Cliché Lickingly Ass Kicking
Who gives a damn about a Sonakshi Sinha starrer before reviews? . . . Nevertheless, A.R. Murugadoss’s movies, “Holiday: A Soldier Is Never off Duty” and “Ghajini”, were entertaining though had the curse of the first word of this review . . . Little sigh!.
“Akira” is a well-written pink drama which has plenty paraprosdokians. It is adequately acidic with its story but the director takes the road often taken.
A young girl, Akira (Mishiekka Arora) is made to choose martial arts over dance, so the audience gets ample to assumes her future. Akira has been learning since her childhood how to tackle the sinister parts of our society and she can’t stand violence against sisters. Such an act makes her land in a juvenile prison.
Out she moves to Mumbai with her mother. The former stays at the hostel and the latter at her son’s residency.
Things are juxtaposed with a marijuana-smoking ACP, Rane (Anurag Kashyap), and his loyal officers. They spot bucks and honesty, then, f**ks. In the quest to keep the money with them, they end up killing a person. Now efforts are made to put the skeleton in the cupboard.
During the proceedings, their own colleague, Rabiya (Konkona Sen Sharma), involves Akira in all the cry.
What happens then? Watch “Akira” to see Akira kicking some real asses, to know.
Akira: Story, Screenplay and Direction
Well! I am all praises for the story by Kumar Santha with additional screenplay by the director. But the screenplay and the direction are the Wanted-Ghajini-Holiday-Rajkumar style which will make some cringe.
There is a point in the film at which Sonakshi compares her self with Jesus. Definitely, God has created man in his own image; but they have taken it too seriously. There’s overabundance of drama and dramatic dialogues.
Other than the story, the good points are the fast pace, the twists and the action sequences.
Akira: Stars’ Performances
Sonakshi suits the role with enough body. She is fantastic when it comes to action.
Anurag Kashyap has done a fine job. His already intoxicated eyes toxicate the toxic character of the ACP even more.
Konkona Sen Sharma is first rate.
Akira: Music and Other Technical Aspects
The film has no scope for music (Vishal-Shekhar), however the background score (John Stewart Eduri) helps the narrative.
The film’s cinematography (R. D. Rajasekhar, ISC) is decent.
The film’s editing (A. Sreekar Prasad) is absolutely average.
Akira: Sau Baat Ki Ek Baat
“Akira” is not banal, bunkum and/or unwatchable. It’s entertaining enough to value your money. Just like most of you didn’t know that a female elephant is called cow, there are handsome things in the dabang chick’s not-a-chick flick, which will give equivalent surprises. The only problem is that the cook had zucchini and he presented it the pumpkin way: It could have been a powerful socio-political drama.
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