Akira Movie Review | Critic Reviews

Akira Hindi Movie Review

Akira Hindi Movie Review

Total Reviews - 15
Average Rating - 4.8/10
Yes - 4
No - 7
Neutral - 4
Watchable? - 53%

Critic Reviews Akira

  • News18 | Review By -Rajeev Masand Rating-4/10
Kashyap’s performance, in fact, may be the best thing in Akira, which is no doubt a brave attempt to recast the mould. But built on a weak script that’s sorely lacking in subtlety and nuance, the film is ultimately a bore. I’m going with a generous two out of five.

  • Film Companion | Review By -Anupama Chopra Rating-5/10
I do hope though that we’ll see Sonakshi play to her strengths more often.  There isn’t much scope for nuance here but she has an emotional depth, which surfaces occasionally. I’m going with two and a half stars.

  • Times of India | Review By -Meena Iyer Rating-5/10
Post interval, things get so convoluted, you want to kick and punch. And despite Konkona's sincerity, she still seems like a caricature because the writing material doesn't support her. Anurag as the baddie and Sonakshi's spirited act redeem the film to some degree. For the rest, Akira is humdrum.

  • NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-5/10
Akira as a whole is, however, patchy. Its facile genre sleights - rogue cops, wronged innocents and bloody confrontations - hit home only sporadically. Akira certainly has its moments, and Sonakshi does her career no harm by revealing a new facet of herself, but Akira isn't blockbuster material.
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  • Rediff | Review By -Sukanya Verma Rating-4/10
Sonakshi moves, feels and looks the part that’s all but empty heft in a script so extraordinarily dated and bereft of punch. Badass Sonakshi cannot rescue a bad film!
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  • Hindustan Times | Review By -Rohit Vats Rating-3/10
Akira isn’t an out and out action film. In fact, the makers are too concerned about making it look like a family drama. Lacklustre supporting cast and depthless writing make it even duller. Despite some shots of acid attack survivors and specially-abled children, Akira fails to evoke any solid emotion.
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  • Koimoi | Review By -Surabhi Redkar Rating-6/10
Akira is an entertainer. It will surely manage to get you intrigued right from the start. But there’s too many theatrics to sit through here. Plus, the script as well as the acting performance are not strong enough to make you invested in the lead character, Akira. This film is a good one-time watch, but like we said, if you’re tired of clich├ęd situations and unneeded drama, you can skip this one.
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  • News 18 | Review By -Kriti Tulsiani Rating-5/10
Nevertheless, it’s not a bad watch, in fact it makes for an interesting scoop, courtesy the perfect timing of varied elements in the film. Go for it if action-driven cinema is your cup of tea. You might want to wreck your brains while trying to believe the extremes of some part of what is being depicted but then again, your love for action-packed sequences will keep you engrossed.
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  • India Today | Review By -Tatsam Mukherjee Rating-4/10
All in all, Akira is a dumb commercial potboiler, with a superlative performance by Anurag Kashyap. Your only wish in the end is Sonakshi find material good enough to do justice to her acting abilities. She badly needs to step away from preset Bollywood templates.
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  • DNA | Review By -Bryan Durham Rating-6/10
Despite its flaws, catch this film for Sona. Every kick and punch she lands, proves that she's grown in leaps and bounds since that joke of a boxing match in Holiday. While Murugadoss leaves a lot to be desired, it is a satisfying one-time watch for an action-junkie.
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  • Gulf News | Review By -Manjusha Radhakrishnan Rating-7/10
Despite a few hitches and ridiculous twists, Akira makes for an engaging watch. Some may also have an issue with the way the film tackles mental health, but if you see the big picture the viewers aren’t scarred by the film. Both Sinha and Kashyap keep the film’s momentum going with their arresting screen presence.
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  • Bollywood Hungama | Review By -BH Review Rating-4/10
The film has no scope for music, however the background score helps the narrative. The film's cinematography is decent. The film's editing is absolutely average. On the whole, AKIRA has an interesting concept which fails on the account of its slack screenplay and lack of entertainment value.
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  • Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-3/10
Akira movie review: Sonakshi Sinha kicks butt in the A R Murugadoss film but is limited by her role. Despite Anurag Kashyap's deliciously bad performance, Akira falls into a sinkhole.
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  • Bollywood Life | Review By -Tushar Joshi Rating-4/10
The issue with Akira is that it strives too hard to become an action entertainer. There is that novelty factor of having an actress as the action lead, but somehow Sonakshi Sinha's punches and kicks feel too rehearsed. Akira might entertain Sonakshi Sinha fans, but if you are an action lover then the film doesn’t really have much to offer.
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  • Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Rohit Bhatnagar Rating-7/10
There are few scenes that look unreal; the one where a fellow mate helps Sonakshi to escape from the mental asylum, which is slightly dreamlike. Akira is a great effort by director A R Murgadoss. Watch it for its layered mystery and Sonakshi Sinha’s finest performance by far!
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Sonakshi Sinha, Konkona Sen Sharma, Anurag Kashyap, Teena Singh, Amit Sadh, Urmila Mahanta, Atul Kulkarni, Lokesh Vijay Gupte
AR Murugadoss
Santha Kumar
AR Murugadoss, Santha Kumar
Karan Singh Rathore
RD Rajasekhar
Shekhar Ravjiani, Vishal Dadlani, John Stewart Eduri
produced by: 
AR Murugadoss
Action, Thriller
run time: 
140 minutes
censor certification: 

Plot Synopsis
Akira is an action thriller directed by AR Murugadoss with Sonakshi Sinha playing the lead role.

Akira is about a self-reliant college student Akira Sharma, who takes on corrupt police officers single-handedly to prove her innocence.