Akshay’s Poor Script Sense: A Specious Perception
THIS TAKES INSPIRATION FROM MANISH’S POST “Akshay Kumar in love with Marathi plays”
While reading about Akki’s interest and investment in novel ideas and scripts, I thought of writing this for those who bash akki for having no-script sense.
I personally believe that Akki chooses his movies quite smartly, but unfortunately the executers make him fail every now and then. Here is my take on the novelty and entertainment factors in some of his movies that eventually failed at box-office.
With the same script, a slightly undertone first half (minus deepika’s irritating scenes) and a bit more intense second half,, would have made this movie a lot more entertaining and appealing revenge story set with backdrop of Chinese martial arts, that was never experienced before in Indian cinema.
A Nagesh Kukunoor’s thriller which revolves around akki’s ability to see the past and he uses it to investigate a murder that was made to look like accident, at the risk of his own life. Quite interesting in the concept with an unimaginable climax. But, if CC2C was criticized for being extremely OTT, this probably didn’t work because of excessively subtle treatment by Nagesh, which made the movie look like a family drama than a intense thriller. IMO, the only flaw at script level was climax where the motive of crime was not convincingly explained.
Inspired from a super successful play, this talks about a son traveling to the past to change his father’s lifestyle and attitude. This was meant to be light hearted comedy, and didn’t have any logic as in case of any escapist cinema. Writing may have been flawed in some portions, but overall on-paper script will look defiantly engaging and interesting to anyone. I like this movie especially in the second half which brims with ample laughter and wackiness in the sequences featuring translation of Akki’s character. I still don’t understand why it failed so badly at BO, may be the fan’s found Akki’s look in the movie reppealing.
Here I totally admit that it had a poor script to start with. But, this kind of adventure based movies mostly work for their level of thrills coming across the journey as we have seen in numerous hollywood movies. Although the cinematography was praiseworthy, the much touted underwater action scenes in Blue were limited to just couple of small sequences without any convincing thrills. In fact, a bike chase scene from the movie has higher recall value than it’s underwater sequences.
Akki signed this when this was supposed to be a light-hearted science fiction made in real 3d (First time in India). However, what happened is known to everyone. Even before the release of Jokar, it was apparent that Akki was not happy with this movie. He was promised something else and felt unhappy with the way Shirish handled Joker. So,, no more arguments for this case..