Rajamouli’s RRR likely to be released on OTT?

If rumours are to be believed that is doing the round in the industry, the SS Rajamouli’s upcoming multi-star project, RRR is likely to have a release on OTT

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September 7, 2021

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The much-expected Telugu film RRR is expected to hit the theatres on October 13. But talks are rife in Tollywood that the director SS Rajamouli of Baahubali fame is pressurized to release the movie on OTT. The producers are keeping their fingers crossed about the theatrical release.

It appears the fans are not ready to take the risk of going to the big screen to see the flicks. With another wave of the pandemic anticipated, it is unlikely the situation will return to pre-COVID19 normal anytime soon. In this situation, rumours are doing the round that the makers of RRR are weighing all options including the OTT.

The period action drama film is a fictional story spinning around two revolutionaries Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem. The original story was written by Rajamouli’s father K V Vijayendra Prasad who also wrote Baahubali franchise. Rajamouli has written a script from the original story and the film is produced by D V V Danayya under the banner DVV Entertainments.

A star-packed performance

RRR is packed with star performers like N T Rama Rao Junior, Allu Arjun, Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, and many others. For Bollywood stars, Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt it is their Tollywood debut. Hollywood star Ray Stevenson and yesteryear Bond Girl Alison Doody are also playing supporting roles in the movie. The period drama film is set in the backdrop of Nizam rule in Hyderabad during the British Raj. The film was officially announced in March 2018 and the principal photography began in November that year.

Helmed by a director of Baahubali fame and the cast packed by a bunch of powerful performers expectations are running high on the film. Shot across India, the film also has sequences in Ukraine and Bulgaria. The film missed the earlier release date on July 30, 2020, when COVID19 started ravaging the country. After the second wave of COVID19 in 2021 subsided, the release date is now fixed as October 13.

however, it is also believed the film may be further delayed till January 2020. If the reports are to be believed, Rajamouli is pressurized from various quarters to release it on OTT. But the director wants to release the movie on the big screen. Another month set for the release, it will be soon known how RRR is going to hit the silver screen.

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