Akira movie cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Anurag Kashyap, Nandu Madhav, Konkona Sen Sharma, Atul Kulkarni, Amit Sadh
Akira movie director: A R Murugadoss
A little girl learns early that submitting to wrong-doing is not right, even if you have to suffer for it. Good tip, and Akira (the remake of a Tamil actioner) begins with promise, showing us how girls can choose karate over ‘kathak’ and flower.
Akira (Sonakshi Sinha), no relation to Kurosawa, makes the journey from a colourful Rajasthan ‘chota shehar’ to ‘mahanagari’ Mumbai, and runs slam-bang into a convoluted plot involving a murder and missing cash and a bunch of corrupt cops, headed by the vicious ACP Rane (Anurag Kashyap, enjoying himself hugely and being extremely effective, even if very far from a Marathi-speaking native: I wouldn’t like to meet Rane in a dark alley).