Heralded as a major boon for Indian cinema in the West, S.S. Rajamouli’s smash hit epic, RRR, has been burning the charts and blogs, selling out theaters all over the world since opening domestically last Spring. Shepherded by Variance Films and Potentate Films since last summer, its concurrent success remains so with a steady campaign of theatrical screenings coupled with Q&A events with the director and even press interviews with the major trades for leading stars N.T. Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan, and literally dozens of nods and wins from major awards organizations including the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, the NY Film Critic Circle, and LA Film Critics Association.
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Don’t Miss Your Last Chance To Catch South Indian Action Blockbuster RRR In Select Theaters On June 1
S.S. Rajamouli’s RRR is getting a much-needed re-release in the U.S. for anyone looking to catch one of this year’s biggest Indian blockbusters for the first time on the big screen, or once more for a second serving.
Following the releases of two anthems and a teaser in the past month, the newest poster is now online for S.S. Rajamouli’s new period thriller, RRR, signaling a December 3 trailer launch. The film stars N.T. Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan as freedom fighters in a story set in the 1920s, with Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt and Olivia Morris also starring.
For those of you with a soft spot for Indian cinema, the producers at DVV Entertainment are out this week with an absolute banger in the form of M.M. Keeravani’s official lyric video of Mass Anthem – a.k.a. Naatu Naatu, hailing from the forthcoming soundtrack of S.S. Rajamouli’s pending period thriller, RRR. The film’s leads, actors N.T. Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan, take point with vocals Vishal Mishra, Rahul Sipligunj, and choreography by Prem Rakshith.