Director: A.R. Murugadoss
Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Amit Sadh, Anurag Kashyap, Konkona Sen Sharma, Atul Kulkarni, Raai Laxmi, Urmila Mahanta
Story: Santha Kumar
Script: Santha Kumar, A.R.Murugadoss
The story revolves around a young girl, who unwillingly traps in a crime. She gets mentally and physically tortured by those criminals. She struggles hard to prove her innocence. Will Akira save from all these tortures and prove her innocence. Why do corrupt police trap her in the crime? Who is Akira? To know answers, you have to watch ‘Akira! ‘
Critic’s Conclusion- After Ghazini and Holiday, director A.R.Murugadoss has made the remake of Tamil movie ‘Mouna Guru (2011).’ Though the story is not new, it has a gripping script. It has real action sequences. It portrays that how our sluggish judicial system can destroy any innocent human being.
Akira has got an engaged script. It has included several aspects such as action, emotion, suspense. We can see up-downs in the story. The first half is a nail-biting and unpredictable experience. Somewhere it feels like a ‘Lady Ghazini.’ Unfortunately, the second half loses the thunder of the movie. It runs slow and dragged post interval. After the second half, the script goes in a predictable manner.
Also, the second half sees a lot of logic-less tracks in the script. There are such wrong elements, which have put to show Akira’s strong image. The Mental Asylum’s track is a repetitive formula taken from other movies.
However, the movie gives a social message about the self-defense of woman without being preachy. Though it shows a corrupt society and the struggle against the corrupt system, the execution of this subject looks weak and filmy. Some tracks have left incomplete, while several references have shown unreasonable. There is a question about Konkona Sen Sharma’s character. Why is her character shown pregnant? Because of subplots, the film becomes too lengthy. There is no clarification about Amit Sadh’s character in the movie.
Talking about performances, Sonakshi Sinha is brilliant in action scenes. She has done a lot of hard work for her role, but she feels expressionless in emotional scenes. Nevertheless, she has done justice to her character. Anurag Kashyap as the main villain has done a commendable job. His introduction scene is a memorable one in the movie. Konkona Sen Sharma has tried her best despite of low footage. Amit Sadh is ok. The Rest of the cast helps to take the movie forward.
The editing is average. The music is disappointing. But the background score is impressive. The cinematography is decent.
Overall, Akira is a one-time watch movie!