One of the biggest movie announcements of this year came when director Om Raut and Prabhas announced a pan Indian project titled Adipurush, a movie which is steeped in the epic Ramayan. Needless to say, the surprise announcement took the internet by storm and began trending in India on all social media platforms. Prabhas will essay the role of the mythological hero and Indian deity Lord Ram in Adipurush.
Om Raut said Adipurush will be a visual spectacle. Speaking to a leading portal about the big-budget film, Om Raut Said, “I had done research on this in the past. The lockdown was a blessing in disguise for me. As a writer, I could be in my place and plan this whole project. There was this script that I had on my mind and that’s how Adipurush happened. I had written one draft years ago but we changed a lot of things when we revisited the idea now (sic.)”
Om Raut heaped praises for his hero Prabhas and said, “I love making it look grand and visually stunning. Plus, Prabhas is the biggest superstar we have in entire India right now. So when we told him about the film, he was very happy and interested. I couldn’t have asked for a better hero (sic.)”
Adipurush will feature Prabhas as Lord Ram and Bollywood Nawab Saif Ali Khan as the antagonist in the role of Ravana. Adipurush will be shot as a bilingual film in Hindi and Telugu. The 3D extravaganza will have a humongous release with the film dubbed in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and several other foreign languages. The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Om Raut, Prasad Sutar and Rajesh Nair and is expected to release in theaters in 2022.