Akshay Kumar is known for films which leave an impact. The audience is now very familiar with the kind of roles he picks up and the movies he features in, and I am sure he has a separate fan base for these kinds of films. Via his films in the past, he has raised some very important social issues that needed to be addressed. You may think that preachy films like these don’t do well at the box office, in fact here are the top 5 Akshay Kumar films with a social message that performed exceptionally well at the box office. Check them out below…
1. Oh My God 2
Akshay Kumar’s most recent film OMG 2 also starring Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam, shed light on a very important social topic that is otherwise brushed under the covers. It highlighted the issue of the importance of Sex Education in Indian schools and how beneficial it will be to growing kids. The film managed to rake in 126 Crores at the box office and is still going strong.
Where to watch: In Cinemas
This was another one of Akshay Kumar’s most talked about films which left an impact on its viewers and also had a strong social message. Padman highlighted the importance of women’s hygiene and accessibility to menstrual products. The story took us through the journey of a man taking cost-effective pads for his wife. The film collected a whopping 81 Crores at the box office.
Where to watch: Netflix
3. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
In this film, the social issue raised is personal hygiene at home, with the context of Bhumi Pednekar leaving her husband, played by Akshay Kumar, after discovering that he doesn’t have a toilet. He desperately sets out on a mission to win back his love by standing up to the age-old traditions and values of India. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha collected over 132 Crores at the Indian box office and was an absolute success.
Where to watch: Zee5
4. Oh My God
In the film, Akshay Kumar essayed the portrayal of Lord Krishna. The movie revolves around Indians who are superstitious and how people still believe in bizarre logic. The film focused on creating awareness around spreading awareness about religious rumours. It also starred Paresh Rawal and collected 81 Crores at the Indian box office.
Where to watch: Netflix
This film didn’t carry a social message prominently but this film focused on harassment and eve-teasing. In the film, Akshay Kumar’s boss blackmails and harasses him. The film starred Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra and was critically acclaimed. It raked in 24 Crores at the box office worldwide.
Where to watch: Amazon Prime
The actor has actively chosen to make sure that his films leave an impact on his audience, and that is quite commendable.