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Saala Khadoos (2016)

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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.

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Sudha Kongara

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Sudha Kongara (script), Sudha Kongara (story and screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Madhavan ... Adi Tomar
Ritika Singh ... Ezhil Madhi
Mumtaz Sorcar ... Lux
Nassar ... Punch Pandian (as Nasser)
Radha Ravi ... Cameo
Zakir Hussain ... Boxing Committee Head
Kaali Venkat ... Samikannu 'Sam'
Baljinder Kaur Baljinder Kaur
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bipin Bipin
Olympic Devarajan Olympic Devarajan
Zakir Hussain Zakir Hussain ... Boxing Committee Head
M.K. Raina ... Boxing Committee Member
Ashiqa Salvan Ashiqa Salvan
Raj Sharma Raj Sharma ... Journalist
Ravindra Vijay Ravindra Vijay
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Storyline

An under-fire boxing coach, Prabhu is transferred from Hisar in Haryana to Chennai as his bosses at the Boxing Council do not like his disrespectful rule-breaking unconventional ways. In Chennai, he chances upon the raw fighting talent of Madhi, the sibling of aspiring boxer Lakshmi. He decides to put all his effort to tame Madhie and get her to shine but he is repeatedly put off by her playfulness & distrust. Written by PipingHotViews

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Action | Drama | Sport

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Tamil

Release Date:

29 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Round See more »

Filming Locations:

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$76,931, 31 January 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$76,931, 31 January 2016
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Throughout the production of the film and dubbing purposes, Madhavan wore metal braces inside his teeth, in order to create the effect of having a lisp that most boxers have from sporting injuries. See more »

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Adi sold his motorcycle to buy sports equipments. After a few scenes, the junior coach is seen on the same motorcycle. See more »

Soundtracks

Jagaa Khunnas
Sung by Vishal Dadlani and Vijaynarain
Music composed by Santhosh Narayanan
Lyrics by Swanand Kirkire
2016 Lahari Music / T-Series
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Saala Khadoos - Emotional Sporting Drama with Superb Editing and Well Direction.
30 January 2016 | by sidhartharajakSee all my reviews

SCREENPLAY- The movie consists of very powerful plot and old wine in a new bottle with some unexpected twists which can lead the movie into a new level.

DIALOGUES - Dialogues of the movie is very much fresh and impactful. But the best one was

"Kaun Kehta Hai Ki Hindustanion Main Dumb Nahi Hai, Sports Main Se Politics Hatake Dekho, Gali Gali Mein Champions Milenge."

followed by

"Madhi: I Love You Master. Adi Tomar : Main Tere Baap Ki Umar Ka Hoon. Madhi: Bahot Saare Aate Hainmeri Baap Ki Umar Ke, Un Sabh Ko Jaake I LOVE YOU Nahin Bolti. Life Mein First Time Kisi Ko I LOVE YOU Bola Hai.Main Nahi Darr Rahi, Tu Kyun Darr Raha Hai. Tune Toh Kitno Ko Bola Hoga"

MUSIC - Music is done by the new face in tamil industry Santhosh Narayanan who haven't done justice to the songs but the songs are relevant to the situation.

ACTING - R. Madhavan is the "One Man Army" in the movie who took this script into the next level and not even a single time he has disappointed his fans in this movie. The debutante Ritika Singh is awesome with her role in the movie, the real life boxer looks very pretty and very comfortable with Madhavan but the real focus is Madhavan who is just incredible.

DRAWBACKS -

Drawback of this movie is the story, which is not a fresh one as the audience have already experienced the flavor of this type of movies before in Chak De,Mary Kom and like previous ones also in this movie the importance is given only to the coach & player.


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