Ram Setu: Akshay Kumar film likely to earn only half as much as Sooryavanshi on day one

Ram Setu advance booking and box office day one prediction: Akshay Kumar's action adventure will open well at around ₹12-14 crore but will struggle to meet the lofty Diwali release standards set by the actor's own film Sooryavanshi.

This Diwali sees the release of two Hindi films on Tuesday. Given its connection to the Ramayan and the huge scale it has, Akshay Kumar’s Ram Setu has generated the better buzz.

The film is expected to beat its rival--Ajay Devgn and Sidharth Malhotra’s Thank God.

But it’s numbers are not going to be anywhere near last year’s Diwali hit--Sooryavanshi which also starred Akshay.

the film may just about manage to earn more than half of what Sooryavanshi managed on its day one.

Ram Setu, directed by Maneesh Sharma, also stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha. The film is an action adventure set around the mythical Ram Setu (Adam’s Bridge) mentioned in the Ramayana.

Given that Diwali is celebrated to mark Lord Ram’s return to Ayodhya in the same epic, the film is being timed to evoke the popular sentiments.

The figure can go as high as ₹16-17 crore if it is received well by critics and generates positive word of mouth.

The figure is higher than what Thank God is expected to rake in on Tuesday ( ₹10-12 crore).