Khiladi 786 (2012) Hindi Movie Review | 24 Critic Reviews | Akshay Kumar, Asin


Akshay Kumar, Asin, Mithun Chakraborty, Raj Babbar, Himesh Reshammiya, Mukesh Rishi, Manoj Joshi, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Rahul Singh, Johnny Lever, Sanjai Mishra, Mukesh Tiwari, Bharti Singh


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Ashish R Mohan


Himesh Reshammiya


Kushal Bakshi


Bunty Rathore


Attar Singh Saini


Himesh Reshammiya

produced by:

Twinkle Khanna, Himesh Reshammiya, Sunil Lulla



weird aggregate rating 4.2/10genre:

Comedy, Action

release date:

run time:
141 minutes
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35 Crores*
Box Office-
Overall Worldwide - 95 Crores*

Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)
  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-7
Now that the 1980s' variety of masala films are being lapped up by spectators, it is heartening to see Mumbai-based film-makers working hard to create zany entertainers, also boarding the next available flight to South India to clinch the deal/s for the remake rights of Southern blockbusters.

  •  Times of India -Madhureeta Mukherjee Rating-6
Barah baras baad, Khiladi ka number aa gaya. Bollywood's original Khiladi is back from self-imposed exile; still with a heart of gold, the pride of a true-blooded Singh and mighty-muscles of steel. And of course, a truck-load of even more Singhs - welcome the players.

  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-4
Khiladi 786 stars Akshay Kumar, who breaks into a Himesh-voiced song at the drop of a hat. Normally that wouldn't be a problem, except that Himesh Reshammiya himself appears in this film, which means you have two people on screen with the same voice - Himesh Reshammiya's voice.

  •  Hindustan Times -Anupama Chopra Rating-4
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

  •  Rediff -Shubir Rishi Rating-1
The opening credits are followed by Akshay making his entry by crushing a jeep full of rag doll-shaped goons, who fly over his head without breaking a sweat, and with Akshay looking you in the eye in a way that conveys that he is constipated.Himesh Reshammiya makes a comeback

  •  NDTV -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-3
Beyond the numbers, caricatures abound: a tough Punjabi munda whose fists are as fast as lightning when he takes on the baddies; a feisty Marathi mulgi who turns into a maniac when she gets behind the wheels of a car; and a luckless Gujju boy who cannot stay out of trouble.

  •  Indian Express -Shubhra Gupta Rating-2
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.

  •  DNA -Kanika Sikka Rating-4
If only the filmmakers understand that we’ve had too much of the clichéd cop image. First Dabangg, then Singham, then Rowdy Rathore and now Khiladi 786. And wait, there’s more…it’s Dabangg 2 in a few weeks from now. Khiladi 786 has all the conventional elements that a typical masala film

  •  Zee News -Ananya Bhattacharya Rating-2
When back in 2008, Rohit Shetty’s ‘Sunday’ pulled off an ingenious spoof on Bollywood’s quintessential pseudo-versatile-genius, people might have had a genuine laugh or two. Little did they know that while Arshad Warsi was caustically speaking about his partner, Irrfan Khan’s acting prowess

  •  Koimoi -Roshni Devi Rating-5
Strike One for Himesh Reshammiya with his entirely unoriginal story. This would probably be the first movie in which an actor has acted in the remake of his own movie. The entire plot is lifted from Welcome, with just a few cosmetic changes. A criminal family wants to get their child married

  •  Yahoo Movies -Rummana Ahmed Rating-4
This is Ashish R Mohan's directorial debut but having assisted on the 'Golmaal' series, he is quite familiar with the shortcut to the 100 crore club; sign up a popular Bollywood actor, pack in a few well-choreographed Matrix-style action sequences, pepper the narrative with clichéd slapstick humour

  •  Mid Day -Janhavi Samant Rating-7
"Iss duniya mein teen cheezen hai jo hoti hai par dikhti nahin hai. Ek: bhooton ka sansar. Do: Sachha pyaar. Teen: Bahattar Singh ki raftaar. (There are three things in this world that exist but you cannot see. One: the world of ghosts; two: true love and three: 72 Singh's speed),"

  •  Now Running -Mansha Rastogi Rating-4
So it all boils down to the bare truth - mindless capers with over the top action, loud background score and raucous actors get instantly lapped up by our Indian masses and make way to the current race of the 100 crore club. And when you have the demand you obviously have got to increase

  •  Sify -Sonia Chopra Rating-4
No one was expecting this film to push the envelope, break new ground or do the festival rounds.In short, the audience was expecting a run-of-the-mill commercial film whose USP is the cast, then the music, then the promotions and somewhere down the line, the story and filmmaker.

  •  India Today -Vinayak Chakravorty Rating-5
Look who's out to steal Salman Khan's thunder. After Ajay Devgn flirted with the foolproof Salman Formula in Son Of Sardaar, it is Akshay Kumar's turn to give it a shot. Akki does a great job too, but the film in question fails him.The bandwagon that Akshay rides here predictably cocktails brainless slapstick

  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-4
Don't go looking for logic. KHILADI 786 delivers what it promises, action and comedy. Nothing more, nothing less. If you are willing to just keep your feet up and have a relaxed time, KHILADI 786 is your type of a game. The action is comic in its execution and the comedy at some stages is hilarious.

  •  Filmfare -Raedita Tandan Rating-6
As cheesy as that sounds, it is that simple, really. Our khiladi, Bahattar Singh (Akshay Kumar), is a man of steel. He and his family, which consists of various nationalities, falsely pose as cops, partly for their own motives and to help catch the bad guys, of course.

  •  Deccan Chronicle -Khaled Mohamed Rating-3
Gloom and doom. A Jeep goes crash-bang-slam-kaboom. Scores of goons are injured or dead -– remember they’re human too -- but does anyone care? Really, in this intended masala package about the search for a 40-plus superhero’s suitable bride, anything goes. Lots of woes.

  •  Time Out -Uday Bhatia Rating-4
Khiladi 786 is number eight in the Khiladi series, a franchise that began in 1991 and introduced a new kind of action hero in the husky-voiced Akshay Kumar. All subsequent Khiladi films have starred Kumar, though it’s been 12 years since the last, Khiladi 420.
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  •  Book My Show -Saumya Sharma Rating-6
It was the year 1992 when a rather goodlooking man came to be called as The Khiladi of the Hindi film industry. That man – Akshay Kumar continues to entertain in his varied roles even today, 20 years post the release of the first-ever Khiladi film that also happens to be one of the biggest film franchises
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  •  The W14 -Mayank Shekar Rating-2
The film aims to startle you right from the start. The head trembles from the noise even if the eyes don’t look equally interested. Right before the opening credits kick in, Akshay Kumar rises up in the air, kicks the bonnet of a jeep so hard that the whole vehicle breaks into pieces.
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  •  Outlook -Namrata Joshi Rating-2
What does one say of a comedy where you can laugh at precisely one moment? In Khiladi 786, the chuckles begin and end with references to Mithun Chakraborty’s cult classic Gundaand that famous Dance India Dance line: “Kya baat kya baat kya baat!” Beyond this, Khiladihas just the odd gag
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  •  Bollywood Life -Dhiren Trivedi Rating-5
Overall, the film caters to the masala loving audience. Akshay himself admitted recently thatKhiladi 786 is a masala film. Watch it for the comical sketches of its characters, Rohit Shetty style of stunts, Himesh’s groovy music, and most importantly for its genuine intention to entertain!
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  •  Indiaglitz -Joginder Tuteja Rating-7
One may term 'Khiladi 786' as a rehash of 'Welcome' and 'Housefull 2' with a touch of 'Namastey London' to it. However by no means is that a distraction or digression of any sorts. In fact the very fact that there is 'actually' a storyline in the offering is still a good enough reason for 'Khiladi 786'
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Khiladi 786 (2012)
4.2 out of 10
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24 reviews.