Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Himesh Reshammiya, Paresh Rawal, Ileana D’Cruz
Director: Ashish R Mohan
Producer: Akshay Kumar, Himesh Reshammiya
Music Director: Himesh Reshammiya
Studio: Eros International, Hari Om Entertainment Co.
Release Date: November 2012
The name of the movie is actually “Khiladi 786 Made in Punjab” and it is the brainchild of Himesh Reshammiya. While Akshay Kumar plays the lead role in “Khiladi 786”, Himesh Reshammiya has an equal important role to play. In Khiladi 786, Himesh Reshammiya plays the role of a Gujarati man named Mansukh.
Himesh Reshammiya has a supposedly dominant presence in this movie. Besides playing a major role in this film, Himesh Reshammiya is the co producer of “Khiladi 786” along with Akshay Kumar, the story writer of the film and also its music director. It has been a good 12 years since Akshay Kumar became a Khiladi when he acted in the film Khiladi 420 that was released in the year 2000. And now after more than a decade Akki is again set to don the Khiladi label.
Other than Akshay Kumar and Himesh Reshammiya, “Khiladi 786” also has veteran actor Paresh Rawal who plays the role of Champaklal. Actors Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal had together been part of many highly successful ventures. Together they also have quite a few number of comedy films in their kitty. The success of “Khiladi 786” will depend much on how the movie goers accept the pairing of Akshay Kumar-Paresh Rawal and also that of Akshay Kumar-Himesh Reshammiya.
Akshay Kumar had previously sung for the films like “Singh is Kinng” (2008) and “Chandni Chowk to China” (2009). He will be heard singing once again in his upcoming film “Khiladi 786 Made in Punjab”. The actor will render his voice to a song that will be picturised on him. While Akshay Kumar was pretty apprehensive of the idea of singing, he agreed to render his voice the moment he got to hear the music that had elements of hip-hop in it.
“Khiladi 786 Made in Punjab” will see Ileana D’Cruz as the female lead. This will be the second Bollywood film for the Kollywood actress who is all set to appear in Anurag Basu’s “Barfee”. The music rights of “Khiladi 786” have been sold to HR Musik, the music label of Himesh Reshammiya.
Will the movie goers accept the pairing of Akshay Kumar and Himesh Reshammiya? Will the chemistry between Akshay Kumar and Ileana D’Cruz work? Wait till the end of this year and find out for yourself.