Akira is an upcoming action drama film directed and produced by AR Murugadoss. It is the remake of Tamil film Mouna Guru (2011) and features Sonakshi Sinha in the lead role.
The film is scheduled for a worldwide release on 2 September 2016.
Akira Sharma (Sonakshi Sinha), is a little girl in a small town who lives happily with her father and mother. One day, she witnesses a crime involving a group of unruly men ruthlessly throwing acid on a young woman’s face. Akira helps the police catch one of the criminals causing his accomplices to swear vengeance. Akira’s father realizes the importance of self-defense and enrolls her in a self-defense class. On her way home one day, Akira notices some gang members teasing a girl. She beats them up, but one of them takes out a bottle of acid to throw acid on her. When it backfires, Akira is accused of throwing acid on his face and is sent to juvenile jail.
Fourteen years later, Akira has grown into a brave and headstrong young woman, while her father has died. Akira and her mom move in with her brother, someone Akira shares a slight hatred with. Akira later joins Holy Cross College and lives in a hostel, as her mom decides to stay back with her brother, while taking care of his child. A couple of students try to bully her but end up learning the hard way to not mess with her. One night, an inspector, (Anurag Kashyap) runs into one of the college professors with his car and beats him up because the professor is upset about the policeman’s behaviour. The college students reach out to the commissioner with the aid of a strike. The police brutally beats them up and tries to move all of the students away, with only Akira remaining. She hands over the signed petition sheet and the information to the commissioner when he arrives.
A couple of days later, the same policeman who hit the professors, robs and kills a man. When he admits this on the phone at his girlfriend’s place, she records his confession and decides to show it to her friends. At the last moment, her camera with all the information is stolen, and someone blackmails the policeman. All this makes the inspector nervous; he kills his girlfriend and begins researching who is behind this. This case is handled by ACP Rabiya, (Konkona Sen Sharma) who suspects that the policeman’s girlfriend did not commit suicide, but that she had been murdered. One day, Akira finds a bag full of stolen items, including the camera, in front of her dorm. The policemen see her and take her away and decide to kill her. She sees three of the policemen kill two other men. The main ACP calls them and tells them they have the wrong girl, but because she saw everything to just shoot her. She escapes, goes to her principal, and tells him everything that has happened. He tells her he would love to help her but can only do so in the morning.
Suddenly, the cops take her away, and, with the help of a doctor, they give her shocks and an injection in order to prove to the world that she is mentally unstable. She flees from the hospital with the help of another patient, Rani. She decides to prove her innocence but can only do so if one of the policemen speaks up. She kidnaps one, but she is caught by ACP himself. They try to kill her, but ACP Rabiya saves her. Rabiya is immediately stopped by the commissionaire because revealing the ACP can cause riots as the man killed by ACP in the car is the brother of a strong politician. She has to let the case go and leave but tells Akira that everything will be OK, though she can not save her and she will be compensated for all this later on. Akira kills all of those corrupt inspectors after Rabiya leaves, but still goes with the mental hospital to be proven mentally unstable when it occurs. She is released three months later. Akira decides to follow her dads footsteps by helping other kids.