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Khiladi 786  Rating: 2/5

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Khiladi 786 Movie Review

Ratings:2/5 Khiladi 786 Review By:Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN

Directed by first-timer Ashish Mohan, an erstwhile assistant of Rohit Shetty, Khiladi 786 is funny, but only in spurts. For the most part, it’s as enjoyable as watching a kitten struggle to shake off the firecracker that some mean kid tied to its tail. If you laugh, they’re probably guilty laughs – how can you be amused by such cruelty? Khiladi 786, with its pedestrian humor, inane plot, and hammy performances, begs the question: haven’t we had enough? How many more times will charismatic actors help stupid films get made?I’m going with a generous two out of five for Khiladi 786. Akshay Kumar fans may not complain. The rest might prefer the company of an Asprin.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Khiladi 786 Review By:Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama

KHILADI 786 is an old-school wacky potboiler. There isn’t an iota of logic here and one is not even looking for intelligence, rationale or justification either. The film is packed with ingredients that constitute a wholesome entertainer such as humor, South-styled stunts with the one-man army outsmarting a bunch of deadly goons and of course, visually enticing songs every 15/20 minutes, but the writing has its share of hiccups… On the whole, KHILADI 786 is not for purists, but for lovers of hardcore masala films completely. If zany amusement, wacky humor and over the top entertainers is what you enjoy, this one’s for you. Go, have fun!

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Hindustan Times (Star World)

All through, the funny bits were rare and mostly unintentional. Akshay swaggers above this messy material, which includes African-American characters and dancers in blackface. If I wasn’t so exhausted, I would have been offended. Box office figures suggest that many people enjoy this school of cheerfully moronic cinema, but Khiladi 786 really isn’t my idea of a good time.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Madhureeta Mukherjee Site:TimesofIndia(TOI)

In Khiladi 786 Debutant director Ashish R Mohan’s masala potboiler style is unmistakably reminiscent of his guru, Rohit Shetty’s films. There are flying cars, flying bodies, flying fists and a flying Singh too. He shows flair for comedy, but for a film titled Khiladi’, it lacks hard-core action, heat and the adrenalin rush that is synonymous with Akshay’s Khiladi series (maybe intentionally). For those looking for some logic-less laughtime, groovy tunes topped with some todh-podh – this one could bring some action to your weekend.

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Ratings:—- Review By: Komal Nahta Site:ETC

On the whole, Khiladi 786 has music as its main plus point but that will not be enough to ensure a good and fruitful run at the box-office as it entertains the audience in spurts only. Business in single-screen cinemas may be good but that in the multiplexes will not be upto the mark. After a fair weekend, collections will drop fast and furiously from the fourth day on­wards. Losing.

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Ratings:0.5/5 Review By: Shubhir Rishi Site:Rediff

These movies come under a category called — SO-bad-I-want-to-be-The-Punisher. Khiladi 786 is one such movie. This is no Rowdy Rathore, folks, this is just a gimmick. True, they did infuse it with a lot of other delightful innuendos, and some reference to comic books, but at the same time, ruined with unclever lines and expectant looks. Debut 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. This is a wannabe funny movie, an assault on our collective intellect.

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Ratings:1.5/5  Review By:Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV

Khiladi 786 has nothing new to offer. It is cut from the same cloth that have yielded many of Akshay Kumar’s recent vehicles. These films have sought to cash in on his rough and rowdy screen persona. Khiladi 786 does more of the same. In short, it is another outright assault on the senses. The comedy is crass, the acting borders on the slapstick, and the general air that hangs over the film is one of utter lunacy. The loudness is accentuated manifold by an ear-splitting background score.

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Ratings:1/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site: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.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Kanika Sikka Site:DNA

Khiladi 786 has all the conventional elements that a typical masala film has – a bad cop, a runaway bride, a lachar goon, songs after every few minutes…Yet, it fails to create an impact. The story by Himmesh Reshammiya is a complex mix of innumerable films and it would be best if you don’t even judge it. Indeed, I’d like to believe he never intended to write a logical story or a telling tale. If you are one of those who tries to make sense out of every movie, mind you, this is definitely not your kind of a film. The movie can only be fun if you leave your brains at home. If you watch it, you might land up having a little fun (provided you ignore the second half), if you don’t, just save yourself some money and time.

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Ratings:1/5 Review By: Ananya Bhattacharya Site:Zee News

Himesh Reshammiya’s story zigzags through concealment of identities, servants trying to bring their employer’s empire down, and a wedding planner hoping that his endeavour doesn’t go in vain. But honestly, he could just have not bothered to go ahead with this waste of talent, money, and whatnot. That Akshay Kumar as an actor is an exceptionally talented one has been proved time and again – given the man has a decent story to perform in. Not this one, though. Watch the film if you swear by Akshay Kumar. If you don’t, you’d be ill-advised to go into the theatres.

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Ratings:2.5/5  Review By:Roshni Devi Site:Koimoi

What’s Good: The comedy & funny dialogues; the action; some performances. What’s Bad: The stale story; Himesh & Akshay’s hamming; the forced songs. Loo break: None. Watch or Not?: For Akshay Kumar’s action and the humour, this one’s worth a one-time watch.Khiladi 786 is a mish-mash of Akshay Kumar’s Welcome and Ajay Devgn’s Son Of Sardaar. Even if it doesn’t take the best of both worlds, you’ll end up having enough laughs in the theatre, though it won’t be memorable any time after that.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Rumanna Ahmed Site:Yahoo

Khiladi 786′ has a plot, okay may be a mishmash of several other plots that we have seen before. There are some fun moments in the film but with a wafer-thin plot, the story seems to drag along for far too long. Akshay sleepwalks through a role that he has done one too many times; there is not even a slight attempt at any form of innovation. Watch it if you are a die-hard Akshay Kumar fan and are willing to overlook the complete lack of any clever humour.

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