The trailer of Rajkumar Hirani’s production Saala Khadoos was released yesterday. Starring R Madhavan and newbie Mumtaz Sorcar in key roles, the film is essentially a sports drama based on Boxing. Madhavan plays the character of a boxing coach who has been charged with sexual harassment and suspended from the national institute.
Frustrated with the politics involved in the sports departments, Madhavan’s character takes off to Chennai where his eyes are set on a young, feisty 17-year-old girl played Mumtaz. Her intensity drives him to explore her future in the world of boxing and soon Madhavan’s character starts training her for the same. While it is certain that one may find some peculiar elements similar to those of other sports dramas such as Chak De India or Mary Kom but what makes this 2 minute trailer special is the fact that it is highly performance driven.
R . Madhavan is one actor who is extremely high on potential and it is atreat to find him in a challenging role like this. His speciality as an actor is the fact that he can slip into roles with immense ease and hence on one hand if he is extremely lovable as Farhan i n 3 Idiots and Manu in Tanu Weds Manu, he can also look extrememly raw in Saala Khadoos. Mumtaz’s debut too seems to be a power-packed one as she looks quite confident.
Directed by Sudha Kongara Prasad, the film is slated to release on 29th January, 2016.