Adipurush starring Telugu star Prabhas in the lead is an upcoming Hindi movie which is all set to release in theaters on June 16, 2023. The movie is based on Hindu epic Ramayana, and has Prabhas playing Lord Ram, Kriti Sanon playing Ram's wife Sita, Saif Ali Khan playing Raavan, Sunny Singh playing Lakshman and Devdatta Nage playing Hanuman.
As a part of the movie's promotions, the makers of Adipurush have declared that all screenings of their movie will have one empty seat in the theaters screening them, and this is a lot of unsold tickets considering the movie is releasing in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada languages.
But why— Naresh (@NameisNareshh) June 6, 2023
This raised a lot of eyebrows as to why the seats were being left empty/ the ticket was being left unsold and a statement from the makers clarifies the reason. "Lord hanuman appears wherever the Ramayana is recited. It is our belief. Respecting this belief, every theater screening Prabhas' Rama-starrer Adipurush will reserve one seat for Lord Hanuman without selling it. Hear the history of paying respects to the greatest devotee of Rama. We started this great work in an unknown way. We all must see the Adipurusha built with great grandeur and grandeur in the presence of Lord Hanuman."
Adipurush is a production venture of T-series films and Retrophiles, and is being presented in Hindi by AA Films and Telugu by UV Creations, People Media Factory. The movie has music by Ajay-Atul, Sachet-Parampara (songs) and Sanchit Balhara, Ankit Balhara (score).