Sanket’s Review: Action Jackson is unbearable and appalling film

ActionJacksonCast: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha
Director : Prabhudeva
Length: 2 hrs and 25 minutes approx.

“Action Jackson” is like that of an uncooked crude platter of rice – you know its your staple food, but you just cant digest it. The film is so painfully bad that it disheartens to see someone like Ajay Devgn doing mundane action scenes, some of them have a musical background score only to haunt you that this film can go anywhere, and then comedy which even a kindergarten child will not laugh upon.

The film has a very easy template and the director’s work is awful. The way the scenes are shot and edited I only wish that the editor and the director takes a strong introspection lesson. Poor Sonakshi Sinha, who is in a self-destructing mode in her career, submits herself to the pedestrian culture of the film and we find her adjusting to unfunny and tasteless double meaning gags. I wouldn’t have mind them if they weren’t as clunked and overdone. Seriously, what were they making! “Action Jackson” is that kind of film where everything regarding the film is wrong.

The second half of the film is particularly trash- Manasvi playing a negative shade is so unintentionally that I wish the film was about her character. She is desperate, she is selfless for her man and she can only talk in seductive language even if you ask her to sing “Twinkle Twinkle little star”. The film is so dragged and boring that mercy is the only thing you ask for. In the wait of something magical to happen, “Action Jackson” tortures us for roughly 145 minutes.

The film has couple of humming songs and got nice tunes but there are as many as 7 of them and the way the songs are introduced, it looked like some piece of scenes between song albums. The action is disappointing to any degree because to be honest I have seen much more edgy and thrilling action in Amitabh Bachchan’s films when technology was not even in the periphery. The dialogue writers should be paid more money so that they can go and learn some dialogues. I mean come on – what do I have to react when the hero says – “Its my way or skyway”?

The film is a dud in every aspect. Ajay Devgn is uncomfortable like anything. You can easily pick out the scenes where he’s trying too hard. Its only Kunal Kapoor who delivers couple of genuinely funny scenes and mind you these are the only good scenes in this film.

To give Sajid Khan credit, I must say “Himmatwala” wasn’t really as unbearable as this film. Even “Humshakals” for once wasn’t atleast offensive. But “Action Jackson” is a real pain. It takes a leaf from films like “Rowdy Rathore” and “Ghajini”, both of which are one of the best entertainers in this genre in last decade, and still the film pales and how!

I thought I was declaring “Shaukeens” as worst of 2014. But “Action Jackson” takes the cake. The only reason to go and watch “Action Jackson” in theatre is if your own Air conditioner is not working and you desperately need to sleep.

Rating – 1/5

  1. Baba 8 years ago

    Sanket – ye tere andar masand ki aatma ghus gayi kya? Comparing movie to food recipe.only that fatass does that. Aj always looked like a very bad movie. I skipped it but after reading so many extreme negative reviews, i am excited to see it! Mera mizaz thoda ulta hota hai.i get excited to watch a film far more if it gets worse reviews

  2. cr7 8 years ago

    As expected .Trailers were pathetic. Even some ardent admirers of so called “masala” genre hated it .I’m very happy . Always found Prabhu deva talent-less Didn’t like any of his movies .

    • sputnik 8 years ago

      Yes It looked bad from the trailers itself.

      I think most of the movies that Prabhu Deva has directed are remakes of films directed by someone else except for R… Rajkumar. I read that this is a remake of the Telugu movie Dookudu.

      • yakuza 8 years ago

        Dookudu was good masala fun .. no idea how Prabhu deva messed it up.

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    sanket porwal 8 years ago

    Baba Ji – i didn’t get the masand comparison. Does Masand compares movies to food? I don’t remember. That first line summarized what I wanted to say about AJ.

    Rafsan-even i found promos pathetic. But the film is worse. I enjoyed Wanted and Rowdy. But then those are cut-copy-paste films. I found ramaiyya vastavaiyya and rajkumar mediocre films. But AJ is something else. One of the worst films I ever saw.

    • Baba 8 years ago

      he always compares his movies to food as he is a fatass who cant think beyond food

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    sanket porwal 8 years ago

    Continuing this post for Songs of the year : People pls put your favorite songs of 2014.

    • Baba 8 years ago

      Very bad choices

    • cr7 8 years ago

      Liked taake jhaake,london thumak da,gaaliyaan,samjhawan,manwa lage from your list . Some other songs I liked this year- Aao na(haider),Baby doll(don’t know the film’s name),raat bhar(heropanti),Ishqiya,harjaiyaan(queen),Preet(khoobsurat),Aaj phir (hate story 2) .

      • cr7 8 years ago

        happy ending album was good overall .But no song stands out in particular . Queen and Haider have to be the best albums of the year .

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