Akshay Kumar’s ‘Sarfira’ to release on July 12

Mumbai, Mar 21 (PTI) Superstar Akshay Kumar’s upcoming Hindi adaptation of “Soorarai Pottru” has been titled “Sarfira”, the makers announced on Tuesday.

The movie, which is set to release in theatres on July 12, is directed by Sudha Kongara, who also helmed the Suriya-starrer Tamil hit that won five National Film Awards, including best feature film and best actor.

Kumar shared the news on his official Instagram page along with a teaser video.

“Dream so Big, they call you Crazy! #Sarfira releasing only in cinemas on 12th July, 2024. #MaarUdi,” the 56-year-old actor posted.

According to the makers, “Sarfira” is a uniquely Indian story of “grit, determination and jugaad, of an underdog challenging the socio-economic fabric of a system entrenched in class, caste and power dynamics”.

It also features Paresh Rawal, Radhika Madan and Seema Biswas in pivotal roles.

The film is written by Kongara and Shalini Ushadevi, with dialogues by Pooja Tolani. It is produced by Aruna Bhatia of Cape of Good Films, South superstars
Suriya and Jyotika’s 2D Entertainment, and Vikram Malhotra-led Abundantia Entertainment.

“Soorarai Pottru” revolved around Nedumaaran Rajangam or “Maara” (played by Suriya), who sets out to make the common man fly and in the process takes on the world’s most capital intensive industry with the help of his family, friends and sheer will power.

It was partly inspired by events from the life of Air Deccan founder Captain G R Gopinath.