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Freaky Ali (2016)

A debt collector becomes a golfing sensation.


Sohail Khan


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Credited cast:
Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Freaky Ali
Arbaaz Khan ... Maqsood
Amy Jackson ... Megha
Asif Basra ... Kishan Lal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akash Agarwal Akash Agarwal ... Aquaguard Executive
Rajesh Aher Rajesh Aher ... Pehelwan
Amarnath Amarnath ... NGO Man
Jas Arora ... Vikram Rathod
Seema Biswas ... Sulbha
Pradeep Choudhary Pradeep Choudhary ... Inspector
Nikitin Dheer ... Danger Bhai
Paresh Ganatra ... Fakru
Sneha Garud Sneha Garud ... Nandita
Deh Nilesh Ghodasara Deh Nilesh Ghodasara ... Fat Kid
Alam Khan ... Mohalla Kid


Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Ali ) plays a character of an extortion debt collector for the local goon along with Arbaaz Khan (Maqsood ). His fate turns when one day he and Arbaaz goes to a golf course to collect extortion, after waiting for many hours for a man to give him money. Nawazuddin's character confronts the man who tells him to wait while he finishes the hole .This is where Nawazuddin's character challenges him saying it to be easy, The man asks Nawazuddin to show it, Nawazuddin putts the ball in just one ace for he has a gifted natural swing, This not only surprises the man but his caddie as well who knows Nawazuddin. What follows is an inspiration story of a simple extortion debt collector to a golfing sensation, and along the way of him becoming a champion, Nawazuddin's character beats all odds and meets his dream girl played by Amy Jackson Written by Wikipedia

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Release Date:

9 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Странный Али See more »


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Sunny Leone was signed for the film but later replaced by Amy Jackson. See more »


References Ghajini (2008) See more »


Parinda Hai Parinda
Lyrics by: Shabbir Ahmed
Music by: Sajid Ali and Wajid Ali
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Freaky Ali could have been a good sports film if it had been handled with the required amount of panache and cinematic sense of excellence.
11 September 2016 | by thomaspmathews70See all my reviews

Freaky Ali : Fails to Exploit Nawaz Calibre!

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui a dependable and a terrific actor struggles hard to keep the film Freaky Ali from sinking by his acts and dialogue delivery. But we know, little can be done by an actor like Nawaz when the plot is weakened with predictable situations, 'rich and poor divide' clichés, rags to riches situations, 8o's kind of a sidekick and goons who are less dreadful and more of buffoons. While watching Freaky Ali one would definitely wonder what would have made Nawaz to sign this film.

Freaky Ali could have been a good sports film if it had been handled with the required amount of panache and cinematic sense of excellence. But unfortunately after watching the movie one can easily gauge that the filmmakers didn't have that kind of vision to offer a class film to the world of entertainment. It seems they just wanted to cash in the rising popularity of Nawazuddin Siddiqui by offering him the titular role of Freaky Ali and Nawaz may not have had any other option but to oblige the 'Khandan' out of love and regard.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the role of Ali a Muslim orphan, found on the steps of a Dargah by a Hindu lady (Seema Biswas) who he calls 'Aaayi' fondly. The film open up to a busy market where Ali is found selling undergarments of all hues. The scene is funny and arouses chuckles in the theatre but soon fades out due to below the belt jokes. Ali thrown out of his job by his shop owner due to some flimsy reasons ends up teaming up with his childhood friend Maqsood (Arbaaz Khan) in his extortion business. Both works for 'Danger Bhai' (Nikitin Dheer) who is accident prone and is more of a buffoon who is always in company of his clumsy and dumb headed cohorts. In one of Ali and Maqsood's extortion bids they happen to meet a golfer Vikram Singh Rathod (Jas Arora) and this chance meeting on the golf ground changes the destiny of Ali. Later, armed and trained by a caddy Kishen Lal (Asif Basra), Ali challenges the champion in many tournaments. What follows is breach of trust, fixing and disappointment on the field. The film fails miserably even after having some best talents in the industry like Seema Biswas, Nawazuddin, and Asif Basra because of its weak story line, very poor execution, disjointed narration and sequences. Amy Jackson as Megha, the manager and love interest of Ali has nothing to do. She doesn't even add the glamour quotient by her presence. Jackie Shroff in his guest appearance as the big baddie is disappointing and unbearable.

This plot of Freaky Ali had the potential to become yet another inspirational sports story if made by any other deft filmmaker and storyteller. In short, there is nothing much to write and appreciate about Freaky Ali except to pray that may good sense prevail in the future projects, if any, by Sohail Khan and his likes in the industry.

Movie Rating: 3/10

Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Ali), Arbaaz Khan (Maqsood), Amy Jackson (Megha), Seema Biswas (Sulbha), Jas arora (Vikram Singh Rathod), Nikitin Dheer (Danger Bhai), Asif Basra (Kishen Lal), Genre: Comedy Director: Sohail Khan Producer: Sohail Khan Written by: Sohail Khan, Raaj Shaandilyaa Based on: Happy Gilmore by Tim Herlihy Music by: Sajid-Wajid Cinematography: Mahesh Limaye Edited by: Prashant Singh Rathore Production: Sohail Khan Productions Release Date: 9th September, 2016 Duration: 120 Minutes Language: Hindi

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