Adipurush storms the box office on Day 1, despite mixed reviews, this epic film roars with a jaw-dropping opening. Early estimates reveal a Hindi version collection of Rs.36-38 crore, while nationwide, it takes in a staggering Rs.90 crore across all languages. It claims the third spot for the biggest post-pandemic Hindi film debut, Pathaan and KGF 2. Prabhas leads the charge as Raghava, Kriti Sanon dazzles as Janaki, and Saif Ali Khan mesmerizes as Ravana.
Adipurush shatters records with a massive day one collection. Boxofficeindia.com reveals an astounding Rs.90 crore nett in India, soaring to a spectacular Rs.110-112 crore gross when including the Telugu version in Hindi circuits and the rest of South India. Hold on tight as this epic adventure conquers the global stage, with an estimated worldwide day one of Rs.140 crore, poised to reach a monumental Rs.150 crore once all collections are tallied.
Adipurush faces a fierce battle at the box office. While it falls short of this year's blockbusters Pathaan, which soared at Rs.57 crore, and Yash's KGF 2 (Hindi version), rocking Rs. 54 crore, it emerges victorious against last year's highly-anticipated Brahmastra, with an opening of Rs.36 crore in India.
Mixed opinions, unstoppable at box office:
According to Business Today, critics challenge the film's interpretation of Ravana, raising questions on authenticity and reverence for the Ramayana. Critics Slam Unrealistic VFX, Particularly in Epic Ram vs. Ravana Battle Scenes. Visuals Passable, 3D Unnecessary, Story Dependent on Effects rather than Character Depth.
Climax Falls Short of Delivering Joy and Victory. ETimes Review.
“The VFX and visual appeal are passable if not impressive. The 3D feels like an unnecessary accessory. With a run time of 3 hours, you wish the story wasn’t as dependent on the special effects as it should have been on the nature of its revered characters or what set them apart. Despite the dramatic buildup, the climax doesn't live you with that sense of joy, reward or victory. This one’s a sincere attempt that gets a tad overwhelmed by its ambition of handling a story of this magnitude.”
“This version of the Ramayan is not interested in connecting with the feeling of genuine religiosity that any reading of the ‘granth’ arouses, whether it is the most popular Tulsidas version or the Valmiki version.” - Indian Express