Action Jackson – Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Yaami Gautam


Gangster Baby
Dhoom Dhaam  
Chichora Piya
Punjabi Mast 

Director: Prabhu Dheva
Producer: Gordhan Tanwani, Sunil A Lulla
Star Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Yaami Gautam, Manasvi Mamgai, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Rocky Verma
Release Date: 5 Dec 2014
Genre: Action-Comedy
Writers: A.C. Mughil, Prabhudheva, Shiraz Ahmed
Rating : 2.5/5
Story: A Don’s sister falls for his most trusted lieutenant. When he refuses to reciprocate, she vows to destroy him. Her lust and his scorn form the crux of this puerile potboiler.

Review: Welcome Vishy (Ajay), a self-styled Robin Hood, who picks up street fights with the local goons to earn himself some mega-bucks. He finds support from his chaat-eating sidekick Moosa (Kunaal Roy Kapur) who is more farcical than funny, part farce. Robin Hood’s life takes an amorous twist when he bumps into Khushi (Sonakshi), a ‘luckless’ media professional. If it is not corny enough to have the girl and the man’s names rhyming (Vishy and Khushi), things get completely illogical when the girl starts chasing the boy because she has spied on him semi-nude in her toilet break. This film writer’s imagination is warped because Khushi is actually convinced that the hero’s half-naked presence is responsible for her changing fortunes. Want to tear your hair out in frustration? Wait, there’s more to add to this convoluted screenplay.

Joining the confusion is one-glass-eyed don Xavier Fonseca (Anand Raj), who resides in Bangkok and deals in arms. His sexy sister Marina (Manasvi) falls in lust with her brother’s trusted associate AJ(can’t reveal his name, without giving away the suspense). Though Marina has the best car, clothes and cigarettes, she cannot canoodle with AJ because his heart lies with another pretty damsel Anusha (Yami). Since hell hath no fury than a Marina scorned, the plot reigns mayhem as it moves from Pune to New Zealand, Bangkok to Austria and finally, to Mumbai with the hero being chased. Corrupt cops and identical twins tumble out of cupboards adding to the confusion.

The action sequences have Tarantino’s Kill Bill influence. However, here the animation wipes jump out of nowhere almost startling you. Ajay romancing the sword in his bare-bodied avatar is exciting. He pulls off the comic and the Bazooka killing-machine acts with ease. Sonakshi shimmies well to Himesh Reshammiya’s hit ditties — Keeda and Chichora Piya with Ajay, who tries to do better than stomp. Manasvi shows her shapely body in a bootylicious gangster song, while Yami charms with her girl next-door act. If you’re not looking for a mentally stimulating fare, enjoy this ride that is basically meant for the filmi keedas.

In Action Jackson, Prabhudheva continues with his love for twins. Yes there are two Ajays – Jai and Vishy. Jai or AJ is the right hand man of a deadly don called Xavier Fonesca(Anand Raj) and Vishy is a small-time street fighter, a small-time crook in Mumbai.

Vishy gets to romance Sonakshi Sinha and eat pani-puri; while Jai gets to romance Yami and sing songs in Vienna. And he also has Manasvi Mamgai, the Don’s sister lusting for him.

When he refuses Manasvi’s advances, she slashes her wrists and then her brother, the mafioso vows to destroy AJ’s world, his wife(Yami). When his pregnant wife is hospitalised AJ needs to spend time with her. Around the same time he also realises that the Mumbai cops are hunting him down because they have ties with the mafioso in Bangkok. To buy himself time, he sends his twin Vishy and Vishy’s buddy Moosa to Thailand to deal with the one-eyed don and his crazy sister.

One twin is kept away till interval point. So initially the film is full of ridiculous situations with Ajay all over the place. From Pune to Mumbai, from Austria to Bangkok, he seems to be travelling at the pace of a meteor. When he is not singing songs, he is breaking bones without compunction.

There is the usual confusion of the girls romancing the wrong twin. But in the end, after a long drawn out clash and many songs, Jai gets back to his wife Anusha(Yami); Vishy gets back to Khushi(Sonakshi) and Marina(Manasvi) shaves her head claiming to be AJ’s widow. Unfortunately she dies in the fire that breaks out in the climax and peace returns forever. Even AJ’s baby comes out of the fire without a scratch. Wow!

Posted from Times of India 

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