BO Report: Akshay Kumar's Khiladi 786 passes the test
Akshay Kumar returned back to his action roots with the latest in the Khiladi series Khiladi 786 last Friday. With record breaking collections in single screens and slow but steadily growing collections in multiplexes, seems like Khiladi 786 has passed its test.
"Regional cinema is a powerful medium as it engages with audiences on a real, grassroots level. At the same time, it's an unsung hero and has just become a phenomenon in mainstream cinema..." PRODUCER AKSHAY
Khiladi 786 will be a Rs. 100 cr hit: Himesh Reshammiya Singer-composer Himesh Reshammiya, who has co-produced Khiladi 786 with Akshay Kumar, is sure the film will be a Rs. 100-crore film."As far as Rs. 100 crore is concerned, I am 100% sure and pray that the record Akshay Kumar has set with Rowdy Rathore and OMG Oh My God! this year, in Khiladi 786, we will surely cross that figure," the 39-year-old was quoted as saying. SUPERHIT KHILADI
Akshay Kumar to make India’s first martial arts film Akshay Kumar, who has been promoting martial arts in the country for some time now, is set to take his passion a step further. The actor now plans to produce a full-fledged movie based on the arts. It will be the first of its kind in India.
After hits like Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore and OMG: Oh My God! this year, Akshay Kumar is back with Khiladi 786. While some critics call it a mindless entertainer, others have tagged it as a wannabe funny movie.
Will this be Akshay's fourth hit of 2012, or will it have the same fate as his another 2012 release Joker. Time will tell!
Akshay Kumar to break his own record with Khiladi 786
In a year that has seen a record number of 100 crore hits being dished out by Bollywood, everyone from Salman Khan and Aamir Khan to Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Ranbir Kapoor has consolidated his place in the exclusive club. While quite a few records have been made and broken, the year was particularly special for Akshay Kumar who managed to bring on two such films in his kitty. FULL STORY
Anupama Chopra's review: Khiladi 786 I’ve long maintained that Bollywood and Punjabi-ness are a perfect fit. Hindi films are designed to be larger-than-life, robust, brash.
The best are imbued with an inherent ‘masti’ or intoxication. In other words, Punjabi. But after watching Khiladi 786 – close on the heels of that other mind-numbing action-comedy, Son of Sardaar – I think it’s time for Bollywood to give Punjab a little rest. HT REVIEW