Vishal and Tamannaah Bhatia’s film Action hit the big screens today. Aishwarya Lekshmi, Akanksha Puri and Yogi Babu are seen in supporting roles. Although it received a thumbs up from fans, critics are not impressed with this action drama. Critics have given this Sundar C directorial a thumbs down. After watching the film’s teaser and trailer, the expectations were sky-high. However, the makers of Action could not live up to the expectations, say critics. Action Movie Review: Vishal and Tamannaah Bhatia’s Film Receives a Thumbs Up from Twitterati!
If fans found the action-sequences kickass, critics thought it to be over the top. Although the performances of the star cast have been liked by both fans and critics, the storyline wasn’t that engaging. Let’s take a look at what critics have said about Action. Action Trailer: Vishal and Tamannaah Bhatia Gear Up For a Promising Entertainer (Watch Video).
Times of India – While this one-line plot, which makes Subhash's mission both patriotic and personal, offers the possibility of an emotional anchor for all of the film's action scenes, sadly, the writing, which is simplistic and filled with corny dialogues, doesn't bring these emotions to the fore (unlike in the case of the recent Bollywood film War, which was also a globe-trotting action adventure involving military officers and terrorists). Instead, what we get are visuals that seem to have been edited by a restless two-year-old. In addition to the rapid cuts, the editor also makes the visuals blurry, perhaps to resemble the fogginess of memories.
The Indian Express - The writing is amateurish and lacks research on real-world experiences. Be it a crime lord in Istanbul or the most-wanted terrorist holed up in Pakistan, they all behave like typical Tamil villains. The bad guys lack originality, class and any purpose to be in the film other than eventually becoming a punching bag for the hero.
We wonder how much the film would earn on the opening day. Action is produced by R Ravindran under his banner Trident Arts. Stay tuned for more updates from the world of entertainment.