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Teaser poster
Directed by Om Raut
Produced by Bhushan Kumar
Krishan Kumar
Om Raut
Prasad Sutar
Rajesh Nair
Screenplay by

Om Raut

Dialogues by Manoj Muntashir
Based on Ramayana 
by Valmiki
Music by Score:
Sanchit Balhara
Ankit Balhara
Cinematography Karthik Palani
Edited by Apurva Motiwale
Ashish Mhatre
T-Series Films
Distributed by North India :
AA Films
Telugu :
UV Creations
Release dates
  • 12 January 2023 (2023-01-12)
Country India
  • Hindi
  • Telugu
Budget Template:INR crore[note 1]

Adipurush (Template:Translation) is an upcoming Indian Hindu mythological film based on the epic Ramayana.[5] The film is directed by Om Raut and produced by T-Series Films and Retrophiles. Shot simultaneously in Hindi and Telugu languages, the film stars Prabhas as Raghava, Kriti Sanon as Janaki, and Saif Ali Khan as Lankesh. Made on a budget of Template:INRConvert, Adipurush is one of the most expensive Indian films ever made.

Principal photography commenced in February 2021 and ended in November 2021 with filming primary taking place in Mumbai. The film is scheduled to be theatrically released on 12 January 2023 in standard formats, 3D, and IMAX 3D.


7,000 years ago, Ayodhya's king Raghava travels to the island of Lanka when the help of hanuman's army with an aim to rescue his wife Janaki, who has been abducted by Lankesh, the king of Lanka.[6]




Adipurush, an adaptation of the Hindu epic Ramayana, was announced on 18 August 2020, via a promotional poster. Prabhas portrays Lord Rama under the direction of Om Raut who earlier helmed the period action film Tanhaji (2020).[11] Om Raut was fascinated by the 1996 Japanese film Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama and was motivated to adapt the epic Ramayana into a film using modern technology. Raut wrote the script amidst COVID-19 lockdown in India. Prabhas immediately like the project and the production company T-Series Films was on board for the project.[6]

Adipurush is one of the most expensive Indian films ever made, with a budget of Template:INRConvert. An amount of Template:INRConvert is estimated to be spent on visual effects.[4] It is shot simultaneously in Hindi and Telugu languages, and is filmed in 3D.[12]


In September 2020, the makers revealed that Prabhas is enacting Lord Rama's portrayal whose character name was later revealed as Raghava.[6] Saif Ali Khan who already worked as an antagonist in Raut's Tanhaji has been signed for the role of Ravana with the name Lankesh.[13] After rumours of Anushka Shetty, Anushka Sharma, Kiara Advani, and Keerthy Suresh being approached for the role of Sita, it was reported in November 2020 that Kriti Sanon has been cast to essay the role; her inclusion into the film was confirmed by makers four months later in March 2021.[14] Sunny Singh who joined the sets in February 2021 is playing Lord Rama's younger brother Lakshmana.[15]


Motion capture shoot for Adipurush begun on 19 January 2021.[16] Muhurat shot and formal launch was done on 2 February 2021 in Mumbai, India.[17] Principal photography of the movie began that day, as informed by the makers.[18][19] A massive fire accident took place at the filming location in Mumbai on the same day.[20] Duplicate sets were erected same wise due to the fire breakout.[21] In October 2021, Saif Ali Khan and Kriti Sanon wrapped up shoot.[22] In November 2021, Prabhas also wrapped up shoot.[23] On 10 November 2021, entire shooting of the film has been completed.[24]


Adipurush is scheduled to theatrically release on 12 January 2023 in Hindi and Telugu, along with dubbed versions in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada.[25] It was previously scheduled to release on 11 August 2022, but was later postponed due to the release of Laal Singh Chaddha.[26][27][28]

See also



  1. "First Look and Teaser of Prabhas-Starrer Adipurush To Be Out on October 3". 14 September 2022. "The mythological drama, which is jointly bankrolled by Bhushan Kumar’s T-series and Retrophiles, has been made on a budget of Rs 300 crore." 
  2. "Will Om Raut's Adipurush turn the tide for Prabhas after two successive flops?". "With Om Raut’s ‘Adipurush’ being reportedly made on a Rs 400 crore budget" 
  3. "Ranbir Kapoor’s Brahmastra to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Ponniyin Selvan Part 1, 8 upcoming Indian movies that are being made on a crazy budget of Rs 300 Crore to Rs 800 Crore". 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Makers of Prabhas' Adipurush Will Spend Rs. 250 crore on VFX". 21 August 2020. 
  5. K, Janani (28 February 2021). "Prabhas spotted in Mumbai, to start shooting for Adipurush in March.". "Adipurush is a mythological film, which is based on the epic Ramayana." 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Ramachandran, Naman (22 February 2022). "Prabhas-Starring ‘Adipurush’: Director Om Raut Reveals Details of Epic ‘Ramayana’ Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)". 
  7. "Popular actor to play Hanuman in Adipurush". Telugu Bulletin. 26 June 2021. 
  8. "I'm proud of everything that I've done so far: Vatsal Sheth on his acting career and being a part of Adipurush - Times of India" (in en). 
  9. "Sonal Chauhan joins the cast of Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan starrer Adipurush". The Times of India. 12 April 2022. 
  10. "Exclusive! Trupti Toradmal on her Bollywood debut with Prabhas starrer 'Adipurush': Its a dream come true moment for me". The Times of India. 12 March 2021. 
  11. "Prabhas' Big Announcement - Adipurush, A 3D Action-Drama". 
  12. "Prabhas' 3D epic 'Adipurush' adds 'Penguin' cinematographer Kharthik Palani". 
  13. K., Janani (3 September 2020). "Adipurush: Saif Ali Khan to play Ravan in Prabhas-Om Raut 3D film" (in en). 
  14. "Kriti Sanon to play Sita opposite Prabhas' Ram in Adipurush, shoot to begin in January" (in en). 28 November 2020. 
  15. Bhasin, Shriya (23 February 2021). "Adipurush: THIS 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' actor joins Prabhas-Saif Ali Khan starrer, gets warm welcome by director". 
  16. "Motion capture work on Prabhas-Saif Ali Khan's 'Adipurush' begins". 
  17. "Prabhas' Adipurush: Makers kickstart the shoot with a formal pooja in Mumbais" (in en). 2 February 2021. 
  18. "Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan starrer Adipurush starts shooting from today" (in en). 
  19. "Adipurush: Shooting Of Prabhas And Saif Ali Khan Starrer To Commence From February 2!" (in en-IN). 
  20. Bhasin, Shriya (2 February 2021). "Adipurush: Massive fire breaks out on set of Saif Ali Khan, Prabhas starrer. Watch video" (in en). 
  21. "Adipurush: Massive Fire Breaks Out on Sets of Prabhas-Saif Ali Khan's Film" (in en). 3 February 2021. 
  22. "Adipurush director Om Raut announces shoot wrap for Saif Ali Khan; shares pictures from sets". Bollywood Hungama. 9 October 2021. Retrieved 9 October 2021. 
  23. "Prabhas wraps up shooting for 'Adipurush'". The New Indian Express. 6 November 2021. 
  24. "Om Raut finishes Prabhas' Adipurush shoot in 103 days, Kriti Sanon is in awe of him for 'wrapping such a massive film so soon'". The Indian Express. 12 November 2021. 
  25. Hungama, Bollywood (1 March 2022). "Prabhas, Saif Ali Khan, and Kriti Sanon starrer Adipurush to release in 3D on January 12, 2023 : Bollywood News - Bollywood Hungama" (in en). 
  26. "Adipurush: Prabhas And Saif Ali Khan's Film To Release On This Date". 
  27. "Prabhas' 'Adipurush' to Akshay Kumar's 'Ram Setu': Bollywood's upcoming mythological films to look forward to". 4 December 2020. 
  28. "Aamir Khan Announces New Release Date For Laal Singh Chaddha, Thanks Adipurush Makers".  url= February 2022|}}

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