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Action Jackson (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 5 December 2014 (India)
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In order to escape crime and clutches of a ruthless mafia, a Bangkok based hit man seeks the help of his lookalike, a Mumbai based goon.

Director:

Prabhu Deva

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A.C. Mughil, Prabhu Deva (as Prabhudheva) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sonakshi Sinha ... Khushi
Ajay Devgn ... Vishi / Jay / AJ
Shahid Kapoor ... Special Appearance
Prabhas ... Special Appearance
Yami Gautam ... Anusha
Prabhu Deva ... (as Prabhudheva)
Manasvi Mamgai ... Marina
Byron Gibson ... Russian Mafia Boss
Kunaal Roy Kapur ... Moosa
Shaji Chaudhary ... Xavier Fonseca's Goon
Razak Khan ... Xavier Fonseca Henchmen
Aaron Brumfield ... Boss Bodyguard
Jeetu Verma
Damian Mavis ... Bodyguard thug
Puru Rajkumar
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Storyline

Vishi is a local goon who basically likes beating up people to get his work done but is nonetheless a kind-hearted person. On the other hand Khushi is an extremely clumsy girl who keeps losing her chances with destiny and gets suddenly lucky after she accidentally meets Vishi. Amidst the building chemistry between Khushi and Vishi, local cops and an international don named Xavier are on the look-out for AJ aka Jai who is a look alike of Vishi and is in the same city. The story takes a major turn of events when both AJ and Vishi come face to face. Written by Neel tailor

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Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

India | Austria

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

5 December 2014 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Chennaiyil Oru Mazhaikaalam See more »

Filming Locations:

Ratenberg, Tylor, Austria

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 930,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$171,795, 5 December 2014, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 888,717,500, 5 December 2014
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The scene where Vishi runs from police force following which the AJ turns up. We can see AJ and Vishi wore different attires whereas no signs of confusion shown. See more »

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Awful
7 December 2014 | by blatherskitenoirSee all my reviews

If it were only a fraction of its length, "Action Jackson" would be of the sort of perfectly-bad movies ideal for riotously ripping into with a group of snarky-sarcastic friends. However, its 3 hour run time turns it into a psychologically torturous endurance test as it drags its dead carcass through enough plot clichés and randomly thrown-in twists for four films.

Viewers lured in with the promise of a meet-cute Bollywood rom-com, will be confused and horrified when the body count reaches in the high hundreds. "Action Jackson" is actually a bizarre amalgamation of two Bollywood rom-coms, a stereotypical assassin- turned-good-guy out for revenge flick, and the Parent Trap. But with 007 Bond villains (I will admit, I enjoyed the super-campy villains). However, instead of a cohesive blending of these elements, it feels as if the random limbs from at least four different films were amateurishly hacked-off and thrown into a pile to rot together and produce this...thing.

Watch an old guy with obviously CGIed abs (they move up and down on their own!) play not one, but two, action heroes badly, as he poses like a teen model every chance he gets and speaks only in garbled, bizarre, one-liners ("It's my way, or the Skyway." "Me, criminally bad." are some of the gems) and flirts with two much younger, extremely similar women the plot keeps forgetting about.

The dancing is bad and makes no sense with the plot half the time, the lines are dubbed as poorly as an old kung-foo film and sometimes not translated at all, and most parts are so laughably wretched that you will openly mock the movie in order to stay sane.

I nearly cried when I discovered there was still over an hour left.

People walked out of the theater.

"Action Jackson" could have been "the Room" of the Indian film industry, but is so long and crappy, it really isn't worth bothering with.


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