The magnum opus ‘Adipurush’ is all set for release in a few months and audiences are excited to see national award-winning director Om Raut's depiction of the greatest epic in Indian history and culture – ‘Ramayana’.
Produced by Bhushan Kumar, the team announced this week that not just the Indian diaspora but the world will witness the grandeur of this epic on the big screen with its world premiere in New York on June 13 at the Tribeca Festival. The film will then go to release in India and worldwide on June 16.
It is a great achievement for director Om Raut, producers Bushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar of T-Series and actor Prabhas, who stars alongside Kriti Sanon, Saif Ali Khan, and Sunny Singh in pivotal roles.
Prabhas said: "I am honoured that ‘Adipurush’ will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Festival, New York. It's an absolute privilege to be a part of a project that mirrors the ethos of our nation.
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“To see our Indian films, especially one that is so close to me, ‘Adipurush’, reach the global stage makes me extremely proud not only as an actor but as an Indian too. I look forward to seeing the audience response at Tribeca."
The line-up for the Tribeca Festival – which runs between June 7 and 18 – was unveiled by the jury this week. The festival, presented by OKX and founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001, brings artists and diverse audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all its forms. With strong roots in film, Tribeca is synonymous with creative expression and entertainment.
‘Adipurush’, touted as a visual feast, will be showcased in 3D format as a “Midnight Offering” at the festival.
Raut said: “Adipurush is not a film, it is an emotion, a sentiment! It is our vision of a story that resonates with the very spirit of India. When I learnt that ‘Adipurush’ has been selected by the esteemed jury of one of the prestigious film festivals in the world that I always aspired to be at as a student.
“This very premiere at Tribeca Festival is truly surreal for me as well as the entire team as we get to showcase a story at global stage that has been very ingrained in our culture. We are truly thrilled and excited to see audiences reaction at the world premiere.”
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Bhushan Kumar added: “It is indeed a moment of pride for all of us to take Indian cinema global! The Tribeca Festival is one of the world's most acclaimed platforms and for our movie, which is not only a labour of love but a depiction of Indian history – to be showcased here is humbling, exciting, and overwhelming.
“Adipurush is going to be a visual treat for all, and I am sure it will have a mesmerising effect on the global audience."