Abhishek Sharma’s tedious ‘Ram Setu’, with Akshay Kumar as an atheist archaeologist, is an adventure only in name

Posted on October 25, 2022

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Spoilers ahead…

The film doesn’t even reach the slickness of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, which was released in 1981. I mean, 40 years on, have we not reached the same level of visual effects? 

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Adam’s Bridge, also known as Rama’s Bridge or Rama Setu, is a chain of natural limestone shoals that links the south-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu and the north-western coast of Sri Lanka. Geological evidence suggests that this bridge is a former land connection between India and Sri Lanka. I took this information from Wikipedia, which I think is more than the people who made this film did. Abhishek Sharma is the writer-director. He wants Ram Setu to be like Raiders of the Lost Ark, with Akshay Kumar as an atheist-archaeologist like Indiana Jones. A shipping company owner wants part of the bridge destroyed for easier passage, and the Akshay character is called to investigate whether the bridge was really built by Lord Rama, as is widely believed, or it’s just, as Wikipedia says, a naturally formed “chain of limestone shoals”.

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https://www.galatta.com/hindi/movie/review/ram-setu/

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