Prabhu Dheva's penchant for remaking south films into super hit Hindi flicks (WANTED, ROWDY RATHORE, R...RAJKUMAR) is a by now well-known fact, and so expectations abound from his latest, ACTION JACKSON, which stars Ajay Devgn along with his favourite actress Sonakshi Sinha. Music too has always been entertaining and full paisa vasool, as provided by top names like Sajid-Wajid, Pritam and the promising Sachin-Jigar. So let's check out the audio of ACTION JACKSON which has been helmed by Himesh Reshammiya.
A boisterous and 'zabardast
' start to the album is provided through the fun propositioning 'Keeda
' number. It's a trademark Prabhu Dheva -Salman Khan/Akshay Kumar song that is already getting the eyeballs for its superb rhythm (the buzzing insect electronic sound is indeed funny), excellent singing by Himesh (sounding a bit like Anu in the chorus) and Neeti, and of course, its unique lyrics.
' reprise makes for a good second hear. CHECK OUT: ACTION JACKSON songs lyrics
The Punjabi party setting, music arrangements and to an extent even the tune that Himesh uses is very heard before in 'Punjabi Mast
', another fun 'Bhangra
' based (with western thrown in) dance number (sung by Himesh, Alam Gir Khan, Ankit Tiwari, Arya Acharya, Vineet Singh and Neeti Mohan). The signature tune reminds one of 'Aaja Soniye
' (MUJHSE SHAADI KAROGI), and has been done to death. However, lead actor Ajay steals the show with his 'bindaas
' desi-cum-western style dance. Must watch on-screen!
The remixed 'Punjabi Mast
' is run off the mill with heightened rhythm and beats
Sorry to be going back to the taklya, Xavier (Anand Raj). Just being bald, with one false eye and a silly grin does not mean you are as menacing as Shetty, the yesteryear villain. This Xavier can be best described as a moron who does not even remember his sister's name when she is going up in flames. He keeps hyper-ventilating ''Maria, Maria.'' And speaking of Marina (Manasvi Mamgai
), she tries too hard to be sexy and vicious, ending up as a mannequin.
Khushi (Sonakshi Sinha
) is still in her Chinta ta chita chita mode. She needs to do more with her talent. Yami Gautam on the other hand is just a caricature. In one scene, when she is being chased by Xavier's goons, she telephones AJ and tells him. He asks her, ''Kaise dikhte hai?'' she replies, ''Saab ne orange suit pehna hai!'' She survives massive hammering, even after recovering! Made of steel this girl! Kunaal Roy Kapoor
is made a buffoon of. He is either farting, eating or mouthing silly lines.CHECK OUT: Why did Sonakshi Sinha use her personal collection for ACTION JACKSON?
As for Ajay Devgn
, he goes through this mindless script and direction with the conviction of a committed player. He dances, fights, emotes and jokes around with style, never once giving you the impression that he is part of this nonsensical farce. He is in a zone of his own. His fans are in for a crazy time. They will have AJ and Vishy to choose from!
To hell with commitment or appointment; this one is pure punishment.