Saala Khadoos Movie Review
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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN
Saala Khadoos, written and directed by Sudha Kongara, fails to rise above the timeworn clichés of the genre, but nevertheless succeeds in creating a credible world and, thanks to affecting performances from its principal players, gives us characters that we can care about.Saala Khadoos sticks to familiar ground as far as a sports film goes, although the climatic bout is genuinely thrilling. Amidst all the faux sentimentality, we still get a protagonist that we can’t help rooting for. That is the film’s real success. I’m going with three out five.
Ratings:-- Review By:Komal Nahta Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business
On the whole, Saala Khadoos is a heartwarming entertainer which will grow by positive word of mouth. But its low-key promotion and ineffective trailers have ensured a very dull opening for the film and given that the game today is of the first weekend, its box-office prospects will, unfortunately, not at all match its merits.
Ratings2/5 Review By:Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff
Saala Khadoos doesn’t have too many laugh-out-loud moments if you discount the unintentional ones. Like when a black-eyed Ritika envisions Madhavan in a burly, bald baddie’s face at a key, dramatic juncture of the final fight or how her Russian opponent specially lost weight to specifically fight her and move from heavyweight to lightweight boxing.Between its many, many confused, underdeveloped, raucous ideas, hides the film Saala Khadoos set out to be. Too bad it never made it to the screen.
Ratings2.5/5 Review By:Saibal Chatterjee Site:NDTV
Moreover, the overly obtrusive background score and the songs that are frequently bunged in to heighten emotion are rather distracting. Saala Khadoos, for all the storm that it seeks to whip up in the ring and outside it, does not string together enough points to be declared an outright winner.It has enough heart. It’s the heat that is missing.
Ratings2/5 Review By:Sushmita Murthy Site:Deccan Chronicle
You know that a sports film is good when it gives its audience an adrenaline rush and makes one root for a character despite knowing fully well that the match result lies not in your cheers, but the director’s cut. Saala Khadoos unfortunately does neither.
Ratings:4/5 Review By:BollywoodHungama Site:BollywoodHungama
This one's straight from the heart. Full marks to her for convincingly depicting a story of an underdog girl and her coach fighting against all the odds as they race towards victory.On the whole, SAALA KHADOOS is an euphoric and electrifying film with amazing performances from the lead cast. It is definitely engaging, and inspiring. It truly deserves an ovation and is worth your time and money. SAALA KHADOOS delivers a solid punch. Winner!
Ratings:-- Review By:Taran Adarsh Site:Twitter
2016 has started with a bang. Last week #Airlift. This Friday #SaalaKhadoos. What. A. Film. Engaging. Inspiring. Deserves an ovation..SaalaKhadoos springs a big surprise. The characters, writing, edit, background score - top notch. High point: Nail-biting finale...Madhavan is terrific. Ritika is a revelation, a firebrand. Nasser and Zakir Hussain first-rate. Every character shines in #SaalaKhadoos...Director Sudha Kongara deserves distinction marks. This one's straight from the heart. #SaalaKhadoos delivers a SOLID punch. Winner!
Ratings:2/5 Review By:Lokesh Dharmani Site:Masala
The beauty of Saala Khadoos is that it’s building to a finale that you can see from light years: a grand international match with a badass Russian boxer who, we all know, will be biting the dust by the end of it. You see, the writers have done such a fine job that it doesn’t shock the viewers at all. And if you dare differ by mentioning films like Mary Kom and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, then hey come on, haven’t you heard of coincidence? PK succeeded Oh My God. Saala Khadoos releases after Chak De India, Mary Kom and Hawa Hawai. Well, that doesn’t make it a bad film, it’s just bad timing. PS: For the naïve ones who believed this review, let me introduce you to the word, ‘sarcasm’.
Ratings:-- Review By:BollywoodLife Site:BollywoodLife
The film’s strength lies on the broad shoulders of R Madhavan and Ritika Singh. Both give immensely watchable performances and that’s what makes the first half an easy watch. Even the boxing matches look natural, but not nail biting enough. However, the dialogues do not have the required impact, and the film lacks surprises. Also you can’t ignore the shades of Chak De India and Million Dollar Baby.
Ratings:-- Review By:Sneha Francis Site:Emirates24by7
It starts off with promise, and showcases some great talent in the ring, and off it, but the narrative never allows it to soar.Despite the flaws, it’s the performances that redeem the movie. However, Adi and Madhi never emerge heroes, and that’s a failing on the writing.While ‘Saala Khadoos’ has some powerful moments, it’s not a knockout!
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Saala Khadoos( Irudhi Suttru) Story:Saala Khaddos is Hindi version of Tamil Movie Irudhi Suttru. It is the story of a former boxer who quits boxing following a fallout with the authorities over the underlying politics but goes on to coach a fisherwoman to fulfill his dream through her.
Saala Khadoos Release Date:Jan 29, 2016
Director: Sudha Kongara Prasad
S. Sashikanth C.
V. Kumar (Tamil)
R. Madhavan (Hindi)
Rajkumar Hirani (Hindi)
R. Madhavan, Ritika Singh
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