An outstanding performance from the legend actor Ranganathan Madhavan as a Boxing Champion, who later on served as a coach to the Indian Women Boxing Team. He rocked the screen with outstanding aura and body language. It seem like he lived the character, he appears in a muscular macho look with rough beard and long hairs. As the name of the movie “Saala Khadoos” depicts he is in the role of a tough guy, very hard to impress and totally dedicated towards boxing.
Director Sudha Kongara Prasad executed the movie so beautifully, it is a perfect blend of thrill, emotion and drama. The girl Ritika Singh nailed the character with her fantastic performance as a poor backward girl from slums of Chennai turning into an international level boxing champion. She is portrayed as an angry young woman, who started her career in boxing for money, which later on turned as her true passion.
You can see Nassar one of the famous face of Tamil Cinema in a supporting role as a Junior Coach for Ritika Singh. Movie is portraying the dirty politics and corruption happening in our country’s sports authorities. Despite all the barriers the combo of coach and trainee lead them to their impossible dream of being an International Champion in Boxing, earning a gold medal for India. Movie also gives a message to the society and our government that, if politics is evaded from sports you can get champions from every next street of our country. (Agar sports se politics hata de toh, gali gali mai champion milega).
Watch the movie for an enthusiastic story and a brilliant performance by R Madhavan.