Khiladi Movie 11 feb 2022

Story: Mohan Gandhi is a wanted criminal who’s serving time for a crime he might or might not have committed.

Review: Ever seen that adorable video of a golden retriever puppy getting distracted by everything it sees around it? Ramesh Varma’s Khiladi is the cinematic equivalent of that.

The screenplay is so all over the place, you can’t help but wonder if any of it ever made sense, at least on paper. And when even the ‘twists’, mass songs and comedic/punch dialogues

Mohan Gandhi (Ravi Teja) is introduced as the wanted criminal who is serving time for a crime he might or might not have committed. Pooja

The only surviving family member of this massacre is a child who still seems fond of her supposedly murderous father. “Colour me intrigued,” goes Pooja immediately as her saviour syndrome

Ramesh Varma tries to pull off an Abbas-Mastan with Khiladi – as in, he will fill up the film with nonsensical dialogues, plot twists that make no logical sense,

 He hopes you will have such a ball watching Gandhi be the titular ‘khiladi’ while CBI officer Arjun Bharadwaj (Arjun Sarja), police officer Jayaram (Sachin Khedekar),

 Unni Mukundan is also in this tale, he plays a co-convict called Ramakrishna but the less said about his plotline the better. But none of that happens.

And the core plot of all this is a container with obscene amount of money brought in from Italy that everyone is trying to locate. Meah!