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.
Adipurush 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 and is one of Prabhas’s biggest upcoming films, with Prabhas playing the titular role of Adipurush/Ram and Kriti Sanon as Janaki/Sita.
Other than Adipurush, Kriti Sanon’s upcoming films include Shehzada, Ganapath, etc. Saif Ali Khan will be portraying the main antagonist role as Lankesh/Ravana. Apart from Adipurush, Saif Ali Khan’s upcoming projects include Go Goa Gone Sequel, Hunter, and others.
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 have been made on a budget of Rs 550 crores, with half of the budget (Rs 250 crores) reportedly to be spent on the VFX (visual effects). It is the most expensive Bollywood film to date and is one of the highly anticipated upcoming Bollywood films people are waiting for to enjoy in theatres.
Adipurush Release Date
Adipurush was slated to hit the theatres on August 11, 2022, in Telugu and Hindi, along with its dubbed versions in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and other Indian and international languages, but it couldn’t happen as Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chadha was set to release on the same day, and Adipurush makers surely didn’t want their film to face a clash with another much-hyped, big-budget film.
Later, the makers opted for a Sankranthi release but dropped the idea due to the clash with Telugu films Veera Simha Reddy and Waltair Veerayya, as well as to take the VFX work seriously following the criticism it received after the trailer release.
The new and final release date is here, as Adipurush has decided to have a summer release on June 16, 2023, in Hindi, Telugu, and dubbed Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada versions in 3D.
Director and Producer duo Om Raut and Bhushan Kumar seek blessing at Vaishno Devi for their anticipated release of 2023.
The teaser of Adipurush was unveiled via a grand teaser launch ceremony on the bank of the Saryu River in Lord Rama’s birthplace in Ayodhya on October 2, 2022. The main star cast, including Kriti Sanon, Prabhas, Sunny Singh, and director Om Raut, were also present at the ceremony. Simultaneously, the teaser was also launched on the “T-Series” official YouTube channel.
However, it didn’t go well with social media users, who slammed the makers of Adipurush for poor VFX and shoddy character designs. People were wondering if the film is based on the epic Ramayana or if it is a live-action movie like Game of Thrones or House of the Dragon.
Following widespread criticism, the filmmakers admitted their mistakes and promised to re-evaluate the film and improve its visual effects. It is obvious that changing the visual effects for such a big film will take longer. So that is the reason why the film’s release has been delayed by almost six months.
The shooting was wrapped up, Nov 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.
A. Adipurush is releasing on 16 Jun 2023.
A. Om Raut is the director of film Adipurush.