Film review: ‘Saala Khadoos’ is the story of tremendous courage and passion

Director: Sudha Dogra

Star cast: R. Madhavan, Ritika Singh and Mumtaz Sorcar

Genre: Sports-drama

Duration: 1 hour 49 minutes

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars


In recent few years, sports is the current hot favourite plot for a film among the makers. Many sports based film have been made till date on Hockey, Football and Cricket. ‘Saala Khadoos’ is based on Boxing. Let’s see whether this film is worth to watch or not.

R. Madhavan and Ritika Singh in a still from 'Saala Khadoos'
R. Madhavan and Ritika Singh in a still from ‘Saala Khadoos’

The story starts with a boxing coach Aadi Tomar (R. Madhavan) who is facing lots of false charges due to his chief Dev Khatri (Zakhir Hussain). Now, Aadi is searching for a boxing player who, with the help of his/her boxing heroics in the ring proved that all the allegations against him are wrong. In between all this, Aadi has been transferred to Chennai where he meets with a fish seller Madhi (Ritika Singh) who is a big fan of Boxing legend Mohammad Ali. Her sister Laks (Mumtaz Sorcar) is also a good boxer. Aadi finds his boxer in Madhi and trained her for the competition. Will Madhi fulfill the expectations of Aadi? Will she win the contest? To know, you have to watch the film.

Like the other sports based film, here also the coach and the player is the important characters of the film which means there is nothing new the makers are offering you but the enthusiasm and passion about the sports is really commendable. There is also a romantic angle in the film which will test your patience but the most important thing is the fantastic climax filled with thrill that will induce you to give round of applause.

Madhavan is in his best and his mind blowing performance will surly win your hearts. With this character of a tough boxing coach, Madhavan has shown his versatility after playing a simple guy in ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ (2015). Ritika Singh has also done a fantastic job in her debut film. She is a real boxer in her life and you will enjoy her performance. The other characters of Zakhir Hussain and Mumtaz Sorcar have too done their part honestly.

At the end, as I said earlier that if you are finding a fresh story in ‘Saala Khadoos’, you might get disappoint because the story is easily predictable but if you love these kinds of motivational films, you have to watch ‘Saala Khadoos’.

I will go with 2.5 out of 5 stars.

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