Know the latest about Aanand L Rai and Raksha Bandhan movie

After two consecutive disasters Bachchan Pandey and Samrat Prithviraj, Akshay Kumar can breathe easy . Raksha Bandhan which opens on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan on 11 August , is being seen as a “sureshot hit” by the film trade.

Says director Aanand Rai, “I don’t know how much it will be liked. But I do know that nobody can dislike it.Raksha Bandhan cannot fail to touch the hearts of every Indian.It is the most relatable film I’ve made.”

Anand feels Akshay Kumar was just the right choice to play the doting protective elder brother of four sisters.

“He will remind you of Balraj Sahni in Do Raaste.Akshay is more a father-figure to his sisters in Raksha Bandhan than a brother.” Aanand’s film harks back to the classic blockbuster family film from 1969 directed by Raj Khosla in which the eldest son of the family played by Balraj Sahni lived and died for his siblings.

“At a time when we are rapidly losing our family values , Raksha Bandhan will remind us of those family films that told us how important it is to hold on to those ties that make our life meaningful,” says Aanand.

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Subhash K Jha

Subhash K. Jha is a veteran Indian film critic, journalist based in Patna, Bihar. He is currently film critic with leading daily The Times of India, Firstpost, Deccan chronicle and DNA News, besides TV channels Zee News and News18 India.