Akira is Sonakshi Sinha’s attempt in shedding her stereotypical ‘damsel in distress’ image who can act only in big-budget masala flicks. Here’s the complete movie review of Akira that released today.
Director: AR Murugadoss
Producer: AR Murugadoss, Fox Star Studios
Written by: Karan Singh Rathore
Screenplay: AR Murugadoss
Story: Santha Kumar
Based on: Mouna Guru By Santha Kumar
Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Konkona Sen Sharma, Anurag Kashyap, Amit Sadh (Raai Laxmi & Akshay Kumar in cameo appearances)
Background Score: John Stewart Eduri
Cinematography: R. D. Rajasekhar
Edited by: A. Sreekar Prasad
Production company: A.R.Murugadoss Productions
Distributed by: Fox Star Studios
Sonakshi Sinha has kicked some real butt in Akira, but this film slowly turns into the female version of Ghajini, resulting in a not-so-inspirational film that may not make it to that cult list of ‘Woman-centric movies’ of this year.
So the story revolves totally around Sonakshi. She’s the hero of the film, just like Priyanka Chopra is in Mary Kom. But unlike all women-centric films, in Akira, the character of Sonakshi is not being exalted, it is rather quite ‘limited’, limited to only action. So, dear Sona is no more doing a ‘Saree Ke Fall Sa’ or saying ‘Thappad Se Darr Nahin Lagta’. She means real business – she’s kicking, boxing, hitting, and beating everyone singlehandely, reducing them to the peel of an almond – just like a hero does. But that is all she is doing in the film.
So, a complete 10 on 10 to Sona for daring to take up something like this. But her acting in the film is perhaps an 8 on 10. And the script scores a 6. Why? Throughout the first half, which is interesting, the audience lives in immense hope, that Sona will emerge strong in the midst of this whole crime mess. But towards the climax, one only munches harder on the popcorn, focussing on the popcorn only. Too much monotony takes over!
Apart from Sona, it is Anurag Kashyap who unexpectedly shines in his character of a coke-snorting corrupt cop. It’s a role played seriously well.
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