January 25 : Filmmaker SS Rajamouli’s much-awaited period action film RRR (Rise Roar Revolt) finally gets a release date. The filmmaker took to social media and announced the release date of the film, which stars N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Olivia Morris, and Samuthirakani among others.
Rajamouli shared a still from the film and announced that RRR will hit the big screens on October 13, 2021. Written and directed by Rajamouli of Baahubali fame, RRR is filmed in Telugu and dubbed in Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil. The film is bankrolled by D. V. V. Danayya under his banner DVV Entertainments. The film is fiction about India's freedom fighters, Alluri Sitarama Raju, player by Ram Charan, and Komaram Bheem essayed by Rama Rao Jr., who fought against the British Raj and Nizam of Hyderabad, respectively.
Sharing the picture from RRR, SS Rajamouli wrote, “Witness the unstoppable force of fire and water on October 13, 2021. #RRRMovie #RRRFestivalOnOct13th @jrntr @alwaysramcharan @ajaydevgn @aliaabhatt @oliviakmorris @alison_doody @thondankani @dvvmovies @RRRMovie.
RRR was earlier slated to be released on January 8, 2021. The lead actors resumed shoot in Hyderabad in October last year with all necessary safety precautions amid the coronavirus pandemic. While Ajay Devgn had completed his portions before the lockdown, Alia Bhatt joined the team in December first week when she was given a warm welcome by the cast and crew. Earlier, in an interview, Alia had revealed that she had almost begged SS Rajamouli to cast her in RRR when she met him at an airport. The actress has also learnt Telugu to speak her lines in the film.
Expensive sets were created in Hyderabad at Ramoji Film City as the film is set in the 20th century. The film has been in the headlines since 2018, and it has been in the making for over a year now. The film was halted for seven months during the coronavirus pandemic induced lockdown.