The Singhs are a family of proud con-cops (partly for a cause), and while 72 Singh can single-handedly thrash thugs at supersonic speed, he believes in driving women around in what he calls a mardon ki sawaari
- a vibrantly colourful truck - on date nights. No wonder, matrimonial rejects are aplenty (everyone wants a sawaari
in a Ferrari, you see) and Khiladi bhaiyya is left 'lonely-lonely', with little or no action in his love life. Enter Mansukh Desai (Himesh) a wedding-fixer, who takes on the challenge of finding a girl to match his machismo. And he finds one in the feisty Indu
Tendulkar (Asin) - Mumbai's wanted don, TT's (Mithun) sister. Well, she turns out to be nothing short of a psycho baiko
, in love with a part-time-prisoner called Azad.
Akshay is in his top-form, his punches are as power-packed as his one-liners. With kurtas
as colourful as his character, nonchalant charm and playful references to recent hits (Rowdy Rathore, Housefull 2, Singham
), he proves to be sabse bada khiladi
, yet again. Asin
has, without a doubt, looked her best in this film. As Ms. Khiladi, she's pulled out a few guns, stepped on the gas (crashing and speeding up cars) and romanced her balma
. Mithun, dons the role of goonda,
but with his funny liners, he leaves us with a lot of laughs. Himesh is decent as a caricature-ish Gujju boy.
Debutant director Ashish R Mohan's masala potboiler style is unmistakably reminiscent of his guru, Rohit Shetty's films. There are flying cars, flying bodies, flying fists and a flying Singh too. He shows flair for comedy, but for a film titled Khiladi
', it lacks hard-core action, heat and the adrenalin rush that is synonymous with Akshay's Khiladi
series (maybe intentionally). With a feel of hip-hop, rap, rock and our good 'ol Burmanda, Himesh's music pumps life and energy into the story.
For those looking for some logic-less laughtime, groovy tunes topped with some todh-podh
- this one could bring some action to your weekend.