Saala Khadoos is a Hindi sports drama film starring R. Madhavan, Ritika Singh and Nassar in the lead roles. The film is directed by Sudha Kongara Prasad and produced by Rajkumar Hirani. The film was released on January 29, 2016 and received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike.
The film tells the story of Adi Tomar (Madhavan), a former boxer who was falsely accused of sexual harassment and transferred to Chennai as a coach. There he discovers a talented but rebellious fish seller Madhi (Singh), who he trains to become a champion boxer. The film explores the relationship between the coach and the student, as well as the challenges they face from the corrupt boxing association and their own personal demons.
Saala Khadoos is a gripping and inspiring film that showcases the passion and dedication of the sportspersons. The film also highlights the issues of gender discrimination, sexual harassment and nepotism in the sports industry. The film has a realistic and gritty tone, with authentic locations and dialogues. The film also features some thrilling boxing sequences that keep the viewers on the edge of their seats.
The performances of the actors are commendable, especially Madhavan and Singh, who share a great chemistry on screen. Madhavan delivers a powerful performance as the bitter and cynical coach, who finds a new purpose in life through Madhi. Singh makes an impressive debut as the feisty and fearless Madhi, who proves her mettle in the ring. Nassar is also effective as the antagonist Dev Khatri, who tries to sabotage their dreams.
The music of the film is composed by Santhosh Narayanan, who creates a catchy and energetic soundtrack that suits the mood of the film. The songs like \"Dil Ye Ladaku\", \"Jhalli Patakha\" and \"Jagaa Khunnas\" are especially memorable and add to the excitement of the film. The cinematography by Sivakumar Vijayan is also noteworthy, as he captures the essence of Chennai and the boxing arena.
Saala Khadoos is a must-watch film for all sports lovers and cinema enthusiasts. It is a rare film that combines entertainment and emotion in a balanced way. It is a film that celebrates the spirit of boxing and the power of dreams.
The film was also released in Tamil as Irudhi Suttru, which means Final Round. The Tamil version received more acclaim and appreciation than the Hindi version, as it catered to the regional sensibilities and preferences of the audience. The film also featured some popular Tamil actors like Nasser, Radha Ravi and Kaali Venkat in supporting roles.
The film was made on a modest budget of Rs. 15 crore, and it managed to recover its cost through its theatrical run and satellite rights. The film collected Rs. 14.79 crore in India and Rs. 3.25 crore overseas, making a worldwide gross of Rs. 18.04 crore. The film was declared an average performer at the box office, but it earned more respect and recognition from the critics and the industry.
The film also won several awards and nominations for its cast and crew. Madhavan won the Best Actor award at the Filmfare Awards South and the SIIMA Awards for his performance in both languages. Singh won the Best Debut Actress award at the Filmfare Awards, the IIFA Utsavam Awards and the SIIMA Awards for her role in both languages. Prasad won the Best Director award at the Filmfare Awards South for the Tamil version. aa16f39245