Om Raut: “Adipurush promises to be a visual spectacle”

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Last month, Om Raut and Bhushan Kumar announced details of their next epic feature titled ‘Adipurush.’ The movie will be a modern day retelling of the Ramayana. Superstars Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan have also been secured to play the main protagonist and the antagonist. Reports now say that this will be the biggest Indian film ever to be produced.

In a recent interview with Raut, he said, “I had done a 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.” After the super success of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, people are looking forward to Adipurush which also promises to be a visual spectacle. “The idea is to bring a technique that has never been used in films before. 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.”

Prabhas is no stranger to films being made on a on a gigantic scale, especially after the blockbuster ‘Baahubali’ series. But ‘Adipurush’ will look to surpass that success, reports Pinkvilla.

A source close to the production said, “While many are slashing down budgets and cost of production, Om and Bhushan are dreaming big with Adipurush. It will be the biggest Indian film to release in theatres post Covid-19. It will have a lot of VFX work involved and a technique never seen before in Indian films. They are planning to mount it on a lavish scale and a whopping budget of Rs 350-400 crore is set just for the shoot and production of Adipurush.”

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