Award-winning actor Ram Charan is on deck to star in an as-yet untitled “multi-million dollar” feature film with production house, UV Creations, with director Gowtam Tinnanuri at the helm, according to announcements on Monday.
The news comes following a period of well over two weeks of buzz and box office for the hit success of Baahubali helmer S.S. Rajamouli’s latest period action epic, RRR, in which Charan stars alongside A-listers NT Rama Rao, Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn. The film is billed as a thought experiment that centers on two legendary revolutionaries and their fictional journey away from home before they started fighting for their country in the 1920s. It has been highly praised for its incredible action sequences and stunt-filled set pieces.
UV Creations is hailed as the company responsible for several Tollywood (or Tegulu language cinema) blockbusters such as Koratala Siva’s action drama, Mirchi (2013), and Sujeeth’s romantic comedy, Run Raja Run (2014). Telugu cinema is long recognised as the second-largest film industry in India, recently surpassing Bollywood for its 2021 box office returns to claim the top spot.
Charan is currently shooting a film by S. Shankar, best known for directing actor Rajinikanth’s 2010 sci-fi hit, Enthiran, and its 2018 sequel, 2.0, among other credits.
Charan has long made headlines as a hugely popular Indian actor and producer, with “RRR” being the latest box office draw. Since his 2007 acting debut in Chirutha, he has become one of India’s most recognisable stars and the recipient of several prestigious awards.
RRR opened to rave reviews and recently debuted at no. 2 at the UK and Ireland box office after The Batman; Alongside the film’s UK success, it has so far grossed over $132 million globally, making it the ninth highest-grossing film of 2022, and set several other box office records for an Indian film. Josh Hurtado’s review at The Austin Chronicle describes the film as “bromantic action nirvana”.
The film’s impressive opening further signifies the passion for Indian cinema in the UK.
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