An Action Hero Movie Review: Ayushmann Khurrana and Jaideep Ahlawat both have impactful screen presence-Newmoviereviews

An Action Hero (2022) Hindi Movie Cast:

Ayushmann Khurrana, Jaideep Ahlawat, Jitender Hooda, Neeraj Madhav, Hiten Patel, Akshay Kumar, Nora Fatehi, Malaika Arora

Director: Anirudh Iyer

Release Date & Box Office Collection:

Anirudh Iyer’s directorial debut film was released in theatres on 2nd December 2022 & has a box office collection of Rs 9.58 crores after 7 days of business in India.

An Action Hero (2022) Hindi Movie Review: Story

An Action Hero is the story of Superstar Maanav Khurana (Ayushmann Khurrana) who is popular for his roles in action films. During one of his films shooting Vicky Solanki (Hiten Patel) came to meet him so that he can get some benefits in the upcoming election. But during a heated conversation accidentally Vicky Solanki got killed by Maanav.

Bhoora Solanki (Jaideep Ahlawat) who is the elder brother of Vicky is keen on revenge for his brother’s death. Maanav is worried to lose his stardom as well as facing the media and Bhoora Solanki. Will Maanav be able to save himself from Bhoora?

An Action Hero (2022) Review: Performances & Analysis

Barring Ayushmann Khurrana and Jaideep Ahlawat’s performance there is nothing much in this action thriller. The poor writing and lack of focus on character development are two major areas where the movie failed.

A few scenes looked unconvincing: like the one when Ayushmann Khurrana was failing to bring anger on his face naturally and suddenly he got angry hearing the news that his new car will arrive late. Also, you will fail to understand when Ayushmann Khurrana and Jaideep Ahlawat are in India and when they are moving to the UK.

Before An Action Hero, Ayushmann Khurrana has featured mostly in romantic comedy movies and his performances have been highly appreciated by audiences in movies like Vicky Donor, Nautanki Saala, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Badhaai Ho, Andhadhun, Bala, Dream Girl, Gulabo Sitabo, Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, Anek, Doctor G, etc. He will be also featured in the upcoming movie Dream Girl 2. 

This is the first time he is trying a different kind of role in an action film. Though it is not a completely hardcore action film, the action scenes featuring Ayushmann Khurrana and Jaideep Ahlawat looked good. The cameo by Akshay Kumar and items songs featuring Nora Fatehi, and Malaika Arora may give you some relief from the mess created by the writer Neeraj Yadav.

Anirudh Iyer has previously worked as the first assistant director in the Shah Rukh Khan-Anushka Sharma-Katrina Kaif starrer movie Zero & Tanu Weds Manu Returns featuring R Madhavan-Kangana Ranaut, Jimmy Sheirgill, Swara Bhaskar, & Deepak Dobriyal, and associate director in Happy Bhaag Jayegi starring Diana Penty, Abhay Deol, & Jimmy Sheirgill, Ali Fazal.

Making his directorial debut having stars like Ayushmann Khurrana and Jaideep Ahlawat was certainly challenging for Anirudh Iyer but as a director, a lot needs to be done from the direction to execution and I am hoping to get better movies from him in the coming days.

The cinematography by Kaushal Shah, Editing by Ninad Khanolkar, and music by Tanishk Bagchi, Biddu, Parag Chhabra, & Amar Jalal were okay.

Final Words:

Director Anirudh Iyer’s directorial debut movie An Action Hero featuring Ayushmann Khurrana and Jaideep Ahlawat is good with performances but nothing else will make you happy investing your worthy 2 hours and 10 minutes.

An Action Hero (2022) Trailer:


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