I have kinda lost hope on a theatrical release, whether this Diwali, Christmas or ever. While the makers have every right to release their film wherever they want to as they don't want to make losses, what hurts for me (and most other Akshay fans) is that this movie had the potential of being his biggest hit ever.
It could have beaten Mohra's Footfalls, it definitely would have beaten Housefull 4 to become his Highest Grosser of all time and it had chances of becoming the Highest Grosser of the Year.
He has made a great comeback since 2016 and while the "133" tag never left him, he was acting in smaller budget films and making them hit/super hits when they had nothing except for his name.
What also hurts is that 2 of his biggest films are going the OTT route. And now once Sooryavanshi is officially announced that it's coming online, it will be a field day for his haters and other actor's fan bases. And I don't have to mention which actor's fan will enjoy making memes on twitter.
The hope for a 250cr+ and a 2.15cr+ (Mohra footfalls) will now be pinned on Bachchan Pandey (highly unlikely, but could become a huge hit) and Prithviraj (needs a good release date). Other films are in the urban genre so even a 175cr will be a miracle.
Hopefully, and this is just a fan's wish and nothing else, if Laxmmi Bomb and Sooryavanshi are appreciated well, then the makers could plan a sequel. The original Laxmmi Bomb (Kanchana) has 3 parts so there is a lot of source material for Raghava Lawrence to make another film, and Sooryavanshi is part of the cop universe, so there could be a sequel. But hopefully these are announced within the next 3 years.
I don't think anyone over here is excited about 83. It has lost all it's buzz, so I am not talking about it here.