Sabse Bada Khiladi (transl. The Biggest Player) is a 1995[2] Indian action thriller film directed by Umesh Mehra and starring Akshay Kumar, Mamta Kulkarni, Mohnish Behl, Gulshan Grover and Sadashiv Amrapurkar. It was the third installment in the Khiladi film series of films that had Akshay in the lead after Khiladi and Main Khiladi Tu Anari and was the first Khiladi film to be directed by Mehra and produced by Keshu Ramsay who went on to collaborate for Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi and International Khiladi and Khiladi 420. The film was a commercial success at the box office and was the sixth highest-grossing Indian film of 1995.

Sabse Bada Khiladi
Theatrical release poster
Directed byUmesh Mehra
Written byUmesh Mehra
Ved Prakash Sharma
Based onLallu
by Ved Prakash Sharma
Produced byKeshu Ramsay
StarringAkshay Kumar
Mamta Kulkarni
Mohnish Behl
Gulshan Grover
Sadashiv Amrapurkar
CinematographyS. Pappu
Edited byKamal Saigal
Music bySongs:
Rajesh Roshan
Background Score:
Raju Singh
D.M.S. Films
Eros Entertainment
Release date
  • June 9, 1995 (1995-06-09) (India)
Budget₹4 crore[1]
Box office₹16.05 crore[1]

The story of the film is loosely adapted from the novel called Lallu by Ved Prakash Sharma, a Hindi pulp fiction writer. Sharma is credited during the opening credits.[3]

Plot edit

Lallu is an orphan who was separated from his parents and brother in his childhood and has been brought up by foster parents. He travels to Bombay to look for a job and starts working as a loyal servant for rich businessman Jamna Das. One day he discovers Jamna Das's daughter Sunita drunk in a nightclub and takes her home. Jamna Das realises how loyal Lallu is and how he never took advantage of Sunita in her drunken state decides to get them married. Sunita immediately refuses as she is in love with Amit. When Jamna Das suddenly dies of a heart attack, his will and testament reveal that Sunita must marry Lallu or she will not be entitled to any of his wealth and estate. Seeing no other option, she marries Lallu but decides to have him killed with the help of Amit so that she can inherit all of her father's wealth. Sunita and Amit succeed in their plan to kill Lallu by poisoning him, putting him into a car, and crashing it to make it look like an accident. His death is considered suspicious, and the case is assigned to Inspector Vijay Kumar, who is a lookalike of the supposedly deceased Lallu.

Vijay also has a twin brother Ajay, whom he lost during childhood. His brother was apparently murdered by Amit's father, Amar Singh, and the latter had raped a close friend's wife, who was Jamna Das's wife, Gomti. Later Gomti dies of a heart attack when in court Amar Singh (as a lawyer) falsely proves his 'innocence' and renders her guilty. This fact is not known by Sunita. But Vijay swears revenge against Amar Singh for what he did.

The twist in the story comes when Lallu appears before Sunita and Amit, who have presumed him to be dead. He then terrorizes them at their house and, when Amit finally owns up to the crime. The police immediately arrests Amit and Sunita. Lallu says he is none other than Inspector Vijay Kumar. Vijay reveals that it was his plan to frame Amit and his father. It was he who had come as Lallu in the first place, told Jamna Das to enact the heart attack, took Sunita into confidence, done all the pretence, and finally, they had gotten Amit into trouble. Because now Amit is guilty of 'murdering Lallu', Inspector Kekda, a cunning inspector who had helped cover the crime, is also arrested.

Amit is taken into custody. Amar and Kekda hatch a plan to release Amit and send him out of the country. They go to Vijay's police station on the pretext of meeting Amit, and, as part of a plan hatched by Amar, a fight breaks out near the station, to which Vijay responds. At that moment, they release Amit, knock Kekda out, and immolate him after Amit exchanges clothes with him. By the time Vijay realises what's happening, it is too late. Amit escapes to the airport; Amar goes to court and accuses Vijay of burning his son. But Vijay manages to save Kekda. He then says that Vijay is the biggest player ('Sabse Bada Khiladi') and helps Vijay nab Amit.

Vijay chases Amit all the way to the abandoned airport with Kekda in hot pursuit in a helicopter. Eventually, they destroy many stationary aircraft and the entire hangar, with both chasing and trying to kill each other through the raging fires. Amit shoots Kekda in the chopper from his car. But Vijay manages to nab him.

Finally, they reach court, where Vijay produces Amit, the dead Kekda, and everything is out in the open. Amar Singh is now forced to say that he was the one who killed Lallu and raped Gomti, to save his son. Fortunately, he is not able to prove all this as he had already destroyed all the evidence. A frustrated Amar Singh tries to shoot Vijay but fails, and both he and Amit are arrested.

Cast edit

Music edit

The Music was composed by Rajesh Roshan, and the background score was made by Raju Singh. The track "Mukaala Mukaabla" was based on 1994 song from film Kadhalan. Lyricist of all songs is Dev Kohli.

track listing
1."Bholi Bhali Ladki"Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik05:35
2."Har Dil Mein Hai Rab Basta"Kumar Sanu05:33
3."Mukkaala Mukaabla"Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik05:21
4."Zehar Hai Ke Pyar Hain Tera Chumma"Kumar Sanu05:19
5."Tu Hain Aandhi (not in the film)"Abhijeet, Sadhana Sargam05:20
6."Bharo Maang Meri Bharo"Abhijeet, Jyoti, Rajesh Roshan07:51
7."Lovers (Not in the film)"Alisha Chinai6:24

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Sabse Bada Khiladi - Movie". Box Office India. Retrieved 25 January 2024.
  2. ^ Ashok Raj (1 November 2009). Hero Vol.2. Hay House, Inc. pp. 159–. ISBN 978-93-81398-03-6.
  3. ^ "इस शख्स ने अक्षय कुमार को बनाया था 'लल्लू', ऐसे बना था गरीब से सेलेब्रिटी". Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 18 February 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2021.

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