It seems trade pundits were right when they declared in the beginning of 2012 that the year is going to belong to Akshay Kumar. The actor has again made his presence felt with 'Oh My God'.
The film has opened to mainly positive reviews with most of the critics praising the film for its unique central theme. If 'OMG' becomes commercially successful then it will be Akshay's third hit film in the same year.
Though Akshay Kumar is not the hero of the film but his cameo is worth watching. He is one of those under-rated actors of Bollywood who have done well in certain genres in the past but have never received the kind of appreciation they deserved.
However, the situation has changed for Akshay in last couple of years. Due to a bankable niche audience base, he has emerged as one of the reliable actors for the producers.
His last film 'Joker' bombed at the box office but prior to it he had given two big hits. 'Housefull 2' had a huge starcast but Akshay's comic skills made the film watchable. His return to action proved to be lucky in 'Rowdy Rathore'. The film set the cash registers ringing.
'OMG' is getting good word of mouth publicity and is likely to attract more audiences during the weekend, and thus Akshay would be hoping for another hit in 2012.