Review : Action Jackson


Action-Jackson-ReviewMovie: Action Jackson
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Manasvi Mamgai, Yami Gautam
Director: Prabhu Deva
Music director: Himesh Reshammiya

Sometimes it looks like we have gone back to the era when Ajay Devgn just stepped into the industry while his action created a mass appeal. And now when we have him here, there doesn’t seem too much of difference however, this time we aren’t influenced in that way.

Director Prabhudeva has his style of directing action movies ever since Wanted and here too he maintains it with Action Jackson. He doesn’t rely much on the technicalities of picturisation and shows least sympathy to the story which needed lots of improvement.

The movie opens with Rishi (Ajay Devgn) leading a simple life working in a hotel and alongside he does a social service by helping people. He takes a leave from his work and comes to Mumbai. There he has a pal (Kunaal Roy Kapur) who has no work except to get slapped by any second person. Rishi’s another side is shown here as he plays a smart goon who beats up the baddies for some money. Sooner his route is crossed by a girl (Sonakshi Sinha) who is struggling with her misfortune. But as soon as she meets Rishi, good things happen. She follows him considering him as her lucky mascot. Unsurprisingly, the two fall in love with eachother and decides to marry.

But amidst all this, Rishi is followed by the Mumbai Police and an international criminal. What’s the mystery behind all this? Is there more to Rishi’s goon occupation? To solve this puzzle watch out for this film however, you won’t be fascinated by it.

There is couple of mysteries and surprises which is opened layer by layer, one by one. They work for a moment but don’t leave a desirable impact. More because the movie is presented in a format we saw in the 80’s when ‘Lion and Mona’ were entertaining.

But after so many years, it’s hard to digest such sort of treatment to the villains of the present era. A bald-headed Don with one devilish eye and his sister (Manasvi Mamgai) with a cat-like haunting background score is the most funniest of sorts one could think for the male villain and the vamp.

The romance between and Ajay and Sonakshi is something with which we have crossed two years watching in Rowdy Rathore and R..Rajkumar.  The simple reason being is the actress and her style which are common and unfortunately annoyingly repetitive.

The movie however is supported by few action and intense scenes one of which include Yami Gautam being beaten up by the goons watching which one could easily and instantly recall Aamir Khan starrer ‘Ghajini’ where Asin is brutally manhandled.

Such scene leaves us with a sense of rage and sorrow. Moreover, the action department is something which provides us relief but in fewer occasion. There are lots of blood sheds, slaughtering with the swords particularly during the post and pre interval minutes. But by the time the movie ends, the quality of these action sequences lowers and hardly are we thrilled by them.

Had it not been Ajay Devgn, those combative scenes would have faded. If you are entering into theatres keep one thing in mind. It’s Ajay Devgn and just Devgn.

Sonakshi Sinha is repetitive but that’s what the Prabhudeva’s stories have always demanded from her. Yami Gautam plays Ajay’s muse efficiently however, there isn’t much scope for her.

Kunaal Roy Kapur as Ajay’s best friend is good. There is always one in Deva’s flick who is there to give a comic relief and Kunaal plays that part well.

Manasvi Mamgai has caliber to perform and with her debut act she shows it but mostly is turned down by her bad characterization.

Music by Himesh Reshamiya is good but the songs only interrupt the flow of the movie while none of them is remembered.

I’ll go with two and a half stars for Action Jackson. Watch it only if you are a die hard Ajay Devgn fan.