Akira (HINDI)


Starring: Sonakshi Sinha, Konkana Sen Sharma, Anurag Kashyap, Amit Sadh and many more
Editing : Sreekar Prasad
Music : Vishal-Shekhar    Background Score : John Stewart
Cinematography: RD Rajasekhar
Directed by: AR Murugadoss

ARM’s previous history in Hindi shows us he has done 2 of his own remakes which was runaway hit and this time too he has taken a remake but not of his own film but from a different directors. But he has changed the main core of the movie which is projecting the story in the point of heroine not on the hero like how the original was set. Lets see how he has changed and whether that has helped the movie or not.

Akira (Sonakshi Sinha) stays in Jodhpur with her family. Her life changes when a local rowdy throws acid on a girl’s face. Affected by this, her father helps her in learning the art of self-defense. Akira turns rebellious and takes revenge of that guy and she is sent to children person for this. After 14 years she moves to Mumbai with her brother and studies in a college and stays in hostel. She gets ragged and she gives them a fitted reply to all of them. On the other hand, Govind Rane (Anurag Kashyap), is a corrupt ACP. He rules his own police his three disciples. Incidentally, these four police officers come across an accident on their duty which changes their lives forever. Akira and Govind are dealing with their own mess but what leads them two to cross paths is the entire mystery. Rabiya Sultan (Konkona Sen Sharma), a SP of Crime Branch, is appointed to solve that mystery. What happens to the mystery and these 3 forms the story.

Based on the Tamil original ‘Mounaguru‘, Murugadoss has altered the movie by changing the gender of the lead and just added the first few minutes to tell why she learnt the martial arts. Apart from this everything else was scene-by-scene remake which has spoiled the movie. ARM could have added his own touch to this plot and could have given a bit crisper. The basic premise of the film is appealing and has good scope to keeps one’s interest intact in the film. The first half takes its time to settle until the middle part of the film. The tempo goes down again in the second half of the film and moves on a snail pace.

Sonakshi Sinha has done a decent job in this film. She performs her best in the emotional scene when she elopes from the mental asylum and tries to convince her family. She delivers the action part with ease. Anurag Kashyap as the Police is impressive and does justice to his character, making one sufficiently accept his unethical ways. RD Rajasekhar has beautifully captured Mumbai throughout the film. BGM fits the bill well. ARM has astutely dealt with the subject with no major deviation. It stars with a promise of being a good action thriller but ends up being a decent action drama which had all potential to become a taut film..!! 🙂


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