It’s nice to see that bollywood people are showing interest on taking biopics of unsung sporting icons of the cricket crazy nation. After Bhag Milkha Bhag and Mary Kom it is time shed more lights on woman boxing. Saala Khadoos which has been simultaneously made in Tamil as Irudhi Suttru.
The film narrates the story of Chennai Fisherman Daughter Mathi and her natural attitude towards boxing. The girl from a very normal family background achieves success in international stages.
Ritika Singh is the perfect choice for the role of boxer. This is definitely her finest performance. She has put maximum effort on screen. The characters, writing, edit, background score – top notch. High point: Nail-biting finale… Madhavan is terrific. Ritika is a revelation, a firebrand. Nasser and Zakir Hussain first-rate. Every character shines in this film. Director Sudha Kongara deserves distinction marks. This one’s straight from the heart.
Prabhu (Madhavan) had a dream to win the boxing gold for India. Despite the flaws, it’s the performances that redeem the movie. Madhavan’s imposing as the bulky coach, who, despite his eccentricities and downfalls, never lets his passion die. He’s matched brilliantly by Ritika Singh, who captures Madhi’s fractured world with striking strokes.
Blinding him in the arena and handing the match to his undeserving opponent. Shattered by his loss, Prabhu turned to a life of cynical self-destruction. Loyal friends somehow bring him back to boxing as the coach of the low-rated Indian women’s boxing team. The poor treatment met out by the female boxers at the hands of corrupt federation officials finds some space in the picture.
Despite the flaws, what a performance by Ritika.. though she is a real boxer, her attitude and body language is extrodinary.she lives the character. Prabhu ’s imposing as the bulky coach, who, despite his eccentricities and downfalls, never lets his passion die. He’s matched brilliantly by Ritika Singh, who captures Madhi’s fractured world with striking strokes. However, Prabhu and Madhi never emerge heroes, and that’s a failing on the writing. continues to dream – this time for a fiery young woman. Prabhu spots in her a champion. So begins a partnership between a man who loves his sport and a girl who loves her freedom. It is the beginning of a beautiful love and a journey towards an impossible dream.
Song track of Santhosh Narayanan including the BGM is perfect. Cinematography of Sivakumar Vijayan during the boxing scenes are great making.
Ritika Singh laudable beautiful dialogues drew much appreciation from the people who watched the film. It has become the highest grossed film of the year, a feat could not achieved by the big male stars. This film was a not a Average flick Climax Very predictable.
While Saala Khadoos(Hindi), Irudhi Suttru(Tamil) has some powerful moments. It’s delivers a Solid punch.