The Dirty Dozen has become Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar’s biggest film opener to date globally, generating just under a staggering £500,000 at the UK box office alone when it released in the UK on 5th April 2012. The film is already the second highest opener in India this year.
Raving about Akshay Kumar’s performance are top film critics and audiences alike. Bollywood critic Taran Adarsh said: “Sajid Khan comes up with a film full of joviality, frolic and merriment. There’s no denying that the motive is to make you laugh and this movie makes you break into guffaws on several occasions.”
Adarsh adds: “I have often said that you can put in writing the most hilarious dialogue in the world, but at the end of the day, humor is all about delivery on screen and Akshay delivers and how! He fits the character like a glove and delivers a scintillating act, illuminating every scene that he appears in.”
NDTV said of the film: “The plot, characters and situations keep the chuckle fest vibrant and alive and the audience can’t help getting infected by the non-stop party mood.”
An excited Sajid Khan who directed the film tweeted to his fans: “All screens are going Housefull. I attribute a major part of its success to Akshay. He has been a superstar for the last eight years or so and will be one for many more years to go. The best thing about the film is that Akshay’s work has been appreciated and this film is Akshay’s biggest hit overseas.”
Sealing his reputation as the true king of comedy, Housefull 2 – The Dirty Dozen is a classic family film, with something to entertain all ages, with its blend of quirky comedy, hilarious mix-ups and some seriously hardcore action sequences. When it comes to action films with a quirky, entertaining and rib-tickling comedy twist, Icon Akshay Kumar is the perfect strongman with a soft comic centre. The high-kicking, all action hero of mega cinematic hits such as Singh Is Kinng, Welcome, Namastey London, De Dana Dhan and Desi Boyz, is entertaining audiences across the globe once more in Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen.
Housefull 2 sees the ever-versatile and talented Akshay Kumar alongside a medley of stars including his leading lady in the film Asin who performs the role of the vibrant ‘Sandy Henna’, the sultry Jacqueline Fernandez, comedy king-pin Riteish Deshmukh, and John Abraham in a role as you’ve never seen him before! Bollywood item queen Malaika Arora Khan brings the house down with a smoldering song performance – ‘Anarkali Disco Chali ¬. The all-star film also features a bevy of uber famous names of yesteryear, including legendary brothers Rishi and Randhir Kapoor, Boman Irani, Johnny Lever and the dancing genius of ace groover Mithun Chakraborty.
2012 will be the year of the Kumar, as celluloid superstar Akshay is set to top box office ratings once again with a string of hit films, starting with Housefull 2, and other starrers such as Rowdy Rathore, Joker, Khiladi 786, Special Chabbis and Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai.