Cast : Sonakshi Sinha , Anurag Kashyap , Amit Sadh , Konkana Sen Sharma .
Direction : A R Muragadoss .
Plot : Akira (Sonakshi Sinha) is on the cops wanted list because of a mistaken identity . Will the cops let her live her life , after realizing their mistake ?
My views : Akira (Sonakshi Sinha ) starts to learn karate at a young age , as self defense . The younger Akira has a striking resemblance to Sonakshi Sinha . Akira is a recluse which attributes to her having spend 3 years at a remand home due to some incidents that happened in her childhood . I liked the finesse with which she has performed the action scenes .
Anurag Kashyap as Rana is a cold blooded corrupt ACP . He is fearless and dominating , dominates all around him. He is quick to call the shots . He has got all the best dialogues in the movie . In fact , the movie has more of Rana than Akira . The movie should have been called Rana instead .
I liked Konkana Sen as Rabia . she is a fearless no-nonsense cop . I liked the way she carries herself around as a pregnant lady .
I liked the scenes between Akira and her father (Atul Kulkarni) . The scenes have a warmth even though they are less in number .
Laxmi Rai comes in a cameo which I found irritating because of her funny accent . she was speaking as if somebody had strangled her .
I would have liked it , if there were action scenes between Akira and Rana ACP.
The scenes in the mental hospital failed to bring a connect with me . The scenes where a drugged Akira was beating the hospital security black and blue appeared ridiculous to me , she could hardly walk , but people were flying in all directions.Also , how can a cop take somebody to a mental hospital for shock treatments without a proper court verdict ? also , Akira’s family seemed to be pretty fine about leaving her at the asylum.
I found the climax sad and helpless . I liked the closing dialogue in the movie , where Konkana says that all the daughters of this country should live on their strength like Akira.
Akira is not women centric just because it has a woman as the protoganist , neither does it come across as a feminist movie . It is just about what you will do when you are in an unjust situation . Many of us might just give in ,while Akira just chose to fight .Overall , Akira is a one time watch for me .
Quotes that caught me :
Life always tests you with the special virtues that lie in you .
Room #17 may kya problem hai.
Aaj pahli baar time pe break maara hai.
Abhi sab halwa hai.
Mayu ,coffee shop ka naam kya tha
Uda do sabko .
Aap sochiye mat,please .
Uske liye koi thanks bolta hai kya , pagan.
Meeting hai kehke kahi chale mat jaana.
Woh kah rahi hai ki usne apne aap ko suli par chada liya .
Bas meri beti nahi , bas iss desh ki har ladki Akira ki thara apne bal pe khada Hona chaahiye.
Remometer : 3/5
Remometer Legends :
1 : I ran out of the theater.
2 : I will never watch this again.
2.5 : average . Can skip watching on big screen.
3 : One time watch on the big screen.
3.5 : Fan girl. Will definitely watch again , that too on big screen.
4 : Overwhelmed. Can’t stop thinking of it . Deeply moved .
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