Why is the media and critics too harsh on Akshay Kumar?

Q. Hi. First of all I think this site provides genuine information with near accurate stats, my question is after the debacle of CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA is there negative vibe created for Akshay Kumar, literally every time his film is about to release the media and some critics are too harsh on him, even after bounced back after a bad phase why such negativity for Akshay? – Nirmal Behera

A. There is a saying in the industry that ‘fortunes change every Friday’. When an actor is going through a low phase there will be negativity, both in the media and trade. Its not just Akshay, but every actor / actress / director in the industry. If 2 or 3 Shahrukh Khan or Salman Khan films fail, there will be negativity against them too.

Shahrukh was ridiculed for experimenting with a film like Ra One, even though it earned more than 200 crore worldwide. Aamir’s stardom was questioned after Talaash which grossed 170 crore worldwide. Hrithik Roshan was written off after his debut, and again after Guzaarish and Kites.

But all these actors that we just mentioned, including Akshay Kumar, have an established fan-base. Flops affect them temporarily, one good film and all is well.

As for critics thrashing films, you got to remember that reviews are subjective. Not everyone will like the best of films and a select few people might have enjoyed watching Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag! Almost every big film gets ratings between 0 to 4.5 stars. Who do you believe? We say, forget the critics, if you’re unsure whether a film is worth your hard-earned money or not, ask your friends or follow our box office trends. Most films that trend well are more often than not, worth a watch!

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  • @Indicine, that last para of yours is worth praising. Chuck the reviewers as they are either paid or biased.

  • Talaash had also grossed over 200 cr worldwide.. It was a film for nieche audience but still it did great biz.. Quality was fantastic film. Khiladi 786 released just after one week of talaash..k786 music was chartbuster and talaash had one week..still 96 cr in India and 56 cr overseas.. Hit in India and Superhit overseas.. It shows how much people trust Aamir Khan if it’s an Aamir Khan film it has to be good.. We aamir fans proud of Aamir.. And we r happy dat holiday doing well..fantastic film.. We Aamir fans love Akshay.. Akki won my heart when he gave away his first award to Aamir and his speech in screen awards brought tears to eyes ..he was in all praise for Aamir khan.. So , we Ak fans will always love another Ak and respect him :)

  • Talaash had also grossed over 200 cr worldwide.. It was a film for nieche audience but still it did great biz.. Quality was fantastic film. Khiladi 786 released just after one week of talaash..k786 music was chartbuster and talaash had one week..still 96 cr in India and 56 cr overseas.. Hit in India and Superhit overseas.. It shows how much people trust Aamir Khan if it’s an Aamir Khan film it has to be good.. We aamir fans proud of Aamir.. And we r happy dat holiday doing well..fantastic film.. We Aamir fans love Akshay.. Akki won my heart when he gave away his first award to Aamir and his speech in screen awards brought tears to eyes ..he was in all praise for Aamir khan.. So , we Ak fans will always love another Ak and respect him :)

  • Fact is media is against Akshay sir even when his films do well!!!
    This Rajeev Masand insulted Akshay sir on twitter while Akshay sir has not done any wrong to him.And even Amitabh sir replied him on twitter and said if it was someone from his camp would he have done that.Srk is from Rajeev Masand camp,can Rajeev insult him?

  • Very good answer by indicine.

    Yes,i cann’t forget the time when people used to criticize hrithik after guzaarish and kites. But people should know that they were experimental movies. But all know about what hrithik has done wid knph,kmg,krrish,d2,k3,agneepath and many.

    As for akki, i feel critics give bad ratings as those films are bad to average.eg:boss,outimd,joker,rr,k786,tmk and many.
    But dear people,you should know that special 26 was one of the critically acclaimed films of last year. A few like lunchbox,lootera,kai po che,shahid were only ahead of s26. So if critics are against akki,then how/why they give gud reviews for s26 and even OMG. We just cann’t expect a film like outimd or k786 to get gud ratings.

  • haha… These so called stars like ranbir and
    ranveer thrive on media and affairs with
    heroines to gain fake publicity for there
    movies. Audience is fool to watch such
    gossip shows. Ranbeer and ranveer are
    media stars overrated.. And srk salman ajay
    akki rely on holiday release to get hit status
    for there movies. Wait for humpty sharma , it
    will kick out kick . And the ruined diwali
    with happy new disaster. Srk ajay akki
    salman hr are nothing before sid-varun

  • And 1 thing Akshay sir is not in any camp or associate himself with any critic or website!!!
    He is a 1man army

  • Critics are not harsh but too light on him. After CC2C crap every movie movie he made was very bad, repeating the same nonsense jokes and wasting peoples hard earned money.
    He took 15 crore per movie and signed craps after craps. People trusted him to give good entertainmant but Akki was too money hungry and did not care for his audience.
    Akki deserves his flop status. If you break audience trust and just care about money then you will be an utter flop.

  • 3 – 12:22 pm
    Bollywood ranking update-akki strengthens his position at 6th spot by delivering a hit with holiday but by the time this tear will end he will propably slip down to no.8 bcz ajay’s singham2 will propably b a 150cr blockbuster while kill dill will b earning around 120cr to bcm a superhit.akiu had a golden chance of delivering a 180cr blockbuster but he ruined it bcz of poor marketing.its entertainment in best case scenario will b an abv avg.so bad news for akki. 1.aamir, 2.srk,salman 4.hrithik, 5.ranbir 6.akki 7.ajay 8.ranveer 9.saif 10.arjun 11.emrann 12.john,varun 14.sushanth 15.sidharth

  • I’m not a fan of Akki, I just don’t like his acting style, although I do think he was good in Holiday

  • coz media is sold to sallu motu miya, and shah rukh hakle miya… So they want to put down other star,
    Aamir is selfless and good from khans

  • Also,We cann’t expect everyone to love a film and give same ratings.
    For example,here is the dhoom 3 ratings by indicine visitors who gave their review:
    aks gave 4.5/5
    navin gave 4.5/5
    rohit gave 3.5/5
    i gave 2.5/5
    babaji ka thullu gave 2.5/5
    syed gave 2/5

    so,ratings differ from person to person.

  • He is one of the best in-Action
    He is one of the best in-Comedy
    He is one of the best in-Drama
    He is one of the best in-Romance
    He is one of the best in-Masala….
    He is one of the best actor in India.
    & that is the real truth…
    I don’t know why Media don’t like him…
    He should not care about critics bcoz they did not like any of his film as far as i know in last 6/7 years & may be some more..
    If he done a film like Lagaan now they will give his film 1 point.
    If Holiday was done by Ranveer singh then Raja sen would give 4 out of five & media would say that new megastar has born & Bla Bla Bla.
    But we love Akshay from the deep of our heart.
    He is not a media created star like ranveer singh .
    He made is own identity by the grace of Allah & hard work…
    Just look at garam masala what he did..
    Or rowdy rathore…
    U can see namastay london…
    He is success in every genre.
    Media & critics are jealous of him.
    & Really they don’t bear the success of Akshay…

  • lol first of all lauki ki sabzi insults hrithik on all articles making stupid comments about him and his films. if i reply to him, then i become the worst fan of hrithik ? lol so these srk fans including shaheer want to say that their fellow srkians may insult our stars but we have no right to defend them? after all the crap you put to other actors, your srk deserves the same from other fans. i never insult any actor on my own, when someone puts up a pathetic hate comment about hrithik, then i have to comment to teach him or her a lesson. as simple as that.

  • I think the growth in Boxoffice collections are best way to judge a film…
    Holiday has trended well better than jai ho and 2 states,so you can get an idea that it might be atleast An Above Avg. Film…
    Films like Queen,omg,kahaani trended so well as they were gud ones…

    Also IMDB ratings are a good enough source to judge a film..most of the people will agree to the IMDB ratings given to various films.

  • @babaji, don’t talk of imdb, where teenagers vote the most.

    i generally don’t follow any reviewer, even though there are few good ones, like martin d’souza of glamsham is good, but once in a while he makes a wrong call, like in case of bullet raja.

  • i just feel akshay kumar does films for money. he signs films left right and centre. he does not care about the quality of the films or nor does he care about the boxoffice. all he cares about is making money himself. he nearly does 3-4 films together and has about 3-4 releases per year. akshay kumar’s funda is clear make as much money as you can till you are in the industry. go to him with a good script he will sign it, go to him with a bad script he will sign it too. rest he leaves to luck. it is due to this attitude akshay kumar gets criticised heavily.

  • Emraan has been written off due to failure of Rush, Ek Thi Daayan & Ghanchakkar.But 1st one was delayed movie. Ek Thi Daayan & Ghanchakkar r off beat movie.
    Emraan will be back with his commercial movie Raja Natwarlal.Just wait & watch

  • Rajeev masand and raja sen dont know how to give review of masala entertainers.they both are against akki, ajay and Salman.

  • Rajeev masands rating on some of the best masala entertainers 1) singham 2 star 2) dabangg 2.5 star 3) rowdy rathore 2 star

  • Great job done indicine.when anyone asks u question regarding a superstar u straightway answer them but when I asked u a question about sid’s ek villain u didn’t answer me.but its an open challenge to everyone including the owner of indicine that ek villain will b 201s first blockbuster and will earn 120cr at the b.o.Indicine u carry on ignoring the future superstar,they anyway don’t need ur attention!

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