LAXMII Review: A Shoddy Piece of work

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Even if one has ample free time in the world, Laxmii will only be an excruciating watch.

Laxmii Movie Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani, Manu Rishi Chadha, Ashwini Kalsekar, Rajesh Sharma, Ayesha Raza Mishra, Sharad Kelkar, Tarun Arora

Director: Raghava Lawrence

 

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After a lot of built up and promotions, Akshay Kumar starrer Laxmii, earlier titled Laxmmi Bomb, finally released last evening on Disney+Hotstar. The film directed by Raghava Lawrence has been classified as a comedy horror. It however massively failed to impress not only the audience but also the film critics.

Laxmii, co-starring Kiara Advani, is the official remake of 2011 Tamil film Kanchana. Also featuring Sharad Kelkar, Ayesha Raza Mishra, Rajesh Sharma and Ashwini Kalsekar, the film is written by Lawrence, in association with Farhad Samji, Sparsh Khetarpal and Tasha Bhambr.

Though the efforts were to create a magic similar to the one in Bhoolbhulaiya and Sangharsh, starring Akshay, the storyline and acting only subjected the entire film to mockery.

A shoddily put piece of work with a versatile actor like Akshay leaves us exasperated. There has been a general opinion that the movie was a mockery of transgender community and against the Hindu sentiments.

Let us see the put off points

DOTS NOT CONNECTED

Aasif is married to Rashmi (Kiara Advani) and they are the guardians of Aasif’s nephew, Shaan. It is important to remember Shaan because, unlike Raghava Lawrence, we are not about to forget the fact that Shaan also moves from Haryana, with Aasif and Rashmi, to Daman when called upon to visit by the latter’s parents. It is pertinent to remember Shaan because he is not anywhere to be seen when strange things start to happen in the house despite being witness to Aasif acting weirdly after his initial possession by Laxmmi. This aimless script is too haphazard in its storytelling to leave any sort of an impact.

 

BRAINLESS COMEDY

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The lame humor in the movie could have only tickled our funny bones was the movie for below 6 years. Exaggerated acting by the entire cast led by Akshay at times seems to mock the third gender community with the not required drama and pomp. Crafting a comedy out of the story of a transgender who is gunning for revenge would always seem like a tall order in formula-obsessed Bollywood. The makers of Laxmii never show the inclination to overcome that challenge.

 

AMETEURISH HORROR

 Script and Cast of the film tried as much to create an intense and scary atmosphere which was only left in vain.

 

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Akshay when changes character from Aasif to Lakshmi all of a sudden he has a teeka on his forehead just in a fraction of seconds. Really!! Is it scary?? It’s completely out of context. Aasif’s in-laws seem insane when they are trying hard to look scared.

 

SCRIPT MADE CAST LOOK FOOLISH

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Kiara Advani is absolutely out of place throughout the movie. Her performance as Aasif’s wife bad timed.

She gets a few songs and some irrelevant scenes as her role.

She is shown much healthier than what she actually is, may be to match up her pairing with mid 50s aged Akshay Kumar Rajesh Sharma and Manu Rishi as Kiara’s father and brother’s role respectively looked mindless. Ayesha Raza Mishra as Kiara’s mother lacked spice.

Sharad Kelker and Akshay are good in a few scenes but at places they have overdone.

My suggestion to everyone is kindly watch Laxmii at your own risk.

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