Today is the Hindu’s highly celebrated festival that is Rakshabandhan. On the eve of this celebration new movie starring Akshay Kumar: Rakshabandhan is winning hearts!
What is Rakshabandhan about?
Rakshabandhan celebrates the bond between brother and sister. In the movie, this bonding is shown between the elder brother and his younger sister. While doing this as it is Akshay Kumar’s film, the movie also talks about the dowry system and the suffering caused by it.
The movie stars Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Deepika Khanna and Sadia Khateeb, Sahejmeen Kaur and Smrithi Srikanth. The producers chose the festive day specifically for the release of this movie. In an interview about the same Aksay Kumar said that the movie talks about a very important and most ignored issue of society, which is the dowry system. Many suffer due to this but are not able to complain to anyone. He further continues by saying that living in cities it is hard for us to imagine the dowry system but it is highly prevalent in villages.
“The film is not preachy, but it has an important underlying message. If this film could bring a change in the thought process of even 10 families when it comes to dowry, it will be a big thing for us. Dowry is a big issue which we may not realise living in cities. I watched the movie with my son recently, and he asked me, ‘Dad what is dahej?’ After watching the film, he understood the problem that he hadn’t even known existed.”
Reviews of the film on social media
After screening in theatres, many decided to watch the movie on the eve of Rakshabandhan. Many took it to social media to convey their regards for the movie. The movie was quite emotional for many and it directly touched many hearts.
A few users on Twitter said that the new movie by Akshay Kumar gave them a 90’s vibe.
“Just watched #RakshaBandhan full family entertainer… giving the vibes of 90s family based movie. Emotions, comedy, and desi vibes are the types of Bollywood movies we love and want more movies like this. One of the best movies. I give 4.5* out of 5. Just loved #RakshaBandhan,” a Twitter user wrote.
Many fans left the theatres crying after watching the movie.
“Don’t know when I cried last time in theatre. But this one made it…SPEECHLESS,” a Twitter user wrote.
Here are a few reactions on Twitter to the movie:
In a recent interview actor, Akshay Kumar revealed that his sister Alka also watched the movie. He said that she absolutely loved the film! Alka also the co-producer of the film held her brother’s hand and said that the film is very beautiful. ‘Raju, badi pyaari film banayi hai’
In the movie, Akshay Kumar plays the role of the elder brother with 4 sisters in total including Sadia Khateeb, Deepika Khanna, Sahejmeen Kaur, and Smrithi Srikanth. Bhumi Pednekar plays a very important role in the film.
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