Adipurush Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review


June 16, 2023
2hr 59min
Status: released

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Where to Watch Adipurush (Stream)

Amazon Prime Video

Adipurush Movie Details:

Movie NameAdipurush
Based onRamayana by Valmiki
Country India
LanguagesHindi, Telugu
Dubbed inTamil, Kannada, Malayalam
GenreAction, Adventure, Drama
Release DateJune 13, 2023 (Tribeca Festival)
June 16, 2023 (India)
Running Time2hr 59min
Kriti Sanon
Saif Ali Khan
Directed by Om Raut
Written byOm Raut (screenplay)
Manoj Muntashir (dialogues)
Produced byBhushan Kumar
Krishan Kumar
Om Raut
Prasad Sutar
Rajesh Nair
Cinematography by Karthik Palani
Edited by Apurva Motiwale
Ashish Mhatre
Music byScore:
Sanchit Balhara
Ankit Balhara
Production CompaniesT-Series Films
Distributor AA Films (Hindi)
UV Creations (Telugu)
People Media Factory (Telugu)
KRG Studios (Kannada)
Budgetest.₹500–700 crore
Box Office Collectionest.₹354 crore

Adipurush Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Prabhas as Raghava
  • Kriti Sanon as Janaki
  • Saif Ali Khan as Ravana / Lankesh,
  • Sunny Singh as Shesh
  • Devdatta Nage as Bajrang
  • Vatsal Sheth as Indrajit
  • Sonal Chauhan as Mandodari
  • Siddhant Karnick as Vibhishana
  • Ayesha Madhukar as Maya
  • Tejaswini Pandit as Shurpanakha
  • Krishna Kotian as Dasharatha
  • Sonali Khare as Kaikeyi
  • Lavi Pajni as Kumbhakarna


Raghava is the legendary prince of Ayodhya, in the kingdom of Kosala. The epic follows his 14-year exile to the forest, which was urged by his father, King Dasharatha, on the request of Raghava’s stepmother, Kaikeyi; his travels across forests in the Indian subcontinent with his wife, Janaki, and brother, Sesh, the kidnapping of Sita by Lankesh – the king of Lanka, that resulted in war; and Raghava’s eventual return to Ayodhya to be crowned king amidst jubilation and celebration.

About Adipurush Movie:

  • The film is based on the Hindu epic Ramayana by Valmiki, which is a Sanskrit epic from ancient India and one of the two important epics of Hinduism, known as the Itihasas (history), the other being the Mahabharata compiled by Ved Vyasa
  • Adipurush was announced in August 2020 and principal photography commenced in February 2021 and ended in November 2021 taking place primarily in Mumbai.
  • Along with Hindi and Telugu, the film was also released in Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam languages.
  • The film received highly negative reviews from critics who praised the cast performances, soundtrack, and background score, but criticized Om Raut’s direction, use of CGI/ visual effects, writing, action sequences, the portrayal of Ravana, dragged second half and three-hour runtime.
  • The film was shot simultaneously in Hindi and Telugu languages, while also filmed in 3D.
  • Actor Prabhas‘s first Hindi film after Saaho (2019) Telugu film.
  • 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.
  • Adipurush is one of the most expensive Indian film ever made, with a budget of ₹500. An amount of ₹250 crore (US$31 million) is estimated to be spent on visual effects. The original budget was initially estimated to be ₹400 crore (US$50 million).
  • After the extreme backlash to the visual effects and CGI in the film’s teaser, the budget was increased to ₹700 crore (US$88 million) to improve and enhance the visual effects, CGI, lighting, and color grading.
  • The film’s teaser was released on 2 October 2022 on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The teaser received heavy criticism for its visual effects and CGI. The film’s trailer was released on 9 May 2023, and was better received for its improved visual effects.
  • It was previously scheduled to release on 11 August 2022, but was later postponed due to the release of Laal Singh Chaddha.
  • It was set to premiere at the Tribeca Festival in the Escape From Tribeca section on 13 June 2023, but was cancelled by the makers later. The film was supposed to be played at the Film Festival on June 15 and 17, but it’s world premiere, 3 days before the world release had been put down.
  • Adipurush was also initially scheduled for an IMAX release, which was cancelled later due to the simultaneous release and advance booking of screens for The Flash; the IMAX rulebook does not allow two IMAX films to release on the same day.
  • The music for both the Hindi and Telugu versions of the film is composed by Ajay-Atul and Sachet-Parampara.
  • Just days before the theatrical debut of Adipurush, Prabhas flew off on a foreign vacation. He has the habit of flying off to foreign countries before the release of his films.
  • Sharad Kelkar was dubbed for Prabhas in the Hindi version. He previously voiced for his role of Baahubali in the eponymous film franchise.

Adipurush Movie FAQ:

Who is the director of the Adipurush movie?

Adipurush is directed by Om Raut.

Who is the writer of the Adipurush movie?

Adipurush is a Hindu mythological film based on the epic Ramayana by Valmiki.

Who is the producer of the Adipurush movie?

Adipurush is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Om Raut, Prasad Sutar, and Rajesh Nair under the banner of T-Series Films and Retrophiles and distributed by AA Films.

Who is the hero in Adipurush?

Prabhas as Raghava is the hero in Adipurush.

Who is the heroine in Adipurush?

Kriti Sanon as Janaki is the heroine in Adipurush.

Who is the villen in Adipurush?

Saif Ali Khan as Lankesh is the villen in Adipurush.

Who is the music director of Adipurush?

The film’s music is composed by Sachet–Parampara.

Where is the Adipurush release?

Adipurush was theatrically released on 16 June 2023, in Telugu and Hindi, along with dubbed versions in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and other multiple Indian and International languages.

Where can you watch Adipurush?

Adipurush was theatrically released on 16 June 2023. The digital streaming rights of the film were obtained by both Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.

Is Adipurush a Ramayana?

Adipurush is an Indian Hindu mythological film based on the epic Ramayana by Valmiki.

What is the budget of Adipurush?

Adipurush is made on a budget of ₹700 crore (US$88 million), which is one of the most expensive Indian films ever made.