatar after 12 years but he doesn't bring out anything new. It's the unchanged rowdy, thunderous and tedious that falls flat like his last few comedies.


Born to an owner of a marriage bureau Champak Lal (Manoj Joshi), Mansukh bhai (Himesh Reshammiya) has been a complete failure ever since he has grown up and tried to help his father in their family business. All the alliances Mansukh tries to get done have resulted in separation even before marriage. To prove his worth, Mansukh takes up the unusual challenge of getting an underworld don Tatya Tukaram Tendukar (aka TTT) bhai's (Mithun Chakraborty) spoilt brat sister Indu (Asin) married to a cop called Bahattar Singh – 72 (Akshay Kumar) in Punjab.


To add to his problems, Mansukh convinces TTT to pretend that he is a cop, but little does he know that Bahattar Singh, his father Sattar Singh – 70 (Raj Babbar) and his uncle – 71 Ikhattar Singh (Mukesh Rishi) are not cops, but a family of con-men.


The story takes shape as the two families from two different states pretend to be policemen, and the beans from each side ready to be spilled anytime, which can be life threatening for Mansukh.


The film also marks the return of Himesh Reshammiya as an actor. Himesh, impressively playing the second side-kick has done the script besides co-producing it with Akshay.


Directed by first timer Ashish R. Mohan, most of the film concerns setting up madness over circumstances which is hilarious and a complete masala that sells.


Khiladi 786 has nothing to offer as it is just a tailor-made movie for  masala loving audiences! Watch it for the comical sketches of its characters, and Himesh's groovy music if you are his fan.

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