By Hindustan Times
Direction: Ashish R Mohan
Actors: Akshay Kumar, Asin, Himesh Reshammiya, Mithun Chakraborty
I’ve long maintained that Bollywood and Punjabi-ness are a perfect fit. Hindi films are designed to be larger-than-life, robust, brash.
The best are imbued with an inherent ‘masti’ or intoxication. In other words, Punjabi. But after watching Khiladi 786 – close on the heels of that other mind-numbing action-comedy, Son of Sardaar – I think it’s time for Bollywood to give Punjab a little rest.
In Khiladi 786, Akshay Kumar plays Bahattar Singh, an invincible son of the soil who at one point declares: Punjabi na toh chup chaap aate hain, na chup chaap jaate hain.
Bahattar Singh is a good-hearted goon who simply cannot find a wife. Enter actor-composer-writer-producer