Life Is All A Boxing Match In The New Trailer For Hindi Sports Drama, SAALA KHADOOS

With Ryan Coogler's Creed and Antoine Fuqua's Southpaw paving the way for boxing dramas to resurface, anyone looking for more needn't look further than writer and director Sudha Kongara's latest Hindi feature, Saala Khadoos. Actor R. Madhavan and actress Ritika Singh lead the way with plot that deals in politics and corruption in sports, and the culminating underdog tale that ensues between two very different people with one dream.

Adi Tomar had a dream to win the boxing gold for India. Instead he languished in a nightmare for a decade as his gloves were spiked during an all-important match, blinding him in the arena and handing the match to his undeserving opponent—a mediocre boxer but a political powerhouse. The culprit was his own coach, Dev Khatri. Shattered by his loss, and disillusioned by the state of Indian boxing, Adi turned to a life of cynical self-destruction of booze, brothels and bar-fights. Loyal friends somehow bring him back to boxing as the coach of the lowly rated Indian women’s boxing team. His outspoken honesty sends jitters through his old adversaries, and he is soon transferred to Chennai—the Siberia of Indian boxing. But Adi continues to dream but this time for a free-spirited, fiery young woman from the fishing community, Madhi. Adi spots in her a champion that could bring India the gold that he was robbed off. But first Adi must earn her trust, then tame her impetuosity and finally make her dream… all this in just nine months before the world championship. And so begins an uneasy partnership between a man who loves his sport and a girl who loves her freedom. Rigor and rebellion, structure and free spirit collide. It is the beginning of a beautiful friendship and a journey towards an impossible dream. 
The new trailer is now out following a teaser from last December and the acting looks very heavy-handed and substantive with a story that ultimately puts women on the forefront of the action once more, which is always fantastic. January 29 is the date for locals to catch this one so take a look at the new trailer now and keep your eyes open for more info.


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