Saala Khadoos (2016)

Hindi, Tamil 2 hrs 14 mins Action, Drama, Sports
Critics Score
Total Reviews: 49
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Review Summary: Madhavan turns in a superlative performance in a good albeit overwrought sports drama

Average Critic Rating: (2.76)
Cast: R. Madhavan , Ritika Singh , Mumtaz Sorcar , Radha Ravi , Zakir Hussain , Kaali Venkat , Baljinder Kaur
Director: Sudha Kongara
Release Date: 29 Jan 2016
Est. Budget: 23.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 7.5 CR

Plot: Irudhi Suttru (English: Final Round), titled Saala Khadoos (English: The Snob) in Hindi, is an upcoming Indian Tamil-Hindi sports drama film written and directed by Sudha Kongara. Simultaneously shot in Tamil and Hindi, the film features R. Madhavan in the leading role as a boxing coach, with newcomer Ritika Singh Read more

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Saala Khadoos - Top Reviews

The intention is right. Sudha Kongara's 'Saala Khadoos' talks about the fate of women athletes in general and women boxers specifically
A decent film brought to life by Madhavan's knockout performance
Subhash K Jha, First Post
And to employ the old Mohammad Ali adage, this one floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee.
Rachit Gupta, Film Fare
Madhavan's ‘Saala Khadoos’ has its moments. However, writer-director Sudha Kongara Prasad’s feature is no game-changer
Sneha May Francis, Emirates 24X7
The fights and the conflicts look real and not staged. Since both the protagonists in the film are boxers, the fights go for the kill.
Subhash K Jha, First Post
Unlike Madhi'€™s hero Mohammad Ali, it neither floats nor stings, it drones
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
Saala Khadoos - what an interesting title! Sadly, the film, that had a lot of potential, falls short
Sonia Chopra, Sify
Madhavan delivers a knockout performance in an otherwise average film
Subhash K Jha, First Post
It has enough heart. It’s the heat that is missing.
Saala Khadoos fails to produce a spirit that stirs and soars in equal measure
Sukanya Verma, REDIFF
I’m going with three out five
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
So on an overall basis, ‘Saala Khadoos’, despite of its uncanny similarities with ‘Chak De India’, is a great watch over this weekend. The movie boasts of some good music and great performances and is a perfect combo of performance & punches (boxing matches).
Divya Solgama, Cine Markets

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Saala Khadoos - All Reviews

On the whole, Saala Khadoos is a heartwarming entertainer which will grow by positive word of mouth.
Komal Nahta, KomalsReviews
SAALA KHADOOS is nowhere in the league of a good sports film
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
R Madhavan and Ritika Singh’s honest performances saves the film from being a complete WASHOUT!
Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life
Saala Khadoos is essentially a different movie, which showcases the menace of politics in sports.
Just Bollywood
Truth be told, we fell for the pre-release hype of R Madhavan’s Saala Khadoos
With a thumbs up to woman power, coupled with a strong subject and good performances, Saala Khadoos is bound to strike a chord with a cross section of viewers, irrespective of being sports lovers.
The Statesman
Unable to rise above predictability
Saala Khadoos is a left hook in the guts of subtlety
Rahul Desai, Catch News
Watch it for Madhavan’s towering performance
Hindustan Times
'Saala Khadoos', is bound to strike a chord with a cross section of viewers, irrespective of being sports lovers
Source, Santa Banta
Coach Madhavan, brazen Ritika Singh make the best boxing duo!
Pallavi Patra, Zee News India
PK succeeded Oh My God. Saala Khadoos releases after Chak De India, Mary Kom and Hawa Hawai. Well, that doesn’t make it a bad film, it’s just bad timing.
Lokesh Dharmani, Masala
To sum up, it’s a superb comeback for Madhavan aka Maddie
VikramGuru, Chirtamala
On the whole, Sala Khadhoos is a honest approach towards attempting realistic cinema.
Avad M, Bollywood3
SAALA KHADOOS is an euphoric and electrifying film with amazing performances from the lead cast...
Bollywood Hungama
But the predictability of the story makes its 109 minutes feel like three hours.
Manisha Lakhe, Nowrunning
R Madhavan plays Professor Higgins to Ritika Singh’s boxer in a drama that is overblown but also affecting.
Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.In
Sudha Kongara‘s “Saala Khadoos“, about the mercurial relationship between a boxer and her coach, also suffers from oversimplification
A good watch for fans of Maddy and Boxing
Madhavan's Knockout Performance Held Back By Poor Screenplay
Priyanka Prasad, Filmi Beat
The background music has been suitable, but the songs act like barriers throughout,  except one song that reveals Madhi’s makeover. The cinematography is the major highlight and the movie looks realistic because of the excellent work by the cinematographer. The production values have been rich and the director failed to take the film to the next level because of some flaws in the second half of the film.
Aravind, Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
माधवन-रितिका की शानदार एक्टिंग के लिए देखें '...खड़ूस'
Avoid this grumpy drama if you are looking for a good sports film, if you must, watch it for Madhavan'€™s power-packed performance
Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times
With a thumbs up to woman power, coupled with a strong subject and good performances, "Saala Khadoos" is bound to strike a chord with a cross section of viewers, irrespective of being sports lovers.
Troy Ribeiro, The Hans India
‘Saala Khadoos’ heartwarming but fails to pack a punch
Live Mint
Saala Khadoos’ flaws overpower its genuineness. We wouldn’t go as far as to call it a shallow film, but there is a serious lack of heart that cannot be compensated for.
Pink Villa
The film keeps you engaged till the proud-India bout in the climax because of the convincing performances
Meena Iyer, The Times of India
अगर प्रेरणाप्रद और स्पोर्ट पर आधारित कहानियों के कायल हैं. आर माधवन आपको पसंद हैं तो यह फिल्म अवश्य देखें.
R J Alok, Aaj Tak
R Madhavan & Ritika Singh starrer is a refreshing yet clichéd take on sports culture in India
Snehal Rajani, India.Com
R Madhavan and Ritika Singh deliver a 'knockout' performance!
Claps N Slaps
If only this one packed in a few more punches (read surprises), it could've been a more compelling watch, instead of yet another boxing film
Bangalore Mirror
Also, there is little sport in this sports-based film.
Surabhi Redkar, Koi Moi
'3 Idiots', 'Rang De Basanti', 'Tanu Weds Manu' and many such more, R Madhavan has always proved his worth as an actor. His prowess as an actor is not unmatchable, and sadly that proves to be the only saving grace for his recent release, 'Saala Khadoos'.
India Glitz
‘Saala Khadoos’ is highly reminiscent of Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Chak De! India’, but reaches nowhere near that film.
R Madhvan is outstanding, Ritika Singh is real surprise package, Mumtaz Sorcar and Naasar are superb, Zaakir Hussain again leaves an imapct
Box Office Capsule
Watch 'Saala Khadoos', because Madhavan and Ritika Singh have delivered endearing performances
Pooja Pande, BookMyShow
Director Sudha Kongara Prasad has cramped too much in a 109 minutes film.
Sushmita Murthy, Deccan Chronicle