Adipurush box office day 5 collection: Prabhas film in a free fall, collects ₹10.8 crore

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Adipurush box office day 5 collection: The Om Raut directorial is in a free fall after making more than ₹200 crore in its first weekend.

Adipurush, starring Prabhas, Kriti Sanon and Saif Ali Khan, fell drastically during the week after recording a fantastic weekend collection. It fell even lower on Tuesday with India collections in all languages coming down to as low as around ₹10 crore nett. Also read: Ramanand Sagar’s son asks how Manoj Muntashir ‘conceived such dialogues’ in Adipurush: I don’t even want to watch film

Devdutt Nage, Prabhas and Sunny Singh in a still from Adipurush.
Devdutt Nage, Prabhas and Sunny Singh in a still from Adipurush.

The low numbers seem to be a result of the negative word of mouth against the film. Adipurush has been slammed for its dialogues and giving a modern twist to the Hindu epic Ramayana.

Adipurush box office

According to a report on Sacnilk.com, the film recorded just ₹10.80 crore in all languages in India on Tuesday as per early estimates. After a ₹220-crore weekend at the domestic box office, the film nosedived to just ₹20 crore on Monday. Till Monday, the film had collected ₹375 crore gross globally, as per the production banner T-Series. And now the Tuesday numbers hint at a free fall.

In the wake of the backlash, dialogue writer Manoj Muntashir on Sunday said the makers would “revise some of the dialogues” and the changes will be incorporated in the movie in a week.

Audience’s verdict led to the fall

Distributor-exhibitor Akshay Rathi said in a PTI interview on Sunday that Adipurush has experienced a reduction of 65 percent in its business at the ticket window. “The audience has a mind of its own and we have to respect it, the drop is because people have not liked the film, it is unfortunate. There has been a drop of 65 to 70 percent,” he said.

“The verdict matters and none of us in the industry are to question the verdict of the audience because we make movies for the audience. If the audience likes a movie, they will hail it. If they don’t like something, they don’t,” he added.

Negative word of mouth against Adipurush

The film has been criticised by all from Ramayan (TV show) actors Arun Govil, Sunil Lahri, Dipika Chikhlia to Mahabharat’s Mukesh Khanna. Meanwhile, a trade organisation, All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA), has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded a ban on Adipurush. It called the film a “complete disaster of our faith in Shri Ram and Ramayan”.

“Prabhu Shri Ram is a god for everyone in India no matter what religious faith one comes from, this movie depicts Lord Ram and even Raavan, who looks like a character of a video game, with dialogues hurting every Indian in the country and across the globe,” it added.

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