An astute, sharp-witted, discerning, iron-willed woman with an unusual resilient nature, whose attempt to fight for the right causes her to stand in opposition of the supposed law and order, yet her incessant unparalleled focus with aggressive efforts remain staunch despite the disenchanted treatment of her own kith and kin.
Akira is a girl who opposes the society norms at every step of her life with her head held high and the principles laid down by her father ever since her childhood in her mind which remain unshaken and unwavering. Since a heart wrenching incident during her childhood, she learns self-defense to fight the evil, only realizing it later for it to backfire when she spills acid at a few hoodlums, misbehaving with a woman. A juvenile spending 3 years at remand home had gotten her thick skinned and after the bunch of slanders and remarks posed at her, she finally shifts to Mumbai after much insistence by her brother.
Little did she know her fate would take the most horrendous turn when sheâ€™ll become a scape goat for the criminal activities of ACP Rane (Anurag Kashyap) whose inapposite and disdainful deeds costs her mental abuse and torment.
The story revolves around ACP Raneâ€™s attempt to absolve himself from his murderous attempt while shutting all the witnesses or acknowledged about it, while inhumanely killing everyone who comes his way, amidst which comes the innocent Akira trapped into the web laid out by a few corrupted police officers.
AR Murgadoss attempts to bring forth the power of women in the form of an established Akira, wherein he endeavours to imbibe an Akira in every women of todayâ€™s world, who fights for the right and remains unswerving while remaining unflinching to sacrifice herself and hang her at the cross for the society to succeed in bettering itself.
Although the movie is utterly action packed, with Sonakshi Sinhaâ€™s plausible attempt at doing action, there exists a huge chunk of violence, which after a certain point gets to cringe at a fighting sequence after every 5 minutes. The movie has been well projected and appreciable threaded, while simultaneously striving to seek out a message amidst all.
The direction of the movie doesnâ€™t pinpoint any lacuna or loophole for there isnâ€™t a point you feel any scene or sequence to be superfluous or redundant.
The acting of all the actors in the movie is worth watching twice, while I would give a special mention to Anurag Kashyap who has been a complete surprise package to everyone with his masterly and exceptionally spun out performance of a villainous police officer, serving as a bad fish in the pond.
Every scene of his gets you in awe of his talent, who has outperformed many not merely in direction, but now in acting as well.
The audience feels sympathetic to Akiraâ€™s character, whose unsuccessful attempts to get herself free from the concatenated events following the murder while she is chained by her own family, than anyone else.
I would give it a 3.5 out of 5 stars and a most definite 4 out of 5 for Anurag Kashyapâ€™s stellar performance.