Analysis of “Adipurush”
Analysis of “Adipurush”
Adipurush is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language epic action film directed by Om Raut and produced by T-Series Films. Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, Saif Ali Khan, and Sunny Singh all are featured in the movie. The film concentrates on the story after Raghav (Prabhas), Janki (Kriti Sanon), and Shesh (Sunny Singh) accept their exile to the jungle.
The film was released on 11th August 2022 and received positive reviews from the audience and critics for its visual effects, action sequences, and performances. The movie was also praised for its portrayal of the characters and storyline. The film’s music was composed by Mithoon and Tanishk Bagchi, and the songs were well received by the audience.
Adipurush was made with a budget of around 400 crores INR, making it one of the most expensive Indian films ever made. The film was shot in various locations in India and featured a large-scale production with extensive use of visual effects.
production with extensive use of visual effects.
The film’s lead actor, Prabhas, is a popular actor in the Indian film industry, best known for his role in the Baahubali franchise. Actress Kriti Sanon played the role of Sita in the film, while Saif Ali Khan played the role of Lankesh, also known as Ravana. The film received criticism from some groups for its portrayal of certain characters and for its depiction of certain scenes.
Adipurush has been praised for its performances, particularly by Prabhas, who played the role of Lord Rama. His portrayal of the character has been described as powerful and convincing, and he has been applauded for his dedication to the role. The film’s supporting cast, including Kriti Sanon, Sunny Singh, and others, have also been praised for their performances.
The film’s music was composed by Mithoon and Tanishk Bagchi, with lyrics by Manoj Muntashir and Vayu. The soundtrack featured several popular songs, including “Seetha Kalyanam”, “Raavan”, and “Prabhu Ram”. The film’s music has been praised for its use of traditional Indian instruments and its powerful lyrics, which capture the essence of the film’s story. A few of the familiar bhajans are lovely, but the background soundtrack is mostly ear-splitting.
Listed below are some of the film’s drawbacks.
Raavan (Saif Ali Khan) receives an invincibility boon from Lord Brahma (which sounds suspiciously like the one granted to Hiranyakashyap of Bhakht Prahlad fame) and departs the Himalayas with 10 heads (that appear at will) and that HaHaHa laugh that is the hallmark of the Hindi movie villain and will most likely take another century to eradicate.
When asuras that resemble dementors attack Ram, the film loses its realism.
Later orcs, dragons, and Jurassic-era animals floods the frames, indicating that Raut and his VFX crew were trying to show to the West that they can do fantasy as well as any manga or amusement park-inspired Hollywood film.
A foreign audience may or may not be able to relate to this VFX-laden epic, but an Indian audience is likely to be turned off by the liberties done with the epic’s vision.
The visual of Raavan getting a snake’s massage, or Lord Hanuman responding like a Mumbai tapori (‘ab lagegi tere baap ki’ to Indrajeet, child of Raavan); Indrajeet with entire body tattoos like a WWF wrestler, Mughal era the leather armour, and fire from cannons in that period, is merely the fevered work by a team of computer wizards who should have seen Ram.
The interiors of Raavan’s palace resemble something from Game of Thrones, which, along with Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, How To Train Your Dragon, and other key visual references, is a prominent visual reference.
Everyone flies around putting beams of light and fire at each other, and the heart of the plot gets lost in the midst of all this computer-generated violence.
However, the film’s makers defended their creative choices and stated that the film was made with the intention of celebrating Indian mythology and culture.