‘Adipurush’ falters at BO as the film faces backlash over its dialogues and VFX


Actor Kriti Sanon, who plays Janaki in the movie, during the trailer launch of ‘Adipurush’ in Mumbai (ANI photo)

Kriti Sanon, who essayed the role of Sita in the mythological drama, says she is “focusing on the cheers and claps!

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Om Raut’s directorial ‘Adipurush’, which is a dramatic retelling of Ramayana, has been constantly under the scanner ever since the makers released the film. All India Cine Workers Association President Suresh ShyamLal Gupta on Tuesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding an immediate ban on the film.

“Prabhu Shri Ram is a God for everyone in India not matter what religious faith one comes from, this Movie Depicts lord Ram and even Ravan who looks like a Character of a video game, with dialogues hurting every Indian in the country and across the Globe. We request Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji order to stop screening this Movie and immediately order a Ban of Adipurush Screening in the Theatres and OT platforms in the Future,” the letter stated.

From critics to reviewers, several people from across the country have expressed disappointment over the film’s certain dialogues. Some of which include ‘marega bete’, ‘bua ka bagicha hain kya’ and ‘jalegi tere baap ki’. In the wake of such flak, the makers of ‘Adipurush’ have decided to revamp the dialogues.

Maker of the iconic teleserial ‘Ramayan’ from the late 1980s Ramanand Sagar’s son Prem Sagar, on Tuesday, spoke about the ongoing controversy around Prabhas and Kriti Sanon starrer ‘Adipurush’.

Prem Sagar said, “Manoj Muntashir is well-informed about Hinduism. I don’t understand how he even conceived such dialogues in the film. It might be a misjudgement that the younger generation would like it. But you can’t do this with the audience. Don’t say it is based on Valmiki Ramayan, give it any other name. Make it a ‘fantasy’ film. But if you’re making Ramayan then you cannot hurt the sentiments. People watch this with devotion.”

Actor Mukesh Khanna has also slammed the makers of ‘Adipurush’ and questioned who has given them the right to insult our scriptures. In an exclusive interview with ANI, he strongly condemned the dialogues and costumes used in the film.

“I think this is a terrible joke with Ramayan. Who has given the right to anyone to insult our scriptures? I have even said that both of them have not even read Ramayan. Those who don’t know which blessing Ravan had received. They pasted the blessing of Hiranyakashyap on Ravan.” The ‘Shaktimaan’ actor further added, “While Shiv ji had blessed Ravan, now those who do not have that much knowledge, then you are talking big things. It is absolutely rubbish. They should not be forgiven. Yesterday I said on my channel that this whole team should be burnt standing at fifty degrees Celsius.”

When asked who should be blamed, he replied, “Firstly, Om Raut ji, who directed ‘Tanhaji’ and then Manoj Muntashir, never followed him, but I feel very bad after listening to his childish words.”

Actor Sunil Lahri, who played Laxman in Ramanand Sagar’s ‘Ramayan’, on Wednesday, spoke up on the ongoing controversy around Prabhas and Kriti Sanon starrer ‘Adipurush’.

Sunil said, “I have seen the film. I am very disappointed after watching the film… The thought that crossed my mind was, why did I go to see the film? I didn’t like the picture at all. There are only two things that I can say I liked about the film — background music and the cinematography. Barring these two aspects, the film left me sorely disappointed.” “After seeing the picture, I had no clue how to react to it. Setting myself aside, since I played a character in Ramayana, even the people who sat around me at the theatre were not happy watching the movie,” he added.

But it seems like actor Kriti Sanon has decided not to pay heed to the backlash surrounding her latest release ‘Adipurush’. On Monday, Kriti, who essayed the role of Sita in the mythological drama, took to Instagram and shared videos of the audience cheering for the movie. In one of the clips, moviegoers can be heard singing ‘Ram Siya Ram’.

“Focusing on the cheers and claps! Jai Siya Ram,” she captioned the post.

As soon as Kriti dropped the cryptic post, fans chimed in the comment section to extend support to the actor. “Kriti, you did an amazing job. Please don’t believe the reviews,” a social media user commented. Kriti’s sister Nupur Sanon commented, “Proud of you.”

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