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Remember Akshay Kumar-Mamta Kulkarni's infamous song, Bharo Maang Meri Bharo? Action-thriller Sabse Bada Khiladi turns 29

Celebrating 29 years of Sabse Bada Khiladi, the game-changing third installment in the Khiladi franchise.

Remember Akshay Kumar-Mamta Kulkarni's infamous song, Bharo Maang Meri Bharo? Action-thriller Sabse Bada Khiladi turns 29
Sabse Bada Khiladi

Last Updated: 11.05 AM, Jun 09, 2024


Sabse Bada Khiladi, the third installment in the Khiladi franchise, has completed 29 years since its release today. The film, starring Akshay Kumar in a dual role, is famous for its songs, namely Bholi Bhali Ladki and Bharo Maang Meri Bharo. As the film has completed nearly three decades since its release, it's available to stream on Disney+ Hotstar and ZEE5 (OTTplay Premium).  

Sabse Bada Khiladi direction and cast

Umesh Mehra directs the 1995 film, his first in the franchise, and it stars Mamta Kulkarni, Mohnish Behl, Gulshan Grover, and Sadashiv Amrapurkar in pivotal roles.


In Sabse Bada Khiladi, his foster father raises Lallu (Akshay Kumar), who lost his real parents at a young age, into a young man who is honest, pious, and a man of integrity. While seeking employment in Bombay City, Lallu saves the life of Jamna Das, played by Avtar Gill. Even though Sunita (Mamta Kulkarni) loves Amit (Mohnish Behl), Das urges his spoiled daughter to marry Lallu, and he accepts the marriage proposal. After Das suffers a heart attack and dies, he revises his will, ensuring that Sunita must marry Lallu or inherit nothing. Sunita marries Lallu out of desperation, but she keeps having an affair with Amit. Amit and Sunita's plot leads to the murder of Lallu. Inspector Vijay Kumar, played by Akshay Kumar, is assigned to this murder case and immediately suspects Sunita and Amit.

Vijay attempts to prove that Lallu does not exist, and the two attempt to obtain evidence that will link them to Lallu's death. As you watch, the story's suspense and conclusion will unfold.

Film's context in the Khiladi series

After Khiladi and Main Khiladi Tu Anari, this was the third film in the Khiladi series starring Akshay. Keshu Ramsay, whom Mehra would later collaborate with on Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, International Khiladi, and Khiladi 420, produced it. Thanks to its commercial success, the film became the sixth highest-grossing Indian film of 1995.

Hindi pulp fiction writer Ved Prakash Sharma's novel Lallu served as a loose inspiration for the film's plot. The opening credits credit Sharma.

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