AK 47

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Critic's Rating: 17/5

Friday 10 August 2001

Movie Title

AK 47


N. Om Prakash Rao

Star Cast

The title itself indicates that it is an actioner. Ever since A Kalshinikov of the erstwhile USSR invented the most powerful rifle, it became synonymous with speed in shooting. The hero Ramu (Sai Kumar) is like an AK 47.

He cannot tolerate injustice in any field. An angry young man with a mind of his own. Though the story starts in Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad to be precise and then the action moves to Mumbai. Hence we have some Hindi artistes of calibre and also Hindi dialogue in the film.

Ramu is the son of a bank officer Jagannatham (Girish Karnad). He advices his son to restrain himself, whenever he finds him fighting against some evil force or the other. Jagannatham is transferred to Mumbai, so the family and the film shift to the city.

Yashwant Sinha (Om Puri) a top brass police officer is their neighbour. Ramu acquaints himself with him. And then there is Dawood Ibrahim (Ashish Vidyarthi), a mafia don. Yashwant tries to put a stop to this mafia gang and the mafia don plans to kill Yashwant. Without his knowledge, Ramu gets entangled in this high drama. Two of Dawood`s men enter the house of Ramu, when his father is away and follow the routine of Yashwant. Finally, they kill him by planting a bomb in the drainage. Ramu is arrested, while they escape.

Ramu escapes from the jail and to prove his innocence, he kidnaps the Chief Minister in the name of Dawood and demands 50 crore rupees as ransom! But all the while, he narrates his tale to an understanding CM. The real Dawood is pertrubed at the turn of events and enters the fray, which is what Ramu wants. Ramu first finishes the two bomb squad members who misled him and then captures Dawood. The understanding Chief Minister promises to help Ramu for his release and the film ends on that note.

Sai Kumar with his baritone voice and quick fire action corners the glory from right out of the seniors like Om Puri, Girish Karnad and Ashish Vidyardhi. The film marks the return of Sai, as an action hero. Om Puri`s effort to deliver the Telugu dialogue himself is laudable. The film is termed a hit.

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