Direction: Ashish R Mohan
Production: Hari Om Entertainment Co, HR Musik and Eros International
Writers: Bunty Rathore and Himesh Reshammiya
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Himesh Reshammiya, Asin, Mithun Chakraborty, Raj Babbar, Mukesh Rishi, Rahul Singh, Rajesh Khattar
Music: Himesh Reshammiya
Genre: Action/ Comedy
Release Date: December 7, 2012
Star Value: With the presence of superstar Akshay Kumar and talented Asin, the star value for Khiladi 786 is high!
Hype: The promos of the movie have received a decent response, although not very good. This is because of its supposed similarity with a number of mindless action flicks of recent times. Due to the promotions and publicity, the hype has been good if not terrific.
Music: The songs of Khiladi 786 are slowly becoming popular. Apart from the title track, ‘Long Drive’, ‘O Bavaria’, ‘Balma’ and ‘Hookah Bar’ are gaining popularity.
Khiladi 786 will get a decent to good opening at the box office if it gets positive initial reports. However, the response won’t be terrific, which is expected from such films, since Aamir Khan’s Talaash (released last week) is still doing well. The good thing for the Akshay Kumar starrer is that no major film is releasing next week which gives it a good two weeks’ period to earn moolah before Salman Khan’s hugely awaited Dabangg 2 releases on December 21. Khiladi 786 has potential to do well in single screens as well as multiplexes, although its chances lie higher in the former due to the genre.