To recreate the bygone era and tell a parable of the former period is nothing short of a challenge and that's exactly what director Vipul Shah is out to achieve with his latest outing Action Replayy. Travel machines and time travel stories are no longer alien for Bollywood. We have had our share of movies wherein characters have either travelled into the future or into the past. In Action Replayy, one of the protagonists travels into the past because he feels that he needs to make an effort to correct the past and only then can his family live in bliss and harmony.
I'd like to clarify at the very outset that Action Replayy does not share any similarity with David Fincher's The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button , as alleged and discussed. However, in the same breath, let me clarify that the film does bring back memories of the outstandingly executed Back To The Future, a 1985 American science-fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. The only difference is that the character played by Michael J. Fox accidentally goes into the past, but in Action Replayy, the boy seems to be on a mission, like he intentionally wants to get into the past.
A light-hearted rom-com with a dash of sci-fi thrown in, Action Replayy should be viewed without really seeking much rationale or logic behind every action and reaction. If viewed in the same perspective, then chances are that you might just like this fare. Of course, Action Replayy is no perfect film, for it has its share of blemishes, which actually curtails its growth to an extent.