Now, Action Jackson did not give the creeps but I pretty much loathed the trailer. If Wanted could get dumber, get more offensive, more superfluous, more violent and utterly vulgar, it would be rechristened as Action Jackson. Easily capable of passing off as Wanted 2, probably what will work in the favor of this film is Prabhudheva’s ability to maintain pace, keeping his narrative racy. Atleast when things happen faster in the film, it becomes that much easier for you to sit through it.

Ajay Devgn looks stellar and quite different from what Rohit Shetty’s depiction in Singham. The six pack abs, the tattoos and the stunts are neatly done. His ability to master stunts has been harnessed well in this film and I can safely say violence of this extreme cannot be suitable for children.

Ajay Devgn in a still from movie 'Action Jackson'
Ajay Devgn in a still from movie ‘Action Jackson’


However, my problem isn’t the film’s design which calls for it to be loud or the film’s action which despite being slick goes overboard. The vulgar undertones of the film makes it sillier. A baffled looking Sonakshi Sinha pops up from time to time to ogle at Ajay’s crotch. Yami Gautam, has flown out right from a 90s’ YRF film; donning chiffon sarees, she seems like a prop who will breeze along with the music.

Extracting lines out of Kick, going all about dil and samajh, Action Jackson offers nothing new and seems like a pile on to Prabhudheva’s repertoire. Over the top, it is the kind of film that relies solely on its lead man to make the film even remotely passable.

The trailer is lame and dumb and despite novelty not being on my priority list for this film given its formulaic feel, but this might just be Prabhudheva’s laziest work. It isn’t anything you haven’t seen before. He has blended the best of all his potboilers, taken dialogues from Salman Khan’s recent hit, Action Jackson‘s trailer is an utter bore! Watch Wanted again if you want to have some real fun.

Action Jackson Trailer

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