The much-hyped female-centric Sonakshi Sinha’s action flick Akika saw a rather dull opening day.
There was almost no buzz about the movie despite having a stellar star cast that also included Anurag Kashyap and Konkona Sen Sharma.
The movie, however, saw a slight growth in the business towards the end of the evening.
A trade analyst tweeted, ” #Akira gathered momentum after an ordinary start… Biz picked up from evening onwards… Fri ₹ 5.15 cr. India biz.”
The movie was expected to earn more than Rs. 5 crores on Saturday and to pick up in coming week.
The fact that there are no other major films releasing this weekend, could be an advantage for Akira.
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 Sinha 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. – CINEWS