Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar’s latest release “Rustom” seems to have had a better start at the box office as compared to the Hrithik Roshan starrer “Mohenjo Daro”. According to trade pundits, the Akshay Kumar starrer courtroom-drama is getting better reviews from the audience than the Ashutosh Gowariker-directed period-drama. According to film distributor Rajesh Thadani, the opening day figures of “Rustom” can touch the Rs 12-13 crore mark and for “Mohenjo Daro” it will be around Rs seven-eight crore.
Distributor Akshay Rathi says the average occupancy of Akshay Kumar-starrer for day one stands somewhere around 45-50 per cent, which is better than the Hrithik-Pooja Hegde’s movie, which is around 35 per cent.
“Rustom” is based on K M Nanavati case, while “Mohenjo Daro”, helmed by Gowariker, is set in the Indus Valley civilisation.
According to Manoj Desai, executive director, Gaiety Galaxy and Maratha Mandir Cinema in Mumbai, both the films have "killed" each other’s business by releasing on the same day.
Even though ‘Mohenjo Daro’ has more screens, ‘Rustom’ is getting good response when it comes to advance booking.