Rating: 2/4 (Akash is a ho-hum poor-guy-meets-rich-gal movie that can be avoided.)
Puneeth Rajkumar is the most successful actor in the Kannada movie industry right now. Akash (ಆಕಾಶ್) is one of his early movies, released in 2005. I got interested to watch it after I came away pretty impressed by his recent movie Milana with Parvathi Menon.
Akash, as it turns out, is the typical poor-guy and rich-gal love story. Every actor in India seems to have a few of these dull movies in their filmography! Akash, the protagonist is a good Samaritan and Ramya, the rich-gal has a pair of villainous brothers. Throw in some situation comedy, a few songs and a fight every half hour and you have the movie. Puneeth's acting is amateurish and his voice is grating. The music is pretty insipid, save for the one song which I like: Neene Neene. Directed by Mahesh Babu, Akash is a movie that can be avoided.