The teaser for 'Adipurush' has been received with a lukewarm response by everyone. This is an era of mega spectacles, with people expecting visuals to be top-notch even when the drama is very good. 'Ponniyin Selvan-I' has been slammed by many for not featuring breathtaking visuals.
At this juncture, director Om Raut has come out with a highly animated mythological actioner wherein Prabhas, Saif Ali Khan and Kriti Sanon alone manage to look somewhat (only somewhat) real. Even their demeanour and expressions are thoroughly unnatural.
The combination of live animation and motion capture is hardly deadly here. Netizens are using the terms 'cartoon' and 'video game', while national media reports are calling the VFX names. It has to be seen how the final product is going to be.
One hopes Prabhas' superstardom and the popularity of the Ramayana are going to see the film through. Sanchit Balhara and Ankit Balhara have composed the BGM.
The film heads to theatres on 12 January 2023.