Pan India star Prabhas’s upcoming Magnum Opus Adipurush is gearing up to hit the theatres in summer 2023, it is directed by Om Raut. It is Raut’s second Bollywood film as a director after the 2020 blockbuster Tanhaji starring Ajay Devgn.
It also marked the Raut’s first Telugu film as this big-budget 3D epic is a bilingual film, shot in two languages Hindi and Telugu. Adipurush went on floors in Feb 2021 and concluded the shooting in 103 days on November 2021, taking more time after teaser reviews.
Makers of Adipurush
Adipurush is financed by Bhushan Kumar along with Krishan Kumar, Om Raut, Prasad Sutar, and Rajesh Nair, it is Prabhas’s third venture with the producer Bhushan Kumar after Radhe Shyam and Saaho.
The film is made under the banner of Bhusan Kumar’s production company T-Series Films in association with director Raut’s home banner Retrophiles.
Star Cast of Adipurush
It is a period action film said to be based on the epic Ramayana. Prabhas in the titular role of Adipurush/Ram and Kriti Sanon as counterpart lead actress to Prabhas as Janaki/Sita, Saif Ali Khan will be portraying the main antagonist role as Lankesh/Ravana.
Pyaar ka Punchnaama fame Sunny Singh is playing the Lakshmana (Younger brother of lord Rama), Tanhaji fame Devdatta Nage will be seen playing Hanuman’s character, Vatsal Sheth and Trupti Toradmal will also be seen in key roles.
This magnum opus is said to be made on a budget of Rs 500 crores with half of the budget (Rs 250 crores) reportedly to be spent on the VFX (Visual Effects). As we know the film’s shooting was completed in Nov 2021 and it is currently in its post-production phase.
Adipurush Release Date
Adipurush was slated to hit the theatres on 11 August 2022 in Telugu and Hindi along with its dubbed versions Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Other Indian, and Intl languages but the date ruined by Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chadha.
Now film is also out of Sankranti 2023 race as the makers took Teaser response seriously and working on its VFX, that will make this more expensive film.
Here’s director Om Raut’s statement about ’16 June, 2023′ release:
जय श्री राम…#Adipurush releases IN THEATRES on June 16, 2023.#Prabhas #SaifAliKhan @kritisanon @mesunnysingh #BhushanKumar #KrishanKumar @vfxwaala @rajeshnair06 #ShivChanana @manojmuntashir @TSeries @RETROPHILES1 @UV_Creations @Offladipurush pic.twitter.com/kXNnjlEsib
— Om Raut (@omraut) November 7, 2022
Festive season is now very special for Darling Prabhas’s fans, the teaser is looking visual treat, but mixed reviews from the critics and fans, the second teaser is expecting on 23rd Oct, Prabhas’s Bday and Diwali Week:
आ रहा हूँ,
अधर्म का विध्वंस करने 🏹
— T-Series (@TSeries) October 2, 2022
The shooting was wrapped up, Nov 2021:
It's a wrap for Adipurush!!!
A wonderful journey has come to its finish line. Can't wait to share with you the magic we have created.#Adipurush #103DaysOfShoot
#Prabhas #SaifAliKhan @kritisanon @mesunnysingh @omraut #BhushanKumar @vfxwaala @rajeshnair06 @TSeries @retrophiles1 pic.twitter.com/3bEn7h6JLu
— T-Series (@TSeries) November 11, 2021
AA films are the distributors, On the technical front Khathik Palani has lensed the film and the editing has been carried out by Apurva Motiwale and Ashish Mhatre. Karthik has done the cinematography for two Hindi films earlier Love Shagun (2016) and Zeenat (2018), The music for the film is given by Sachet-Parampara.