Here's what the critics are saying about Akira, starring Sonakshi Sinha, Konkona Sen Sharma, Anurag Kashyap, Teena Singh and Amit Sadh:
The best thing about the movie is Anurag Kashyap's act as the corrupt cop. Already one of the most acclaimed directors, Kashyap deliriously delivers his evil plans with a joint between his fingers. He utilises every bit of opportunity to play this despicable character and goes about it like a veteran. Only if Murugadoss had a smarter story to compliment the performance. Sonakshi Sinha makes for a competent action star, but acting-wise she needs to step out of these formula films and take up something more cerebral. Read the complete movie review here.
Akira isn’t an out and out action film. In fact, the makers are too concerned about making it look like a family drama. Lacklustre supporting cast and depthless writing make it even duller. Despite some shots of acid attack survivors and specially-abled children, Akira fails to evoke any solid emotion. Read the complete movie review here.
The Indian Express
Sonakshi Sinha kicks butt in the A R Murugadoss film but is limited by her role. Despite Anurag Kashyap's deliciously bad performance, Akira falls into a sinkhole. Read the complete movie review here.
Go for it if action-driven cinema is your cup of tea. You might want to wreck your brains while trying to believe the extremes of some part of what is being depicted but then again, your love for action-packed sequences will keep you engrossed. Read the complete movie review here.