144 Min | Action – Drama – Musical | December 2014
IMDB Rating: 3.9
Starring: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam
Action Jackson Review: ‘Action Jackson’ directed by Prabhudheva has all the tapping’s of a regular bollywood masala film, that has action, comedy, romance and even some emotion. But despite some true potential in its story, it seems the writer and director haven’t tapped its power to the fullest. In ‘Action Jackson’, two lookalikes clash each other and decide to swap, in order to terminate their cruel enemies. ‘Action Jackson’ is over-the-top from the word go. The romantic-track involving an unlucky women (Sonakshi Sinha in hammy mode) falling for the hero (Ajay Devgn) because her Luck Changes after she spots him naked, is offensive. And watching violent goons beating an innocent women (Yami Gautam, as Twin Ajay’s spouse) is disturbing. Such sequences, definitely could’ve been avoided.
But, the action in ‘Action Jackson’ is awesome. It’s the fist-pumping, ass-kicking bits between the hero and the baddies, that leave a mark. The choreography of the action bits, indeed stands out. How one wishes if the Writing Material was as strong. While the first-hour is crowded with songs and a prolonged romantic-track, the second-hour shifts between gory flashbacks and a loud climax. There are moments of fun here, but they are few and far between. Prabhudheva’s direction is suitably loud and energetic. Cinematography and editing are fair. Music by Himesh Reshammiya is catchy.
In terms of performances, Ajay, with an amazing physique, is sincere in dual roles. He excels, particularly, in the action-sequences. Yami Gautam, also, is very earnest. Kunal Roy Kapur is wasted in a comedic role. Debutant Manasvi Mamgai is impressive as the vamp. Action Jackson is an amazing movie. All the songs are wonderful, lovely and good dance. The action that Ajay Devgan did was just outstanding. This movie does have a bit of comedy. On the whole, ‘Action Jackson’ is a good opportunity gone wrong.