Prabhas and Kriti Sanon’s upcoming movie, the mythological drama Adipurush, is a retelling of the epic Ramayana and is among the most awaited films of the year. Fans have been anticipating the film’s release ever since it was first announced.
On Monday evening, Bhushan Kumar and the entire team of Om Raut directed Adipurush took to social media to inform that they would be making a big announcement on March 1 at 7.11 am. Ever since then, there has been chatter about what the announcement could be. Even actress Kriti Sanon shared a cryptic Instagram post on her account just some time ago. The post read, ‘ANNOUNCEMENT’ and the time as ‘7:11 AM’ with the said movie’s name. Kriti reiterated the time in her caption and tagged Prabhas and other associated members of the team.
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In an exclusive conversation with Pinkvilla, Producer Bhushan Kumar had revealed his plans of releasing the magnum opus, Adipurush on Diwali. The producer said, “Right now, we have not decided on a release date for Adipurush. Once decided, we shall announce it. There are some other films already announced for Diwali weekend, so we need to see which date we can come on.”
But in another conversation, the fans have been updated with the latest development.
“Producer Bhushan Kumar and his team along with Prabhas and Om Raut have been discussing several release date options, ranging from Dussehra, Diwali to Christmas and Sankranti/Pongal, and after weighing all the pros and cons have finally zeroed in on a January 13, 2023 opening,” revealed a source close to the development. Sankranti is one of the biggest periods for a film to release in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, whereas the Pongal season will help the film in Tamil Nadu. The Hindi market too is said to be fruitful for feature films during the Sankranti week as films like URI and Tanhaji have gone ahead to earn over Rs 200 crore in Hindi belts.
“Being a big Pan India weekend backed up with the fact that no major film has been officially announced for a release in Hindi, Tamil or Telugu so far, the makers have become the first one to block the coveted festive season for their film’s release. It’s currently in the post-production stage and the ones who have seen the visuals have gone berserk over the quality stuff created by Om Raut and his team. Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan’s avatar is said to be out of the world in Adipurush, and the team is working day and night to polish the final output,” revealed the source, adding further that this take on Ramayana will take the global audience on a visual ride like never before.
“While the first target was to arrive on August 11, 2022, the team decided on delaying the release by some months as none of them are in the mood to compromise on the visuals. It’s high on VFX film and the idea is to make a global product,” the source added. Earlier there was a buzz on Dussehra and Diwali releases, but the same has been ruled out owing to multiple factors including the fact that these dates have already been booked by big films from varied industries.
In Adipurush, while Prabhas takes the role of Lord Ram, Kriti Sanon has come on board to play Seeta in this epic. On the other hand, Saif Ali Khan will be seen as Raavan.