The Hindi remake of the critically acclaimed Tamil film Soorarai Pottru, starring Akshay Kumar in the lead role, has finally got a release date and a new title. The film, which is based on the life of aviation entrepreneur G.R. Gopinath, will hit the screens on June 12, 2024, and will be called Sarfira.
A Dream Come True for Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar, who is known for his versatile and prolific filmography, has always expressed his admiration for the original film and its star Suriya. He had said in an earlier interview that he was blown away by the inspiring story of Soorarai Pottru and that he would love to play the role of the visionary who revolutionized the Indian aviation industry. He had also praised the director Sudha Kongara for her brilliant execution and the scriptwriters for their realistic and engaging dialogues.
Akshay Kumar’s wish came true when he was approached by Suriya’s production house, 2D Entertainment, along with Abudantia Entertainment and Cape Good Films, to star in the Hindi remake of the film. Akshay Kumar agreed to the project without any hesitation and said that he was honored to be a part of such a remarkable film. He also said that he was looking forward to working with Sudha Kongara, who will be directing the Hindi version as well.
A Challenging and Rewarding Role for Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar will be playing the role of Maara, a former army captain who dreams of making air travel affordable and accessible for everyone. He faces many obstacles and challenges in his quest to start his own low-cost airline, but he never gives up on his vision and passion. He is supported by his wife Bommi, played by Radhika Madan, who is also his business partner and pillar of strength.
Akshay Kumar said that he was thrilled to play such a challenging and rewarding role, which required him to undergo a physical and emotional transformation. He said that he had to lose weight, grow a beard, and learn the nuances of the aviation industry. He also said that he had to portray the highs and lows of Maara’s journey, from his humble beginnings to his ultimate success. He said that he was grateful to Sudha Kongara for her guidance and trust, and to Suriya for his blessings and support.
A Promising and Exciting Film for the Audience
Sarfira, which means crazy or passionate, is a fitting title for the film, which showcases the extraordinary story of a man who dared to dream big and achieve it. The film promises to be a thrilling and inspiring watch for the audience, who will get to witness the struggles and triumphs of Maara and his team. The film also boasts of a stellar cast, which includes Paresh Rawal, R. Sarathkumar, Mohan Babu, and Prakash Raj in pivotal roles. The film also features some catchy and soulful songs composed by A.R. Rahman, who had also scored the music for the original film.
Sarfira is expected to be one of the biggest and most awaited films of 2024, as it marks the comeback of Akshay Kumar after a series of box office disappointments. The film also marks the debut of 2D Entertainment in Hindi film production, and the second collaboration of Sudha Kongara and Suriya after Soorarai Pottru. The film will release on June 12, 2024, in theatres across the country, and will also stream on Amazon Prime Video after a few weeks.