Actress: Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam
Director: Prabhu Deva
Release Date: 5th December, 2014
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Manasvi Mamgai
Director: Prabhu Deva
Producer/s: Gordhan Tanwani, Sunil Lulla
Rating: 1.5/5 Stars (One and Half stars)
Star Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam, Manasvi Mamgai, Kunaal Roy Kapur
What’s Good: The comic relief that a brief character of Kunal Roy Kapur brings into an otherwise traumatizing film.
What’s Bad: It would be difficult to start counting that as not only does the screenplay go haywire, but an unbearable soundtrack makes it extremely difficult to watch this film.
Loo break: Take as long as you can!
Watch or Not?: Truly putting it down, this movie is worth your watch for what I would list down as only two reasons. A) You are a die-hard Ajay Devgn fan. B) You are a fan of ‘no-brainer’ movies. (Literally ‘no-brainer’)
Vishi is a local goon who basically likes beating up people to get his work done but is nonetheless a kind-hearted person. On the other hand Khushi is an extremely clumsy girl who keeps losing her chances with destiny and gets suddenly lucky after she accidentally meets Vishi.
Amidst the building chemistry between Khushi and Vishi, local cops and an international don named Xavier are on the look-out for AJ aka Jai who is a look alike of Vishi and is in the same city. The story takes a major turn of events when both AJ and Vishi come face to face.
Will AJ’s past create problems for Vishi’s future?
Action Jackson Review: Script Analysis
After watching the first thirty minutes of this film, I was thoroughly confused as to why would a sane, working woman (Khushi) run-around a local goon (Vishi) to see him naked just so that she can get her luck fixed. Confused? Well, yeah that is exactly what the story of this film does to you. With a fickle character build up, the protagonists are too sketchy and almost nothing believable comes through, not even the love angle. It is tiring to watch cliched suited-up Bangkok villains who have hulks as their right-hands and seem to have ‘killing with all possible weapons’ as a qualification on their CVs. Larger than life concepts spoil this story which could have at least managed to be a typical ‘Bollywood action drama’.
A major disappointment for me was the fact that while I was impressed by the punchlines in the film’s trailer, they fall flat in the film since they pop up in rare scenes and the otherwise running script is overtly bland to elevate them. Also it was disturbing to see the amount of violence shown towards women in the film. In my opinion, scenes of kicking or punching a woman in the face must certainly be excluded from the film.
Action Jackson Review: Star Performances
Ajay Devgn is a huge disappointment in this film. The otherwise brilliant actor seems too volatile in this role. Though he excels in the scenes which have action, the actor does not seem comfortable pulling off the comic undertones and it would be best left unsaid for the parts that he tries the ‘Prabhudheva’ style dancing.
This is Sonakshi Sinha’s third film with the director and sadly she shows no growth whatsoever. The actress essays her usual self and nothing extraordinary to it.
Yami Gautam looks radiant in every frame that she is a part of.
Debutante Manasvi Mamgai reveals quite a lot with her negative character. But her acting is extremely weak and it would be safe to say that you would find her heaving much more than speaking in the film.