Adipurush Cast: Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, Sunny Singh, Saif Ali Khan, Devdatta Nage
Adipurush is based on Sage Valmiki Ramayan
Written by Om Raut
Editing by Apurva Motiwale Sahei, Ashish Mhatre
Music by Ajay-Atul, Sachet-Parampara, Sanchit Balhara, Ankit Balhara
Cinematography by Karthik Palani
Directed by Om Raut
Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Om Raut, Rajesh Nair, Prasad Sutar
Adipurush Rating: 2.5/5
Adipurush is a re-imagination of popular mythological epic Ramayana by Sage Valmiki. The tale is so popular that people worship Shri Ram as Lord and try to pass on the beliefs to next generation. Adipurush is a retelling aimed at sharing the wonderful emotional tale of Ramayana to new-age generation Z. Om Raut mounted the movie on a large scale with Prabhas as Shri Ram. Saif Ali Khan played Raavan role. Let’s discuss how Adipurush is on big screen.
Adipurush takes Aranya Kaanda, Sundara Kaanda and Yudha Kaanda from Valmki Ramayana to re-imagine on big screen. Raghav(Prabhas) and Janaki(Kriti Sanon) are happy in forests sharing moments of love. Seshu(Sunny Singh) stays closer to them protecting them at all times. Surpanaka tries to harm Janaki and Seshu cuts off her nose. She complains to Lankesh(Saif Ali Khan). He abducts Janaki and Raghav has to find a way to kill him. Raghav meets Sugreva and Bhajarang(Devdatta Nage). What happens next? Watch Adipurush to know more.
Adipurush tries to deliver a war film rather than complete story of Ram. It skips directly to Janaki abduction. This seems to be done by Om Raut thinking that the tale and Ram and Sita is so popular that he doesn’t need to establish their love story. Prabhas needed some time to grow as Ram in the film and concentrating on romance would have given him much scope to portray the character even better. In the given scope, he did his best. But due to lack of emotional connect with this version of characters, this actors, we feel like we are in the middle of a story but not at the start. Kriti Sanon and Sunny Singh in limited space did well. Devdatta Nage is good as well. Saif Ali Khan did very well but presenting him as Giant monster and with cool hippie hairstyle completely backfired. Adipurush majorly suffered with this depiction of Ravana.
While Om Raut decided to re-imagine the magical tale as current sci-fi and comic book action movie, he missed the trick with adding emotions. For effect, he gave super high-speed shots and tried a lot of things with VFX. Mainly, he tried to portray Ravan as a cross-breed between Alauddin Khilji of Padmavat and his own film Tanhaji villain. That depiction did not suit the story and setting. Adipurudh VFX also looked stunning at parts but making everything on a green screen background hampered the film. Screenplay drags in the second hour with war scenes lasting more than 50 minutes. Adipurush while ambition is visually stunning fails in adapting rightly to today’s generation without missing the original essence.
Few fight sequences
VFX at several portions
Too westernised Lanka
Lack of Emotional Depth
Adipurush Bottom-line: Visuals lack emotional core
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