Just like night follows day, a new Akshay ”Trash King’ Kumar’s movie is followed by strong criticism from the movie critics.
Akshay’s new film Action Replayy released today and the critics have been unsparing in their comments.
Of course,, it’s no surprise to us because the brand Akshay Kumar has lately become synonymous with trash.
Here’s what a sample of critics had to say on the movie:
Exhorting all humans to stay away from this piece of trash, the wise souls of SearchIndia.com wrote:
Action Replayy suffers from problems galore.
They have stolen a fairly entertaining story from Back to the Future and made a hopeless, nausea-inducing mess of it by focusing almost exclusively on love to the exclusion of everything else….
Folks, unless you are convinced that you are not of the homo sapiens race, stay away from this turd-pile a.k.a. Action Replayy.
Stay at home, sleep, wank off or do whatever you little twits do in your free time but do not even consider seeing this nonsense.
Director Vipul Shah certainly seems to believe in reliving the past in “Action Replayy”, as do his main characters but they relive it so badly you want to shake them back to the present. The past here holds no romance, there are only bad wigs and garish clothes to represent it….[Director] Shah has absolutely no control on this film — at the end of “Action Replayy” you have no idea why everyone acted the way they did — you are just glad it’s over and you can finally go home. Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai could have been styled so much better,
Right from the beginning, ‘Action Replayy’ feels like an old idea desperately in search of old garb, and in this case, because the year is 1975, that means a surfeit of bell-bottoms, polka dots and round ear-hoops draped around Kishan ( Akshay) and Mala ( Aishwarya), and their friends….What could have been a passable comedy, given the combined talents of Akshay-Om-Kirron-Rajpal in that department, never really gets a start. The lack of smartness in the writing shows up the absence of a plot : each actor has maybe one good line.
This is, first and foremost, a tacky film. I suggest not that the film is badly produced, and indeed it glossily wears its budget on its sleeve, albeit with ill-advised pride, like that of a chubby middle-aged gentleman poured into a tight Ed Hardy t-shirt.
The screen pops with oversaturated colour, and there is much retro bling ostentatiously scattered all over the place, but the obnoxiously bright artlessness isn’t the film’s biggest problem. The tastelessness flowing right down into the script, however, makes for a very different league of disaster….Kumar tries valiantly, but it’s getting harder and harder to enjoy watching the man repeat himself so shamelessly.
Rai continues to grate on the nerves,
If you are a fan of 70s pop culture, if ‘retro’ sounds like home to you, then please don’t watch Action Replayy – you might be tempted to destroy some furniture. If you are a sci-fi buff and still hold out for some promise in Bollywood, I suggest you look elsewhere. But if bright colours, loud noises and easy gags entertain you, Action Replayy just might work for you…..The trouble with this spoof is its lack of authenticity. Considering that the subject is an age of rich iconography and abundant pop culture references, Action Replayy is woefully tacky in its depiction. Coverage is very superficial, sticking only to crazy hairstyles and an explosion of polka-dots in every scene.