It has been an exciting year for Akshay Kumar so far. If Baby, an offbeat song-less gritty dramatic action thriller came close to entering the 100 Crore Club (it netted 96 crore in the final run), his out and out commercial entertainer Gabbar Is Back broke the jinx at the Box Office (which was reeling with a series of flops and disasters) and netted 88 crore. As a matter of fact by the time Tanu Weds Manu Returns released in May end, Akshay’s Baby and Gabbar Is Back were the only two films to have turned into good grossers.


For an industry that was ailing with no footfalls whatsoever except for a handful of films, Akshay was helping it gain some footfalls at the least.

Akshay Kumar in a still from movie 'Brothers'
Akshay Kumar in a still from movie ‘Brothers’

Now that film industry ke achche din aa gaye hain, what with Tanu Weds Manu Return 2, ABCD 2 and Bajrangi Bhaijaan turning out to be huge and even dubbed/English affairs like Bahubali, Fast and Furious 7, Jurassic World and Avengers 2 turning out to be mighty successful too, Akshay Kumar’s Brothers is arriving at just the right time.

While no one is disputing the fact that this is set to be a 100 crore affair at the very least, one waits to see how much further does it go from here.

First and foremost, the film is in zone that would be lapped up by Akshay Kumar fans. While the film has been rightly marketed as an out and out action affair, the theme of two warring brothers means that Akshay has a stage set to get the right emotional appeal on screen. Moreover, Sidharth Malhotra has been seen in three diverse movies in his budding career so far and his last, Ek Villain, was a 100 crore hit. His presence in Brothers is adding just the right weight to the film. Pun intended.

For audience, there is clearly an entertainer in the offering by the Agneepath team of Karan Malhotra and Karan Johar. The film’s timing is perfect too as it releases in the Independence Day weekend with Saturday (15th August) touted to be huge.

While Akshay continues to appear at an average of three-four films a year, he has Singh Is Bliing already announced for 2nd October, another national holiday. However before that he is set for a hat-trick with Brothers.

How big will it turn out to be is the only question that is waiting to be answered!

Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder




  1. Superstar Akshay Kumar is such a big hero, that it is common for him to have 2*3 and even 4 successes in a year. 2007 saw him giving 4 hits, Namaste London, Hey Baby, Bhool Bhulaiya and blockbuster Welcome. In 2012 he had Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathod, OMG Oh My God, and Khiladi 786/ These were all success of varying degrees. So it has become common for him to give multiple hits in a year.

    The only thing that can damage his image is the salt and pepper, white beard and grey hair that he sports off screen. A lot of people have been turned off by it. The demi god, super young image that he has cultivated all these years will be demolished by his shoddy appearances. And mind you this is from a fan who might leave his fan club like many others already have because of this.

    • It is not the case that salt and pepper look decides everything . If it would have been then Amit uncle could not have played his magnificient second innings after Mohabbatein . Moreover the trailer of Brothers getting 8 Million views clearly reveals people want to see good story and an ovely entertaining film . Moreover if a character demands, he has to accept salt and pepper look . Even Shahid got bald for Haider .It is not the look which decides everything .He was not in salt and pepper look in Boss , Entertainment .Then why those movies did not worked at box office ?

  2. I cannot believe that you people are so superficial! The man is 47 years old and for a 47 year old he looks damn good, great physique and fit. It is better to be true to yourself than being pretentious.


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