Cast: - Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Govinda, Sumeet Raghavan, Farhad Daruwala, Gireesh Sahedev and Zakir Hussain
Plot: - Akki plays the role of a secret agent from the DIA (Defence Intelligence Agency) which is a part of the Indian Army, who even though being on a holiday fulfills his duty of protecting his country. The movie revolves around the steadfast chase of the leader of a terrorist group who is bent on reducing Mumbai to ashes.
Claps for:- Akshay Kumar and the plot which is unpredictable, cunning and assimilating. While the lethal action sequences make you jump off your seat, the engrossing plot helps you fasten to them. Unlike other 'entertainers' this one focuses copiously on Akshay's quest rather than his love story. Murgadoss's remake of the Tamil 'Thupakki' is at the summit of patriotism, and does not designate the antagonist to be of a specific caste or a country. Instead of the usual religious fanaticism, here the driving force behind terrorism is explicit hatred towards a government.
Slaps for:- Sonakshi doesn't have much to contribute apart from singing, dancing, absurdly slapping her father to showcase her boisterous side and entering Akshay's house through the window because entrance through the doors is too mainstream right? Sumeet Raghavan in the supporting role tags along with Akshay as the good cop cum buddy and is obviously there to make the hero look good, while Akshay is not the 20-year old handsome guy that he once used to be and is beginning to look his age. Govinda's cameo is totally out of place and the screenplay is far too stretched.
Popcorn refills:- Some, especially during the songs
Combo on offer: - Akshay Kumar is back and carries on his role with elan. He seems to enjoy every bit of it and is at ease with the character. The movie looks like a usual 'masala entertainer' but is much different. The story is good with enough twists and turns to keep you hooked till the end. The movie succeeds in being an all-round package and proves to be your money's worth.
Verdict: - All in all we are glad to see Akki star in a clap-worthy movie after ages. Kudos to his acting, the God-of-action once again proves the reason behind him being called so!