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Saala Khadoos Review

Average Ratings:2.58/5
Reviews Counted:9
Negative :3
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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’.

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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.

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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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    Performances win close, over Predictability! [3/5]

    Films based on sports in India are not too many. CHAK DE INDIA being the sincerest, MARY KOM & BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG being the most commercial ones and LAHORE being the most underrated in the league, you can actually have them on your fingertips. I don’t see the reason why Bollywood is so unsure about good sports films, other than the apprehension of falling into a predictable zone that has been exploited in the west till the time it gets colorless. You talk about boxing in films and the ghost of Rocky Balboa will come automatically in the picture to judge your efforts. I mean who’s not a fan?

    First time writer-director Sudha Kongara’s SAALA KHADOOS can also be seen struggling to hit that fear on its face and make it bleed fresh and original. Sadly, the punches in the ring don’t usually reach their mark but the kind of fight characters and the performances produce in the film, SAALA KHADOOS manages to taste the triumph in its last round. It’s a sweet little film where a bunch of well-written characters carries the whole film on their shoulder as ably as their unwavering attitude.

    Once a prospective boxer himself and now an ever-offended coach for women boxers, Adi Tomar [Madhavan] is pitched to the least fertile boxing terrain in Chennai. The politics in sports are the forces behind it. Tomar is a strict, ruthless and unsympathetic taskmaster who can also shed his own money if it gets him a greatly potential protégé. And he finds one in Madhi [Ritika Singh], a local temperamental girl with similar madness, anger and untamed frustration. The teaming-up between the two is the hardest ever mission especially when they both are already being mastered by their alter egos and the never-slowing down aggression.

    Despite having good knock-out matches, callous practice sessions on field, corrupted selection processes and all the sports-gyaan; SAALA KHADOOS works less as a sports film and more as a freshly brewed love-story between Adi and Madhi. In the very first moments of realization when Madhi confesses her love to her coach, he heedlessly instructs her to continue her practice-session as he’s more of her father’s age, “So? I don’t say I love you to everyone of my father’s age.” She hits back. Sudha Kongara also deserves a pat on back for not falling for customary bollywood romance between the lead pair, though the wide-spread predictability is always there.

    SAALA KHADOOS charms you with the uninhibited, wild and fresh performance by Ritika Singh, a professional boxer before making her first attempt at acting. Her free-spirited, loud-mouthed and all moody role-play is efficiently delightful. Madhavan gives SAALA KHADOOS everything it demands from him. He looks every bit of a full-grown ex-boxer with all the attitude, arrogance and aggression in him, hitting the right cord. One of his highly approving works! His mime-act in the climax is a pleasure you’d never want it to go. Mumtaz Sorcar as Madhi’s less-talented and highly ambitious sister is a confident support. Zakir Hussain playing a dominating and over-powering corrupt sports official is good. Special mention to Baljinder Kaur! As Madhi’s north-Indian mother married to a south-Indian father, she looks believable to the core.

    At the end, I think SAALA KHADOOS has found two amazingly short-tempered, deliciously cranky and pleasantly foul-mouthed characters in Adi and Madhi, way too unfortunate to have their love-story ended in an unfurnished manner. Bring them back in a more violent love-story, and it will sure knock us out. Watch it even if it doesn’t give you an adrenaline rush like most of the boxing-movies offer! [3/5]

  2. Good Movie Must watch In Theater and nice efforts by director to make such sport movie to inspire people.

  3. WTH…, IMDB is rating this movie at 8.2 but here 2.5. what the critics actually want, a mujra song with vulgar dance, an incredible good looking hero, beautiful heroine , acting skills not matte but she should be sexy…,
    For me this is not wise opinions. Instead of masla story a writer brings the story near to reality, producer invest for 100 percent risk, director invest himself without any masala and award is given by critics… 2.5.
    Really nice…

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