Raghava Lawrence, director of Laxmii had put together a good star cast Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani, Rajesh Sharma, Sharad Kelkar, Ayesha Raza Mishra, Ashwini Kalsekar, Manu Rishi Chadha and Tarun Arora.
But still, it failed to capture attention; the film has gone through a lot of controversies already about removing ‘Bomb’ from its title. The Hotstar streaming is weary, and hammy Akshay Kumar who plays the role of a transgender person come alive to see revenge and to attend the unfinished business.
There was the apparition of unbearable idiocy looms, no matter how hard the actor tries to inject life to the movie. The screenplay is as nonsensical as it could be. It also included lame gags that looked desperate and a way to hide the film’s regressive core.
The story revolves around Akshay Kumar, who is Asif in the movie and does not believe in ghosts. And later can be seen sporting bright red bangles, swaying away from his wife Rashmi, Kaira Advani. The movie is dominated by the color red, starting from red bangles to red saree.
Laxmii is actually a remake of a Tamil hit movie named Muni 2: Kanchana who was written and directed by Raghava Lawrence in 2011. It is a horror-comedy which is more laughable than you will feel horrified. It is more concise a movie than an intense ordeal devoid of any resemblance of a bright spot.
The acting is stroller notwithstanding the presence in the cast of the likes of the usually dependable Ayesha Raza, Manu Rishi, Sharad Kelkar and Rajesh Sharma. Sharad Kelkar has few scenes only and also makes a far stronger impression. But why blame the actors when the screenplay is very poor. They are as helpless as the public, caught in a grotesque storyline ravaged by excess.