Raghava is the only son of Dasharatha, the King of Ayodhya, who lives happily with his wife Kaikeyi and three children—his daughter Shanta and his sons Lava and Kusha, until one day Raghava goes missing under mysterious circumstances. Thereafter, Raghava’s uncle Bharata takes over the kingdom and rules it until Rama returns after fourteen years of exile in the forest to take back his father’s kingdom from Bharata’s hands. The Legend of Adipurush- Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, and Saif Ali Khan Bring the Epic Ramayana to Life
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In a retelling of the Indian epic Ramayana, Om Raut’s upcoming film Adipurush follows Lord Rama’s struggle against Ravana. When his wife Sita is kidnapped by Ravana and taken to Lanka, Rama sets out on a journey with help from an army of monkeys led by his half brother Hanuman to find her. Along the way he faces many obstacles that test his abilities as king and leader. After defeating Ravana in battle and rescuing his wife, Rama returns home triumphant to be crowned King of Ayodhya once again. Yet while returning home, they are ambushed by Shiva’s son Shumbha who challenges him for possession of Lanka. With all odds stacked against them and their mortal enemies now allies, Rama must fight Shumbha to reclaim the land which rightfully belongs to him.
Adipurush is an upcoming Indian Hindu mythological film based on the epic Ramayana. 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. The movie follows the life of Raghava from his childhood days where he was born in exile until he defeated Ravana. It also reveals how Vibhishan becomes a noble man, who renounces his duties for Lanka because of Shri Rama’s blessing. It also explores how Jatayu dies fighting Ravana and helps reunite Sita with her husband
Prabhas is one of India’s most popular actors today who has starred in hits like Baahubali: The Beginning. He plays the role of Raghava in this film and will be seen as a monkey warrior fighting against his evil brother Lankesh.
Kriti Sanon is an actress from New Delhi who has acted in Hindi films like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. She stars as Janaki, Raghava’s wife.
Saif Ali Khan has starred in Hindi films like Happy New Year and Phantom. He portrays Lankesh, Raghava’s jealous evil brother who will do anything to get what he wants.
Prabhas Portrays Raghava
Prabhas was born in April 1982 in Chennai. He is an Indian film actor who has appeared in several Telugu language films. He made his acting debut with the 2003 Tamil film Cheliya. His first Hindi film release was 2009’s Kal Kisne Dekha. He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Draupadi’s husband, Arjuna, in Bollywood blockbuster Baahubali: The Beginning (2015).
Kriti Sanon Portrays Janaki
Saif Ali Khan Portrays Lankesh
Sunny Singh Portrays Lakshmana
Devdatta Nage Portrays Hanuman
Music and Cinematography
The cinematography is breathtaking with shots that feel like they have been plucked right out of an ancient painting. The soundtracks are composed by maestro A.R Rahman who is known for his work in Slumdog Millionaire and has not only added new life to this film, but also given it a timeless feel. The sets have been created so intricately that one can easily get lost in them. With painstaking detail put into everything from the costumes to weaponry, the people behind this production seem to have left no stone unturned. One may think that with such talented actors at their disposal, the director would spend more time focusing on them rather than other aspects of the movie. But Om Raut does not disappoint as he gives equal importance to both story and characters alike; thus creating something truly special
With a running time of over two hours, Adipurush tells an epic story in which Raghava (Prabhas) is born as the son of Dasharatha (a king) and Kaikeyi (his second wife). Dasharatha had three wives. The first one gave birth to Rama; the second, Bharata; and the third was Kaikeyi. This is where it gets complicated. As part of her marriage agreement with Dasharatha, Kaikeyi demanded that he grant her two boons. One being that he send his eldest son Rama into exile for 14 years so she could be queen for 14 years, and the other boon being that he give her daughter Janaki’s hand in marriage to Lankesh (Saif Ali Khan), his youngest son who also happens to be a half brother to Rama.