Teaser lands ‘Adipurush’ in trouble over depiction of deities, demon king and bad CGI

Updated: Oct 4 2022 6:44PM

Teaser lands ‘Adipurush’ in trouble over depiction of deities, demon king and bad CGI

New Delhi, Oct 4 (PTI) Four months from release and “Adipurush”, a big budget adaptation of the Ramayana, is already neck deep in controversy for multiple reasons - the depiction of Ravana and Hanuman and also its inferior visual effects.

The 1.46-minute teaser of the movie, directed by Om Raut of "Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior" fame, was launched on Sunday in Ayodhya. And the blowback was immediate.

Fronted by "Baahubali" star Prabhas who features in the title role as Lord Ram, the multilingual period saga sees Saif Ali Khan play the role of a 10-headed demon king called Lankesh. With a beard, fierce eyes and a buzz cut, this Lankesh seems barbarism personified and many called out the filmmakers for the apparent Islamisation of Ravana.