Om Raut didn't want Adiprush teaser on YouTube, defends VFX of Prabhas starrer of the by saying film not meant for mobile phones
Om Raut has finally opened up about the criticism Adipurush teaser has been getting online. Despite crossing the 50 million mark in less than a day, the Prabhas starrer has disappointed eager fans,
The Adipurush teaser starring Prabhas , Saif Ali Khan and Kriti Sanon has been subjected to endless trolling ever since the makers released the first look during the recent festival of Navratri. The high on VFX teaser doused the excitement of a lot of fans who were eagerly looking forward to this pan-Indian adaptation of the epic Ramayan which has reportedly been made on a budget of Rs. 500 crores.
Adipurush teaser has received flak for looking too ‘cartoonish’, Saif Ali Khan’s Ravan has also offended many on the internet who claim that the character looks ‘Mughal’. However, Adipurush direct Om Rut seems not rattled at all by the extreme criticism coming the film’s way and in turn has defended his mega budget Ramayan saying that the film is meant to be experienced on the big screen and not mobile phones.
In an interview with Indian Express, Om Raut said that he isn’t surprised by the social media criticism but certainly found it disheartening.
"I was disheartened for sure, not surprised because the film is made for a larger medium-the big screen. You can cut it down to some extent but can't bring it down to a mobile phone. That's an environment I can't control. Given a choice, I'd never put it on YouTube but that's the need of the hour. We need to put it there so that it reaches a wide audience,” Om said answering a question at the follow up 3D teaser launch for Adipurush.
The filmmaker further claimed that with Adiprush he intends to target a larger audience base, especially the senior citizens who do not like going to cinemas. The further claimed that the film has been designed in a manner so as to take the story of Ramayan to the next generation which consumes global content.
Adipurush will arrive in cinemas on 12 January, 2023.