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Reshammiya’s songs are melodious, but the choreography is too outdated.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)