Crack first look: ​Akshay Kumar announces his next with Neeraj Pandey, to release on August 11

Akshay Kumar and Neeraj Pandey's Crack team is back after Rustom, Baby and Special 26. The actor shared the first look of his new film -- Crack -- which will release on Independence Day in 2017.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 30, 2016 10:58 am
Akshay Kumar, Akshay Kumar movies, Akshay Kumar rustom, Akshay Kumar crack, Akshay Kumar latest news, Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to share the first look of his next movie, Crack. Neeraj Pandey will direct.

Akshay Kumar is the new Bharat Kumar of Bollywood, due apologies to Manoj Kumar. Look at Akshay’s recent filmography — Rustom, Airlift, Baby, Holiday and Gabbar. The one thread which is common between all the films is patriotism.

Manoj Kumar is well known for having done a multitude of patriotic movies. After essaying a powerful role of a naval officer in Rustom, Akshay is all set to do another movie – Crack with Neeraj Pandey. What seems interesting is the choice of day for releasing this new movie. Crack will be released on Independence Day weekend in 2017.

Akshay shared this information on Twitter and wrote, “This time,we come together for ‘CRACK’ – A Neeraj Pandey film. Releases Independence Day weekend 2017.Need your love .” Akshay also shared the first look of the movie which shows a broken and cracked pair of spectacles. Broken and cracked things can mean so many things. But we will leave that to your imagination.

Akshay and Neeraj have already collaborated for movies like Baby and Special 26. Neeraj is also one of the producers of Rustom. All these films have similar elements of loyalty, courage and a strong sense of duty in the face of rampant crisis like terrorism and corruption plaguing the country.

Neeraj has also given us A Wednesday which, which was a powerful tale of a common man grappling with harsh realities of bomb blasts. And at the end, the same man emerges out to be a hero.

On the other hand, if we look at the Akshay’s repertoire in recent years, the actor has given some terrific roles filled with the spirit of patriotism and courage. Both his movies Airlift ( 2016) and Baby (2015) were released around Republic day. In Airlift, Akshay has essayed the role of a Kuwait-based businessman who eventually carried out the evacuation of stranded Indians there during the Invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.

In Baby, Akshay plays an Indian secret agent. The movie charts out a mission undertaken by fictional secret agents called Baby ( formed in response to the 2008 Mumbai attacks) that strives to identify terrorists who are planning attacks in India.

On this Independence Day, Akshay’s movie Rustom was released, which is doing really well. So is this only a coincidence that his next movie with Neeraj will also release on Independence Day next year ? Or Akshay is experimenting with his roles and want to expand his canvas as an actor.

Akshay has always been known for his action scenes. But post-2000, Akshay has emerged out be one of finest actors in the industry with great comic timing. His roles in movies including Hera Pheri, Welcome and Housefull has audience in fits.

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  1. J
    Aug 16, 2016 at 4:08 am
    Wrong headlines, Akshay wrote I Day, not Republic day.
  2. M
    Mirch Masala
    Aug 17, 2016 at 10:46 am
    For more details please watch
  3. S
    Sanjay Kartik
    Aug 16, 2016 at 8:59 am
    Mistake- 26 Jan is not an independence day..... As headline suggests....
  4. K
    Kishan Rusia
    Aug 15, 2016 at 6:40 pm
    I Think its Republic Day Weekend...
  5. G
    Gaurav Panchal
    Aug 16, 2016 at 5:19 am
    Indendence day 15th august ko ata h 26 jan ko nhi you fool.
  6. V
    Vaneet Mehra
    Aug 16, 2016 at 3:41 am
    DIPTI SHARMA (Author): Don't you know when is India's Independence Day and Republic Day? Not expected such a big mistake from Indian Express. A cl 5th student must have caught it! Shame.
  7. M
    Aug 16, 2016 at 7:38 am
    O think it's no Indian express making the mistake but actually it's Akshay Kumar who does not know the difference. See how he says "weekend" in the tweet 15 Aug is not on weekend but 26 Jan is. I think the film release is on 26th Jan.akshay Kumar doesn't know it's republic day and not independence day.
  8. M
    Aug 16, 2016 at 7:41 am
    Sorry my mistake, ignore the comment. apparently I don't know how to see calendar. Lol
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