MOVIE REVIEW-AKIRA

Le Amusant is back again with another movie review for all our readers and this time I have chosen Sonakshi Sinha starrer Akira for this week’s movie review due to its woman centric plot. This movie is a remake of Tamil blockbuster Mounaguru.

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                                                       Source : http://www.timesofap.com

Direction: AR Murugadoss

Production: AR Murugadoss

Music: Vishal –Shekhar

Release Date: 2 September 2016

Review: Action of the movie begins from the city of Bombay and goes back to Akira Sharma’s hometown Jodhpur, where she had spent her childhood. As a child she had witnessed an incident of acid attack and aided the cops in apprehending the attackers. This occurrence had a huge impact on young Akira and can be said that it was her first lesson in standing up for justice.

After this episode her father a role essayed by Atul Kulkarni, enrols her in a self- defence class instead of a dance class. Akira’s admission in a defence class proves to be refreshing change from the clichéd roles usually played by our female characters.

On one fine day, Akira encounters one of the accused in the acid attack case, who tries to throw acid on Akira but it backfires, she is accused of attacking a man with acid and is sent to juvenile jail to serve a term of three years. After some time, she comes to Mumbai and takes admission in Holy Cross College.

Meanwhile, she encounters a bunch of corrupt cops and what ensues is a saga of betrayal, murder and deceit. Anurag Kashyap one of the acclaimed director’s of Bollywood essays the role of a corrupt officer Rane. He is one of the finest etched character’s of this 2hour 19minutes long celluloid.

This feature proves to be a woman centric movie only on surface, as it fails to provide depth to any of it’s female characters. Both the characters of Akira a role enacted by Sonakshi Sinha or the persona of a cop a part enacted by the veteran actress Konkona Sen Sharma seem flat. In the course of this picture, as an audience we feel slightly disconnected with the characters. This Murugadoss directed movie seem to be bit dragged and disjointed.

However, Sinha shines in her well synchronised action sequences. Anurag Kashyap has executed the role of a corrupt officer with perfection. He manages to keep the viewers glued due to his acting prowess. As far as the music of Akira goes, it also fails to make an impact and seems to be average with the song Baadal being an exception. However, action director of the movie needs to be applauded for power packed action sequences and Sonakshi Sinha needs to be congratulated on executing them. Unfortunately, Akira proves to be a disappointing flick,Anurag Kashyap and movie’s action sequences are the only redeeming factors of the movie.

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