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Buckle up for 'Sarfira'! Akshay Kumar drops the official tease of Sudha Kongara's Soorarai Pottru Hindi adaptation

Akshay Kumar's Sarfira, co-starring Radhika Madan, takes flight in theatres on July 12, 2024.

Buckle up for 'Sarfira'! Akshay Kumar drops the official tease of Sudha Kongara's Soorarai Pottru Hindi adaptation
Akshay Kumar in a still from Sarfira

Last Updated: 12.53 PM, Feb 13, 2024


The producers of Production No. 27, which had previously been untitled, have now named the highly anticipated film starring Akshay Kumar. The film, titled Sarfira, will premiere in theatres around the world on July 12, 2024. The film is the Hindi remake of the blockbuster Tamil film Soorarai Pottru, which directly premiered on Prime Video in 2020.

Cast and director

In Sarfira, Akshay Kumar gets back to his genre roots after starring in Baby, Airlift, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, and Special 26. Radhika Madan, Seema Biswas, and Paresh Rawal all have significant parts in the movie as well. Sudha Kongara, a national award winner, has directed Sarfira after helming the original film. Sudha Kongara, a national award winner, directed critically acclaimed films such as Soorarai Pottru, which won multiple national awards, and the bilingual Irudhi Suttru (Tamil and Hindi), which was also produced in Telugu as Guru.

Check out the announcement below:


Production credits for Sarfira go to Aruna Bhatia of Cape of Good Films, Jyotika and Suriya's 2D Entertainment, which also produced the original film and is backing the remake as well, and Vikram Malhotra of Abundantia Entertainment. The screenplay is by Sudha and Shalini Ushadevi, while Pooja Tolani contributed the dialogue. G.V. Prakash Kumar has composed the music.

Film synopsis and themes

Sarfira was announced with a powerful title that signalled her imminent arrival. The film is a tale about a company founder and an aviator who want to encourage regular people to dream big and follow their ambitions, no matter how insane they sound. Embodying the tenacity, resolve, and jugaad that are distinctly Indian, the underdog in the film defies a social and economic structure rooted in caste, class, and power dynamics. 

Meanwhile, talking about Soorarai Pottru, the film's plot is based on the book Simply Fly, and it follows the journey of teacher's son Nedumaaran Rajangam (Suriya), who goes by the nickname "Maara" among his friends and family, as he faces the world's most capital-intensive industry in an effort to allow the average man to fly.

The theatrical release of Sarfira is scheduled for July 12, 2024.

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