Laxmii Movie Review
ORE AST REW
- Supporting Actress:
- Akshay’s presence and performance
- Sharad Kelkar has done a good job
- Same old horror concept
- The characterization should have been better
Laxmii is scripted and directed by Raghava Lawrence. The film is the official remake of Kanchana, a Tamil comedy-horror hit. Laxmii features Akshay Kumar in the lead role. Kiara Advani, Ashwini Kalsekar, Manu Rishi Chadha, Rajesh Sharma, Sharad Kelkar, Ayesha Raza Mishra and Tarun Arora are in the supporting cast. Farhad Samji, Sparsh Khetarpal and Tasha Bhambra scripted the film along with Lawrence. The BGM is by Amar Mohile and the songs are by Tanishk Bagchi, Shashi–DJ Khushi and Anup Kumar. Vetri Palanisamy and Kush Chhabria cranked the camera and editing is by Rajesh G. Pandey. The film is produced by Fox Star Studios, Cape of Good Films, Shabinaa Entertainment and Tusshar Entertainment House. The film got released on Disney+Hotstar on 9th November 2020.
Asif Khan is married to Rashmi Khemka. Shaan Khan, Asif’s nephew stays with them. Rashmi’s father doesn’t like her and his son-in-law, as they got married against his wish. Asif and Shaan went to play cricket on the playground with some other kids. While they play, the stump hits the ground and also the body that is buried. Soon, the weather changed abruptly and hence, they returned home. After returning home, Asif washes the stump that has blood stains and throws it. Later, everyone in the house feels that the house is haunted. So, they decided to bring a priest to solve the issue. What happens next? Watch the movie for the rest of the story.
The horror genre is not new to Akshay. He was already seen in Bhool Bhulaiyaa with Vidya Balan. But, Laxmii is completely different from Bhool Bhulaiyaa. Akshay has done his part well. Sharad Kelkar has done justice to the given role. Kiara and others are okayish. But, it is the script and screenplay that didn’t impress.
The film comes with some small changes from that of the original version. The Tamil version was a super hit. That’s the reason for the remake. But, Laxmii didn’t impress the audience due to its lagging screenplay. The audience feels that the script is stereotyped. Horror comedy movies had been received well by the audience. Yet, there should be some difference in the basic concept. Although the star cast is good and the film is technically sound, the characterization and scripting made the people lose their interest. The music and cinematography are okayish.
What’s Not There?
Although the film has a strong cast, the basic concept is not much impressive. When it was expected that the film might impress the audience as it did in the Tamil version, it disappoints. If you are a fan of Akshay or the horror-comedy genre, then you could try it once.