September 29, 2023

Ram and Bheem in RRR

Screenshot: Lahari Music YouTube

The Tollywood cinematic spectacle RRR has turn into a world phenomenon and an awards-season hopeful—and now it’s getting a sequel.

The movie was initially supposed as a standalone, as director S.S. Rajamouli informed Variety. “Once we have been making it, we didn’t have an concept about [a sequel],” he mentioned. “With the preliminary success of it, we mentioned just a little bit and threw out some good concepts, however we didn’t really feel there was an awesome concept that was value pursuing, so we left it at that.” The potential of a sequel was teased by Rajamouli to a Past Fest viewers a couple of months in the past (io9 was there!); he mentioned that concepts have been starting to percolate between himself and his father, who wrote the story for the primary movie, together with screenwriter Vijayendra Prasad.

The Rajamoulis took some artistic liberties in bringing the movie’s revolutionary heroes collectively for the action-packed and mythological crossover movie—and the method they selected clearly labored, since audiences have been wanting extra of NTR Jr. and Ram Charan Teja as Bheem and Ram on display screen. The director disclosed that Prasad and his father are “significantly engaged on the story” which can middle on the heroes returning, maybe with the assistance of different revolutionary heroes (one thing we glimpse within the RRR finish credit) to combat colonialism. They hit on the concept when one other member of the household landed on the idea, Rajamouli defined. “After the worldwide success, when the subject got here up once more, my cousin [M. M. Keeravani]—who can also be part of my core group—gave an concept which we felt like, ‘Oh my God, this can be a nice concept. That is the concept that is value pursuing.’”

With the movie’s smash success on Netflix (although the streamer nonetheless doesn’t supply the unique Telegu model) inspiring theatrical screenings, together with Past Fest’s sold-out IMAX presentation on the TCL Chinese language Theater in Hollywood, we hope the sequel will open up extra alternatives to see the movie in additional wonderful shows. “Once this script is finished is after we actually look into find out how to make it, when to make it, and find out how to convey it onto the display screen,” Rajamouli mentioned.

We are able to all agree we wish it on all visible codecs. I imply, come on, James Cameron is resurrecting the 3D expertise with Avatar: The Method of Water, and Rajamouli, who’s been in comparison with the legendary director, did launch a 3D reduce of RRR abroadso the time is now. Watch RRR in theaters or check it out on Netflix.

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