Historic Period drama Samrat Prithviraj released today, features Akshay Kumar, Manushi Chhillar and Sonu Sood in the lead roles
Akshay Kumar had a couple of releases in the year 2021 including Sooryavanshi, Atrangi Re and Bell Bottom. A disciplined and a down to earth star, Akshay has a great fan following and there is no doubt that fans look forward to his forthcoming movies. Some of the movies that are scheduled for release this year are OMG 2, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Ram Setu, Gorkha and 2XL. Samrat Prithviraj released in the theatres today and it is obvious that the actor.
Movie Cast and Roles
Akshay has tried really hard to fit in the role of the character of the legendary emperor. Besides him the supporting character of Sanjay Dutt and Sonu Sood as Kaka Kanha and Chand Vardai add a lot of volume to the story. While Sanjay Dutt adds on to the humor at times in an otherwise serious movie, Sonu’s character is that of the king’s loyalist with tremendous patience and maturity. Manushi Chhillar, could not have asked for a better start opposite Bollywood’s ‘KHILADI’ . She makes her debut as the wife of the emperor Sanyogita. Although the movie revolves arounds the king and the battles, she delivers a performance that with confidence. In a film that revolves around a warrior king and the battlefield dynamics of that era, she holds her own and delivers a performance that presents her as a complete package.
Director calls Samrat Prithviraj as his dream project, script nurtured for years
Chanakya fame Chandraprakash Dwivedi directed the film based on medieval poet Chand Bardai’s epic poem Prithviraj Raso. Actors Akshay plays Prithviraj Chauhan, Manushi Chillar his wife Sanyogita and Manav Vij plays Muhammad of Ghori. The trailers all point to the emperor’s ‘Hindu dharma’, which is to respect and protect everyone who asks for his help. The director admitted researching for six months to gather every detail and verifying it multiple times for authenticity.
Movie’s Name and Controversy
Although Akshay Kumar’s Samrat Prithviraj released today, it was marked with a set of controversies. Karni Sena objected to the name of the movie. Thus it was changed to Samrat Prithviraj. The actor admitted to have been blown away by his bravery and contribution to nation’s history.
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