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International Khiladi (transl. International Player) is a 1999 Indian action drama film directed by Umesh Mehra starring Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna in the lead roles. In an interview with Lehren Network, Khanna said that the film didn't follow a conventional script while Kumar stated that the film had more of romance than action. Indian film trade website Box Office India gave the film a "Below Average" rating.
News Reporter Payal (Twinkle Khanna) and her camera-man have been assigned the task of interviewing the world's highest ranking criminal don, Rahul alias Devraj (Akshay Kumar), which they accept. In the process, Payal and Devraj fall in love with each other, much to the opposition of Bismillah (Mukesh Khanna), Devraj's guardian on the one hand, and Police Inspector Amit (Rajat Bedi), and Payal's brother Ravi (Vivek Shauq) on the other. What results is that Ravi is killed, with Devraj being blamed and arrested. Payal testifies against him, and Devraj is sentenced to be hanged. When Bismillah finds about this plot, he tracks them down, but Amit kills him to save himself and Payal. But Devraj escapes from custody, and begins to plot vengeance against his enemies, including Payal, as well as the real killer of Ravi. As the story unfolds, it is revealed that Amit was the one who killed Ravi and joined Thakral (Gulshan Grover) to frame Devraj for it. But Amit betrays Thakral and kills him. He then takes Devraj on a flight where Devraj tracks him down and kills him. The story ends with Payal and Devraj getting married.
Akshay Kumar as Devraj / Rahul
Rajat Bedi as Amit
Twinkle Khanna as Payal
Vivek Shauq as Ravi
Gulshan Grover as Thakral
Mukesh Khanna as Bismillah, Devraj's guardian
Johnny Lever as Focus, Payal's Cameraman
Lester Speight as henchman of Gulshan Grover
Asrani as Payal's boss
Avtar Gill as Defence Lawyer
Shahbaz Khan (actor) as as Police Commissioner
Subbiraj as S.P. Sharma
Ram Mohan as Prosecuting Lawyer
Vivek Vaswani as Vivek Shrivastav
Gajendra Chouhan as Rahul's Father
Shagufta Ali as Rahul's Mother
Omkar Kapoor as Young Devraj
The film was co-produced by Canadian businessman Ajay Virmani. That's why thus and was shot in Toronto.
All lyrics are written by Dev Kohli; all music is composed by Aadesh Shrivastava.
No. Title Playback Length
1. "Chookar Mere Man Ko" Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik 6:06
2. "Halka Halka Dard Hai" Kumar Sanu, Kavita Krishnamurthy 5:07
3. "International Khiladi" Sonu Nigam 4:11
4. "Kudi Kanwari" Alka Yagnik, Roop Kumar Rathod 6:31
5. "Lutiya Gaya" Sudesh Bhosle, Jaspinder Narula 4:24
6. "Saiyan Saiyan" Abhijeet, Alka Yagnik 3:30
7. "Yaar Maine Ek Sapna Dekha" Udit Narayan 5:20
Rediff.com noted that the film's songs "seem to be good".
"International Khiladi". Box Office India. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
Mark Deming (2015). "International Khiladi (1999)". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
When Twinkle Khanna Was All Praises For Akshay Kumar | International Khiladi | Flashback Video (Interview) (in Hindi). Lehren Networks. 1999. Event occurs at 8:21.
Ali, Firdau (5 June 2000). "Niagara calls". Rediff.com. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
"The Star Test". Rediff.com. 9 January 1999. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
International Khiladi at IMDb
Khiladi (1992)Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994)Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995)Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996)Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi (1997)International Khiladi (1999)Khiladi 420 (2000)Khiladi 786 (2012)
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi
Categories: 1999 filmsHindi-language films1990s Hindi-language filmsIndian filmsFilms scored by Aadesh ShrivastavaFilms set in CanadaIndian gangster films1999 action thriller films1990s romantic thriller filmsIndian romantic action filmsIndian romantic thriller filmsIndian action thriller filmsFilms directed by Umesh Mehra1990s romantic action films
Genre: Action, Crime, South-Dubbed
Director: Pradeep Krishnamoorthy
Actor: Mahesh Babu, Amrita Rao, Brahmanandam, Nassar, Prakash Raj, Ashish Vidyarthi, Ajay, Baby Anni, Malaika Arora, Banerjee, Vivek Chowdary, Vajja Venkata Giridhar, Hema, Rajeev Kanakala, Ashmitha Karnani, Raghu Kumar Karumanchi, Srinivasa Rao Kota, Madhavi Latha, Venu Madhav, Gangadhar Panday, Prabhakar, Pragathi, Murli Sharma, Subbaraju, Suneel, Narsing Yadav
Rating: U/A 16+
Amrita is in love with him Aditya until she realizes that he killed her parents years ago and has returned to kill her.