Mindblowing antics by the leading men and a heavy satire on Bollywood and the film industry in general are what push this almost predictable thriller drama that has a tinge of dark humour into an enjoyable feast. More than the story, I loved the potshots that the film and its 'real' characters take on each other (mostly on Anurag Kashyap, who also sports a deprecating air here) and the hypocritic film industry; it's charmingly amusing and you are bound to sit up in your chair at least once through the film. The meta element is fun to watch as it unfolds and grabs you by the throat. AK vs AK is no masterpiece, and with those unneeded cussy dialogues, it's not lightweight either. But it packs a punch and both Anil Kapoor and Kashyap need to be lauded for the audacity to do something like this. Give it a watch for sure. **Grade B**.
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