I had never seen Sonakshi Sinha in a film despite having read a great deal about her and also having seen some youtube clips of her song and dance routine. So, when I saw the trailer for Akira with her starring in it, I had made up my mind to see it. I am glad I did so yesterday.
The film is like a Hollywood film made by Quentin Tarantino. It has everything in it to keep the viewer tied to his seat. The tension builds up till the climax and has enough violence and corrupt cops to react with excitement or loathing depending on the scene before the viewer.
It was while getting some background information for this post that I came to know that this story is based on a hit Tamil film called Mauna Guru with the difference that while the Tamil version had a hero as the protagonist, in this film it is the heroine. Despite the difference, the story unfolds well and with some very good direction, camerawork and editing, a slick movie is offered to the viewers. A great marriage of skills from two centers of movie making, Chennai and Mumbai.
The surprise feature of the film is the superlative performance by Anurag Kashyap as a venal and vile police officer. I did not know that he would be acting in the film and it was a bonus to see him in such a negative role doing a splendid job.
I would give it a four out of five star rating the one short being for the sound being too loud.