Aakrosh - Notepad

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quick review:

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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Plot Summary

Two CBI officers are assigned to investigate the case of three boys who went missing in the hinterland. Anyone and everyone is involved in keeping the criminals away from being punished.

What Worked

  • The opening 'Ram Leela' sequence.
  • In scenes that has no background music, the ambient sound is captured beautifully.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • Wasn't this an official investigation? Why weren't the CBI officers housed in official quarters?
  • The background score is loudish and generic
  • The makeup of the women from the village. Their faces looked too clean and newly 'cleaned' to belong to women who are going through hardships.
  • The echo in Akshaye Khanna's voice in a few of the scenes.
  • The whole shool sena bit is half-baked.

Nitty-Gritty

This section lists things that I think are not important to the overall impact of the movie. In most cases, it could be explained away by something like, "we noticed the glitch after the scene was shot and there were schedule/budget issues and thus we could not re-shoot it". I like giving the makers the benefit of doubt, but I am amused nevertheless. Hopefully, they will tickle you too.

  • Has Rayban struck some golden deal with all of Bollywood?!?!
  • Akshaye Khanna's stubble worked big time!