Nov 10 2010

Action Replayy- Movie Review

Roochster

To be very honest, I thought this movie would be awesome because it not only looked different but also because of the whole 70s theme. Lekin… itna disappointing it was! Haaaayye!

Action Replayy is supposed to be a light-hearted comedy about Kishan and Mala who’ve had a bad marriage since 35 years and their son Bunty tries to make it right by going back to the 70s when they first met and solves all the problems.

Getting down to what I thought about the movie… The story was lifted from a Gujarati play called Action Replay and before that a Hollywood movie called Back to the Future so there’s nothing mahaan about the story. I barely found myself feeling connected to the story in any way and rarely laughed at a “supposed-to-be” funny scene.

The setting is great though! The set designer and art director should be given due credit for making the setting look so real and colourful. It’s not an easy job so, kudos!

I wouldn’t say the same about the costumes, acting and everything else. Akshay Kumar looks like ulti and was even a little annoying with the bunny teeth and ugly glasses. I didn’t wanna look at him at all, forget the lallu boy acting. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks beautiful and I think she’s looking prettier by the day! Even as an old woman, she looked gorgeous!  She’s done a decent job actingwise. Aditya Roy Kapoor was good and Rannvijay Singh Singha was ok… they deserve a movie which brings out their real talent!

The music by Pritam is very ok except for 2 songs. ‘Zor ka jhatka’ is a great number and I toh start dancing only whenever I hear it! The song ‘Nakhre’ is perfect for the 70s and is pretty good too.

So, Action Replayy didn’t really work for me. It was well below average.

Rating– 1.5/5

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