Prabhas’ Adipurush is now streaming on OTT, but there’s a catch!

Prabhas fans, rejoice! The much-awaited film Adipurush, starring the Baahubali actor as Lord Rama, has finally made its way to the digital world after its theatrical release on June 16. The movie, which also features Kriti Sanon, Saif Ali Khan, Sunny Singh, and Devdatta Nage in pivotal roles, is a cinematic adaptation of the epic Ramayana. Directed by Om Raut and written by Manoj Muntashir, the film has been released on two major OTT platforms, giving viewers a chance to watch it from the comfort of their homes.

But before you get too excited, there’s a catch. The film is not available on the same platform in all languages. While the Hindi version of the movie is exclusively streaming on Netflix, regional language options such as Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam are accessible on Prime Video. This means that if you want to watch the film in your preferred language, you will need a subscription to either Netflix or Prime Video, depending on the language.

How to watch Adipurush online?

If you are interested in watching “Adipurush” online, you will need a subscription to one of the two OTT platforms that are streaming the movie. The film’s distribution rights on one of the platforms were reportedly sold for a whopping amount, indicating the high demand for the movie in the digital market. The Hindi version of the movie is exclusively available on one of the platforms, while the regional language versions such as Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam are streaming on the other platform.

Why did Adipurush move to OTT platforms?

Despite having a grand opening at the box office, “Adipurush” failed to sustain its momentum and received mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike. The film also faced several controversies regarding its visual effects quality, character portrayal, storytelling execution, and other aspects. Some of the scenes were also edited or removed due to legal issues or public outcry. As a result, the film’s performance at the box office was not as impressive as expected.

The digital debut of “Adipurush” on streaming platforms is a strategic move by the makers to reach out to a wider and more diverse audience who may not have watched the film in theatres. It also gives an opportunity for the viewers to enjoy the film at their own pace and convenience, without worrying about social distancing or safety measures. The film’s OTT release may also revive its popularity and generate more buzz among the fans of Prabhas and Kriti Sanon.

What is Adipurush about?

“Adipurush” is a retelling of the Ramayana, one of the most revered Hindu epics that narrates the story of Lord Rama and his quest to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana. The film portrays Prabhas as Lord Rama, Kriti Sanon as Sita, Saif Ali Khan as Ravana, Sunny Singh as Lakshmana, and Devdatta Nage as Hanuman. The film showcases the epic battle between good and evil, as well as the values of courage, loyalty, devotion, and sacrifice.

The film is also a visual spectacle that boasts of stunning sets, costumes, action sequences, and special effects. The film’s music is composed by Ajay-Atul, while the cinematography is done by K.K. Senthil Kumar. The film’s runtime is 2 hours and 50 minutes.