Release date14 June 1996 (1996-06-14) WriterUmesh Mehra (screenplay), Umesh Mehra (story), Anand S. Vardhan (dialogue), Anand S. Vardhan (screenplay), Anand S. Vardhan (story) SongsTu Kaun Hai Tera Naam Kya CastAkshay Kumar (Akshay Malhotra), Rekha (Maya), Raveena Tandon (Priya), Gulshan Grover (King Don), Brian Lee
Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (English: Player of Players) is a 1996 Indian action film starring Rekha in her first villain role, Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon and former WWE wrestlers "Crush" and Brian Lee as "The Undertaker". It was the 5th highest grossing movie of the year 1996 and was declared 'SuperHit' by Box Office India. It was the fourth installment in the Khiladi (film series). The movie is loosely based based on Hollywood film Lionheart
Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi is about the deadly game of survival in a ruthless world of crime and sleaze. A criminal don, Maya (Rekha), hosts illegal wrestling matches in U.S (New York) and has the full support of the local Police Commissioner. Ajay Malhotra has relocated to U.S and has started his own orchestra with the help of some of his friends.
His brother, Akshay (Akshay Kumar), decides to visit him on hearing that he wants to marry his beloved in Canada; on the airplane he meets Priya (Raveena Tandon), and both fall in love. Once in the U.S., Akshay finds out that the police have a warrant for the arrest of Ajay and want to question him. Akshay's attempts to locate Ajay lands him with Maya, who happens to be Priya's sister. Apparently Maya is holding Ajay and will only release him after he hands over incriminating documents. Akshay soon wins Maya's confidence by rescuing her from attempts on her life made by King Don (Gulshan Grover), and Maya begins to like him and trust him. Akshay then proposes to her, to which Maya agrees, much to the disappointment of Priya.
Soon Akshay kills Maya's men when they get to know of his true identity. He also organises a fake kidnap drama with Ajay's friends, who kidnap him and demand that Maya come to meet them with Ajay. By now Maya realizes that Akshay is Ajay's brother, and Priya actually loves Akshay. At the end, Maya commits suicide, and before dying she hands over her sister Priya to Akshay.
Akshay Kumar as Akshay
Raveena Tandon as Priya
Rekha as Madam X Maya looks Alike
Inder Kumar as Ajay
Barkha Madan as Jane
Dolly Bindra as Bhagwanti
Brian Adams as Crush (WWE character)
Gulshan Grover as King Don
Brian Lee as The Undertaker (WWE character)
The film soundtrack contains 7 songs composed by Anu Malik. The song In The Night No Control was inspired from 1984 song "Self Control" by Laura Branigan.
The movie has been shot in locations across Canada and Russia.