Emraan Hashmi had stolen several hearts along with Dino Morea and Udita Goswami in their 2006 movie, Aksar. Now, the second instalment, Aksar 2, released on Friday, November 17.
It stars Zareen Khan as the lead actress alongside two television actors – Gautam Rode and Abhinav Shukla. Will this trio be able to impress everyone like Aksar's star cast?
Aksar 2 is, unfortunately, clashing with Vidya Balan's Tumhari Sulu, which has garnered positive reviews from critics. It will be difficult for Zareen-starrer to compete with Vidya's movie.
Critics have praised the sexy Zareen from the movie. In fact, the two lead actors have also impressed the critics, however, the storyline was a bit disappointing.
The first instalment of Aksar won millions of hearts and its songs were super duper hit. Thus, there are a lot of expectations from Aksar 2. This film's tracks are also good, but nothing compared to Emraan's movie.
The film has attracted the audience because of the steamy scenes. The intimate scene is mostly of Zareen and Abhinav, not with Gautam. The movie revolves around Zareen's character named Sheena Roy. How Sheena becomes an integral part of many twists and turns in the movie is the crux of the story.
Take a look at the critics' review here:
Bollywood Hungama: "Zareen Khan is strictly okay and though she is sizzling, it's done just for the heck of it. She tries to be the female Emraan Hashmi but it doesn't work for her. Performance-wise, she doesn't give her best shot. Gautam Rode looks dashing but his performance leaves a lot to be desired. He's shockingly hardly there in the second half. Abhinav Shukla tries too hard and looks too stylish for his character. Mohit Madaan is the best of the lot, especially when his character gets prominence. Lillete Dubey is decent. S Sreesanth (Gaurav), Rushad Rana (banker) and Denzil Smith (assassin) are strictly alright."
Umesh Punwani of Koimoi said: "Aksar 2 could easily be skipped as I said – watch it only if you want to spend some quality time with your girl/guy. You can't watch Aksar 2 when you have a movie like Tumhari Sulu running along with it."
Urmimala Bannerjee of Bollywood Life said: "Gautam Rode is effective as the greedy and sleazeball investment banker. The actor packs a punch. Zareen Khan also has an interesting role."
Shilpi Gupta of Newsfolo said: "Aksar 2 is a must watch Movie, as Spicy thriller movie has come after a long time and TV star Gautam Rode making his debut with hot and sizzling Zareen khan will definitely a worth to watch."