Aakrosh - Preview
Slick action, though the super-moves might be unwarranted for the genre. About a flaw in our society, but completely hidden in the midst of the action. All negatives are completely overshadowed by the brilliant portrayal of the futile and toothless system that prevails in some parts of the country.
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Good news - Priyadarshan Priyadarshan has taken a sabbatical from comedies .
Bad news - Aakrosh is about an issue that we as humans, can't be proud of. It tells us about the devilish nature humans adorn to 'protect' the God we believe in. It is about our need to control our environment to such an extent that we won't allow others' to control their own lives. It is based on honor killing, a concept that is not restricted to our country.
Even if director, Priyadarshan reassures us that Aakrosh is an entertaining thriller and not 'reality cinema', a subject like this is difficult to digest; despite being aware of the Neanderthal behavior in this '21st century'.
While one group of "humans" wants to control who a person falls in love with, another group of people decides what kind of cinema we should be exposed to. Yes, the censor boards was at it again. Aakrosh suffers its wrath because the language is too strong and it throws bad light on the CBI. Should we laugh or cry?
Anyway, issue-based film and politics aside, I'm always excited to see Ajay Devgn in a serious role. Besides, Bipasha Basu is trying to turn a new leaf with every release. Whether or not it works, her bold steps - different kind of bold, of course ;) - are worth applause by themselves.
Unfortunately, looks like Aakroshhas already lost the first battle. In the plethora of good music coming out these days, snoone's raving about Pritam's music, sample milliblog's music review.
Here's the trailer till the date for Aakrosh's release freezes. The film has been delayed week after week.