Saala Khadoos – Movie Review

Despite Being a Passionate Movie, Saala Khadoos Lacks Much Solid Material

Saala Khadoos Movie poster

  •  Movie: Saala Khadoos

  • Cast:  R Madhavan, Mumtaz Sorcar, Ritika Singh, Radha Ravi, Nassar, M.K.Raina, Kaali Venkat

  • Director: Sudha Kongara

  • Genre: Sports Drama

  • Rating: 3.0

3-starsThe trailers of Saala Khadoos promised great sports drama akin to the magic created by Chak De India so many years ago. Sadly, the film featuring R Madhavan, Mumtaz Sorcar, Ritika Singh, Radha Ravi, Nassar, M.K.Raina, Kaali Venkat, fails to meet the expectations. Written and directed by Sudha Kongara and produced by RajKumar Hirani, the movie was released in theatres on 29th Jan 2015.

Ten years ago, Adi Tomar (Madhvan), was backstabbed by his own coach, dashing his hope of winning a boxing gold medal for India. Consequently Adi became cynical and disillusioned about the state of boxing and adapted a path of self- destruction with booze, bar-fighting and brothels. Thanks to the efforts of his devoted friends help him to get appointed as the coach of the Indian women’s boxing team. However, his outspoken attitude results in Adi getting transferred to Chennai. It is during his search for a real champion that, Adi comes across Madhi (Ritika), a fiery and free-spirited young fisherwoman. With only nine months remaining until the world championship, Adi faces the difficult challenge of not only winning the trust of Madhi but also taming and training her to fulfill his long lost dream of winning gold for India.


Sudha Kongara has undoubtedly put a lot of effort in making this movie but the lack of a strong screenplay makes it feel barren and surprisingly emotionless. The performances of the leading pair are the highlight of the film with Madhvan playing the role of a disgruntled angry coach to the hilt and Ritika appearing amply convincing in her character of a freedom loving, blabbermouth young brat. The camerawork by Sivkumar Vijayan is brilliant and brings out the anger, frustration and bitterness quite well.

Saala Khadoos is a good one time watch and IndiaCafe24 gives it a rating of 3.0 stars.

Reviewed By Meetu