Akira Movie Review
Star Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Konkona Sen Sharma, Anurag Kashyap, Amit Sadh
Directed By: A R Murugadoss
Genre of the Movie: Action
Akira: Dull Script but, Sonakshi spreads her magic
Akira is a Hindi remake of Tamil movie “Mouna Guru”. It is an action packed drama movie wrapped in the old packaging. The Tamil version was male-centric but A R Murugadoss has made the Hindi version as a female-centric movie. He tried to modify few other things to suit the tastes of Hindi audience. Still, the movie seems dull and jumbled.
- Story: Akira (Sonakshi Sinha) is a local hero in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Akira Sharma is a thoughtful girl. She decides to enter the big bad world Mumbai for her education. In Mumbai, an isolated episode takes her in a horrible situation with few police officers. How she proves herself innocence and clean is the real core of the entire storyline. As a leading character, Sonakshi has performed like a super star in Akira. In fact, her performance in this movie is her career best. Her performance is the real attraction of the film. Cameo of Akshay Kumar has made the movie little interesting. Anurag Kashyap, Amit Sadh, Konkana Sen Sharma, Atul Kulkarni and Urmila Mahant are also useful resources of the movie.
- Music: Music of Akira is composed by the talented music directors Vishal-Shekhar. There is no song featured in the movie. It is definitely a good decision by the director to not include any song in the movie as this action-packed movie doesn’t have any scope for any hip-hop kind of song. The plot of the movie is well enough to keep the viewer engaged.
- Direction and editing: A. R. Murugadoss already had two blockbuster hits Ghajini and Holiday. The direction was good but, down, week script and tedious length made this movie a disaster for him. As far as the editing is concerned, R D Rajashekhar captured Mumbai very superbly. Crisp editing is the only good thing.
- Acting: Movie is speedy and created confusions on many occasions. But, Sonakshi Sinha discovers good and sufficient space to do justice to her acting skills in the role of Akira Sharma. Anurag Kashyap’s performance as ACP Govind Rane is outstanding. Konkanasen Sharma was also good in her role. Other star cast was also good in their roles.
“Akira” is definitely new thought, but it has too many wobbly threads. Without any justification and connectivity, characters keep appearing and disappearing. This is the only reason behind the slow opening of this movie on the first weekend.
“Akira” looks like a family film instead of an action film. Weak writing and dull presentation make this movie even more boring. Even though there are so many catchy shots, Akira fails to elicit deep emotions. If you are a die-hard fan of Sonakshi Sinha or you want to see something new, you can invest your money in this movie. Otherwise, there is nothing that makes this movie worth your time.