While the Adipurush Trailer was unanimously criticized upon release for its lackluster visual results, fans are currently beginning to discover parallels between some of the footage in the teaser and other Hollywood films.
Adipurush is director Om Raut’s second visual effects feature, following 2020 blockbuster Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. Based on the Ramayana, the film stars Prabhas in the lead role of Lord Ram, while Saif Ali Khan plays the demon king Raavan. The majority of criticism for the teaser, which was unveiled at an occasion in Ayodhya over the weekend, was directed at the animated sequences and poor character design for Raavan.
Fans, on the other hand, have a few photos in the Adipurush teaser of movies and shows such as Game of Thrones, Aquaman, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Others have also seen similarities to Godzilla vs. Kong and Thor: Ragnarok.
Here are some reactions
respect for @omraut high sir.
— Benevolent Autocratic (@SocioPatheticMe) October 4, 2022
— Skfarhan (@skfarhan6511) October 3, 2022
Those who say Hollywood’s price range is higher than that and so on and on and on…. so let me let you know
Price range of Planet of the Apes (2011): $90m (740cr) #Adipurush (2023) Budget: 500cr
— Rocky 4DX (@styles_rocking) October 2, 2022
I present to you all the desi variations of Hollywood blockbuster movies and sequences…. 😍#Adipurush #DisappointingAdipurish #Prabhas𓃵 #SaifAliKhan #HouseOfDragon #HouseOfTheDragonHBO pic.twitter.com/HcbpzLUHPB
— 𝘈𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘺𝘢𝘢𝘢𝘢…. 😎💞 (@_socialvegan) October 3, 2022
In an interview with Variety, Prabhas mentioned that Adipurush is probably the most “prestigious” film in his profession. “The way he crafted the movie was amazing, huge. And I think he did it very well, ”he said, saluting Om Raut’s vision. The filmmaker returned the favor and said, “The way he played it is divine. It’s extremely witty on many levels, but at the same time, it’s a commercial film. So there’s this crazy balance of playing gallery, obviously, like everyone else, but at the same time we had to maintain the sanctity and the purity of the character and stay within that boundary and try to achieve what we want to achieve.”
Adipurush also stars Kriti Sanon and Sunny Singh. The film will be released in theaters on January 12, also in 3D and IMAX.