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Sooryavanshi film poster.jpg
Poster with initial release date
Directed byRohit Shetty
Produced byHiroo Yash Johar
Aruna Bhatia
Karan Johar
Apoorva Mehta
Rohit Shetty
Written byFarhad Samji
Sanchit Bendre
Vidhi Ghodgadnkar
Screenplay byYunus Sajawal
Story byRohit Shetty
StarringAkshay Kumar
Katrina Kaif
Ajay Devgn
Ranveer Singh
Gulshan Grover
Abhimanyu Singh
Jackie Shroff
Music bySongs:
Tanishk Bagchi
Lijo George – DJ Chetas
Amar Mohile
S. Thaman
CinematographyJomon T. John
Edited byBunty Nagi
Reliance Entertainment
Rohit Shetty Picturez
Dharma Productions
Cape of Good Films
Distributed byReliance Entertainment
PVR Pictures

Sooryavanshi is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language action film directed by Rohit Shetty and written by Yunus Sajawal. Produced by Hiroo Yash Johar, Aruna Bhatia, Apoorva Mehta and Rohit Shetty. It is the fourth installment of Shetty's Police Universe and features Akshay Kumar as the titular character opposite Katrina Kaif.[1] The film co-stars Gulshan Grover, Abhimanyu Singh, Niharica Raizada, Jackie Shroff, Sikandar Kher, Nikitin Dheer, Vivan Bhatena and Javed Jaffrey, while Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh reprise their roles of Singham and Simmba from the franchise's previous films.[2]

Kumar's character was announced towards the end of Simmba that served as a character introduction of Sooryavanshi.[3] He is playing DCP Veer Sooryavanshi, the chief of the Anti-Terrorism Squad. Principal photography for the film began in May 2019 and was completed in November 2019. Initially scheduled for release on 24 March 2020, the film was indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


DCP Veer Sooryavanshi, the chief of the Mumbai Anti-Terrorism Squad and his team join forces with Inspector Sangram Bhalerao and DCP Bajirao Singham to stop a terrorist batch planning to attack Mumbai.



The film was announced in December 2018 through the post-credit scenes of the Shetty's Police Universe film Simmba. On 5 March 2019, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the first look posters of the film on his Twitter account.[15] Unlike previous entries in the franchise, Sooryavanshi is not based on any existing work, but an original story.[16] Principal photography begun in Mumbai on 6 May. The next schedule of the film took place in Bangkok.[17] Filming of climax scene started in Hyderabad in October. The film wrapped up on 30 November.[18]

Marketing and release

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, it was announced on 12 June 2019 that the release has been preponed to March 2020.[19][20] On 12 March 2020 the release of the film was postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[21][22]

On 28 December 2019, Reliance Entertainment released a video to celebrate one year of Simmba which included a short clip from the film's climax.[23] The official trailer was released by Reliance Entertainment on 2 March 2020.[24][13]


Soundtrack album by
Tanishk Bagchi, Lijo George – DJ Chetas and JAM8
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The songs composed by Tanishk Bagchi, Lijo George – DJ Chetas and JAM8, while lyrics written by Rashmi Virag, Shabbir Ahmed and Tanishk Bagchi.

Sukhwinder Singh will sing a song named "Jal Rahi Hai". The song "Tip Tip Barsa Pani" from the film Mohra, will be recreated.[25][26][27][28]


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  2. ^ "Not Salman Khan but Akshay Kumar, Rohit Shetty to Rule the Roost Next Eid". News18 India. 5 March 2019.
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  7. ^ "रोहित शेट्टी की फिल्म में नजर आएंगी निहारिका रायजादा?". 11 May 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
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  9. ^ "Happy Birthday Jackie Shroff: Rohit Shetty announces actor as part of Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif's 'Sooryavanshi'". DNA India. 1 February 2020. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
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  11. ^ "Chennai Express Actor Nikitin Dheer Joins The Cast Of Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi".
  12. ^ "'Sooryavanshi' actor Vivan Bhatena introduces his new born daughter Nivaya in a special way – Times of India". The Times of India. 11 June 2019. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
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  14. ^ "Sooryavanshi Trailer Has Akshay Kumar Leading the Charge with Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh Behind Him". News18. 2 March 2020. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
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  16. ^ "Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi Is Not A Remake Of Tamil Film, Clarifies Director". Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  17. ^ "Akshay Kumar wraps up Rohit Shetty's 'Sooryavanshi'; shares a photo from the last day of shoot – Times of India". The Times of India. 30 November 2019. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
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  20. ^ "Eid 2020 Clash Averted, Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi Won't Release with Salman Khan's Inshallah". News18. 13 June 2019. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  21. ^ "Akshay Kumar's 'Sooryavanshi' POSTPONED Amid Coronavirus Scare". ABP Live. 12 March 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  22. ^ "Sooryavanshi release date postponed due to coronavirus: Will be back when the time is right". India Today. 12 March 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  23. ^ Raghuvanshi, Aakanksha (28 December 2019). "Super Cops Sooryavanshi, Singham And Simmba Promise 'Thrice The Action' In This New Teaser". Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  24. ^ Yash Raj Films (4 March 2020). "Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar – Official Trailer – Arjun Kapoor – Parineeti Chopra – 20 March 2020". Retrieved 4 March 2020 – via YouTube.
  25. ^ "Akshay Kumar to recreate Tip Tip Barsa Paani for Sooryavanshi, calls it 'synonymous with me & my career'". Hindustan Times. 20 June 2019. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  26. ^ "Akshay Kumar to recreate iconic 'Tip Tip Barsa Paani' song for Sooryavanshi". Deccan Chronicle. 21 June 2019. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
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  28. ^ Pathak, Vedanshi (20 June 2019). "Akshay Kumar confirms the remake of the hit song Tip Tip Barsa Paani". Filmfare. Retrieved 5 August 2019.

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