Rating: 1 star (out of 5)
Director: Raghava Lawrence
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani, Sharad Kelkar, Rajesh Sharma, Ayesha Raza Mishra, Manu Rishi Chadha, Ashwini Kalsekar, and Tarun Arora.
It’s just as good that the film was forced to drop ‘Bomb’ from its title by controversy. Streaming Laxmii on Hotstar, will never be found to deliver entertainment that is considered explosive. If anything, it’s impressive. Akshay Kumar is a man of express vengeance by giving ill-advised, returning from death to take part in an unfinished business.
An atmosphere of vague stupidity spread over Lakshmi. No matter how difficult it may be for actors to try to put life into an unsavory screenplay, this is a hurdle for the film. they have been told to fight desperately to bring the burden of lame gaps on their shoulders and hide the regressive core of the film. A tall order that.
Lakshmi’s male protagonist, Asif (Akshay Kumar) does not believe in the existence of ghosts. If I get a chance at a ghost, he announces more than once, Main Chudiya pehen loonga (I’ll start wearing bracelets). In addition to being innocently offensive from the point of view of gender sensitivity, his objective statement is no less meaningful than the rest of the film.
While the spirit of animosity grabs Asif, the first thing next is the bright red bangles in the game. He grits his teeth, threatens, and indicates that he is no longer Asif whose wife Rashmi (Kiara Advani) knows. The woman and her parents (Rajesh Sharma and Ayesha Raza) and brother (Manushi) and sis-in-law (Ashwini Kalsekar) are horrified by Asif’s feminine etiquette. If you are a woman of the Lakshmi universe, you can only become a butt of ridicule.
In the midst of all this, the color of blood dominates – in addition to the red bangles, there are red dupattas, red saree, and red bindi, which are spread in Lakshmi. But the film is never on a red-hot line in its part. All its noise and fury is not something effective as it is spent on Yuki yarn that spins a horrible minded web.
A remake of his 2011 Tamil hit muni 2: Kanchana by writer-director Raghava Lawrence is Lakshmi: Kanchan is a horror-come comedy that is more ridiculous than funny, more horrible than horrific. It’s less of a movie than a provocative ordeal devoid of any sign of a bright spot.
Acting pedestrians are usually seen in films like Ayesha Raza, Rajesh Sharma, Manu Shishi, and Sharad Kelkar, who appear late and have a handful of scenes. Impressions are gained in a fluid, global, diffused way. But why blame the actors? They are as helpless as the audience, trapped in an increasingly bizarre story.
Lakshmi is infinitely worse when It tries to keep in mind the question of gender identity and the importance of accepting different people. Akshay Kumar brutally expresses his transgender incarnation, which is very crucial for the film, making it impossible to digest anything that Lakshmi tries to convey about the sensitivity of society towards the third gender. The substance of his plea or the contraction with which he seeks to be transmitted does not seem authoritative.
Even by the standards of a ghost story, the useless Gobled Book Lakshmi, the only film left. Even if you are an Akshay Kumar fan, watch before jumping.