Akshay Kumar returned back to his action roots with the latest in the Khiladi series Khiladi 786. last Friday. With record breaking collections in single screens and slow but steadily growing collections in multiplexes, seems like Khiladi 786 has passed its test.
The music of the film has
already become a rage and actor-singer-music composer-story writer and now producer Himesh Reshammiya surely has reason to celebrate.
The Indian theatrical collection is around 40 crores in 4 days and should touch 50 crores in the first week and with no opposition in 2nd week another 15 crores is expected.
This would be Reshammiya's fifth film in a row that has joined the 100 crores club, taking into consideration the revenues generated from the Indian theatrical rights, satellite rights, overseas rights, music rights, and the video rights.
Ending the year on a high note for the composer singer with songs from Bodyguard, Bol Bachchan, Oh My God, Son Of Sardaar, and now Khiladi 786, Himesh has given almost 25 hit songs this year. As for the year to come Himesh promises to up the ante with 50 hit songs.LATEST ON KHILADI KUMAR
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100 crore club, Akshay Kumar has been tagged as one of Bollywood's most bankable actor. Though the actor feels the pressure of success, he says once a film releases, he doesn't dwell too much upon its box-office performance. AKKI SPEAKKhatron Ke Khiladi 5: Ajay Devgn may replace Akshay Kumar
Fans of Akshay Kumar’s daredevil stunts are in for a disappointment. The actor, who recently did five death-defying stunts, including jumping off an airplane and swimming with sharks in his superhit film, Rowdy Rathore, will not host the fifth season of the popular action-reality show, Khatron Ke Khiladi, the desi version of Fear Factor. KKK5Akshay Kumar to produce a Punjabi film
Earlier this year, Akshay Kumar and Ashvini Yardi announced a Marathi film, 72 Miles Ek Prabhat, under their production company Grazing Goat Pictures. Now, they have plans for another regional project - a Punjabi film, Paaji In Trouble.
"Regional cinema is a powerful medium as it engages with audiences on a real, grassroots level. At the same time, it's an unsung hero and has just become a phenomenon in mainstream cinema..." PRODUCER AKSHAY
Khiladi 786 will be a Rs. 100 cr hit: Himesh Reshammiya
Singer-composer Himesh Reshammiya, who has co-produced Khiladi 786 with Akshay Kumar, is sure the film will be a Rs. 100-crore film.
“As far as Rs. 100 crore is concerned, I am 100% sure and pray that the record Akshay Kumar has set with Rowdy Rathore and OMG Oh My God! this year, in Khiladi 786, we will surely cross that figure,” the 39-year-old was quoted as saying. SUPERHIT KHILADI
Akshay Kumar to make India’s first martial arts film
Akshay Kumar, who has been promoting martial arts in the country for some time now, is set to take his passion a step further. The actor now plans to produce a full-fledged movie based on the arts. It will be the first of its kind in India.
However, he is unlikely to act in the film that his company Hari Om Entertainment will produce next year. FULL STORY
Akshay Kumar to con again for next
Tees Maar Khan ( 2010) was a debacle for Akshay Kumar. Although the film managed to make its share of money, it was openly thrashed by most critics. However, looks like Akshay is not done with playing the role of a conman yet. Reports suggest that the actor will be donning a similar avatar in Neeraj Pandey’s next directorial venture, Special Chabbis. READ MORE
CRITICS REPORT: Akshay Kumar's Khiladi 786 gets mixed reviews
After hits like Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore and OMG: Oh My God! this year, Akshay Kumar is back with Khiladi 786. While some critics call it a mindless entertainer, others have tagged it as a wannabe funny movie.
Will this be Akshay's fourth hit of 2012, or will it have the same fate as his another 2012 release Joker. Time will tell!
Meanwhile, here's what the critics have to say: CRITICS VERDICT
Akshay Kumar to break his own record with Khiladi 786
In a year that has seen a record number of 100 crore hits being dished out by Bollywood, everyone from Salman Khan and Aamir Khan to Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Ranbir Kapoor has consolidated his place in the exclusive club. While quite a few records have been made and broken, the year was particularly special for Akshay Kumar who managed to bring on two such films in his kitty. FULL STORY
Anupama Chopra's review: Khiladi 786
I’ve long maintained that Bollywood and Punjabi-ness are a perfect fit. Hindi films are designed to be larger-than-life,
The best are imbued with an inherent ‘masti’ or intoxication. In other words, Punjabi. But after watching Khiladi 786 – close on the heels of that other mind-numbing action-comedy, Son of Sardaar – I think it’s time for Bollywood to give Punjab a little rest. HT REVIEW
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