Prabhu Dheva’s latest flick may have been hyped a lot but has it been well made? Read on to find out…
Prabhu Dheva directorial, Action Jackson, has created a lot of buzz ever since it’s trailer release. The film that stars Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam, Manasvi Mamgai and Kunal Roy Kapur will hit the screens today.
What is it about:
Vishy (Ajay Devgn) is a fun loving and carefree small time crook and Moosa (Kunal Roy Kapur) is his friend as well as accomplice in all his actions, adventures and escapades. It is a coincidence that Vishy meets Khushi (Sonakshi) one day. Khushi is considered the unluckiest girl by her friends because bad luck follows her like a shadow everywhere. But her luck changes the day she meets Vishy. And then the realization that Vishy is lucky for her dawns on her when she bumps into him for the third time. From then on she relentlessly tries to pursue him so that her luck changes. As a result there are a lot of funny incidents that lead to them falling in love with each other. One day a man accidentally sees Vishy’s picture and gets stunned and he makes a call and somehow tries to inform Mafioso Xavier, a deadly and dreaded international Mafia Don. Xavier immediately dispatches his notorious henchmen to Mumbai. Vishy is unaware that a whole network of Police and Underworld are on the lookout for him. Vishy is in shock at the sudden turn of events and soon a deadly secret unfolds before him. We won’t disclose this secret for those who want to watch the film.
Ajay Devgn looks hot in his well sculpted avatar and is seen bare chested in most of the scenes. Sonakshi Sinha, as always, has pulled off the bubbly talkative love interest of the hero very well. Despite the minimal screen space, Yami Gautam makes the best of her presence. Manaswi Mamgai, the newbie, ups the hotness quotient of the film. Kunal Roy Kapur and Ajay have some great comic punch lines which will leave you splits. The music by Himesh Reshammiya is decent and foot tapping, however, the songs lose their charm because of tacky lyrics. Himesh does belt out a great romantic number which features Yami and Ajay.
The plot of Action Jackson is very confusing so much that you’ll have no idea as to what’s going on throughout the film. Prabhu Dheva’s direction just simply falls flat here. Even an actor as brilliant as Ajay does nothing more than to show-off his hot bod. Manaswi Mamgai has throughout portrayed only one expression, which makes her look like some Ramsay Brothers’ horror film actress. And Yami Gautam and Kunal Roy Kapur’s acting talent seems to have gone wasted for the most part.
Prabhu Dheva is a brilliant dancer and he proves the same at the end with his dance moves in the AJ theme song, but he sure shouldn’t have asked Ajay to imitate him. Ajay seemed uncomfortable doing the dance steps and in some scenes you could actually see Ajay trying to look at the choreographers behind the camera for help.
Also defying all logic, the movie has scenes where Manasvi kills people by stabbing them, but somehow mysteriously they comeback alive in the end. The villain’s gang has a dress code which further reduces credibility. And to top it up, a huge-built henchman from the villain’s gang gets beaten to pulp by just one slap of Ajay Devgn (Wow!). Ajay’s double role was an unnecessary element since all he had to do was beat up the goons. So the plot could have been kept simple by just that.
Only a die-hard Ajay fan can walk out of the film without regretting the of time and money spent and wasted on the film.
Rating: 1 out of 5
Reviewed by Prateek Sur
**** Very good