Aadi Lakshmi Purana
Nirup Bhandari and Radhika Pandit in Aadi Lakshmi Purana.PR Handout

After making a dream debut with RangiTaranga, Nirup Bhandari was seen in Rajaratha, which did not live up to the viewers' expectations. He is now returning with Aadi Lakshmi Purana, written and directed by Tamil filmmaker V Priya, a former associate of Mani Ratnam.

Aadi Lakshmi Purana has a couple of interesting elements and one among them is Radhika Pandit, who is making her comeback after a short break. In fact, this is her first film after her marriage to Rocking Star Yash. Also, the movie is different experience for Nirup, whose two earlier movies were directed by his brother Anup Bhandari.

Cast and Crew:
Tara and Suchendra Prasad appear as the parents of the character played by Nirup Bhandari. Veteran filmmaker Joe Simon will be seen in an important role among many others in the supporting cast.

Rockline Venkatesh-produced movie has Anup Bhandari composing music. Preetha Jayaraman has handled the cinematography department, while Joni Harsha is the editor of the Kannada flick.


Aadi (Nirup Bhandari) is an undercover cop in the film. He comes across Lakshmi (Radhika Pandit), a MS Dhoni fan who has no interest in marriage, by accident during one of his assignments. It is love at first sight for him. In the next meeting, he is told that she is married. What follows next is the interesting part of the story.


Time and again, there have been rom-coms made on similar lines and Aadi Lakshmi Purana too has not new to offer, but the movie has the right ingredients to keep the audience entertained. There is a liveliness in the presentation and the chemistry between the hero-heroine remains the best part of the story. Anup Bhandari's music is apt to the storyline. On the flip side, the drugs investigation plot is not convincing. 


The movie has garnered a lot of buzz with its impressive teaser and trailer. With an interesting cast and good promotions, people are eagerly awaiting the release of Aadi Lakshmi Purana. Will it live up to the expectations? Check it out in the viewers' words below:

The morning shows have just started across Karnataka. Stay tuned to this page as we will bring you the viewers' response to the film as and when it is out online.

Nitish Dambal: #AadiLakshmiPurana is not up to expectation. Dialogues could have been better. Yet again a common prolonged story. An old stuff with new cover. That's it.

cineloka.co.in: #AadiLakshmiPurana is a Feel Good Family Entertainer with a touch of social message.
@nirupbhandari & Radhika Pandit hv done fab job. The comedy scenes featuring Thara, Suchendra Prasad are laugh riot.
Songs could hv been better. Cinematography is neat.
Easily Watchable -3.5/5

Ayra: #AadiLakshmiPuraana
@RadhikaPandit7 you were spectacular as an actor on screen
@nirupbhandari too good as always
Totally it was delightful to see u both create magic together onscreen ❤️
@RocklineEnt @TheNameIsYash

Sumalatha Ambareesh: This is one of the funniest sweetest love stories
@RadhikaPandit7 ♥️as Lakshmi the sweetfaced liar, U are the best &
@nirupbhandari u nailed Adi totally #RocklineVenkatesh's #AdilakshmiPuraana is a total family fun-tertainer, absolutely loved it

Yash @TheNameIsYash: It's amazing how you never cease to amaze me ... everytime I see u on screen I fall in love with a new you ... wishing u and your wonderful team a great success And Nirup you are looking great man, Rockline sir , Priya n Preetha you guys Will rock this one for sure

NamCinema.com: Overall #AadiLakshmiPurana is a well-written, wholesome, entertaining film.
@RadhikaPandit7 has stealed the show.
@nirupbhandari too did his best and is well suited for the role
#NamCinema Rating 3.75/5 .. Detailed Review Soon Arjun Kumar S: #Aadilakshmipurana is good rom-com entertainer. Watch it in the nearest theaters.