The box office numbers of Akira starring Sonakshi Sinha clearly reflected the film’s poor performance. Even without any major film to threaten its release it failed to cash in on the opportunity.
A critic has praised Sonakshi’s acting saying “she does a good job working the limitations of her role, but she alone cannot help this film from falling into a sinkhole,” which is an obvious reference to the failure of other elements of the film.
A trade analyst wrote,”#Akira shows minimal growth on Sat… Sun is crucial… Fri 5.15 cr, Sat 5.30 cr. Total: ₹ 10.45 cr. India biz.”
So far, the movie has collected around Rs 10.45 crore. The film is expected to earn Rs 2-3 crore on Monday.
Akira is an ambitious venture for Sonakshi who is doing a woman-oriented action flick for the first time. Lets hope her career won’t get a beating.
A review of Akira said, “Having a young woman kick serious butt should be a matter of joy: what’s not to like about strong female characters in male-dominated mainstream cinema? But what do you do if you are saddled with the most craven plot this side of the Vindhyas, which gives you wings, and then sets about clipping them? Sonakshi does a good job working the limitations of her role, but she alone cannot help this film from falling into a sinkhole.”
“Right from the beginning, director A R Murugadoss provides warning signals: a female using her fists cannot go scot-free. She has to be seen suffering, otherwise how will the mass audience flock to the film?” the critic added.
Directed by A R Murugadoss, Akira portrays Sonakshi in a never-seen-before role. The film is the remake of Tamil film Mouna Guru.
Earlier, Sonakshi’s father Shatrughan Sinha spoke about her character in glowing terms. – CINEWS