Drama films

As fans wait for “Prithviraj,” here are six period drama films starring Akshay Kumar


Bollywood “Khiladi” Akshay Kumar has spanned all genres of the acting spectrum throughout his illustrious three-decade career. From comedy to horror, the actor has immortalized several roles in his career. The actor recently announced the release of his upcoming period drama titled Prithviraj in front of Manushi Chhillar.

Trying out the role of Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan, the film’s teaser was well received by Internet users. While waiting for another offering of period drama from the seasoned actor, here are more period drama flicks from Akshay Kumar to watch.

1. Action replay

The 2010 film directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah stars Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Neha Dhupia in prominent roles. The plot of the film follows Aditya Roy Kapoor going back in time to meet her parents, played by Akshay and Aishwarya, in an effort to save their marriage in the present. With catchy music and slapstick comedy, the film was well received by audiences.

2. Gold

The 2018 film directed by Reema Kagti takes audiences back to the 1948 Summer Olympics when Tapan Das won India its first tournament gold medal. The film chronicles the journey of India’s first national hockey team to the 1948 Summer Olympics. Amit Sadh, Vineet Kumar Singh, Kunal Kapoor, Sunny Kaushal and many more play supporting roles.

3. Kesari

Depicting the battle between 21 soldiers of the 36th Sikh of the British Indian Army and 10,000 members of the Afridi and Orakzai Pashtun tribes in 1897, the 2019 film Kesari aroused the feeling of patriotism among Internet users. Playing the role of Havildar Ishar Singh, the actor’s performance in the film received positive reviews. The film also features Parineeti Chopra, Vikram Singh Chauhan, Sarwar, Vansh Bhardwaj and other actors in important roles.

4. Special 26

Set in 1987, the film follows the heist of genius by a group of men under the pretext of income tax officers. Akshay Kumar’s star film also starred Manoj Bajpayee, Kajal Aggarwal, Jimmy Sheirgill, Anupam Kher and Divya Dutta in supporting roles. With a huge collection at the box office, the film has been dubbed one of the best heist films of the year.

5. Air lift

Set in 1990, the film follows Ranjit Katyal, a Kuwait-based businessman who courageously led a mission to evacuate Kuwait-based Indians during Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invasion of Kuwait. Starring Akshay Kumar, the film also starred Nimrat Kaur, Inaamulhaq. Avtar Gill, Feryna Wazheir and other actors. The film became a box office blockbuster.

6. Ram setu

Akshay Kumar’s next film joins the list Ram setu directed by Abhishek Sharma and produced by Aruna Bhatia and Vikram Malhotra. Starring Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha in the lead roles, the film’s posters fueled the hype around the company. The film is due out on Diwali next year.

Image: Instagram / @ gold_filmm / thefilmkesari

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