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    Aksar 2 Movie Review

    Lasyapriya Sundaram, Updated: Nov 17, 2017, 02.55 PM IST

    CRITIC’S RATING: 2.5/5
    CAST:Zareen Khan, Gautam Rode, Abhinak Shukla, Mohit Madaan, Lillete Dubey
    DIRECTION:Ananth Narayan Mahadevan
    DURATION:2 hours 7 minutes

    AKSAR 2 STORY: Sheena Roy is hired as a governess for Madame Khambatta, a wealthy seventy-year-old lady, by her trusted investment banker. The plot thickens and the real motive of each character is revealed when the investment banker forces Sheena to indulge in a sexual relationship with him.

    AKSAR 2 REVIEW: Aksar 2 starts on the right note when Sheena Roy (Zareen Khan) is hired by investment banker, Patrick Sharma (Gautam Rode) to take care of Miss Khambatta (Lillete Dubey), whose previous caretaker meets with an accident and expires. While Sheena has a boyfriend, (Abhinav Shukla) she lies to Patrick about being single. When Patrick forces her to indulge in a sexual relationship, Sheena reveals her true self. This lands Patrick in a mess as he realises that he is not the only one who is hiding his real motives.

    Zareen Khan in the role of the governess with ulterior motives is good in parts. On the other hand, Gautam Rode in his debut on the big screen, comes across as a one trick-pony with not too many expressions on display, even though he gets to play a charcater with more than one shade. Lillete Dubey as the aged Madame Khambatta delivers a measured performance. Abhinav Shukla as Ricky does the best he can with his limited character sketch. Mohit Madaan as Madame Khambatta’s driver is competent. Cricketer S Sreesanth who finds himself on a new pitch as Madame Khambatta’s lawyer scores in his debut outing on screen.

    Director Ananth Narayan Mahadevan manages to steer the film’s narrative in the right direction, replete with intrigue in the first half. But the second half with its innumerable twists and turns intended to keep the viewers hooked doesn’t manage to do so. The climax is predictable and the narrative towards the end slackens with the inclusion of a song. Aksar 2 is a movie that begins well, but quickly crumbles to a point of no return.

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