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Sooryavanshi film.jpg
First look poster
Directed byRohit Shetty
Produced byKaran Johar , Yashank Soni
Hiroo Yash Johar
Apoorva Mehta
Aruna Bhatia
Rohit Shetty
Written byFarhad-Sajid
Story byRitesh Shah
StarringAkshay Kumar
Katrina Kaif
Yashank Soni
Music bySoundtrack:
Himesh Reshammiya
Background Score:
S. Thaman
Amar Mohile
CinematographyJomon T. John
Edited byBunty Negi
Distributed byReliance Entertainment
Release date
December 27, 2019

Sooryavanshi is an upcoming 2020 Indian Hindi action film directed by Rohit Shetty, produced by Shetty and Karan Johar & Yashank Soni under their banner of Rohit Shetty Picturez and Dharma Productions respectively, in association with Reliance Entertainment and Cape Of Good Films. It is the costliest cop film ever made in Indian cinema history. The film stars Akshay Kumar in the titular role along with Katrina Kaif as the female lead.[1][2]

Kumar's character as Veer Sooryavanshi was announced towards the end of the police universe spin-off film Simmba that served as a character introduction of Sooryavanshi.[3] Kumar will be playing DCP Veer Sooryavanshi, Chief of the Anti-Terrorism Squad.[4]


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Yashank 5 March 2019, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the first look posters of the film on his Twitter account.[12] On 22 April 2019, the cast of the film was announced and confirmed that Katrina Kaif will be the female lead in the film with a photo of her alongside Akshay Kumar, Rohit Shetty and Karan Johar.


Principal photography of Sooryavanshi began on 6 May 2019 with Kumar and Kaif in Mumbai.


On 5 March 2019, the day when two posters of the film were out, Akshay Kumar and Rohit Shetty announced that they have planned to release the film on 22 May 2020, coinciding with the festival Eid-ul-Fitr. Later, in April 2019, actor Salman Khan announced that he will be reuniting with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali in a romantic drama titled Inshallah, which will co-star Alia Bhatt. Khan, whose films release mainly during Eid-ul-Fitr, announced that Inshallah will release on Eid 2020 i.e. 22 May 2020.

Later, it was announced on 12 June 2019 by Khan and Shetty that Sooryavanshi has changed its release date to 27 December 2019.


The soundtrack for Sooryavanshi will be reportedly composed by Himesh Reshammiya, who will compose for Kumar after nearly 8 years, since Khiladi 786.It is also confirmed that 1994's popular song 'TIP TIP BARSA PANI' from the film 'MOHRA' will be re-created in this film (sooryavanshi)


  1. ^ "Akshay Kumar takes on terror in Rohit Shetty's cop universe, books Eid 2020". Hindustan Times. 5 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Not Salman Khan but Akshay Kumar, Rohit Shetty to Rule the Roost Next Eid". News18 India. 5 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Akshay Kumar to have a special cameo appearance in Rohit Shetty's 'Simmba' starring Ranveer Singh". The Times of India. 28 December 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Confirmed: Akshay Kumar will romance Katrina Kaif in Rohit Shetty's Sooryavanshi". India Today. 22 April 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  5. ^ "CONFIRMED! Katrina Kaif to play Akshay Kumar's wife in Sooryavanshi; here's EVERYTHING you need to know about her role". Bollywood Hungama. 22 April 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Sooryavanshi: Neena Gupta to play Akshay Kumar's MOTHER, role details revealed". Bollywood Hungama. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Exclusive: Neena Gupta to play Akshay Kumar's mother in Rohit Shetty's cop drama". Mumbai Mirror. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  8. ^ Lohana, Avinash (13 May 2019). "ABHIMANYU SINGH PLAYS THE UNPREDICTABLE AND DEADLY VILLAIN IN AKSHAY KUMAR'S SOORYAVANSHI". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Chennai Express Actor Nikitin Dheer Joins The Cast Of Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi".
  10. ^ "रोहित शेट्टी की फिल्म में नजर आएंगी निहारिका रायजादा?". 11 May 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  11. ^ "On Anti Terrorism Day, Niharica Raizada Joins Anti-Terrorism Squad of Sooryavanshi". 21 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Sooryavanshi first look posters: Akshay Kumar fights terrorism in this cop drama". The Indian Express. 5 March 2019.

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