Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan Movie Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Raksha Bandhan Movie Review: Hindi Film Industry is facing trouble since few months and people are vexed with the remakes, biopics made in Hindi. Akshay Kumar always helped the industry with blockbusters, even though many of big league actors failed to do so during the hard times. However the actor had to face the failures at the box-office with his recent films “Bachchan Pandey” and “Samrat Prithviraj”.

Raksha Bandhan Movie Review

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Akshay Kumar has teamed up with Aanand L Rai once again with “Raksha Bandhan”, after their OTT success with “Atrangi Re”. Movie released in theatres today with a lot of positive promotions and buzz created around it. Let’s get straight into the detailed review of the movie to find out if this movie is worth watching your time.

Story

Lala Kedarnath, the eldest and only brother of four sisters, runs his father’s chaat shop. On her dying bed, Lala promises his frail mother that he will marry only after he has fulfilled his responsibility of marrying his sisters into suitable homes. Lala’s relentless efforts to marry off his sisters while upholding his family values follow. At the same time, Lala is having problems with his romantic life with his childhood love Sapna. However, Lala’s devotion to his sisters is a major impediment to his and Sapna’s love story taking off. Sapna, realising the significance of Lala’s vow, decides to postpone her goal until it is completed.

Cast & Crew

Movie cast include Akshay Kumar & Bhumi Pednekar in leading roles, while Sadia Khateeb, Deepika Khanna, Smriti Srikanth, Sahil Mehta, Shivam Gaur are playing other important roles. The movie is directed by Aanand L Rai and produced by Aanand L Rai, Himanshu Sharma. Himesh Reshammiya composed the music. KU Mohanan is the Cinematographer. Editing is done by Hemal Kothari.

Movie Name Raksha Bandhan
Director Aanand L Rai
Music Director Himesh Reshammiya
Producers Aanand L Rai, Himanshu Sharma
Genre Drama, Comedy, Romance
Cast Akshay Kuma, Bhumi Pednekar, Sadia khateeb, Deepika Khanna, Smriti Srikanth, Sahil Mehta, Shivam Gaur
Editor Hemal Kothari

Verdict

After some painful remakes and biopics, Raksha Bandhan is a relief to watch on screen with the original content and some good emotions included. Though the story of the movie is age old, few scenes will definitely impress us with the writing and the performances by the actors in that particular scene. Movie has its moments that will surely connect with the general audience and few comedy scenes worked very well that will evoke laughs in the theatre.

Akshay Kumar as Lala is very regular with the looks and performance, but the actor excels in few of the emotional scenes. May be it is time for the actor to select the roles that are challenging to him as an actor. Bhumi Pednekar has limited role, but she did a good job with very few scenes. Among the actors who played the role of sisters, Sadia Khateeb will draw your attention with her performance after her impressive performance in Shikara. All the other actors did their part well as needed for the story.

Technically movie looks good. Songs composed by Himesh Reshammiya are partially good, background music also feels over dramatic in few scenes. Cinematographer KU Mohnan did a decent job and the frames look colorful through out the film. Director Aanand L Rai, who is expert in dealing the emotional content is once again successful in doing so and made the audience connect with the characters on screen.

Lastly, Raksha Bandhan is an emotional drama that is a little age-old, yet has elements that will connect with the audience.

Rating: 3/5

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