Ravi Teja's next Khiladi hit the big screens today (February 11). Helmed by Ramesh Varma, the posters, teaser, and trailer of the actioner had impressed fans. With this, a lot of hope is attached to the Telugu film. Talking about the premise, Khiladi revolves around a murder mystery and money laundering. Now, reviews of the said movie are out, and going by it, we feel that critics have disliked the flick. FYI, Ravi Teja plays a dual role in the movie alongside Arjun Sarja, Unni Mukundan, Meenakshi Chaudhary, and Dimple Hayathi. Here's the verdict of Khiladi below. Khiladi Trailer: Ravi Teja and Meenakshi Chaudhary’s Film Is Action-Packed With a Hint of Humour and Romance (Watch Video).
TOI: "Khiladi is an absurd, sometimes stylish and oddly wacky, disengaging crime thriller – do with that what you will."
The News Minute: "The dubbing is also poor. The characters mouth different lines and the voice-over is different. The film also has actors Arjun Sarja and Unni Mukundan, but they too remain underutilised."Khiladi Song Full Kick: Ravi Teja, Dimple Hayathi’s Peppy Track Will Make You Groove! (Watch Lyrical Video).
Great Andhra: "Khiladi has a tagline of ‘play smart’, but the film doesn’t boast any smartness. With an unconvincing climax and overstuffed second half, the con drama turns out to be a bore. Too many subplots and too many twists have burdened the experience."
The Indian Express: "In Khiladi, Ramesh Varma, who wrote the story and screenplay apart from directing it, seems to be inspired by typical Telugu television serials. The logic of Telugu serials is simple — stretch the drama, add enough melodrama and introduce a few dream sequences. As an afterthought, he gives us a few twists, which you can see coming a mile away."
So, after reading the above reviews, we feel that it's better to skip Khiladi for our own good. Tell us your views in the comment section below!
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