Akshay Kumar-starrer cop action movie Sooryavanshi has started its second week on a strong note. On the second Friday, it collected Rs 6.83 crore. The film’s total connections stand at Rs 127.49 crore, which is an average achievement under any circumstances, and doubly impressive in these pandemic-hit times.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the box office figures of the film on Twitter. He wrote, “#Sooryavanshi will continue to be strong. [second] Venus… #Maharashtra and #Gujarat are the major contributors… a double digit [second] Shani and Surya should ensure ₹ 150 crore [+/-] Total… [Week 2] Fri 6.83 Cr Total: ₹ 127.49 Cr. #IndiaBiz.”
Sooryavanshi also stars Katrina Kaif, Javed Jaffrey, Gulshan Grover, Abhimanyu Singh, Jackie Shroff, Sikander Kher, Nikitin Dheer, Rajendra Gupta, Kumud Mishra.
The film is a part of Shetty’s cop universe. It introduces the third character in the cinematic universe – DCP Veer Sooryavanshi (Kumar). Earlier, Ajay Devgn’s Singham and Ranveer Singh’s Simmba have been established as the mainstays in this universe. Both the actors have done cameo in Sooryavanshi.
Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film mixed reviews. Giving it two stars out of five, she wrote, “Not only do we get rocky marital relations and weeping lectures on family values, but also a film that weakens its others (those bad bad Muslim jihadists) by giving us good Muslims.” Takes pains to do, who are patriots, we love our kalams, look, not those murderers. Is the director expedient? Or is he bravely hoisting the flag for Bollywood, which is a crumbling integrated India. For with our tongues, perhaps the only place left where we can hear ‘Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian’ in a sentence. Even though it is used as a ‘jumla’, good people, I sat down, noted and rejoiced.”
He continued, “What will New India and New Indians do, however, when this talk is heard out loud and with pride?