Akira is your standard A. R. Murgadoss movie featuring a kickass hero, a dubious villain and a screenplay that moves faster than a pirated Salman Khan DVD. The only twist being that instead of starring a Salman or Akshay or John, it stars none other than Mrs. Dabangg Sonakshi Sinha herself. Taking a leaf out of her daddy’s book, Sona throws punches and kicks all around the place and spouts smartass dialogues like nobody’s business. Anurag Kashyap channelizes his anger against the censor board into his on-screen character in this film who constantly appears greatly pissed with the world.
The plot however is standard over-the-top Bollywood fare but the whole thing feels quite refreshing thanks to Sona’s presence even though she does have inconsistent levels of intensity, at times in the trailer she almost seems on the verge of giggling as she threatens goons. Add Konkona Sen Sharma to the mix and you have quite a potent film on your hands. Watch the trailer and sound off your thoughts in the comments section below.