Laxmii Movie Review: Loose plot and overacting make it worth skipping
This Akshay Kumar-starrer is a two-hour clutch-your-head, can-I-really-be-watching-this nonsense, from starting to end.
After facing many controversies, Akshay Kumar’s Laxmii finally released on OTT platform Disney+Hotstar. But this Akshay Kumar-starrer is a two-hour clutch-your-head, can-I-really-be-watching-this nonsense, from starting to end.
The story revolves around Asif (Akshay Kumar) who marries a good Hindu girl Rashmi (Kiara Advani). Asif is a businessman whose sole aim is to eradicate superstition regarding ghosts and spirits from people’s minds. It’s Rashmi’s parents’ 25th wedding anniversary and they decide to visit Daman to mend their ties. When they reach Daman a series of events happen and a spirit of a transgender enters in Asif’s Body.
Laxmii is the Hindi remake of the Tamil Movie Kanchana it is a typical Bollywood masala flick. The story is making no sense, cliched acting by the lead actor Akshay Kumar, mindless writing, a typical narrative in which songs pop out of the blue without having any connection with the story at that point, and a weak direction. Laxmii is just flashy and noisy.
Despite its good intentions, the film botches up the whole message that it wants to communicate. Knowingly or unknowingly it promotes the same age-old stereotypes against transgender persons. Laxmii claims itself to be a horror-comedy but neither it is scary nor it is comedy.
Overall, the film has failed to create charm like it is expected of Akshay Kumar’s movies. Though Akshay Kumar has tried his best to add a strong feeling in his portrayal of a transgender character, the film misses the mark. There is only one character that has still managed to impress is Sharad Kelkar as Laxmii. He has delivered his performance maturely and has done justice to it.