Adipurush Director: I Recognise That It Has Hurt People’s Emotions

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Adipurush Dialogue Writer Apologizes Amidst Controversy and Box Office Success

Adipurush Writer Apologises: 'I Accept That People's Emotions Have Been Hurt'

A poster of Adipurush. (courtesy: omraut)


Manoj Muntashir Shukla, the dialogue writer for the film Adipurush, has extended his “unconditional apology” for hurting people’s emotions. The mythological epic film, starring Prabhas and directed by Om Raut, faced heavy criticism for its pedestrian language upon its release last month. The film’s team, including Shukla, announced days later that they have decided to “revise some of the dialogues”.

On Saturday, the dialogue writer took to Twitter and expressed his acceptance of the fact that Adipurush has hurt people’s sentiments. He wrote, “I accept that people’s emotions have been hurt by Adipurush. With folded hands, I extend my unconditional apology.” Shukla, who has penned the Hindi dialogues and songs for the retelling of the Ramayana, also added, “May Prabhu Bajrang Bali keep us united and grant us strength to serve our sacred Sanatan and our great nation. #Adipurush.”

Adipurush, released across the country in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Tamil in June, features Prabhas as Raghav (Ram), Kriti Sanon as Janaki (Sita), and Saif Ali Khan as Lankesh (Raavan). Despite being produced by T-Series and having a big-budget, the multilingual saga faced criticism on social media for its poor visual effects and colloquial dialogues. Several political parties even demanded a ban on the film’s screening.

Notably, in Nepal, the film was banned due to a dialogue that referred to Sita as India’s daughter. This led to further controversies surrounding the film’s content and portrayal of the characters.

While Adipurush initially earned Rs 340 crore in its first three days, its box office collections declined significantly after the opening weekend. More than 450 crore rupees have been raised so far. The film continues to be a topic of debate despite its box office success.


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