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Teaser of Prabhas, Saif starrer ‘Adipurush’ out

‘Adipurush’, one of the most anticipated Indian films of 2023, whose first teaser was released on Sunday, unites the talents of Prabhas (of the Baahubali franchise) and Om Raut, who directed the Ajay Devgn-starrer Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, the biggest Indian box office hit of 2020, report agencies.

Adipurush is Raut’s take on the ‘Ramayana’ by Valmiki. The film is set 7,000 years ago and in the film, Prabhas’ character is not called Lord Ram, he is Raghav, which is another name for Ram.

Prabhas says he signed on because of Raut’s intriguing screenplay and how it integrates the history and culture of India. “The way he designed the film was amazing, huge. And I think he made it very well,” Prabhas said.

Sita, played by Kriti Sanon, is called Janaki (as in King Janaka’s daughter), while Saif Ali Khan’s Ravana is Lankesh (lord of Lanka), which are also derivatives of their ‘Ramayana’ names.