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Naam Hai Akira (2016)

Akira (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 2 September 2016 (India)
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A gripping action thriller about a college girl Akira, who has grown up with the ideals of being self reliant. Her life spirals out of control when she becomes unwittingly involved in a crime involving four corrupt police officers.

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A.R. Murugadoss

Writers:

Santha Kumar (original story) (as Kumar Santha), A.R. Murugadoss (additional screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sonakshi Sinha ... Akira
Anurag Kashyap ... ACP Rane
Konkona Sen Sharma ... Rabia
Nandu Madhav Nandu Madhav ... Rajeshwar
Amit Sadh ... Siddharth
Atul Kulkarni ... Akira's Father
Smita Jaykar ... Akira's Mother
Lokesh Gupte Lokesh Gupte ... Manik
Uday Sabnis ... Baapu Rao
Raai Laxmi ... Maya
Chaitanya Chaudhary ... Ajay
Ankita Bhargava Patel Ankita Bhargava Patel ... Shilpa (as Ankita Bhargava)
Ashish Ghosh Ashish Ghosh ... Principal
Krishna Bhatt ... David
Aparna Ghoshal Aparna Ghoshal ... Sister D'Mello
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Storyline

Akira lives in a small town India her father had taught her to fight for rights of women at very young age she is put in remand home for an accidental crime.14 years later Akira and her mother shift to Mumbai at her brother's place and she takes admission in Holy Cross College and starts living in hostel where she is harassed by fellow students but Akira fights back ,Acp Rane is a corrupt cop who along with his fellow officers kills a person on Panvel highway after they found huge sum of money in his car, Maya a keep of Rane records his phone call to blackmail him but her handy cam gets stolen by a student of Holy Cross College who blackmails him ,Rane's fellow officers keep and eye on the college students arrests Akira thinking she has the recorded video, while Rane's man are about to kill Akira and the two men whom Maya had shown Rane's video ,Rane calls his colleague Rajeshwar and Manek asking them to leave Akira as they have caught wrong female,Rane then tells Manek to kill Akira ... Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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No one will be forgiven.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

2 September 2016 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Naam Hai Akira See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$136,644, 4 September 2016

Gross USA:

$219,401

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,108,063
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sonakshi Sinha's first title role for which she also got trained into fighting skills. See more »

Connections

Remake of Mouna Guru (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Purza
Lyrics by: Manoj Muntashir
Music by: Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by: Arijit Singh
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Some very good fight sequences and both Sinha and Kashyap keep the film's momentum going with their arresting screen presence
2 September 2016 | by fillerruthSee all my reviews

This movie is remake of Tamil film Mouna Guru (2011). That Tamil film was a very good thriller and a sleeper hit of Tamil box office. A.R Murugados remade two of his film in Hindi but this time he remakes not his own film. the story is engaging and this is a very good choice for him. the original film is not female lead cast movie but he makes thisd movie some little changes.

This is the story of a college girl Akira, she has grown up with the ideals of being self reliant. Her life spirals out of control when she becomes unwillingly involved in a crime involving four corrupt police officers. very good story and very engaging. There are lots of thrilling moments and lots of unorthodox twists in this story. I am not revealing the story but I just want to tell you the twists are very intriguing and full of suspense. You will enjoy it surely.

performance wise Anurag Kashyap has done a very good job and as a corrupt police officer he is the best choice for this role. i think he will think about his acting career also and it will be a very good decision for him. Sonakshi Sinha as Akira has done a good job but not great. It is good for a sexy girl on action with his nice moves but sometimes this is not relevant for her role. I am not telling she is a bad actor. Her screen presence was good but it could have been better if the director just give some reality based content for her role. Rest of the casts are niot very important but Atul Kulkarni and Konkona Sen Sharma have done good job for their role. Music is not up to the mark but background score is good. The stroy and the screenplay were very good but if the director would concentrate the relevancy beyond the theme then this movie would be a gem. The fight sequences are very good and of course watchable and entertaining. I think this is a good comeback for Sonakshi After a serial of flops.


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