Adipurush Movie Review: Prabhas and Kriti Sanon Starrer

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Adipurush

The movie is a cinematic rendition of Valmiki’s epic, the Ramayana.

The eagerly anticipated Indian release of Adipurush is generating a massive response. According to the most recent booking figures, the film stars Prabhas and Kriti Sanon have already sold over 470,000 tickets for its weekend screenings. Audiences have been flocking to theatres since its morning premiere, eager to catch the first showing of this film. As moviegoers leave the theatres, many have taken to social media to share their impressions and opinions. While some praise the film, others disagree. Moreover, many people were seen celebrating the film’s release.

Raut needs help maintaining a harmonious and cohesive blend of the epic’s grand narrative and superhero-inspired execution. The dialogues lack the impactful resonance that one would expect from legendary heroes. Characters appear unconvincing as they flit between phrases like “the destruction of evil” and “your father will burn, and you will die.” During the first half, the storytelling needs more fervor, failing to evoke the emotional weight one would associate with a profound saga like the Ramayana. As a result, thoroughly engaging and investing in the characters becomes difficult.

Saif Ali Khan effortlessly exudes the commanding presence of an invincible Ravan, one who exudes the aura of a lead character in this ambitious yet restrained retelling of an epic. Sharad Kelkar expertly voices Prabhas as Ram, but Saif steals the show with his evil demeanor and towering portrayal. Building on his mastery of playing dark and eccentric characters, which he demonstrated in “Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior,” Saif once again exceeded expectations and raised the bar. Sanchit and Ankit Balhara’s music and background score, with lyrics by Ajay-Atul, give a rousing boost to Saif’s demonic portrayal of Ravana. “Adipurush” belongs to Saif Ali Khan, and Raut presents the character in a new light.

The visual effects and visual appeal are adequate, if not outstanding. The 3D is an afterthought. With a 3-hour run time, you wish the story wasn’t as reliant on special effects as it should have been on the nature of its revered characters or what distinguished them. Despite the dramatic buildup, the climax does not leave you feeling joyous, rewarded, or victorious. This is a sincere attempt that becomes overwhelmed by the enormity of the story.