ROWDY RATHORE 2 ONLY HOPE FOR AKSHAY KUMAR?
When one hears the name Akshay Kumar, a plethora of titles and achievements come to mind. Is he the one-man box office industry? The outsider who defied the odds and climbed to the top? The man with the winning formula that seems to defy age? The actor who wraps up films in a lightning-fast ’45 days’? Indeed, Akshay Kumar has accumulated a multitude of accolades and monikers over his illustrious career. However, things have been different lately. What’s changed, and why?
It seems that the winning formula, which has served him so well in the past, may be showing signs of wear and tear. Akshay Kumar, renowned for his ability to deliver one box office hit after another, may be facing a new challenge that requires some adjustments to his approach. While he has faced similar phases before and emerged victorious, the question now is, “How?”
Before delving into the “how,” let’s first understand the “why.” Why is Akshay Kumar experiencing a different phase in his career? Post-pandemic, he has starred in ten films, and disappointingly, only two, “Sooryavanshi” and “OMG 2,” have tasted success at the box office. An 80% dud ratio is exceptionally high for a star of his stature.
But why so many duds? The primary reason seems to be a rush to sign new projects. While he may be putting some thought into the selection of film subjects, it appears he may not be investing enough time in strengthening the technical aspects, storylines, and screenplays of each individual project.
So, what can be done to get Akshay Kumar back on track? Recent examples from the industry provide valuable lessons. Sunny Deol’s return to the blockbuster “Gadar 2” capitalized on nostalgia, reminding audiences of the power of well-crafted sequels. Shah Rukh Khan, after a brief hiatus, made a triumphant comeback with films that resonated with the masses. Why can’t Akshay Kumar do the same?
In fact, he was a pioneer in recognizing the relatable appeal of South Indian films and successfully bridged the gap with Indian audiences in 2012 with “Rowdy Rathore.” This Prabhudheva-directed masala potboiler earned a whopping 131 crores and garnered a massive following.
Perhaps it’s time for Akshay Kumar to consider a “Rowdy Rathore 2” and reconnect with his lost audience. While Prabhudheva has been somewhat out of touch since then, there are a new wave of talented masala directors, even from the South, such as Atlee, Lokesh Kanagaraj, and Prashanth Neel, who could take the helm of this comeback project.
This move could potentially reignite the spark and visibility that Akshay Kumar has lost among single-screen fans over the years. What are your thoughts on this? We invite you to share your opinions on social media and spark a lively debate among the loyal “Akkians,” who are eagerly waiting for their beloved Akshay Kumar to bounce back to his former glory.