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When I first heard that AR Murugadoss, the man behind mammoth hits like Aamir Khan's Ghajini and Akshay Kumar's Holiday, will be directing Sonakshi Sinha in an action flick, we were definitely interested! That too for two different reasons!
First of all, it would be the first time Murugadoss is making a heroine-centric film. Secondly, this would be the first time Sonakshi gets to kick some ass rather than watch her heroes do the honours in her previous films, be it the Dabanng franchise, R...Rajkumar or other Prabhu Dheva stuff! The idea was definitely intriguing; have never seen her do such a role, we had our doubts whether Sonakshi can pull an action avatar!
Now that the trailer for Akira is out, one thing I can say - let's put all those doubts to rest and hail Sonakshi, the action star! Sure, it may take a little adjusting of your senses to see the usually cherubic Sonakshi kick the shite out of the villains, but once you adjust to that concept, her action role is definitely a highlight of the trailer (and surely, of the film). A remake of the 2011 Tamil film, Mouna Guru, the makers of Akira have made certain changes to the script and brought in a powerful female lead, when the original film had a male lead, which I should say, is brilliant thinking! If they had used a male star instead, the film would like any other Bollywood action masala; instead we have a film that's worth a talking point!
Going back to the trailer, another highlight I would like to point out is Anurag Kashyap's villainous cop act. Whenever the controversial director came in front of the camera, he has seldom disappointed us, be it in Shagird or Luck By Chance. Whatever scenes we have seen of his, they definitely stood out! We also get to see Konkona Sen Sharma in her good cop role.
However, Akira belongs to Sonakshi and the trailer promises us that the film will be a talking point and a feather in her cap, once it comes out!
Watch the trailer here and let us know if you agree with our sentiment!
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