Adipurush fever: Prabhas starrer sets new records with ₹2000 tickets for first day shows!

(This article is authored by Alar) 


The much-awaited mythological film Adipurush, starring Prabhas as Lord Rama, is all set to hit the screens in 3D across the globe on June 16. Directed by Om Raut, the film also features Kriti Sanon as Sita, Saif Ali Khan as Ravana, Sunny Singh as Lakshmana and Devdatta Nage as Hanuman.

Based on the epic Ramayana, the film promises to be a visual spectacle with stunning VFX and action sequences. The film has already created a huge buzz among the fans and the trade circles with its extraordinary advance bookings. Now the latest reports have that some theatre seats are selling for ₹2000 even for first day shows in Delhi and Noida. The film is expected to break all box office records and become one of the biggest blockbusters of Indian cinema.

The film is a passion project of director Om Raut, who was inspired by the 1992 Japanese animated film Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama. He wrote the script during the COVID-19 lockdown and approached Prabhas for the lead role. Prabhas agreed to do the film without even hearing the full narration, as he was impressed by Raut’s vision and previous work in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020).

The film is produced by T-Series and Retrophiles, with a whopping budget of ₹500 crore (US$63 million), making it one of the most expensive Indian films ever made. The film has spent ₹250 crore (US$31 million) on visual effects alone, after facing criticism for its teaser released earlier. The film has been shot simultaneously in Hindi and Telugu languages, while also dubbed in Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada.

The film narrates the story of Raghava (Prabhas), the prince of Ayodhya, who travels to Lanka with his brother Lakshmana (Sunny Singh) and an army of monkeys led by Hanuman (Devdatta Nage) to rescue his wife Janaki (Kriti Sanon), who has been kidnapped by Lankesh (Saif Ali Khan), the demon king of Lanka. The film showcases the epic battle between Raghava and Lankesh, and celebrates the triumph of good over evil.

The film also features Vatsal Sheth as Meghanada, Sonal Chauhan as Mandodari, Trupti Toradmal as Surpanakha and Angad Bedi as Vibhishana in supporting roles. The film’s music is composed by Ajay-Atul and Sachet–Parampara, while the background score is given by Sanchit Balhara and Ankit Balhara.

The film has received positive reviews from critics and celebrities who have watched it at special screenings. They have praised the performances of Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan, the grandeur of the sets and costumes, the emotional depth of the story and the breathtaking visuals and sound effects.

The film has also received appreciation from various religious and cultural organisations for its respectful portrayal of Hindu mythology and culture. The film is expected to create history at the box office, as it has already sold out most of its shows across India and overseas markets. The film is also slated to release on OTT platforms after 8 weeks of its theatrical run.