‘Adipurush’ happens to be one of the most awaited and anticipated movies in current times. Featur- ing Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan in the lead roles, it initially made headlines over the identity of the heroines who were tentatively going to be a part of the project. The Om Raut-directed film will have a theatrical release, not next year but in 2022.
‘Adipurush’ will open in cinemas on 11 August 2022. Great, isn’t it? Sharing the title poster of the film on Thursday morning, Prabhas wrote: “Adipurush in theatres 11.08.2022.” The film, which will “celebrate the victory of good over evil,” will star Prabhas as the protagonist named Adipurush and Saif as the villain named Lankesh.
‘Adipurush’ is a 3D action drama that will mark Om Raut’s first project with Prabhas and second with Saif but more on that later.Saif has previously worked with Om Raut in ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’. He played the villain there too, essaying the role of Mughal general Uday Bhan Rathod.
Earlier, talking about joining the cast of ‘Adipurush’, Saif said in a statement: “I’m thrilled to be working with Omi dada (Om Raut) again! He has a grand vision and the technical knowledge to really pull it off. He has taken me beyond the cutting edge of our cinema in the way he shot ‘Tanhaji’ and this time he is taking us all further! It’s a phenomenal project and I’m super thrilled to be a part of it! I look forward to clashing swords with the mighty Prabhas and to play a role that is electrifying and demonic!”
Prabhas, on the other hand, feels that people will “love” the film. “Every role and every character comes with its own challenges but portraying a character like this comes with tremendous responsibility and pride. I am very excited to play this character, especially the way Om Raut has designed it. I am sure the youth of our country will shower all their love on our film,” he said in a statement earlier.
Interestingly, makers are yet to announce the female lead of the film. A host of names have floated around, from Anushka Sharma to Kiara Advani. ‘Adipurush’ will be co-produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Om Raut. The shooting schedule of the film is expected to begin early next year. ‘Adipurush’ will release in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and several other languages.