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Director: Sudha Kongara
Cast: R.Madhavan, Ritika Singh, Nasser, Radha Ravi, Mumtaz Sorcar
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Sports
Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Average Combined Ratings Of All The Critics: 3/5
Plot/Story: Sudha Kongara with her flim “Saala Khadoos” takes us on an eventful journey where the nuances of politics, anger, ambitions are aptly epitomized in the mainframe.
The story revolves around Adi (Madhavan) and Madhi(Ritika Singh) a fisherwoman cum boxer whom he trains in order to achieve what he could not during his eon as a boxer. Soon he gets involved with a series of spats with the administration of a women boxing team that he coached over issues relating to power politics and functioning of the system.
Thereafter he was fallaciously indicted to get him transferred to Chennai where he begins his search for a girl who not only can fulfill his dream of successful boxer but also give a befitting riposte to the erring administration that marred the prospects of many fellow bright boxers like him. After having found the much needed vigor in a fisherwomen called Madhi, Adi then goes on to coach her to fulfill his dream of making her a robust boxer.
In a significant turn of events Adi convinces Madhi to pursue the life of a boxer and then finally begins the journey knowing that they have to counter the obstacles that come in their way to success. Interestingly, Madhi’s sister Laxmi (Mumtaz Sorcar) who want to get into the police department in order to look after her family messes up the efforts of his sister and her coach Adi and finally it resulted Madhi’s defeat in a defining match followed by the severance of Adi and Madhi.
Will Adi and Madhi again come together to continue their fight against the errant administration or will Lakhmi be successful in her efforts to wreck the endeavor of both Adi and Madhi? That is what the movie awaits you in a nearby theater.
Coming into the technicalities, the cinematography by Sivakumar Vijayan is par excellence with that of the pace in which the movie is portrayed. Music by Santhosh Narayanan is rather ordinary but he makes it up by his astonishing background music that blends with the narration so well.
On the acting front R. Madhavan is phenomenal as usual with his performance as a boxing coach. He adds maturity to the character that has been through to up heals and with his chemistry with Ritika is second to none. Ritika on the other hand impresses with her confidence and maturity so much that it is undistinguishable to spot anything between a matured and a debutant.
On the closing note, Sudha Kongara deserves the accolades for bringing out such maturing and enthralling performance from not only her lead cast but also from her technical department. 'Be Khadoos’ this weekend in cinemas near you.
The film’s main strength lies solely on the strong performances of the lead actors. The usually likeable R Madhavan transforms himself totally into a Khadoos, someone who you never want to be your coach, by the way. Read more...
Deccan Chronicle- 2/5
You know that a sports film is good when it gives its audience an adrenaline rush and makes one root for a character despite knowing fully well that the match result lies not in your cheers, but the director’s cut. Saala Khadoos unfortunately does neither. Read more...
Director Sudha Kongara deserves distinction marks. This one's straight from the heart. Full marks to her for convincingly depicting a story of an underdog girl and her coach fighting against all the odds as they race towards victory. Read more...
The subject of the film’s gives an opinion the five tunes lyricist Swanand Kirkire would be mainly geared toward adding on the story, instead of employed as standalone amounts and assembled by composer Santhosh Narayanan. Read more...