Shubir Rishi feels Khiladi 786 is a wannabe funny movie, an assault on our collective intellect.Disclaimer: The writer of this review has been brought up on a constant diet of bad-good movies such as Gunda, Clerk, Saawariya and Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon, and his patience for such movies is limitless. BUT I have also lost count of the number of times I have wanted to run away, or close my eyes and wished the movie was finished. The last such movie was unfortunately another Akshay Kumar starrer called Joker. These movies come under a category called SO-bad-I-want-to-be-The-Punisher.
Oh, Bahattar is unmarried, because of um, bad-good repute?Enter Indu Tendulkar (Asin, pretty, and with an annoying smirk), a supposedly firebrand sister to a notorious don (Mithun Chakraborty, with a visibly stick-on moustache and who quickly looses his Maharashtrian accent, and with a bunch of insipidly-comic goons), who is apparently unmarriageable. She is inexplicably in love with someone called Azaad (Rahul Singh, why?) whose is lodged at the Central Jail which is logically located on Marine Drive (since most of the movie seems to be shot in that general area).One thing leads to another and the Singh family and a bunch of first-timer Sardar actors (who unabashedly look in the camera, cue be damned) land in Mumbai in a very colourful truck all the way from Punjab so that the Khiladi can get his khiladin. With Himeshbhai at the helm with a spontaneously-delightful Apple Singh (Sanjai Mishra, the ONLY comic relief in the entire ordeal).Debutant director Ashish R Mohan does try, but everything becomes dim and dull because of a really weak script, with unacceptable dialogues which are constantly in bad taste, and a single-finger synthesiser which is utilised for filling in as background score.This is no Rowdy Rathore, folks, this is just a gimmick. True, they did infuse it with a lot of other delightful innuendos, and some reference to comic books, but at the same time, ruined with unclever lines and expectant looks.This is a wannabe funny movie, an assault on our collective intellect.Rediff Rating: (Because I must) 2b1af7f3a8