After much delay, we finally see light at the end of the tunnel for the Akshay Kumar starrer Laxmmi Bomb. The movie that was supposed to release in Eid this year was postponed due to the coronavirus and has ever since been the subject of many rumors. OTT platforms were competing for its streaming rights as this movie was touted to be Bollywood’s biggest blockbuster this year, after the delay of ’83, Sooryavanshi, and Radhe. Finally, the film was confirmed to have a release on Hotstar and today, we get the first look at the plot of the film.
What’s Laxmmi Bomb About:
The trailer of Laxmmi Bomb promises a hilarious spookfest. We have Akshay Kumar in the lead, whose character does not believe in ghosts. In fact, he feels so strongly about his beliefs that he declares that the day he sees a ghost will be the day when he starts wearing bangles. Akshay Kumar’s strength clearly does not lie in his toxic masculinity. Eventually, he is seen in Dubai, living with his wife (Kiara Advani) and her family. Our ghost, who is maybe an avatar of Goddess Laxmi, finally materializes here but we do not get to see her (yet). She possesses Akshay’s body and slowly we see him transform into a woman. As promised, he wears bangles and drapes a sari. Even though his family is concerned about his behavior, they’re too scared to say much. We don’t know how this movie will end or if the ghost will leave Akshay’s body but the eventual journey looks like a whole lot of fun. Watch the trailer below and see for yourself.
Why You Should Watch:
Laxmmi Bomb brings Akshay Kumar back to what he does best – entertain. After his stint as the heroic savior and proud nationalist, we see Akshay get very comfortable in a comedy avatar. In his primary character, he relies on his signature style of sarcasm to rake in the laughs while as the possessed Laxmi, he is on another level of brilliant. Akshay has pulled off the sari fantastically and is totally in touch with his feminine side. Kiara Advani does not seem to have much to do but the actors cast in the roles of her family members complement Akshay well with his comic timing. While the trailer did not seem scary in any way, Laxmmi Bomb appears like a hilarious spookfest and we’re sure the film will bring in more scares. If you liked Bhool Bhulaiyaa or Stree, this one is not to be missed.
Laxmmi Bomb is the Diwali dhamaaka we’re all waiting for. Watch it this festive season on Disney+ Hotstar from the 9th of November, 2020. The movie will be available to VIP users, so get your subscriptions right away!