Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Konkona Sen Sharma, Anurag Kashyap, Amit Sadh
Director: A R Murugadoss
Finally, Sonakshi Sinha’s first woman-centric flick ‘Akira’ has hit the screens. Directed by AR Murugadoss, the movie is a remake of Tamil film ‘Mouna Guru’. Sonakshi Sinha plays the role of a rebel in the film who fights for the right and just causes.
Akira (Sonakshi Sinha) is a simple girl who stays in Jodhpur. Her life changes when a local vagabond throws acid on the face of her fellow college goer. Her Father decides to train her in self-defense. Soon Akira gets into a fight with the local goons and lands up in a remand home. !4 years later she shifts to mumbai with her family. Where she runs slam-bang into a plot involving a murder and a bunch of corrupt cops, headed by the vicious ACP Rane (Anurag Kashyap) ACP’s team kidnaps Akira and plans to kill her, but she fights saves herself.
Will ACP’s team be able to kill Akira? This will be unveiled in the film.
Sonakshi Sinha as a butt-kicking makes a good action star. She has worked hard to get the moves right in the film. AR Murugadoss known for his hard hitting action flicks is back with another in Akira, this time around he has a female bashing up the goons. Anurag Kashyap just steals the show with a flawless performance as a corrupt ACP. Konkona Sen Sharma has a small yet striking role of an investigative officer.
The screenplay of the film is engaging but has been dragged for no reason. The movie does not boast of any song. R. D. Rajasekhar has beautifully captured Mumbai. The editing by A Sreekar Prasad is truly crisp.
All in All ‘Akira’ is worth a watch for Sonakshi Sinha and Anurag Kashyap’s acting prowess.
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