Fortunately fast medium pace bowler S Sreesanth can hope for a change in his career and unfortunately or fortunately… unfortunately to be precise, it won’t be a ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’ tibara (meaning AKSAR 3 may not happen). Now, since I have done the spoiler right in the beginning (pun intended), if you wish to read the review of this pointless sequel, go ahead.
Anant Mahadevan who has, now made his mark as a sensible filmmaker, has churned the sequel of his own 2006 money spinner thriller AKSAR that starred Emraan Hashmi, Udita Goswami and Dino Morea. The time when Himesh Reshammiya was at his peak delivering chart busters after chartbusters. Who can forget ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’ the number from AKSAR that topped the charts and still remains to be in the playlist of millions.
After this nostalgic trance, let’s get into the fact, pat and figures... (pat and figures?), allow me to explain, since you have come so far to find out what is this AKSAR 2 is all about.
AKSAR 2 is a sequel, which has no connection with the 2006 prequel. It stars the Salman Khan goggled (find) lookalike of Katrina Kaif - Zareen Khan who is described as a ‘bloody school teacher’ by Lillete Dubey wearing a wig, which manages to create its own identity rather than adding to the characterization of her character Mrs Dolly Khambata. Hakuna matata.
So this pencil skirt clad Sheena Roy (Zareen Khan) is hired by investment banker, Patrick Sharma (Gautam Rode)(‘call me Pat’ he says and he claims to be good in numbers), to take care of Miss Khambatta (Lillete Dubey). Miss Khambatta’s previous caretaker had met with an accident and is no more. Sheena indulges in a one-night stand with Pat but hey she has a boyfriend, (Abhinav Shukla) waiting for her. When Pat starts learning about the hidden secrets of Sheena, his hidden desires gets challenged leading to predictable situations leading to a dull suspense thriller.
Zareen Khan is good in parts while Gautam Rode tries hard to act. Lillete Dubey is reduced to a caricature. But the award for carrying a single expression most of the time with eyes kept wide open (they don’t even blink) goes to Mohit Madan as driver and domestic help - Bachchan Singh.
Anant Mahadevan’s narration is plain routine; lack of moments, thrill, snaky turns makes AKSAR 2 a tedious watch.
Surprise, surprise Right-arm fast-medium pacer S Sreesanth as the lawyer draws your attention in a film that has dialogues like "She's not your sex toy, she's my girl!" and the best one which I use is as the concluding line “Let's make it a happy ending”.
Editor: Jeetendra Shah
Production house: Siddhi Vinayak Creation
Music Director: Mithoon
Director: Ananth Narayan Mahadevan
Producer: Bhaumik Gondaliya
Lyrics: Sayeed Quadri
Actress: Zareen Khan,Lillete Dubey
Actor: Gautam Rode,Abhinav Shukla,Mohit Madaan,S.Sreesanth