Watch: Power-packed Madhavan, feisty Mumtaz light up every frame in the Saala Khadoos trailer
At first glance the 2 trailers of the Hindi-Tamil bi-lingual Saala Khadoos and Irrudhi Sutru strikes you as being a mixture of Clint Eastwood’s pugilistic mentor-pupil drama Million Dollar Babe and Shimit Amin’s hockey flick Chak De.
At first glance the 2 trailers of the Hindi-Tamil bi-lingual Saala Khadoos and Irrudhi Sutru strikes you as being a mixture of Clint Eastwood’s pugilistic mentor-pupil drama Million Dollar Babe and Shimit Amin’s hockey flick Chak De. As in the latter, Madhavan, making a spectacular comeback as an embittered boxing coach, plays a sportsman who’s disgraced and banished to the back of the beyond where he finds redemption , not in bunch of girls, but one feisty firebrand.
Maddy meets an edgy, over-energetic girl in whom the banished coach sees huge potential. The girl is played by star-magician P C Sorcar's daughter Mumtaz and she is a striking ball of fire. The implosive quality is predominant in the two main characters (as well as the two trailers).
Madhavan and Mumtaz, who play against each other as champ-guru and mentor-shishya with a solid complimentary compulsion, accentuate every frame that they share.
Going by the trailer, it looks like a rare sports film that doesn’t hesitate in building a relationship between the teacher and the student with the camera playing a cross between compatriot and cupid. Both the trailers are deftly edited, though the Tamil version is darker in mood and more aggressive.
What we see in both the trailer is a new power-packed Madhavan ready to hit where it hurts the most. He took a couple of years off to work on himself, to build his physique and, more importantly, the crumbling mindset, of a boxer on the skids. In the twin trailers Madhavan occupies the frames with considerable force. From the trailer, it seems like the new girl Mumtaz has worked hard to NOT be compared to Priyanka Chopra in Mary Kom.
We won’t. Promise.
She does seem to have certain presence. Sala Khadoos/Irrudhi Suttru is produced by Raj Kumar Hirani who gave Madhavan his last memorable role in 3 Idiots. This double-version film is important for bringing back the talented Tamil-Hindi actor with a role that has transitional dexterity. It’s also important because….well, sports films are like that only.
Watch the trailer here
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