Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani, Sharad Kelkar, Aryan Preet, Manu Rishi Chadha, Tusshar Kapoor, Babu Antony
Director: Raghava Lawrence
Writer: Raghava Lawrence, Farhad Samji
Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar
Laxmii Movie Review
Laxmii movie is the remake of a Tamil language Muni 2: Kanchana, a film directed by Raghava Lawrence which was released in the year 2011. Akshay Kumar Kumar and Kiara Advani are playing the lead roles in the movie. Raghava chose to make a remake of his own film and he did an amazing job with scripting and dialogue distributing in the Hindi version.
The film created a huge buzz on social media and the film industry. It is the first time when Akshay Kumar played the role of Transgender and set a high benchmark for other actors but the question is that has he crossed it yet? Well looking at the movie, I do think so that Akshay Kumar did justice to his character in the film. Though some people are comparing this film with 2011 Muni 2: Kanchana that it could be a lot better in the way of story plotting and dialogue distribution.
If you have not watched the trailer yet, watch it below.
Laxmii movie starts with the role of Asif played by Akshay Kumar who is a rationalist and is married to Rashmi role played by Kiara Advani. They never disclosed their occupation to their parents. The couple visit's Rashmi's parents who live in a huge bungalow in Daman. Asif is the character who pretended to be that he is not scared of ghosts and supernatural spirits, he once said that “The day I see a real ghost... I swear I’ll wear bangles".
The fun begins when Akshay Kumar gets possessed by a transgender ghost spirit. But later on, as the story moves further, we get to know more about it. The movie represents its storyline and does not leave its consistency and charm. Sharad Kelkar mysteriously manages to hold his own show and played the role of a transgender with so much grace and respect.
Asif's character in the film is innuendos and his marriage with Rashmi (Kiara Advani) is an interfaith marriage. The couple looked after Asif's nephew whose parents died in an accident. In the first half of the film, Asif tries to win over Rashmi's parents to fit in with her family by leading a lot of comedy, although the humor of the film generated curiosity and connected the audience to its end.
As the matter of fact, the expressions and actions of supporting characters such as Kiara Advani's sister-in-law played by Ashwini Kalsekar, her mother's role played by Raza Mishra, and her brother's role played by Manu Rishi Chadha stole the show in just 20 minutes of humor.
The second half of the movie changes the direction of the film to revenge drama but to attract its audience the makers made is the violence look excessively glory. There are many reasons to like this film which claims to empower and show respect and gratitude to the transgender communities of our country. The climax scene generated an emotional connection with the viewers. The last 40 minutes of the film turned out to be interesting with intense moves.
Talking about performances, Akshay Kumar came out to be in full form and strong with the portions he played in the film including the transgender character as it was more impactful from the viewpoint of audiences. He played a convincing role of transgender especially at the time when the story represented the neglect the trans community has faced and still continues to do.
The actress, Kiara Advani does an amazing job and looks so gorgeous. As per her character, She supports Akshay Kumar in the best possible way. Both of the actors did an amazing job in their song Burj Khalifa. The overall music of the film was good and the song Bam Bam Bholle created another environment with so many emotions where so many trans are seen dancing along with Akshay Kumar, might give you goosebumps.