Get ready to be entertained by the biggest stars of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, as they take audiences on a cinematic trip down memory lane in the biggest blockbuster release of the Diwali season – Vipul Shah’s eagerly anticipated ‘Action Replayy’, releasing in cinemas across UK and worldwide on 5th November 2010.
Based on Vipul’s Shah’s hugely popular theatrical version that won over Indian audiences and critics alike at the time, the maverick director teams up once more with his favourite actor, Akshay Kumar, to deliver another surefire superhit, following the Box Office success of their last cinematic outing, ‘Singh Is Kinng’.
Prepare for a nostalgic journey back in time to the sassy 70’s of Mumbai in its full technicolor glory, as ‘Action Replayy’ serves up a healthy dose of masala movie magic for the festive season. Inspired by the seminal classics of the time, the movie masterpiece-to-be will appeal to the full spectrum of cinemagoers: youngsters will find it fascinating, couples will be inspired, and elders will watch with a twinkle in their eyes. The perfect gift this Diwali, ‘Action Replayy’ encapsulates the evergreen mood of 70’s Bollywood and the zeitgeist – the innocence of romance, the unforgettable love songs, stolen kisses behind the rose bushes, the sacredness of marriage, the boufons and bell bottoms, and legendary fight scenes that defied the laws of gravity. Vipul Shah pays every attention to detail in the perfect rendition of a 70’s set and atmosphere, recapturing its magic on screen.
‘Action Replayy’ is complemented by an invigorating and chart-topping musical score by Pritam, featuring an unforgettable ensemble of songs spanning disco and classic retro to bewitching romance and Holi party numbers.
‘Kishen’ (Akshay Kumar) and his wife ‘Mala’ (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) have been battling each other throughout 35 years of a deadpan marriage. As a result, their son ‘Bunty’ (Aditya Roy Kapur) has developed an innate phobia to wedlock, much to the dismay of his long-term girlfriend, ‘Tanya’ (Sudeepa Singh). Problems arise when Tanya’s grandfather, Professor Anthony Gonsalves, presents Bunty with an ultimatum – marry Tanya or get out of her life! Bunty takes action by booking a ticket to ride back in time using Professor Gonsalves’ time travel machine, to a period during the 70’s when his parents were unmarried. He attempts to re-write Kishan and Mala’s doomed destiny and transform their disastrous arranged marriage into an affair of the heart. His mission is to convert his father from a shortsighted, nerdy wimp with greasy hair into a handsome, bouncy-haired stud and eligible bachelor; and his mother from a feisty tomboy to the epitome of feminine grace. His next task is to achieve the impossible – make them fall in love with each other and persuade their feuding parents to agree to their marriage!
Book a ticket to ride back in time to the psychedelic 70’s this Diwali, as ‘Action Replayy’ releases in cinemas across UK and worldwide on 5th November 2010.