Producers: Tusshar Kapoor, Shabina and Akshay Kumar
OTT Platform: Disney+ Hotstar
Artists: Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani, Rajesh Kumar, Manu Rishi, Ashwini Kalsekar, Ayesha Raza, Sharad Kelkar
Director: Raghav Lawrence
Rating: Two and half
What a story
The story of the film starts with Asif (Akshay Kumar). He does not believe in ghosts. He is very happy with his wife Rashmi (Kiara), but Rashmi’s family is not happy with this marriage. He stands on the issue of Hindu Muslims. The twist in the story comes when Asif has to convince Rashmi’s mummy papa when he goes to her house, but there is a transgender Lakshmi’s soul entering her body. After this one after the other murders happen, what happened to Lakshmi, due to which she enters Asif’s body. This is the essence of the film and this is also the secret of the film. But the screen play is so lazy that what happens next is known in advance. It is a drama of coercion. Some scenes are good, but the film is not particularly scary. Kanchana is a 2011 South Indian hit film. So a lot has changed since then. The story seems complicated in the current context. The combination of horror and comedy has not fully done justice to both.
The story has a good thinking, the actors have performed well, especially Sharad Kelkar’s & Bomb Bhole & Y song also has a grand picture.
What is bad
Forced family drama does not look good. There are many useless dialogues as well, despite the gap of 9 years, the film’s visuals are on the old pattern. Kanchana’s comedy feeling is missing. There is undue knowledge about the Hindu Muslim issue. Hindu Baba is telling that there is a ghost in the house, but only the Muslim Baba who drives away will come. The film is full of many such beaten scenes. Celebrating girlfriend’s family for love does not know when Bollywood will come out of it.
Akshay Kumar has taken a good life in the role of a woman, but in many places, he is engaged only by Akshay, so his acting seems a little lacking. The film did not have much to do for Kiara. Manu Rishi and Rajesh Sharma have also not shown much. The acting of Ashwini and Ayesha Raza is also highly artificial, yet one should be praised by Sharad Kelkar. Has a role in a small role.
Fans of Akshay Kumar will be disappointed but Akshay’s film was awaited. They can only see once.