Om Raut’s epic Adipurush made an astonishing Rs 340 crore at the global box office during its debut weekend, despite controversy and a decision to rewrite a few of its dialogues. On June 16, the movie starring Prabhas and Kriti Sanon was released, and reviews were largely negative. The film’s box office performance hasn’t been hurt by the trolling, though. “Adipurush continues to captivate audiences across generations, crossing an astounding 340 crores on the opening weekend at the box office,” the film’s producers T-Series said in a statement about the day three box office take for the movie.
After Pathaan, Adipurush is the second movie this year to earn Rs 300 crore in just three days. The Prabhas-starring film has made Rs 340 crore, surpassing Pathaan’s first-weekend earnings of Rs 313 crore. The box office earnings were revealed in the midst of the film’s intense reaction.
Additionally, the producers declared that they will be eliminating key dialogues that caused outrage in several regions of India. The film’s director Raut and dialogue writer Manoj Muntashir Shukla spoke out when it was criticised for demeaning the epic Ramayan. In a tweet, Shukla said that despite having written more than 4000 lines for Adipurush, feelings had been wounded “because of five lines.”
“I can offer innumerable justifications for my dialogues, but they won’t lessen your suffering. The producer-director of the movie and I have decided to change some of the dialogues that are hurting you and add them to the movie this week.” He further wrote, “May Shri Ram Bless you all. Adipurush is not the Ramayan, but it was inspired by the epic, he has previously stated.
T Series also issued a statement that read, “Team Adipurush Values the Input of the Public and the Audience, Revamps Dialogues for a Unifying Film Experience. The discussions are being changed with the CBFC’s input and counsel.
Adipurush’s visual effects have also drawn criticism. After the first look of the movie was released, the team had to put the project on hold while they addressed issues from the audience in the department. Prabhas plays Raghava in the epic Ramayana-inspired movie, which also stars Kriti Sanon as Janaki and Saif Ali Khan as Ravana. The film also features Sunny Singh and Devdatta Nage as Lakshman and Hanuman, respectively, and has a stated budget of Rs 500 crore.