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Khiladi (1992)

Unrated | | Action, Musical, Mystery | 5 June 1992 (India)
Two friends wage bets for money and fun. There comes a time where they race to win the biggest bet, for they know that their lives depend on it.


Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla (as Abbas-Mustan), Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla (as Abbas-Mustan)


Aadesh K. Arjun (additional dialogue), Saroj Khan (screenplay) (as S. Khan) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Akshay Kumar ... Raj Malhotra
Ayesha Jhulka ... Neelam Chaudhary (as Ayesha Julka)
Deepak Tijori ... Bonny
Sabeeha Sabeeha ... Sheetal Nath
Tinnu Anand ... College Professor P.K. More
Sharat Saxena ... Bahadur Singh
Ananth Narayan Mahadevan ... Neelam's Uncle (as Anant Mahadevan)
Beena Banerjee ... Mrs. Sudha Malhotra (as Beena)
Johnny Lever ... Anna Pillai
Amrit Patel Amrit Patel ... Constable (as Armut Patel)
Sanjeev Chitre Sanjeev Chitre ... Sambo
Kunickaa Sadanand ... Julie (as Kunika)
Prem Chopra ... Kailash Nath
Shakti Kapoor ... Suresh Malhotra
Ali Khan Ali Khan


Four friends Raj Malhotra, Boney, Neelam Chaudhary and Sheetal decide to play a practical joke on Sheetal's dad Kailash Nath. They telephone Kailash and tell him that his daughter has been kidnapped and demand a ransom of Rs. 200,000. Things seem to go according to plan until the police headed by Raj's elder brother Suresh Malhotra have been informed by Nath's servant. They manage to elude the police only to return and find that Sheetal has been stabbed to death with all the evidence pointing towards them. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Music composers Jatin-Lalit major break as music composers in this film. But after giving super hit music for Khiladi, filmakers Abbas-Mustam and music composers Jatin-Lalit never worked again, this was their only film. See more »


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Khiladi "Akshay Kumar" and Khiladi "Abbas-Mastan" stage an entry
3 November 2010 | by AvinashPatalaySee all my reviews

It was the era where music companies promoted the songs at great lengths resulting in record sales of the cassettes (there were no CD's back then). Audience used to catch the bait of super-hit music and flock to the cinema houses. It goes without saying that Jatin-Lalit's melodious music was backed up with marketing muscle of Venus resulting in a product "Khiladi".

"Khiladi" itself turned out to be a a surprise package as the expectations were nothing more than a romantic flick. The murder and the suspense added novelty to the proceedings resulting in a runaway hit.

Akshay Kumar:: "Khiladi" served as a good platform which could showcased his skills. And yes, he got noticed.

Ayesha Jhulka:: Her fan-following owing to her previous outing "Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander" ensured to flock to the cinema halls and contributed the two-cents

Deepak Tijori:: An extended "Aashiqui" role.

Sabeeha:: Gave another go in this movie and then probably left Bollywood for good.

Johnny Lever:: Had a good comedy track and later on went to become a Abbas-Mastan regular.

Rest of the star-cast namely Tinnu Anand, Shakti Kapoor, Beena and Anant Mahadevan were adequate. The college comedy ensures fair share of laughs. Music as I stated earlier was the key-factor.

Quite later I was made aware that the plot was a direct lift of "Khel Khel Mein". The climax had an edge-of-seat excitement (and I wouldn't be surprised if it was plagiarised again).

Verdict: A wholesome entertainer.

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