Akshay Kumar took to his social media handles to share the release date of the Hindi remake of Tamil hit Soorarai Pottru, The film, which also stars Radhika Madan and Paresh Rawal, will release on September 1 this year.
The actor shared the first poster of the film in which only his silhouette could be seen. “We are ready for take off! ✈️ Production No. 27 (Untitled) releases in theatres worldwide on 1st September, 2023," He captioned the post.
We are ready for take off! ✈️— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 21, 2023
Production No. 27 (Untitled) releases in theatres worldwide on 1st September, 2023. #RadhikaMadan@SirPareshRawal@Sudha_Kongara #Jyotika@Suriya_offl @vikramix @rajsekarpandian @Abundantia_Ent@2D_ENTPVTLTD@CaptGopinath@sikhyaent@gvprakash pic.twitter.com/OW9NjKkmAy
As soon as Akshay Kumar shared the news, fans started commenting with excitement, “I am excited to see Akki & Paresh sir together after 11 years. This reason is enough to see this film. BO never matters to me I just wanna see Akki.” Another fan mentioned, “Waiting for Suriya sir’s cameo.” For the unversed, Suriya had played the lead role in the original film Soorarai Pottru, whereas Aparna Balamurali played his wife. Aparna even won a National Award for her stellar act in the movie. Here, the same role is presumably being essayed by Radhika Madan.
However, there were few social media users who were not happy with the announcement. “Still quantity over quality," one wrote Another mentioned, “Why Akshay is playing safe. It’s time to do some larger-than-life movie. Even Hera pheri 3 will be directed by Farhad Samji so no hope there too. So Akshay is destroying himself. He needs something like Sooryavanshi.”
Soorarai Pottru had released in 2020, and was helmed by Sudha Kongara, who is also directing the Hindi version. Akshay Kumar's last five outings had flopped at the box-office.