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Sequel to ‘RRR’ Reportedly in the Works, Says S. S. Rajamouli

Bollywood be warned—there’s a new kid on the block. Since its release in March, the South Indian historical thriller “RRR” has been breaking box-office records, grossing in excess of $140 million worldwide. It is currently streaming worldwide on Netflix. And now, a sequel is reportedly in the works.

“RRR” filmmaker S. S. Rajamouli has been telling reporters that his father, Vijayendra Prasad, is now working on a screenplay for a new chapter. During a recent screening in Chicago, Rajamouli said, “I would absolutely love to do that. I can’t reveal many details about it, but my father is the storywriter for all my films; we discussed a bit about it and he is working on the story.”

But an “RRR sequel will not be the next project for Rajamouli, who’s preparing to direct a new feature, as yet untitled, with Mahesh Babu in the leading role. Production on this one is set to begin in spring 2023. Rajamouli had earlier directed Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) as a sequel to Baahubali: The Beginning (2015). That sequel was an uncontested success, having grossed more than $250 million worldwide.

“RRR,” a fictional narrative of Indian revolutionaries fighting British colonialists in the 1920s, was one of the most expensive films ever to come out of the subcontinent, with a budget of $72 million. It is noted for its sophisticated stunt work and special effects, such as a scene in which a herd of wild animals is released to attack the occupying British forces.

The Telugu-language movie features a star-studded cast that includes Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, and Alia Bhatt. Describing NTR and Charan to a reporter from Deadline, Rajamonuli recently declared, “They are like my younger brothers, they are my family friends. Of course I would love to work with them again, and I can say from their side they would like to work with me again.”
Speaking of the possibility of a sequel, NTR Jr. was quoted as saying: “I’ve used the word ‘franchise’ thinking, hoping that there would be another world of “RRR” again. Sometimes [if] you just hope and you say a few words hoping it would happen, it will happen. It’s just a way of positive thinking, wanting for more.”

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Edward Moran began his journalistic career many decades ago as a theater and cinema reviewer for Show Business and the New York Theater Review. More recently he contributed film reviews to hosokinema.com and Movie Sleuth. His writings have appeared in publications as diverse as the Times Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, the Paris Review, and the Massachusetts Review. Moran also edited a memoir by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Christine Choy. He served as literary advisor to her film Hyam Plutzik: American Poet, which was the keynote film in the American Perspectives series at the 2007 Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin.


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