Adipurush Disaster

‘Trailer Promised A Treat, But Adipurush Turned Out To Be A Disaster’

Adipurush Disaster

Sanjeev Singh, a movie buff from Delhi-NCR, says filmmaker Om Raut blew a great opportunity to recreate an epic on silver screen due to mishandling of the grand theme. His views:

Adipurush is an ill-conceived venture, a bloated and boring bombast that fails to capture the majesty of the Ramayana. The film directed by Om Raut is visually stunning but surprisingly dark, its plot full of holes and its characters one-dimensional.

The biggest tragedy is that Om Raut had a golden opportunity with this project. He had a massive budget, a star-studded cast, and the source material of one of the most beloved epics in the world. But he blew it.

In Om Raut’s cinematic adaptation of the Ramayana, Prabhas stars as Raghava and Kriti Sanon as Janaki. Sunny Singh plays Raghava’s brother Shesh, while Saif Ali Khan plays Lankesh, or the demon king Ravan. The film begins with the kidnapping of Janaki and follows Raghava’s journey to Lanka with his vanar sena to rescue his wife and honour.

In spite of AI imagery, costly VFX (visual graphics) and a strong storyline, the movie fails to impress. The VFX are subpar, and some of the creature designs are downright laughable. The movie has been justifiably panned for its tapori dialogues, written by Manoj Muntashir Shukla. The sheer street-lingo used for the dialogues is not appropriate for a film of this scale. Allow me to present some of the examples:

1. Hanuman: Kapda tere baap ka. Tel tere baap ka. Aag bhi tere baap ki. Toh jalegi bhi tere baap ki.

2. Ravan: Jo hamari beheno ko hath lagayega… uski lanka laga denge.

3. Ravan: Mere Sapole ne tumhare Sheshnaag ko lamba kar diya, abhi toh pura pitara bhara pada hai.

4. Ravan: Teri bua ka bageecha hai kya jo hawa khane chala aaya.

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Manoj Muntashir Shukla’s dialogues are not merely bad; it is also sacrilegious, considering he is handling revered figures of a community. The Ramayana is a holy scripture for millions of Hindus, and Shukla has treated it with the utmost disdain, trivialising the lofty themes and moral narrative of the Ramayana.

The performances of the cast are generally good, with Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan giving standout performances. However, the film’s flaws are too big to ignore and take down the entire film with them.

My Advice to those planning to watch this movie is: Overall, Adipurush is a disappointing film that is marred by its cringe-worthy dialogue. If you are a fan of the holy epic Ramayana, I would recommend skipping this film. Watch it only if are prepared to laugh at the absurdity of it all.

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