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Akshay Kumar’s Fourth Flop In A Row



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Although the latest Akshay Kumar starrer Cuttputli has been released  straight to the digital platform, the film is  looking like another disaster for the  beleaguered star.Cuttputli has opened  to  generally adverse  reviews most of then comparing Cuttputli unfavourably with the  original Tamil film  Ratsasan.

The  original starred  Vishnu Vishal(who incidentally is  married to badminton  champ Jwala  Gutta).  Vishnu was  unquestionably  convincing as a rookie  filmmaker  moonlighting as  a  cop hunting down a serial killer.Akshay Kumar  on the other hand doesn’t seem the correct age for the role. Most  of the  viewership sees Cuttputli  as  one  more  failure in the actor’s repertoire after Bachchan Pandey,Samrat Prithviraj and Raksha Bandhan.

An informed  insider from a multiplex chain  who  doesn’t want to be  named says  both Akshay and the  film industry needs  a reality  check. “Remakes  don’t work any more since the original is available at home. Why would   the audience see Cuttputli when  Ratsasan  is also available on OTT? The  fee that Akshay Kumar is  asking for(reportedly close to 120 crores) and the amount that producers are asking from the OTT platforms(Cuttputli  was reportedly sold to Disney+Hotstar for  approximately  Rs 80-85 crores) do not  agree with the reality  about the presentday  movie business.”

Akshay  Kumar and his ilk need to urgently  become realistic  about their payscale  before  the movie industry collapses.

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