MUMBAI: The highly-anticipated film ‘Adipurush’ has made a stunning mark at the box office, raking in a whopping Rs 140 crores worldwide on its first day of release. The filmmakers proudly announced this remarkable feat on Saturday, leaving fans and industry experts in awe.
According to the news agency PTI, T-Series, the production company behind the film, stated that ‘Adipurush’ has achieved the distinction of becoming the highest-grossing film on its opening day, surpassing all other Hindi films released in the country.
The film boasts a stellar cast, with Prabhas essaying the role of Raghav, Kriti Sanon portraying Janki, and Saif Ali Khan stepping into the shoes of Lankesh. ‘Adipurush’ has been released across more than 6,000 screens in multiple languages, including Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam.
However, amidst its resounding success, the film has also found itself embroiled in controversy on social media. Several dialogues from ‘Adipurush’ have sparked debates, particularly a dialogue related to the character of Sita, which has created a stir in Nepal.
In the film, Sita is referred to as the ‘daughter of India,’ a line that has drawn objection from the mayor of Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital. Balendra Shah ‘Balen’ has urged the filmmakers to remove this particular dialogue from the movie, citing its potential to cause offense.
Prior to the film’s release, industry analysts predicted an exceptional performance at the box office based on the overwhelming advance bookings. It was estimated that the film would surpass the 80-crore mark on its opening day. Furthermore, reports suggest that a staggering Rs 500 crore was invested in the making of ‘Adipurush.’
The tremendous success of ‘Adipurush’ on its opening day not only highlights the popularity of the film and the star cast but also showcases the audience’s enthusiasm for mythological and epic narratives. The film’s impressive box office performance sets a promising tone for its future success and establishes it as a blockbuster contender in the industry.