The new poster comes just a day before the country is all set to celebrate the festival of lights. The poster looks like a tribute to Lord Rama, whose return to Ayodhya after an exile of 14 years is celebrated on the day of Diwali.
It’s Prabash’s birthday today. And he surprised his fans with a new poster of his much awaited film Aadipurush. The timing couldn’t have been better. The new poster comes just a day before the country is all set to celebrate Diwali. The poster looks like a tribute to Lord Rama, whose return to Ayodhya after an exile of 14 years is celebrated on the day of Diwali.
The film drew the ire of movie goers after the release of the first look. Particularly, Saif Ali Khan’s rendition of Ravana came in for criticism. People couldn’t relate to Om Raut’s take on Ravana and dismissed it as a rehash of similar looks portrayed by actors who played Muslim invaders.
Releasing the poster of film on Instagram, the 43-year old actor captioned it as: “Maryada Purushottam Prabhu Shree Ram 🙏 #Adipurush releases IN THEATRES on January 12, 2023 in IMAX & 3D!”
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh also tweeted the poster on Sunday.
PRABHAS: ‘ADIPURUSH’ NEW POSTER ON PRABHAS’ BIRTHDAY… Director #OmRaut and producer #BhushanKumar unveil #NewPoster of #Adipurush, featuring #Prabhas… In *cinemas* [Thu] 12 Jan 2023 in #IMAX and #3D. pic.twitter.com/5DIZT6ht97
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 23, 2022
The film is slated for release on January 12. The film’s portrayal of the divine characters also drew the ire of some political figures. Madhya Pradesh’s home affairs minister Narottam Mishra expressed his unhappiness over some scenes. He particularly had a problem with the portrayal of Hanuman. He asked: “Why do they always see our own God? Why do they not make this on someone else’s God? Have guts?”
Reacting to the criticism on the Adipurush teaser Om Raut said that the movie is made for big theatre and that if he had a choice he would never have released the teaser on YouTube. He asked fans to wait for the film’s release and watch on the big screen before forming an opinion.