Akshay Kumar on Laxmii failing to impress critics: My focus is on audience & to do more than just entertain

Akshay Kumar, who was seen playing the lead role in Laxmii, has opened up on the audience and critics response for the horror comedy.
Akshay Kumar on Laxmii failing to impress critics: My focus is on audience & to do more than just entertain
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It’s been four days since Laxmii, starring Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani was released on OTT platforms. The movie was one of the most anticipated releases of the year and has been the talk of the town since it was announced. After creating much of a buzz, Laxmii was released on the digital platform early this week and the horror comedy opened to mixed reviews. Apparently, the critics seem to be quite disappointed by Laxmii and didn’t give good reviews about the movie as well.

On the other hand, the OTT platform has claimed that Laxmii has emerged as Akshay’s biggest opening ever and has managed to beat the opening of Dil Bechara. Interestingly, the Khiladi Kumar is overwhelmed with the adulation coming his way. However, when quizzed about Laxmii failing to win over the critics, Akshay stated that his focus is on the audience. “I know a lot of critics don’t like my films, and I understand it. But my focus is on my audience. I am told it’s the biggest opening of my career. The film achieves something pivotal. Having a transgender protagonist normalises and reinforces the rights of the LGBTQ community. Be it with PadMan or Toilet: Ek Prem Katha or Mission Mangal, the idea is to do more than just entertain or deliver a box-office success. I want to make a difference,” he added.

To note, Laxmii happens to be the official Bollywood remake of 2011 release Tamil film Kanchana and features Akshay in the role of a transgender. In fact, he was seen wearing a saree for the first time onscreen and called the role as the most mentally intensive he has played in 30 years of his career.

Also Read: Akshay Kumar & Kiara Advani starrer Laxmii breaks viewership record of Sushant Singh Rajput's Dil Bechara

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Anonymous 1 month ago

This movie is a joke. All hindus from baba who is conning a girl to the baba who cannot rid Akshay Kumar of the spirit are shown to be incapable or in bad light. All muslims are shown to be great the Love jihad Asif, the peer baba, the muslim guy who takes care of outcasts. Additionally they are using Laxmii goddess name and mixing it into the movie. Why he could have named Lakshman Sharma as some muslim god. Movie sucks and Akshay Kumar sucks (looks like he is in the pocket of some vested interests).

Anonymous 2 months ago

Realistic all you critics need training on how to appreciate a movie, actors, actresses...how it has made...produced, directed...Learn This First all you negative critics...

Anonymous 2 months ago

I think this is one of the best movies of Akshay Kumar...All you critics need to know one thing this is an entertainment industry... The actors / actresses work very hard to entertain people like you...so appreciate what you get to watch on screen...Without Bollywood you wouldn't be having entertainment...Akshay Kumar is one of the Best Actors...!!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Whatever you say He is worst actor His acting skills are 0 The guy just make millions and he won't give a F abt your comments Actually we are dumb we watch his movie

Anonymous 2 months ago

I would like to add that its a good try whether be a remake .this guy is doing really society oriented films ,which portrays the dark phases of livelihood.critics are must constructive its not that you don't like this guy doing this film instead of another lead actors would have done this film like shah ruhk or salman people might have different appreciation.but my fellow writers of bollywood all of you must learned from the south movies ,the writers ,directors are more creative and efficient go and learned from them or try to outsmart them .its sometime a shame to watch a movie with a poor story line .the south had already put a landmark with Bahubali . so its an appeal to each and every component n fellow friends , try to be true to the audiences and give us the reliable entertainment we are looking for am sure then your goal will be achieved . mr akshay kumar hats off to you to put yourself in the skin of the character just like aamir in ghajini another remake .if bollywood writers will be as such then it will akways be remake and remake. Common writers of bollywood have the guts to put things out of the box its not about copy and paste .people are fed up with these cheap things

Anonymous 2 months ago

His PR teams comment.

Anonymous 2 months ago

The movie was exactly as expected..not great..but a decent watch...few people writing bad things with an agenda do not represent audiences...

Anonymous 2 months ago

Akshay sir...I love you my brother...I really loves your movies...

Anonymous 2 months ago

Akshay acts like a bulldozer move over I am here to make money and fill my bank balance. Akshay you have stoop so low in life now words for you.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Buddy get inspired by him and do better in life ..u can't grow in life by pushing someone down..

Anonymous 2 months ago

OTT platforms are as fake as this womanizer Canadian Non-actor AK. Can he even act. People have been generous watching his faltu movies.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Do u really understand a movie...give example of some good movies

Anonymous 2 months ago

Horrible movie.Horrible acting.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Y wanna copy Kanchana...do something different as u say so ....we've seen kanchana so there's nothing different if u copy someone. Bollywood is out of idea....maybe doing drug lord movies will be a success coz all the druggies & junkies will give support...we audience know what to see. Btw all the faces in Bollywood are getting bored & ugly.

Anonymous 2 months ago

OTT platforms can say whatever they want, nice try giving this movie a positive spin

Anonymous 2 months ago

Complete waste of time and money #bullydawooddrugmafia sucks

Anonymous 2 months ago

Giving a chance for real transgender for acting would have been real upliftment of the community.

Anonymous 2 months ago

This guy doesnt want to see the truth, the movie was horrible to say the elast & the audience of today absolutely found the film to be thrash. you cannot fool them anymore. Infact, he should apologise to the audience.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Why you people take things so seriously....and BTW he is a great actor and an actor on his own...

Anonymous 2 months ago

Why you people take things so seriously....and BTW he is a great actor and an actor on his own...

Anonymous 2 months ago

he thinks audiences are dumb

Anonymous 2 months ago

Not just critics even audience is not impressed with this movie.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He is a lousy actor. In acting skills 1-10, being the 10 is the best and 1 is worst, I would give 1. I liked his acting in Khatta Meetha , in that Priyadarshan worked hard and manage to teach him some acting lesson. What he shd do is stop acting for 2 years And join NSD to learn some basic acting, it may work for him. If he won’t do that then the 2 companies who makes Panadol & Crocin are going to be the happiest ones.