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A timeline of controversy around Adipurush.

Adipurush: A look at the controversy around the epic film

Amid controversies, Om Raut’s Adipurush earned an impressive Rs 340 crore gross at the worldwide box office during its first weekend. Adipurush day 3 box office collection was shared by its producers T-Series, “Adipurush continues to captivate audiences across generations, crossing an astounding ₹340 crores on the opening weekend at the box office! Jai Shri Ram.”

Timeline of the Adipurush Controversy

Adipurush dialogue writer Manoj Muntashir Shukla on Sunday said the makers of the movie had decided to “revise some of the dialogues” after the film was criticised heavily for its language.. Shukla, in a tweet, said that despite him writing over 4000 lines in Adipurush, sentiments got hurt “because of five lines.”

Adipurush has faced criticism for its visual effects as well. The team had to delay the film for a few months as they fixed audience complaints in the department after the first look of the film was released.

Amid outrage over ‘Adipurush’, Nepal on Monday banned all Hindi films in the capital Kathmandu and the tourist town of Pokhara following a controversy over the film’s dialogues, including the mention of Sita as “India’s daughter”. As per the mythology, Sita is believed to have been born in Janakpur, which is located in Nepal. Kathmandu City Mayor Balendra Shah asked the makers to rectify the mistake about the birthplace of Sita.

In a 2020 interview, Saif Ali Khan, who is playing the role of Ravana in the next movie starring Prabhas, said that the movie would highlight a more “humane” aspect of Ravana.

In October 2022, when Prabhas’ poster portraying Lord Ram was shared, plagiarism claims were made right away.

It was also accused of stealing sequences from Hollywood blockbusters like Game of Thrones, Planet of the Apes, Jungle Book, and others

Just one week before the release of Adipurush, images, and video of director Om Raut kissing actress Kriti Sanon goodbye at the Lord Venkateswara shrine in Tirupati went viral on social media.

In spite of all the controversies around the film, ‘Adipurush’ starring Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, and Saif Ali Khan is doing pretty well at the box office. The film was released on June 16.

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