Noor Roy Chaudhary (Sonakshi Sinha) is a 28 year-old junior correspondent with a news agency that is headed by editor Shekhar Das (Manish Choudhary). While Noor is an aspiring ‘Barkha'(Dutt gets chopped by Censor board), she’s unhappy covering local stories that have no substance whatsoever.
In her personal life, she has two best friends, Zara Patel (Shibani Dandekar), a DJ and Saad ( Kannan Gill). The lead character is single and in search of her dream man. In a chance meeting, she stumbles across Ayananka Bannerjee (Purab Kohli) who is an ex-war reporter. The duo start hanging out and Noor falls for the salt-n-pepper sweet talker.
Noor’s house help, Malti (Smita Tambe) unknowingly divulges some shocking details to Noor about her brother’s ill-health. Thanks to Noor’s nose for news, she finds her big story there. Just when Noor’s journalistic career is about to flourish, heartbreak, betrayal and threat calls pull her down and she is forced to take a break from work. Will Noor bounce back and finally find the perfect piece of news is what lies ahead!
Sonakshi Sinha gave an impressive solo performance in Akira. Again carrying another film on her shoulders, in the film, she does a decent job in parts. I have to say compared to the goofy shades, she performs much better when the plot gets serious and she has to introspect her life goals. Not Sonakshi’s best but a decent one. Kannan Gill makes a debut in this film and somehow I feel he should stick to web-series and live shows, as a hero or a lead, he isn’t that impressive. Also, I want him do a pretentious review for this one! Purab Kohli gets an extended cameo in the film. He is certainly the man-candy all the ladies will adore. Smita Tambe gets a powerful scene where she talks to Sonakshi about being an elitist. She does a great job. Shibani Dandekar, Manish Chaudhary form as a good supporting cast for the film.
Noor could have been amazing, but too many flaws led to the early demise of the screenplay not even 25 minutes into this movie. A sad 4/10 from me.