CBFC Clears Akshay Kumar’s ‘Sarfira’ for July 12 Release

Akshay Kumar’s highly anticipated film ‘Sarfira’ is ready to hit theaters this Friday, July 12. The makers completed the censor process, securing a ‘U’ certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

The Examining Committee demanded significant modifications. The producers replaced abusive language with appropriate words. They also provided a declaration that ‘Sarfira’ is based on true events. This included an explanation of a scene where Vir Mhatre (Akshay Kumar) meets former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. The declaration clarified the use of names of prominent industrialists and brands. An NOC from the Ministry of Defence was also attached.

After these changes, the CBFC approved the film on July 4. According to the censor certificate, the movie’s duration is 155 minutes. This makes ‘Sarfira’ 2 hours and 35 minutes long. This runtime is 6 minutes longer than the original 2020 film ‘Soorarai Pottru,’ starring Suriya, which had a runtime of 2 hours and 29 minutes. The Hindi dubbed version, ‘Udaan,’ is even shorter at 2 hours and 21 minutes.

‘Sarfira’ draws inspiration from the life of G R Gopinath, the founder of Indian low-cost airline Air Deccan. Suriya, who played the lead in ‘Soorarai Pottru,’ makes a cameo appearance. He is one of the producers of both films. While the original film and its dubbed version were released directly on Amazon Prime Video, ‘Sarfira’ will premiere in cinemas.

Despite rumors of a postponement due to the ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ wave, ‘Sarfira’ remains on track for its July 12 release. A grand screening held in Delhi, attended by Akshay Kumar and Radhika Madan, confirmed the film’s timely release.

Fans eagerly anticipate the theatrical experience of ‘Sarfira.’ It promises a fresh perspective on the acclaimed story of ‘Soorarai Pottru.’

Watch Trailer: Sarfira official trailer

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