August 23 is a day that will be etched in the history as Chandrayaan-3 landed on the Moon. As the entire country celebrated the historic achievement, some trolls on X (formerly Twitter), found a new reason to slam Prabhas’ ‘Adipurush’. The mythological film ended up as a colossal disappointment in theatres. The users compared the budgets of ‘Adipurush’ and Chandrayaan-3 and criticised the Prabhas-starrer.
Despite sky-high expectations, ‘Adipurush’ failed to deliver at the box office. The film received mixed reviews from critics and struggled to find its footing with the audience. With such a colossal budget, the pressure for ‘Adipurush’ to perform well at the box office was immense. Unfortunately, the film couldn’t live up to these expectations, and the high investment raised eyebrows within the industry and among the general public.
Netizens didn’t hold back, using humor and sarcasm to express their disappointment in the film’s perceived extravagance.
Many questioned whether such an exorbitant budget was justified for a mythological epic, especially when India had just successfully launched a moon mission for a fraction of that cost. Comparisons between ‘Adipurush’ and Chandrayaan-3 became commonplace on the internet, further fueling the trolling.
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Directed by Om Raut, the film features Prabhas, Kriti Sanon and Saif Ali Khan in lead roles. The film opened to negative reviews, with fans calling it a ‘cheap attempt’ and the finesse of the visual effects. Seeing this we can surely say that, One thing is certain: the story of ‘Adipurush’ will continue to be a topic of discussion and debate in the world of Indian cinema for years to come.