Action Jackson: Movie Review
Starring: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam, Kunal Roy Kapoor
Directed by: Prabhu Deva
Music: Himesh Reshammiya
Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes
The weirdest thing about Bollywood is that no matter how much we love it, most of us would never agree on vouching for its credibility! One can never be sure of what the directors may serve you with. While some films make you feel so proud about the Indian film industry, the others just leave you extremely dumb-founded. Such is the case with Prabhu Deva’s Action Jackson! A horribly below-standard film, Action Jackson turns out to be an unbelievably tacky actioner.
Plot: A clumsy-unlucky girl, Khushi falls in love with a good-hearted local goon, Vishi, thinking of him as her lucky mascot. As the story unfolds, it is revealed that Vishi has a lookalike, who is being chased by an international don. A major twist changes the story when the lookalikes come face-to-face.
Performances: As much as we love Ajay Devgn’s thrilling stunts, watching him stoop this low in the comic realm is extremely disheartening. Indeed, he looks smashingly jackass with a well-chiselled body but that makes no better in carrying out tacky sequences. A brilliant actor wasted for nothing!
Sonakshi Sinha is stuck in a shell of a loud character and seems to be in no mood of breaking out. She plays her usual self with little scope of growth.
Kunal Roy Kapoor is definitely a comic relief in the film.
Yami Gautam bedazzles the screen in every shot!
Debutante Manasvi Mamgai looks pathetically devilish.
Music: The music album of Action Jackson qualifies to be the worst album of the year. The entire composition is unbearably absurd and torturous. Not even a single song is worth listening to for even once! The songs are too lengthy and unnecessarily added. Too bad Himesh!
What’s Good: No kidding!
What’s Bad: Only if I could decide where to start counting from! However, the worst thing about the film is its never-ending duration!
Action Jackson, unfortunately, crushes all your expectations about an action-comedy! The film is so long and trashy that one only could easily take a nap and wake up to the same scene. Its high-time for Prabhu Deva to realize that not all that sells in the south is accepted in Bollywood. What made Ajay Devgn take up such a project? Still wondering! Watch Action Jackson only if you are a hard-core Ajay Devgn fan or can sit through no-brainer movies!
Verdict: If this is what a “film” is like, anyone with a movie camera can become a director!
Rating: ** (only for the respect of a brilliant actor)