AKIRA: A FILM ABOUT REBELLION, REVENGE & RETRIBUTION – Starring Sonakshi Sinha – Releasing September 2nd

The archetypal stereotype of the traditional Bollywood film is undergoing a radical overhaul with the release of the must-see action drama ‘Akira’ starring Bollywood A List actress Sonakshi Sinha. The action drama releases in cinemas nationwide on 2nd September through Fox Star Studios.

Akira

AKIRA is a gripping action drama about a college girl Akira (Sonakshi Sinha) whose life spirals out of control when she becomes unwittingly involved in a crime. Now with a gang of corrupt police officers giving her the chase, and with no one to turn to, Akira will have to find in herself the courage and the power to stand up and face her enemies. The film is co-written, produced and directed by AR Murugadoss who’s directorial credentials include blockbusters like ‘Ghajini’ and ‘Holiday’.

Sonakshi Sinha is joined by the critically acclaimed Konkana Sen Sharma and Bollywood’s maverick filmmaker Anurag Kashap in his acting debut as the antagonist in the film.

Akira Sonakshi Sinha

In a recent interview for her upcoming film Akira, which releases in cinemas on 2nd September, actress Sonakshi Sinha mentioned that this is a great time to be a woman in Indian cinema. According to her, not only are women getting to play good characters, but the audience too, has become more accepting of these roles.

Looking back over the last couple of years and the types of films that have released in India, we couldn’t agree more. From a damsel in distress to a figure of power, women have come a long way in Bollywood. With characters especially created keeping women in mind, this points to a new wave in Indian cinema, where women are being trusted to carry a film to box office success. This is a stark difference from the previous notion that the role of the protagonist was reserved only for a male character.

Today, women in unconventional and dominant roles are appreciated and respected by audiences the world over.

AKIRA

AKIRA: A FILM ABOUT REBELLION, REVENGE & RETRIBUTION
The archetypal stereotype of the traditional Bollywood film is set to undergo a radical overhaul in this September’s must-see action drama ‘Akira’.

Releasing internationally on by Fox Star Studios worldwide, the high-octane film is here to set the screens ablaze on 2nd September 2016

AKIRA is a gripping action drama about a college girl Akira (Sonakshi Sinha) whose life spirals out of control when she becomes unwittingly involved in a crime. Now with a gang of corrupt police officers giving her the chase, and with no one to turn to, Akira will have to find in herself the courage and the power to stand up and face her enemies.

The film stars Bollywood heavy weight Sonakshi Sinha in the lead role. A far cry from her ‘Dabangg’ or ‘Lootera’ avatar, Sonakshi Sinha packs in more punches than you can possibly handle in Akira. This is Sonakshi’s first fully-fledged action role where she will be seen performing hand to hand combat amongst other stunts. The film is titled Akira, which translates to ‘Graceful Strength’ in Sanskrit, is the name of Sonakshi Sinha’s character in the film.

Akira

Akira is co-written, produced and directed by AR Murugadoss who’s directorial credentials include blockbusters like ‘Ghajini’ and ‘Holiday’.

Sonakshi Sinha is joined by the critically acclaimed Konkana Sen Sharma, whose achievements have established her as one of the leading actors of Indian cinema and of contemporary parallel cinema. She is known for her National award winning performance in ‘Omkara’ (2006) and ‘Life in a Metro’ (2007)

Completing the illustrious line-up is Bollywood’s maverick filmmaker Anurag Kashap in his acting debut as the antagonist in the film. He is often regarded as the face of an emerging new wave cinema for producing numerous independent films with newcomers.

Adding their heavyweight musical credentials is the eminent musical duo Vishal–Shekhar who won international recognition when they collaborated with British rock band The Vamps for the single “Beliya”.

It is said, that when a deep injury is done to us, we can never recover until we forgive. With twists and turns, pouring emotions and edge-of-the-seat action, will this final battle between Akira and the law breakers end in finding Akira Justice?

AKIRA releases worldwide on 2 September 2016 through Fox Star Studios.

Watch the official trailer here:

Sonakshi Sinha’s training regime: 

Film: AKIRA
Genre: Action Drama
Producer: Fox Star Studios
Director: A.R. Murugadoss
Writers: Santha Kumar, A.R. Murugadoss, Karan Singh Rathore
Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Anurag Kashyap, Konkona Sen Sharma