Movie: Action Jackson
Star cast: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam, Manasvi Mamgai, Kunal Roy Kapur and Anantharaaj
Producer: Eros International
Claps for: Nothing at all
Slaps for: making this film
Popcorn Refill: throughout the 144 minute duration
Story: Ajay Devgn (Vishi) is a roadside tapori who is good at heart but does all the wrong things. He happens to meet Khushi (Sonakshi Sinha), who bumps into him on a few occasions, making her believe that he has changed her misfortunes. After various flirty occasions later, they realize they are in love with each other! While this action-drama seems to become a clichÃ©d rom-com, Prabhudheva adds a twist - Vishi's lookalike AJ (Ajay Devgn), right hand to an International don Xavier (Anantharaaj). Things are fine between AJ & Xavier until latter's sister Marina (Manasvi Mamgai) enters and falls for him head over heels, only to realize that AJ is committed to his girl friend Arusha (Yami Gautam). A heartbroken Marina is desperate to have AJ in her life by hook or crook, which includes killing his girl friend too. Whether she is able to get AJ in her life is what the movie is all about.
Performances: Though Ajay Devgn is bearable in his action avatar, he is a big disappointment in his comic attempt. Sonakshi Sinha repeats herself in this yet another eye-candy role. It is high time she does something substantial. Debutante Manasvi Mamgai is a turn off. While she is supposed to be sexy and sassy in the film, she ends up being obscene and vulgar! Unfortunately, Manasvi appears to be orgasming in every frame of hers! Yami Gautam does her role fine but appears to be a misfit in the story. But then again, that is not her fault. Kunal Roy Kapur tries his best to make the film watchable but loses at the hands of a weak script.
Direction: It is hard to believe that director of a film like 'Wanted' is the same guy who thought of making a film like 'Action Jackson'. We wonder what made him think to make a film like this. If you compare 'Action Jackson' with Prabhu's last film 'R...Rajkumar', the latter is marginally better than this one. Editing is horrible, story is... wait a minute... there isn't a story!
Combo on offer: We are sorry, but the film doesn't have anything to offer. You may happily skip it.
Final Verdict: We give the film Slaps for its painful content