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Indian Cinema Goes Global: Adipurush to Premiere at Prestigious Tribeca Festival in New York



A huge feat for Director Om Raut and Producer Bhushan Kumar and Actor Prabhas, as the move propels Indian cinema at a prestigious global stage.

Indian cinema is set to take the global stage as the much-awaited magnum opus, Adipurush, directed by Om Raut and produced by Bhushan Kumar, is all set to premiere at the prestigious Tribeca Festival in New York on June 13, 2023. This is a momentous occasion for Indian cinema, as Adipurush is the first Indian film to be selected for the Tribeca Festival, which is synonymous with creative expression and entertainment.

Adipurush is a depiction of one of the greatest epics in Indian history and culture, The Ramayana. Starring Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, Saif Ali Khan, and Sunny Singh in pivotal roles, the film promises to be a visual treat for audiences worldwide. The movie is set to release globally on June 16, 2023.

The Tribeca Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center. Over the years, the festival has become a platform for diverse audiences and artists to come together and celebrate storytelling in all its forms, including film, TV, music, audio storytelling, games, and XR. In 2019, James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems bought a majority stake in Tribeca Enterprises, bringing together Rosenthal, De Niro, and Murdoch to grow the enterprise.


Adipurush’s selection for the Tribeca Festival is a testament to the quality and caliber of Indian cinema, which has been gaining global recognition over the years. Indian films have always been popular among the Indian diaspora worldwide, but in recent years, they have also found a wider audience in non-Indian audiences. With Adipurush’s world premiere at the Tribeca Festival, Indian cinema is set to reach new heights.

The director of Adipurush, Om Raut, expressed his excitement about the film’s selection for the Tribeca Festival, saying, “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 learned 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 a global stage that has been very ingrained in our culture! We are truly thrilled and excited to see audiences’ reactions at the world premiere.”

Bhushan Kumar from T-Series, the production company behind the film, also expressed his pride and excitement about Adipurush’s selection for the festival, saying, “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 labor 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 mesmerizing effect on the global audience.”

Actor Prabhas, who plays the lead role in the film, also expressed his honor and pride about Adipurush’s selection for the festival, saying, “I am honored 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. To see our Indian films, especially one that is so close to me,