Will Sarfira end Akshay Kumar’s dry run at the box office?

For any superstar, there is a long journey, and during various phases in their career, they face challenges in meeting audiences' expectations. Akshay Kumar is no different. The "Khiladi" of Bollywood is currently going through a rough patch. This is certainly not the first time he has faced this since making his debut in a lead role in 1991 with "Saugandh". In a career spanning more than 33 years, he has appeared in nearly 150 movies, barring the cameos.

The discussion on his rough phase has intensified after the box office disappointment of his latest action thriller, "Bade Miyan Chote Miyan". Out of his last 12 films in the last 3 years, only two films, Sooryavanshi and OMG 2, managed to cross the Rs 100 crore mark at the box office.

Sarfira, "Khel Khel Mein", "Sky Force", and "Welcome To The Jungle" are his upcoming movies scheduled for release in 2024. "Sarfira" is set to hit theaters on 12th July 2024, clashing with Nikkhil Advani's directorial "Vedaa", starring John Abraham, Sharvari Wagh, Tamannaah Bhatia, and Abhishek Banerjee. 

Sudhanshu Saria directorial "Ulajh", starring Janhvi Kapoor, Roshan Mathew, Gulshan Devaiah, Adil Hussain, and Neeraj Pandey's directorial "Auron Mein Kaha Dum Tha", starring Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Saiee Manjrekar, and Jimmy Shergill, will both be released one week before "Sarfira", on 5th July 2024. "Anand Tiwari" directorial "Bad Newz", starring Triptii Dimri, Vicky Kaushal, and Ammy Virk, will be released one week after "Sarfira", on 19th July 2024. 

"Shankara", "Hera Pheri 3", and "Singham Again" are the upcoming films in which Akshay Kumar will be featured, scheduled for release next year.

Akshay Kumar’s last 3 year’s films with their budgets and box office collections:


Movie: Bell Bottom

Director: Ranjit M. Tewari

Budget: Rs 150 crores

Box Office: Rs 50 crores


Movie: Sooryavanshi

Director: Rohit Shetty

Budget: Rs 160 crores

Box Office: Rs 294 crores


Movie: Atrangi Re

Director: Aanand L. Rai

Budget: Rs 40 crores

Box Office: OTT Release


Movie: Bachchhan Paandey

Director: Farhad Samji

Budget: Rs 180 crores

Box Office: Rs 73.17 crores


Movie: Samrat Prithviraj

Director: Chandraprakash Dwivedi

Budget: Rs 150 crores

Box Office: Rs 90.32 crores


Movie: Raksha Bandhan

Director: Aanand L. Rai

Budget: Rs 70 crores

Box Office: Rs 60 crores


Movie: Cuttputlli

Director: Ranjit M. Tewari

Budget: Rs 30 crores

Box Office: OTT Release


Movie: Ram Setu

Director: Abhishek Sharma

Budget: Rs 150 crores

Box Office: Rs 92 crores


Movie: Selfiee

Director: Raj Mehta

Budget: Rs 100 crores

Box Office: Rs 23 crores


Movie: OMG 2

Director: Amit Rai

Budget: Rs 60 crores

Box Office: Rs 220 crores


Movie: Mission Raniganj

Director: Tinu Suresh Desai

Budget: Rs 55 crores

Box Office: Rs 45 crores


Movie: Bade Miyan Chote Miyan

Director: Ali Abbas Zafar

Budget: Rs 350 crores

Box Office: Rs 88 crores

Now let’s have a look at the remake films Akshay Kumar was featured in since 2020 including their box office collection:

Movie: Selfiee

Release date: 24th February 2023

Box office collection: Rs 23 crores


Movie: Cuttputlli

Release date: 2nd September 2022

Box office collection: Rs 30 crores


Movie: Bachchhan Paandey

Release date: 18th March 2022

Box office collection: Rs 73 crores


Movie: Laxmii

Release date: 9th November 2020

Box office collection: OTT release

Based on the statistics, the chances seem slim that "Sarfira" can bring Akshay Kumar's box office success. However, many moviegoers believe that Sudha Kongara's directorial "Sarfira" has the potential to end Akshay Kumar's dry spell. 

One significant reason for this optimism is that "Sarfira" is the Hindi remake of Sudha Kongara's acclaimed film "Soorarai Pottru", which won 5 National Film Awards. 

Sudha Kongara previously made her directorial debut in Bollywood with "Saala Khadoos", starring R Madhavan and Ritika Singh. The film received 1 National Film Award for special mention (feature film). 

Sudha Kongara is highly regarded for her storytelling prowess and execution brilliance, and many like us are hopeful that she can likely revive Akshay Kumar's fortunes at the box office. Expectations are high from Sudha Kongara for "Sarfira", and only time will reveal whether Akshay Kumar can stage a comeback with this movie. 

Sarfira 2024 Movie Poster Akshay Kumar

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