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Saala Khadoos  ( UA ) (2016)  (Hindi)
Genre: Drama, Sports
Language: Hindi
Director: Sudha Kongura
Producer: Rajkumar Hirani
Production Co: Rajkumar Hirani Films, Tricolours Films,
Music Director: Santhosh Narayanan
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Plot/Synopsis
Adi Tomar had a dream to win the boxing gold for India. Instead he languished in a nightmare for a decade as his gloves were spiked during an all-important match, blinding him in the arena and handing the match to his undeserving opponent—a mediocre boxer but a political powerhouse. The culprit was ... Read More...
Release Date: January 29 2016 (India)
Critics Rating: |  6 Reviews
2.7
 2.7 out of 5 (Fairly Good) 2.7 out of 5 (Fairly Good)  
Audience Rating
3.3
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The movie deserves praise for sticking to the sports underdog-movie formula and offering us a decent watch. Madhavan as always is delicious on the screen, despite being given the instructions that he has to be Khadoos (crotchety) all the time. Once you get used to the even louder student (marvelously played by newcomer Ritika Singh), the film sort of grows on you. But the predictability of the story makes its 109 minutes feel like three hours.

2.00
Saala Khadoos Review RatingManisha Lakhe (Nowrunning) | Read Full Review

Saala Khadoos is unable to rise above the predictability and time-worn cliches of an average sports movies. Mainstream films are all about suspension of disbelief but only if you can connect with the characters, their provocations and destinies. In Saala Khadoos you remain eminently disinterested.

Namrata Joshi (The Hindu) | Read Full Review

Saala Khadoos is easily one of the best films you'll watch in 2016. It's feisty, boisterous and spirited just like any revered sporting champion.Not only is the story uniquely relevant, it has emotional depth and maturity that's rare in Hindi cinema.

4.00
Saala Khadoos Review RatingRachit Gupta (Filmfare) | Read Full Review

Saala Khadoos sticks to familiar ground as far as a sports film goes, although the climatic bout is genuinely thrilling. Amidst all the faux sentimentality, we still get a protagonist that we can't help rooting for. That is the film's real success.

3.00
Saala Khadoos Review RatingRajeev Masand (IBN Live) | Read Full Review

The narrative is virile and vibrant, while the energy-level is mostly high. Saala Khadoos is an unabashed unapologetic film, whose two main characters' graph moves together from the opposite sides of the moral arc. Saala Khadoos promised a rugged sports film, and it delivers.

Subhash K Jha (Firstpost) | Read Full Review

Avoid this grumpy drama if you are looking for a good sports film. If you must, watch it for Madhavan's power-packed performance. Saala Khadoos could have been a far better film if it had better conviction.

3.00
Saala Khadoos Review RatingShweta Kaushal (Hindustan Times) | Read Full Review

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'Saala Khadoos' collects Rs.9.93 crore in opening weekend (February 01, 2016)
Didn't know if I would ever get married: Madhavan (January 29, 2016)
I'd like to direct sports-based film: Rajkumar Hirani (January 29, 2016)
Madhavan taught me about make-up: Newcomer Ritika Singh (January 29, 2016)
Nothing called sure shot success in Bollywood: R. Madhavan (January 29, 2016)
First show of 'Saala Khadoos' free for students (January 28, 2016)
'Saala Khadoos' screened for boxing stars (January 26, 2016)
'Saala Khadoos' to be screened for B-Town on Republic Day (January 26, 2016)
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'Saala Khadoos' to be specially screened for female Indian boxers (January 19, 2016)
Madhavan didn't expect a woman to write script on boxing (January 18, 2016)
It was my idea to make 'Saala Khadoos' in Tamil too: R. Madhavan (January 15, 2016)
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R. Madhavan demands separate governing body for boxing (January 13, 2016)
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