Bollywood preview: Khiladi 786

  • Akshay Kumar and Asin

    Akshay Kumar and Asin will be romancing each other once again in the hardcore Bollywood masala film Khiladi 786! Watch out for their chemistry and ...

  • Khiladi 786

    Akshay Kumar takes his Khiladi fanchise forward with Khiladi 786, also starring Asin Thottumkal.

  • Khiladi 786

    The action-comedy flick is directed by Ashish R Mohan. 

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    Akshay Kumar rocks in this desi look.

  • Khiladi 786

    Khiladi 786 is expected to be the biggest opener of Akshay Kumar's career.

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    Asin and Akshay Kumar make a rocking pair in action flick Khiladi 786.

  • Khiladi 786 marks the return of Akshay Kumar to his famous Khiladi film series after 12 years since he acted in Khiladi 420.

  • This will be the second film in which Akshay Kumar would be paired opposite Asin after Housefull 2.

  • Asin is seen in a Marathi avatar in a still from Khiladi 786.

  • Asin looks pretty in a black off-shoulder dress.

Film: Khiladi 786

Cast: Akshay Kumar (last seen in OMG: Oh My God!), Asin (last seen in Bol Bachchan), Mithun Chakraborty (last seen in OMG: Oh My God!) and Himesh Reshammiya (last seen in Damadamm!; 2011) among others

: Neighbourhood hero Akshay Kumar beats up goons and topples cars with just the power of his foot. He also wears pink. And as in all mindless action-wannabe-comedy films, this one too involves a tough-to-get woman and her tough-to-please father.

Director : Ashish R Mohan (directorial debut). He has previously worked as an assistant director (AD) on films like All The Best (2009) and the Golmaal trilogy. For some reason, of the seven films he has worked on (as an AD), six have starred Ajay Devgn.

Music: Himesh Reshammiya. The soundtrack, comprising 12 very dated songs and their remixes, has received a lukewarm response from critics. There are also a few Punjabi NRI tracks. 

Controversies/stunts: Don’t think even the media was interested in giving any controversies arising from this film any attention.

Marketing/hype: Before the film comes out and everyone finds out, the makers organised a lavish “music success” party at a college recently, and Akshay and Asin danced to their hit songs on stage.

Our assessment: The story of this film has been written by a composer-turned-failed-actor-turned-screenwriter — Himesh Reshmmiya. No further questions, milord. Just because he, as a producer, is confident that the film will make Rs 100 cr, gives other  sanity-loving beings enough of a warning.

—Compiled by Serena Menon

For the final verdict, look out for Anupama Chopra’s review tomorrow in the Watch & Listen page in the Hindustan Times


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