#5 World Cup – Akshay Kumar World Cup (KHAKEE wins)

8 GROUPS OF RANDOMLY CHOSEN FILM THAT STAR AKSHAY KUMAr – 4 FILMS IN EACH GROUP
GROUP STAGE pick 2 favourite films from Group of 4 – votes equal points
BLOGGERS TO VOTE ON WHICH FILM WINS – only need the winning film and if you like a reason for victory. No essays! In The event of a tie score at the end of group stages – a head to head match will be used to determine the winner. In the event of a tie head to head my vote will determine the victor.
TOP 2 FROM EACH GROUP TO GO THROUGH TO FINAL 16 – matches there on are randomly picked by me.

Final 16 and knockouts – in the event of a tie score the highest voted film overall will go through.

Honourable mentions – A few probably to mention obviously but I’ve tried to pick the most popular 32. Akshay Kumar has over 100 movies, so picking 32 may upset some!

Here are the groups results, below that are the Round of 16 matches

 

Group 1
Khakee 13
Khiladi 12
Rustom 2
Tees Maar Khan 1
Group 2
Mohra 13
Jolly LLB 2 7
Phir Hera Pheri 4
Housefull 2 2
Group 3
Rowdy Rathore 9
Namastey London 8
Toilet Ek Prem Katha 6
Main Khiladi Tu Anari 4
Group 4
OMG! Oh My God 12
Pad Man 10
Suhaag 2
Heyy Babyy 1
Group 5
Hera Pheri 12
Special 26 8
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 6
Gold 2
Group 6
Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty 13
Welcome 7
Dhadkan 6
2.0 2
Group 7
Airlift 10
Ajnabee 7
Singh Is Kinng 6
Kesari 5
Group 8
Baby 12
Aankhen 10
Mission Mangal 3
Housefull 2

Round of 16 Results

Welcome 2 Vs Pad Man 10
Khiladi 7 Vs Aankhen 5
Ajnabee 1 Vs Special 26 11
Khakee 8 vs Namastey London 4
Airlift 5 Vs Mohra 7
OMG! Oh My God 10 Vs Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty 2
Rowdy Rathore 3 Vs Hera Pheri 9
Jolly LLB 2 2 Vs Baby 10

Quarter Finals Results

Khiladi 6 Vs Mohra 6 (Mohra wins due to more votes in Groups+R16 20-19 compared to Khiladi)
Khakee 9 Vs Pad Man 3
OMG! Oh My God 4 Vs Hera Pheri 8
Baby 10 Vs Special 26 1

Semi Finals Results

Mohra 3 Vs Hera Pheri 7
Khakee 7 Vs Baby 3

Final Result

Khakee 8 Vs Hera Pheri 3

 

202 Responses to “#5 World Cup – Akshay Kumar World Cup (KHAKEE wins)”

  1. Ok! Here is a shortened bullet World Cup – different playing rules compared to SRK, Aamir and Madhuri Vs Sridevi from 2018
    I have removed the round robin of group stage now and replaced with your top 2 picks from 4 out of each group ( 8 groups in total). Rules are in post.
    PLEASE NOTE THE AKSHAY KUMAR VOTE IS FOR FAVOURITE MOVIE!
    VOTING FOR GROUP STAGE ENDS BY TOMORROW NIGHT GREENWICH MEDIAN TIME 8PM, AND FILMS ADVANCING TO FINAL 16 MATCHES ANNOUNCED PLUS ROUND OF 16 MATCHES START TOMORROW
    My votes – please follow how I present this as a format (COPY AND PASTE NAMES AS IN THE GROUP TABLES ABOVE)

    Group 1
    Khiladi
    Khakee

    Group 2
    Mohra
    Phir Hera Pheri

    Group 3
    Namastey London
    Rowdy Rathore

    Group 4
    OMG! Oh My God
    Pad Man

    Group 5
    Hera Pheri
    Special 26

    Group 6
    Dhadkan
    Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty

    Group 7
    Ajnabee
    Singh Is Kinng

    Group 8
    Aankhen
    Baby

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  2. Group 1
    Khiladi
    Khakee

    Group 2
    Mohra
    Phir Hera Pheri

    Group 3
    Main Khiladi Tu Anari
    Namastey London

    Group 4
    OMG! Oh My God
    Pad Man

    Group 5
    Hera Pheri
    Bhool Bhulaiyaa

    Group 6
    Dhadkan
    Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty

    Group 7
    Ajnabee
    Kesari

    Group 8
    Aankhen
    Mission Mangal

    ps : lot of tukka here

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  3. Group 1
    Khiladi
    Tees Maar Khan

    Group 2
    Mohra
    Housefull 2

    Group 3
    Main Khiladi Tu Anari
    Rowdy Rathor

    Group 4
    Suhaag
    Heyy Babyy

    Group 5
    Bhool Bhulaiya
    Gold

    Group 6
    Dhadkan
    Welcome

    Group 7
    Ajnabee
    Singh Is King

    Group 8
    Housefull
    Housefull 3

    Why did you miss Garam Masala? And Awara Pagal Deewana?

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  4. Baby should have been included instead of all the Housefulls. It is my favourite Akshay Kumar film:

    Group 1
    Khiladi
    Khakee

    Group 2
    Mohra
    Phir Hera Pheri

    Group 3
    Main Khiladi Tu Anari
    Rowdy Rathore

    Group 4
    OMG! Oh My God
    Pad Man

    Group 5
    Hera Pheri
    Special 26

    Group 6
    Dhadkan
    Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty

    Group 7
    Ajnabee
    Airlift

    Group 8
    Aankhen
    Mission Mangal

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  5. Group 8
    Baby
    Ankhen

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  6. tonymontana Says:

    Aahhh.. finally something worthwhile

    Can go on and on about cinema that is not current and something that deviates from the usual box office numbers and wars.

    And I suppose Khakee should win this one, hands down

    Here are my choices:

    Group 1
    Khiladi
    Khakee

    Group 2
    Mohra
    Jolly LLB 2

    Group 3
    Namastey London
    Rowdy Rathore

    Group 4
    OMG! Oh My God
    Pad Man

    Group 5
    Hera Pheri
    Special 26

    Group 6
    Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty
    2.0

    Group 7
    Airlift
    Kesari

    Group 8
    Aankhen
    Baby

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  7. Group 1
    Khiladi
    Khakee

    Group 2
    Mohra
    Jolly LLB 2

    Group 3
    Namastey London
    Toilet Ek Prem Katha

    Group 4
    OMG! Oh My God
    Pad Man

    Group 5
    Hera Pheri
    Bhool Bhulaiyaa

    Group 6
    Welcome
    Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty

    Group 7
    Singh Is Kinng
    Airlift

    Group 8
    Aankhen
    Housefull

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  8. Group1
    1. Khiladi
    2. Khakee

    Group2

    Group3
    1. RR

    Group4
    1. OMG

    Group5:
    HP
    Special 26

    Group6
    Welcome
    Holiday

    Group7
    Airlift
    Ajnabee

    Group8
    Baby
    Aankhen

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  9. Naveen- only 2 movies per group not all 4

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    • @jayshah
      I am not sure if this is good exercise. People are voting for wrong movies just because they haven’t watched all. That is leading for some really good movies kicked out at initial stage.

      I think people shouldn’t vote for the groups if they haven’t watched all movies in it. Or you should not consider those groups. And ask people to flag those groups which they haven’t watched all.

      Anyways, my pick –
      Group 1
      Khiladi
      Khakee

      Group 2
      Mohra
      Jolly LLB 2

      Group 3
      Rowdy Rathore
      Toilet Ek Prem Katha

      Group 4
      OMG! Oh My God
      Pad Man

      Group 5
      Hera Pheri
      Gold

      Group 6
      Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty
      2.0

      Group 7
      Airlift
      Kesari

      Group 8
      Baby
      Mission Mangal

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      • I agree with Raghav.
        I am taking this exercise to actually watch the movie which i missed. It is indeed a great way to revisit some of those.

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  10. I have seen each of these movies, mostly in theatre. 🙂
    Would be really difficult to pick 2 out of 4 in few of the groups.
    Group 3 and 7 was very tough for me.
    However following are my choices:

    Group 1
    Khiladi
    Khakee

    Group 2
    Mohra
    Housefull 2

    Group 3
    Namastey London
    Toilet Ek Prem Katha

    Group 4
    OMG! Oh My God
    Pad Man

    Group 5
    Hera Pheri
    Bhool Bhulaiyaa

    Group 6
    Dhadkan
    Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty

    Group 7
    Airlift
    Kesari

    Group 8
    Baby
    Mission Mangal

    Few of the movies rejected were indeed superb when it released. However now other movies have come.

    Also missed my 2 favourites in the lineup –

    Sabse Bada Khiladi
    Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi

    These two defined Akshay Kumar for me in 90s.

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    • IIRC, these 2 Khiladi films helped Akshay Kumar enormously in the 90s when he found the going tough. Between Yeh Dillagi and Jaaanwar (the latter practically saved his career), these 2 Khiladi films helped him survive when he was on a terrible run.

      I also like Sangharsh a fair bit back then. From other films not in the list, Garam Masala was pretty enjoyable.

      I guess it must have been a tough job for Jay to choose 32 out of a filmography of 150 plus films.

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      • It’s the hardest World Cup as Akshay’s done so many movies. One year in 90s he had 11 releases! In the end I’ve used wikipedia, BOI and IMDb to sort it out. Even Salman’s soundtracks I’ve missed a few decent soundtracks out.

        But I’d basically just ask have I missed anything that would be a top 10 contender. Baby for sure I added back in.

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        • I personally think you have included the main ones in there and balanced it out quite well in the groups. The likes of Garam Masala, the 2 Khiladi films Naveen mentioned, Yeh Dillagi, Jaanwar, Sangharsh, Awara Paagal Deewana, Ek Rishta, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Gabbar are the odd ones out there. But if you include them, you end up with 4 more groups!

          There were some terrible films in the late 90s right after Khiladayon Ka Khiladi and until Jaanwar that you have done well to keep out of the list!

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  11. 1
    Khiladi
    Khakee

    2
    Mohra
    Phir Hera Pheri

    3
    Main Khiladi Tu Anari
    Rowdy Rathore

    4
    Suhaag
    OMG

    5
    Bhool Bhulaiya
    Special 26

    6
    Dhadkan
    Holiday

    7
    Ajnabee
    Singh is Kinng

    8
    Aankhen
    Baby

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  12. Group 1
    Khakee
    Rustom

    Group 2
    Mohra
    Phir Hera Pheri

    Group 3
    Namastey London
    Toilet Ek Prem Katha

    Group 4
    OMG! Oh My God
    Pad Man

    Group 5
    Hera Pheri
    Bhool Bhulaiyaa

    Group 6
    Welcome
    Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty

    Group 7
    Singh Is Kinng
    Airlift

    Group 8
    Baby
    Mission Mangal

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  13. Sanghursh is one I liked. I didn’t mind Ek Rishta when it released.
    As long as a potential winner hasn’t been sidelined. Can’t have a World Cup without Brazil!

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  14. updated list. Ignore earlier one.

    Group 1
    Khiladi
    Khakee

    Group 2
    Mohra
    Jolly LLB 2

    Group 3
    Namastey London
    Toilet Ek Prem Katha

    Group 4
    OMG! Oh My God
    Pad Man

    Group 5
    Hera Pheri
    Special 26

    Group 6
    Welcome
    Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty

    Group 7
    Ajnabee
    Airlift

    Group 8
    Aankhen
    Baby

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  15. Ek Rishta is not really a great film. But there were a few things that I liked about it back then. It released at around the times of K3G and there was Bachan in both so there were obvious comparisons.

    What I preferred in Ek Rishta compared to K3G is the way the rift between the father and son was treated and developed in the film. There was a graph about the 2 characters (something tha was lacking in K3G).

    In K3G, the relation seemed quite hollow. It was all about tradition, ‘parampara’, social class etc.. So, as soon as the son disobeys the father, the latter cuts off all the ties. It is sudden. The reunion is also dramatic but sudden when they meet again.

    In Ek Rishta, they show the problem in terms of 2 persons thinking differently and in terms of generation gap as well. The rift starts mildly and you can see it gradually becoming bigger and bigger until they break all ties with each other.

    And then later, the reconciliation and repair also is a slow process. They start talking, the son offers his support in tough times and while they gradually get to learn to about their mistakes and the lessons are learnt, the relationship starts getting repaired.

    There are some quite well written scenes between Bachan and Akshay Kumar, especially the ones when they are gradually mending the relationship. These scenes make the film watchable.

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    • Akshay films have some funny titles.
      Insaaf The Final Justice
      Keemat They are back
      Ek Rishtaa The Bond of Love
      Talaash The hunt begins
      Police Force An Inside Story
      Aan Men at Work
      Waqt The Race against Time
      Dosti Friends Forever

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    • Rahul- just for your brilliant summary I will have to watch Ek Rishta again now.
      I don’t remember anything about that movie .

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  16. Group 1
    Khiladi
    Khakee

    Group 2
    Mohra
    Jolly LLB 2

    Group 3
    Namastey London
    Rowdy Rathore

    Group 4
    OMG! Oh My God
    Pad Man

    Group 5
    Hera Pheri
    Special 26

    Group 6
    Welcome
    Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty

    Group 7
    Ajnabee
    Airlift

    Group 8
    Aankhen
    Baby

    Little confused because was trying to decide between good film, or films with good role for akshay. OMG is a good movie but really has nothing for akshay in it.

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    • Films that star Akshay Kumar in a role of significance. Hence why something like Dil To Pagal Hai is ignored.

      OMG he has a lead role just not same coverage as Paresh Rawal. But it’s sufficient enough role to be in list.

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      • Khakee is a 3rd lead after AB and AD as chief antagonist. In fact his role was barely ahead of Tushar. Mohra is a 2nd lead with Shetty clearly getting the meatier role. Even Hera Pheri was dominated by Paresh & Omg was a supporting role at best. Aankhen was an AB show with Akshay relegated to supporting cast alongside Rampal.

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  17. Wonder why everyone’s picking Khiladi over Rustom! 🤔

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  18. The best soundtrack has to be Mohra here surely?

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  19. Group 1
    Khakee
    Rustom

    Group 2
    Mohra
    Jolly LLB 2

    Group 3
    Main Khiladi Tu Anari
    Toilet Ek Prem Katha

    Group 4
    OMG! Oh My God
    Pad Man

    Group 5
    Hera Pheri
    Special 26

    Group 6
    Welcome
    Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty

    Group 7
    Airlift
    Kesari

    Group 8
    Aankhen
    Baby

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  20. Gabbar is Back is a far superior masala film to Lousy Rathore and the Hey Baby & Houseful circus. Also, Waqt The Race against time & Mujhse Shaadi Karogi deserve a mention. MSK was Akshay running all over Salman despite a supporting role that was far more significant than his pointless supporting roles in Aankhen and Khakee.

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    • Some would say usually Salman runs all over everybody else. Plus acting better than Salman is hardly praiseworthy, let’s face it – fairly easy to do.

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      • Please explain the absence of Gabbar is Back. Its a relevant vigilante masala film with Akshay’s star status all over with his dialogue delivery and a decent box office performer too.

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        • I cannot explain every absence. Picking 32 out of 130+ is not easy.
          My rule of thumb if film is absent is can it be a top 10 movie? Is it a surprise candidate for a shock?

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    • Agree with Shivaay on Aankhein. Akshay was just a lead among the blind men. Nothing substantial.

      However his role in Khakhee was influential. I watched the movie in a theatre in bengaluru.

      Khakhee was an out and out Amitabh movie with Akshay in a third lead but had the best scenes which made his role memorable. In fact one of the best character actor scene written.

      Akshay’s role provided the comic scenes and his pot shot to Amitabh was superb. In fact it was one of the major highlight of the film. ‘Tu Kya Kar Lega” to Amitabh was the first major drama of the movie. Till then it was all about quick scenes.

      His romance with Aishwarya was needless and i felt it lacked the romance till the death scene which completely justified the track and lack of intensity because Aish was obviously not invested.

      I think Ajay was terribly miscast. I don’t remember any of his scene now except the pre interval scene of his jeep doing the cheetah like hunt.

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      • “His romance with Aishwarya was needless and i felt it lacked the romance till the death scene which completely justified the track and lack of intensity because Aish was obviously not invested.”
        correction –

        His romance with Aishwarya was needless and i felt it lacked the warmth till the death scene which completely justified the track and lack of intensity because Aish was obviously not invested.

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        • Good excuse for a 3rd lead relegated to the status of Tushar Kapoor despite his star value 😛 Ajay was the outright antagonist in the film with moments he made his own (the face offs with AB, the scene where he shoots the constable etc). Can’t quite say the same about Akshay & Aishwarya, both of whose existence slowed down the film and deviated the plot.

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  21. G1- N/A
    G2-Mohra
    G3-Namastey London
    G4-N/A
    G5-N/A
    G6-Holiday and Dhadkan
    G7-N/A
    G8- Baby
    Aside : The film that should win- Namaste London

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    • Rocky is it possible to pick 2 from each group, odd group where you can’t fair enough. But you’ve only picked 5 from 16 chances.

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    • I think it would be best to have Akshay’s movie categories in genres. He has done almost every genre possible, unlike say an SRK or Salman.

      Namastey London would rate very highly in my books. However i am not sure how many would have seen the movie in a theatre. A TV watch would deprive of the cinematic moments.

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  22. just for you JayShah-

    G1-Khakee, khiladi
    G2-Mohra, Jolly LLB
    G3-Namstey London, Rowdy Rathore
    G4-IDK, I wish Gabbar is back was here
    G5- Hera Pheri, BB
    G6-Holiday, Dhadkan
    G7-Singh is King, Kesari
    G8-Baby, Aankhen

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  23. Everyone has 5 hours to vote!

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  24. My best moment in Khakee is Akshay’s death sequence! Did not see that curve ball from Aishwarya!
    My best moment in Mohra – a particular song where Akshay plays second fiddle to Raveena 😛

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  25. Voting is closed

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  26. Results of Groups in post.

    Round of 16 matches are;
    Welcome Vs Pad Man
    Khiladi Vs Aankhen
    Ajnabee Vs Special 26
    Khakee vs Namastey London
    Airlift Vs Mohra
    OMG! Oh My God Vs Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty
    Rowdy Rathore Vs Hera Pheri
    Jolly LLB 2 Vs Baby

    My vote
    Pad Man
    Aankhen
    Special 26
    Khakee
    Mohra
    OMG! Oh My God
    Hera Pheri
    Baby

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  27. Padman
    Aankhen
    Special 26
    Namastey London (times three)
    Mohra
    Holiday
    Baby (times two)

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  28. Irrespective of the final outcome and Khakee not withstanding (that’s not an Akshay film imo), for me the final call would be a needle’s edge between Airlift, Jolly LLB 2 and Baby with Airlift just about edging the other 2 out by a whisker.

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  29. Pad Man
    Aankhen
    Special 26
    Khakee
    Mohra
    OMG
    Rowdy Rathore
    Baby

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  30. Welcome
    Khiladi
    Special26
    Khakhee
    Airlift
    OMG
    Hera Pheri
    Baby

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  31. Pad Man
    Khiladi
    Special 26
    Namaste London
    Mohra
    OMG! Oh My God
    Hera Pheri
    Baby

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  32. I am a bit surprised to see Aankhein chosen over Mission Mangal for the next round.

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  33. The goosebump moment of every Akshay Kumar fan. Now we clap when a Tiger/Hrithink holds a machine gun.

    Watch it for the back ground music.

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  34. Round of 16 matches are;

    Pad Man
    Khiladi (the only 90s movie)
    Special 26
    Namastey London
    Airlift
    OMG! Oh My God
    Hera Pheri
    Baby

    6 out of 8 are from last 4 years.

    I really miss the following in the above list –

    Mohra
    Sabse Bada Khiladi
    Mission Mangal
    Toilet Ek prem Katha
    Khakee
    Garam Masala
    Sangharsh
    Dhadkan
    Awara Paagal Deewana
    Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi
    Holiday- A soldier is never off duty
    Gabbar
    Jolly LLB2

    These movies i can watch multiple times.

    And yes there is one for guilty pleasure – Jaanwar 😀

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  35. Pad Man
    Khiladi
    Special 26
    Khakee
    Mohra
    Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty
    Hera Pheri
    Baby

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  36. Round of 16 matches are;
    Pad Man
    Khiladi
    Special 26
    Khakee
    Mohra
    OMG! Oh My God
    Hera Pheri
    Baby

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  37. Round of 16 Matches update

    Welcome 1 Vs Pad Man 9
    Khiladi 6 Vs Aankhen 4
    Ajnabee 0 Vs Special 26 10
    Khakee 6 vs Namastey London 4
    Airlift 4 Vs Mohra 6
    OMG! Oh My God 8 Vs Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty 2
    Rowdy Rathore 2 Vs Hera Pheri 8
    Jolly LLB 2 0 Vs Baby 10

    Looks like Baby and Special 26 have booked there QF spots. Hera Pheri has a big lead, like OMG and Pad Man. 3 other matches are close.
    We are missing 10 voters! Only 8 hours left!

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  38. Rocky – Hera Pheri or Rowdy Rathore?

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  39. I think, Baby and RR are kind of one dimensional characters ( I know RR had both).
    Namastey London – he gets to do emotional, comedy and Romantic scenes .

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  40. Pad Man
    Aankhen
    Ajnabee
    Khakee
    Mohra
    OMG! Oh My God
    Rowdy Rathore
    Jolly LLB 2

    Hmm, 5 out of 8 in my list are where Akshay is not the lead actor.

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  41. Jay, I think you should have taken only those movies where Akshay is the main lead.

    This is like having a list of Vinow Khanna list with having Muqaddar Ka sikandar in it where it was bachhan show all the way.

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    • Point noted. Khakee I think deserves to be here. His character is not there at the end but the twist is on him and his death is avenged.
      Aankhen I can barely remember but obviously Bachchan mainly.
      Hard to draw a line. I always felt Hera Pheri is iconic for Baburao. Mohra could be Naseer mainly. 2.0 Rajni mainly. I can feel Naveen ready to pounce on me soon…

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      • On Mohra, I personally voted for the film. It had everything. Great music, great background score, great action. It was a good thriller back then. The scene where you find out that Naseer is not blind is memorable. There was the oomph factor of Raveena’s Tip Tip Barsa Paani. There were villains with cool names like JIndaal, Jibraan, Tyson. There was Gulshan Grover with his famous ‘Dirty mind’ dialogue.

        I think the film belonged to Naseer above all while the 2 heroes were still a bit raw then. But they excelled in action scenes and that was what was required from them.

        As for Ankhein, it was an all-out Bachan film. But it’s not as if Akshay Kumar was relegated to the side kick’s role like Rampal and Rawal. He was the second most important character in the film. He was the main guy among the 3 blind men and it os obvious from his very introduction when they say he is the most dangerous one.

        I also think the role in Khakee was a very good one. There is a half baked love story with Rai which basically was about 2 songs. He showed tremendous comic timing early on. There was a bit of everything about the performance. The scenes where he confronts Bachan’s honesty before his conscience awakens and then he becomes a honest cop were remarkable.

        It was a great supporting role to Amitabh. I think Devgan was a bit underwhelming while Rai was not up to the mark. Devgan was a typical baddie character with 1 good scene pre-interval and the role was quite brief overall. It was disappointing from a Santoshi film.

        It was an all out Bachan film. The latter was awesome in there. It was legendary stuff. One of the very best performances of all times.

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        • Agree on Khakee, I didn’t mind the love story because it’s there to set up the turn by Aishwariya. Devgnn is ok here and Akshay is 2nd best performance after Bachchan.

          Mohra is fun and deadly soundtrack. Naseer is the show stealer, followed by Shetty and Kumar.

          I don’t remember Aankhen too much.

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  42. Welcome
    Khiladi
    Special 26
    Khakee
    Airlift
    OMG! Oh My God
    Hera Pheri
    Jolly LLB 2

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  43. Voting closed

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  44. Round of 16 Results
    Welcome 2 Vs Pad Man 10
    Khiladi 7 Vs Aankhen 5
    Ajnabee 1 Vs Special 26 11
    Khakee 8 vs Namastey London 4
    Airlift 5 Vs Mohra 7
    OMG! Oh My God 10 Vs Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty 2
    Rowdy Rathore 3 Vs Hera Pheri 9
    Jolly LLB 2 2 Vs Baby 10

    Quarter Finals
    Khiladi Vs Mohra
    Khakee Vs Pad Man
    OMG! Oh My God Vs Hera Pheri
    Baby Vs Special 26

    My vote
    Mohra
    Khakee
    OMG! Oh My God
    Baby

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  45. Pretty straightforward here for me! OMG Vs Hera Pheri little tricky but OMG gets my vote.

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  46. Khiladi
    Khakee
    Hera Pheri
    Special 26

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    • chose khiladi over Mohra because i think Shetty was real Mohra in that film.
      Khakee. well loved akkis role in this movie.
      Hera pheri is one of the most memorable comedy movie.
      liked sp26 more than Baby.

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  47. Mohra
    Khakee
    Hera Pheri
    Baby

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  48. for me, best Akshay film and film that truly showed the masala elements of the 70s is Rowdy Rathore. Jolly LLB was a nother very good film of Akshay that had me glued to the screen right until the end.

    Going to change how i vote based on akki being the central character versus him being in a movie which is good and where someone else is the lead.

    Khiladi
    Pad Man
    Hera Pheri
    Baby Vs Special 26 (haven’t seen either so not voting)

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    • U haven’t watched either Special 26 nor Baby (both by Neeraj Pandey, the man who revived Akshay’s career from being the king of trash) and classify the utter garbage called Rowdy Rathore (the kinda pungent filth that could give competition to manual scavenging as to which is a worse experience, a throwback, not on the glorious 70’s of Sippy, Mukherjee, Prakash Mehra and Yash Chopra but the disastrous 80’s symbolized by rape and revenge cinema) as his best. Bravo!

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  49. Mohra (both Mohra and Khiladi are junk but Mohra’s more tolerable)
    Khakee (hands down thanks to AB)
    OMG! (tough call)
    Baby (tougher call, both are well made films)

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  50. Quarter Finals

    Khiladi Vs Mohra – Tough indeed. Khiladi is the best thriller of 90s for me, absolutely the best whodunit movie then with amazing soundtrack. Mohra was the best multi starrer actioner of 90s with great songs and cinematic moments. It was one of the rare hits at times when romantic movies were ruling.

    -> So Mohra.

    Khakee Vs Pad Man

    Very tuf. But no contemporary hero has done a movie like Padman and made such an impact on society.

    -> So Padman!!

    OMG! Oh My God Vs Hera Pheri

    Super tuf. OMG! is the ultimate religious satire. However Hera Pheri was the first situational comedy and paved way for a series of hits. It helped the genre to sustain even now.

    -> So Hera Pheri

    Baby Vs Special 26

    Mega Tuf. Both by Neeraj Pandey. Special 26 was the first collaboration between Akshay and Neeraj. But Baby was unabashedly patriotic. Again it unleashed a series of patriotic movies and created a genre that benefited the industry.

    -> So Baby

    My final 4-

    Mohra
    Padman
    Hera Pheri
    Baby

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  51. tonymontana Says:

    Mohra
    Khakee
    Hera Pheri
    Baby

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  52. Khiladi
    Khakee
    Hera Pheri
    Baby

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  53. Quarter Finals
    Khiladi
    Khakee
    Hera Pheri
    Baby

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  54. Quarter Final matches – half time update

    Khiladi 5 Vs Mohra 5
    Khakee 7 Vs Pad Man 3
    OMG! Oh My God 3 Vs Hera Pheri 7
    Baby 8 Vs Special 26 1

    Mohra and Khiladi fighting it out for 90s World Cup like Brazil vs Italy in 1994. Romario vs Baggio. Both countries were tied on 3 world cups each at the time. And final went to penalties with Baggio missing key penalty.
    Who will win the match tied at 5-5?
    Baby is steaming ahead into semi final. Khakee and Hera Pheri have strong leads but it can still change!

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    • 6 hours left! We need a winner between Khiladi and Mohra. Currently Mohra would edge through by 1 vote as it has cumulative votes of 20 vs 19 for Khiladi from groups plus R16.

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  55. Khiladi
    Khakee
    OMG
    Baby

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  56. Something to wake some people up!

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  57. Mohra
    Khakee
    Hera Pheri
    Baby

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  58. 1 hour left. As of now Mohra is sneaking through literally on a tie thanks to Rocky. Khakee, OMG and Baby are heading through too.

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  59. Semi Final matches
    Mohra Vs Hera Pheri
    Khakee Vs Baby

    My vote
    Hera Pheri
    Khakee

    (Mohra made it through as it had 20 votes prior to QF vs 19 for Khiladi…blame Rocky for the last vote on Mohra)

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    • I will keep my vote on hold. Until clarification on how OMG was out while it was leading till last moment.

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      • Quarter Finals Results

        Khiladi 6 Vs Mohra 6 (Mohra wins due to more votes in Groups+R16 20-19 compared to Khiladi)
        Khakee 9 Vs Pad Man 3
        OMG! Oh My God 4 Vs Hera Pheri 8
        Baby 10 Vs Special 26 1

        OMG is out as Hera Pheri had 8 votes vs 4 for OMG. Likewise Mohra tied with Khiladi and went through as it had more votes from groups and R16.

        OMG was not leading I mistakenly said it was but Hera Pheri was leading.
        Only you, I, satyam and Shivaay voted OMG, other 8 voters voted Hera Pheri.

        Sorry for my mistake! 🙏🙏🙏

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      • I explained above, you can vote on semi finals now.

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  60. Semi Final matches
    Hera Pheri
    Khakee

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  61. Hera Pheri
    Baby

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  62. For Namastey London Sake-

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  63. Hera Pheri
    Baby

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  64. Hera Pheri
    Khakee

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  65. Hera Pheri
    Baby

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  66. tonymontana Says:

    Hera Pheri
    Khakee

    Baby was a very good spy thriller but I believe Khakee is one of the best Bollywood films ever made

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    • It was very difficult for me to chose between Khakhee and Baby.
      The only reason why i picked was Baby unleashed many more films but Khakee couldn’t. This is a reasonable parameter to judge good vs great.

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      • tonymontana Says:

        So did Golmaal by Rohit Shetty, started a trend of lowbrow comedies by the likes of Sajid Khan and Indra Kumar

        That logic makes no sense. Whether a film is good or great needs to be judged by its own merit

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        • Hera Pheri 2 was the first comedy franchise if i remember. Then Housefull series came. Golmaal series is either second or third.

          Hera Pheri started it, that i am sure.

          But it is not just franchise…it is a gamut of comedy films of 90s and 2000s that came after Hera Pheri. over 1500 Cr of business.

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        • “Whether a film is good or great needs to be judged by its own merit”

          I agree. But difficult if one has to choose between 2 very good movies in different genres. There is no right or wrong choices then. To each their own. I just gave my reason, which may be vague for many. It is natural.

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    • I am confused. I don’t know what are we choosing. Some are going by best films , others by best performance and some by trendsetter and some by breakthrough performance. 🙂

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      • Raghav- This is the beauty of democracy.
        You may have your opinion. Others may have their own.
        Both can be correct.
        Both can be wrong.
        But we can all give our opinion.
        This is by design.

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      • Exactly it doesn’t matter what parameter…personal choice and you are welcome to influence by comments. Just no blackmail!

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  67. tonymontana Says:

    Jay,

    Would like to change my vote to Mohra

    In retrospect, I find Hera Pheri a vastly overrated film. And it wasn’t even an original

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  68. Here are my best Akshay movies across genres –

    [No particular order]

    1. Comedy – Garam Masala

    Garam Masala is the best movie to watch with chichore friends over drinks. It’s cheesy and rip roaring fun.

    2. Action – Sabse Bada Khiladi

    SBK is quite bizzarre with several loopholes in the story and screenplay. But what works is the lead star who just sleepwalks and stands tall above the script. Pure Fun.

    3. Romedy – Namaste London

    With the best act ever from Katrina, this movie is the best from the duo, have very good song and again Akshay stands tall above the script. This NRI romance based on a true story has few heart warming scenes

    4. Social – Padman

    Padman is about hygiene + entrepreneurship. Akshay just gave his best performance here.

    5. Action Thriller – Khakee

    Khakhee was an out and out Amitabh movie with Akshay in a third lead but had the best scenes which made his role memorable. In fact one of the best character actor scene written.

    6. Science – Mission Mangal

    This movie has several layers from women at work to diversity to science. Akshay delivers a great performance but i loved Vidya more here. Engrossing and leaves an impact.

    7. Family comedy – Waqt

    This father son duo is Amitabh and Akshay’s best for me. Some great comedy between Rajpal Yadav and Big B. Akshay managed to delivery great via some superbly written scene of a son trying to prove himself.

    8. Masala – Mohra

    This was tough but Mohra takes the cake from all other Akki movies. The song, the villain, the heroines, the heroines, the star cast, a complete – Can watch the movie from ant scene onwards.

    9. Romance – Dhadkan

    The only film in India on Arranged marriage. Just loved it. Songs are evergreen.

    10. Nationalist – Baby

    Superb movie which made me really happy as Akshay’s fan.

    11-15 : Hera Pheri, Airlift, Khiladi, Toilet EPK, Kesari.

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    • Dhadkan only film on arranged marriage? Please! HDDCS? The climax of HAHK is arranged. KKHH is not a love marriage, a convenient set up. I don’t know whole gamut of films but cannot believe Dhadkan is first?!

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      • HDDCS of ones I’ve seen is superior. But someone else might trigger another thought. A country known for arrange marriage delivers first one in 2000 on screen?

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    • HDDC was still a love story and yes a superior film for sure.

      Marriage was not the focal point in HDDC the way Dhadkan was. Dhadkan was basically a direct Love Marriage Vs Arranged marriage conflict in 2000. Hum Dil de chuke released in 1999.

      I am sure there would be movies in 50s and 60s but i cannot remember a direct movie other than Dhadkan on Arranged marriage.

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      • I Google and these came up only seen HDDCS and TWM , vivah and Akshay ones
        Socha na thaa
        HDDCS
        Tanu Weds Manu
        Roja
        Shubh Mangal Savdhan
        Dhadkan
        Namastey London
        Vivah

        All I’m saying in India Dhadkan can’t be ‘only’ film on arranged marriage. Are you watching Garam Masala with friends over drinks?

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    • Akshay Kumar: List Of All His Movies That Carried A Social Message
      BOLLYWOOD NEWS
      The Khiladi of Bollywood Akshay Kumar has made appearances in many Bollywood movies, here is a list of all the movies by him that carried a social message

      https://www.republicworld.com/entertainment-news/bollywood-news/akshaykumalistofallthemoviesthatcarriedasocialmessage.html

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  69. Mohra
    Khakee

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  70. Semi Finals update

    Mohra 3 Vs Hera Pheri 6
    Khakee 6 Vs Baby 3

    Both semi finals are 6-3 in favour of Khakee vs Hera Pheri final! 8 hours left!

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  71. Semi Finals Results
    Mohra 3 Vs Hera Pheri 7
    Khakee 7 Vs Baby 3

    FINAL Khakee Vs Hera Pheri

    My vote – Khakee

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  72. Voting for final ends in 24 hours!

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  73. FINAL Khakee

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  74. Khakee

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  75. Herapheri

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  76. HeraPheri

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  77. Khakee (incidentally still think this is Akshay’s best part)

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  78. Khakee for me.

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  79. Khakee by a mile. I must say though that I prefer Tashan and Jaan-e-Mann to about half of the movies originally listed.

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  80. At half time Khakee leads the final vs Hera Pheri 6-2!

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  81. Khakee vs Hera Pheri? None of which have Akshay in the lead. Would rather have seen a Special 26 vs Baby/Airlift vs Jolly LLB 2 semi.

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    • It’s what has been voted!

      Your vote?

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      • No vote. None of them are Akshay in the lead. Hera Pheri is a parallel lead but not the leading face in a multistarrer cast like he was in Welcome or Housefull 2.

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        • Ek Khiladi Sab pe bhaari.

          1 minute ke role mein bhi Akshay lead star ko kha jaata hai except the megastar.

          Suhaag – swallowed Ajay
          Mujhse Shadi karogi – ate Salman
          Dil to pagal hai – Made Madhuri look silly for her wrong choice
          etc.

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    • In Khakee, Akshay’s name come after Bachchan’s.
      In Herapheri Akshay’s name comes first in the credits. And a longer role, I think.
      According to wiki.

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  82. Khakee…
    loved his comic timing …. his emotional confrontation with AB and then that killer twist on him.

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    • 7-2 Khakee building a big lead now…

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      • Given the opinion of the people on the forum and their preferences and biases, I knew from the beginning khakee will win unless criteria was very specific and not random.
        No vote during last round, no vote further.

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        • Only in this forum Khakee will win best Akshay film. But that’s ok.
          Jo mile so bhala
          Jo na mile wo bhi bhala.

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          • Raghav – what do you have to say to my top Akshay Kumar movies listed genre wise above?

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          • Naveen just don’t stop here add ek rishta ate AB senior.
            Amanat swallowed Sanjay Duty alive. Also add welcome where he made Nana and Anil irrelevant. One thing I also noted that due this fear Mr Bachchan is not signing any movie with him. well who wants to be humiliated on screen.

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          • So wait Akshay humiliated Bachchan in Ek Rishtaa and Bachchan ran away and did Waqt, Khakee, Aankhen, ATHWS and Family with Akshay? Great strategy by Bachchan. More humiliation for Bachchan because he likes it?

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        • Everyone gets 1 vote. I haven’t stopped anyone from voting.
          If I start to toe the line and exclude films like Khakee or Hera Pheri people will complain. IMDb, wikipedia and BOI have these movies as Akshay movies. He may not be the lead but he’s for sure enough in the film for that film to be in the tournament. Once in tournament it’s everyone else’s choices that decide a winner.
          It’s democracy!

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          • Just like Zanjeer is a Pran film, Deewaar is a Shashi Kapoor film, MKS is a Vinod Khanna film, Darr is a Sunny Deol film, HDDCS is an Ajay film & Dhoom 1 & 2 are Abhishek films.

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          • If I was making a list of Ajay films damn sure HDDCS would make the list. Likewise Dhoom for Abhishek.
            Fact is people are (I hope) voting on the better movie.

            I haven’t ludicrously added Dil To Pagal Hai here. There is obviously some level of standards.

            Now you’ve woken up Naveen, cheers!

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          • Darr would be in a Sunny Deol list too.

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          • Ek Khiladi Sab pe bhaari.

            1 minute ke role mein bhi Akshay lead star ko kha jaata hai except the megastar.

            Suhaag – swallowed Ajay
            Mujhse Shadi karogi – ate Salman
            Dil to pagal hai – Made Madhuri look silly for her wrong choice
            etc.

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          • Add some water

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          • Mohra : Shetty’s sidekick, Hera Pheri : Swallowed by Rawal, Aitraaz : Priyanka’s pussy. Yet for Naveen I’m sure he even owned AB in Waqt, Khakee, Aankhen and Ek Rishtaa. Zero HGOTY, Zero solo 2 Cr footfall films, yet to deliver a non manipulated 200 cr solo film. Khiladi my foot.

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  83. Dhyaan se dekho aur suno bhaiyon

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  84. tonymontana Says:

    Khakee

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  85. Khakee wins 8-3 Vs Hera Pheri

    I didn’t mind either of these 2 or Baby winning.

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    • I like Hera Pheri but it is not original as people have pointed.

      MPK has 3 tunes borrowed.

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      • Yes agree, I still love MPK but I plugged for HDDCS!
        Hera Pheri is a wonderful comedy movie.

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        • Mann, AHAT have sonorous track but most of tunes are borrowed.
          But then great RD also took Mehbooba from elsewhere.

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          • Mann, AHAT, Dil, Baazi all have similar tunes.
            I don’t care if things are lifted or copied too much as I hardly seen or watched original. So even if original Kabir Singh or Hera Pheri are better, I probably won’t watch them anyway.
            As long as what I watch is good enough I am non the wiser. I’d rather watch a plagiarised copy than a rank bad original movie.

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          • Dil was by Anand Milind..One track was lifted from Illyaraja (Priya Priya)..
            Baazi and AHAT was by Anu Malick
            Mann was by Sanjeev Darshan (Shravan’s sons)..almost everything is lifted.

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  86. Congrats to winners as well as runners up.

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  87. tonymontana Says:

    A well deserved winner.
    RKS needs to get back to doing what he does best – action/masala thrillers. Disappointed in him trying his hand at, more unsuccessfully than not, at screwball comedies. Not his forté, I believe.
    Andaz Apna Apna was a fluke where the greatness just kind of “happened”

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  89. A ranking exercise like this for Akshay Kumar, like many similar superstars and lovable like Dharmendra or Madhuri Dixit gives an interesting insight.

    They lack that big all time great film in their cinematography when compared to Big B ( for Dharmendra), Sri Devi (for Madhuri) or Khans (for Akshay).

    But what they have is a tall list of good and pleasant movies. This list will be biggest for them compared to their contemporaries and this is what makes the star lovable during their times. They run the industry, do lots of good movies and share a consistent high (off late for Akshay and for next few years now) rather than a tall peak.

    So an exercise like this ends up picking a wrong movie for these stars. The movie may not be their best but the round robin kind of elimination removes lots of good movies which are more or less equally good.

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  90. Akshay Kumar: Top 10 Best Comedy Movies Of The Bollywood ‘Khiladi’

    1. Hera Pheri
    2. Bhool Bhulaiya
    3. Garam Masala – My favourite in this list.
    4. Phir Hera Pheri
    5. Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
    6. Housefull
    7. Housefull 2
    8. Heyy Babyy
    9. Welcome
    10. Main Khiladi Tu Anari

    https://www.republicworld.com/entertainment-news/bollywood-news/akshay-kumar-best-comedy-movies-of-the-bollywood-khiladi-till-now.html

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