Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi
Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (English: Player of Players) is a 1996 Indian action film starring Rekha in her first villain role, Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon and former WWF wrestlers "Crush" and Brian Lee as "The Undertaker". It was the 6th highest-grossing movie of the year 1996. It was the fourth installment in the Khiladi (film series). The movie is loosely based on the Hollywood film Lionheart.
|Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi|
|Directed by||Umesh Mehra|
|Produced by||Keshu Ramsay|
|Written by||Umesh Mehra|
Anand S. Vardhan
|Edited by||Kamal Saigal|
|Box office||₹25.15 crore|
The film is about a deadly game of survival in the ruthless world of crime and sleaze. A criminal don, Maya (Rekha), hosts illegal wrestling matches in U.S (New York) and has the full support of the local Police Commissioner. Ajay Malhotra has relocated to US and has started his own orchestra with the help of some of his friends.
His brother, Akshay (Akshay Kumar), decides to visit him on hearing that he wants to marry his beloved in Canada; on the airplane he meets Priya (Raveena Tandon), and both fall in love. Once in the U.S., Akshay finds out that the police have a warrant for the arrest of Ajay and want to question him. Akshay's attempts to locate Ajay land him with Maya, who happens to be Priya's sister. Apparently Maya is holding Ajay and will only release him after he hands over incriminating documents. Akshay soon wins Maya's confidence by rescuing her from attempts on her life made by King Don (Gulshan Grover), and Maya begins to like him and trust him. Akshay then proposes to her, to which Maya agrees, much to the disappointment of Priya.
Soon Akshay kills Maya's men when they get to know of his true identity. He also organises a fake kidnap drama with Ajay's friends, who kidnap him and demand that Maya come to meet them with Ajay. By now Maya realizes that Akshay is Ajay's brother, and Priya actually loves Akshay. Maya calls the kidnappers and arranges a meeting the following night. News of this has spread to a hospitalised Ajay, who decides to intervene in the meeting. But is again captured by Maya's men. Maya then stages a shootout threatening Priya, Akshay and Ajay, but are interrupted by the cops and King Don. King Don is then defeated by everyone else present. At the end, Maya commits suicide, and before dying she hands over her sister Priya and Ajay to Akshay.
- Akshay Kumar as Akshay Malhotra
- Raveena Tandon as Priya
- Rekha as Madam Maya
- Inder Kumar as Ajay Malhotra
- Barkha Madan as Jane
- Dolly Bindra as Bhagwanti
- Brian Adams as Crush (WWF character)
- Gulshan Grover as King Don
- Brian Lee as The Undertaker (WWF character)
- Deven Verma as Uncle
- Anjana Mumtaz as Mrs. Malhotra
- Tiku Talsania as Priya's Uncle
- Kishore Bhanushali as Ajay's Friend
- Gavin Packard as Gavin
- Dinesh Anand
- Umesh Shukla
The film soundtrack contains 7 songs composed by Anu Malik.
|"Tu Kaun Hai Tera Naam Kya"||Kumar Sanu, Sadhana Sargam|
|"Aaj Meri Zindagi"||Babul Supriyo, Alka Yagnik|
|"In The Night No Control"||Sumitra Iyer|
|"Itna Mujhe Pata Hai"||Abhijeet, Kavita Krishnamurthy|
|"Maa Sherawaliye"||Sonu Nigam|
|"Mera Baba Shahi Fakir"||Bali Brahmabhatt|
|"Tu Waaqif Nahi Meri Deewangi Se"||Sadhana Sargam, Kumar Sanu|
The movie has been shot in locations across Canada and Russia.
- "Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi - Movie - Box Office India". www.boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
- Archived 8 April 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- "Bollywood Movie Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi Shooting Locations". www.bollylocations.com. Retrieved 24 July 2018.