Pushpa 2: The Rule is an upcoming Indian Telugu-language action drama film[1] directed by Sukumar and produced by Mythri Movie Makers, jointly with Sukumar Writings. The film stars Allu Arjun in titular role, alongside Fahadh Faasil and Rashmika Mandanna reprising their roles. It is the second installment in the Pushpa film series and is a sequel to Pushpa: The Rise.

Pushpa 2: The Rule
Poster with release date
Directed bySukumar
Written bySukumar
Srikanth Vissa
Produced by
  • Naveen Yerneni
  • Yalamanchili Ravi Shankar
Starring
CinematographyMiroslaw Kuba Brozek
Edited by
Music byDevi Sri Prasad
Production
companies
Release date
15 August 2024
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

10% of the principal photography was initially shot back-to-back with the original film. However, Sukumar decided to alter the story, which lead to principal photography commencing in October 2022. Made on a budget of 500 crore,[2] the film is one of the most expensive Indian films to date. It is scheduled to release on 15 August 2024,[3] coinciding with India's Independence Day.

Cast

Production

Development

Before the release of Pushpa: The Rise in 2021, the film was announced to release on two-parts, with the makers stating that the maiden part would release that year, whereas the latter part would release the year after (2022).[4] Initially, 10% of the sequel was shot with original film, however, Sukumar decided to alter the story to reportedly fulfill the audience's anticipation and correct previous mistakes.[5] The official title, Pushpa 2: The Rule, was announced on 22 August 2022. An inaugural muhurat puja ceremony was held the same day in Hyderabad with the presence of the film's cast and crew.[6]

Filming

Principal photography began with a test shoot on 30 October 2022 in Hyderabad.[7]

Release

Theatrical

The film is scheduled to be released in theatres on 15 August 2024, coinciding Independence Day (India) in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam languages.[8]

Home Media

The digital distribution rights of the film were licensed to Netflix.[9]

References

  1. ^ "Pushpa". British Board of Film Classification. Archived from the original on 17 December 2021. Retrieved 22 April 2023. PUSHPA is a Telugu language action drama in which a man rises to power in the criminal world of sandalwood tree smuggling.
  2. ^ "Superstar Allu Arjun की 'पुष्पा 2' का बजट होगा 500 करोड़, मेकर्स ने दिया रिलीज डेट का हिंट". Aaj Tak. 23 July 2022. Archived from the original on 15 September 2023. Retrieved 21 September 2023.
  3. ^ "'Pushpa 2' makers reconfirm release date, say 'rule begins in 200 days'". 29 January 2024.
  4. ^ "Allu Arjun's Pushpa to be released in two parts, first part will be out in August 2021". Hindustan Times. 14 May 2021. Retrieved 8 February 2024.
  5. ^ "Did Sukumar alter the script of 'Pushpa 2' post 'KGF2' Success?". The Times of India. 26 April 2022. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 8 February 2024.
  6. ^ "Allu Arjun, Rashmika Mandanna starring 'Pushpa 2' begins shooting, pooja held". The Times of India. 22 August 2022. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 8 February 2024.
  7. ^ "Allu Arjun begins shooting for 'Pushpa: The Rule', on-set picture goes viral". The Times of India. 30 October 2022. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 8 February 2024.
  8. ^ "Pushpa 2 The Rule release date announced: Allu Arjun will bring more mayhem to big screens on 11 October 2024". Hindustan Times. 11 September 2023. Archived from the original on 11 September 2023. Retrieved 11 September 2023.
  9. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (15 January 2024). "NTR Jr.'s 'Devara,' Prabhas' 'Salaar,' Allu Arjun's 'Pushpa 2' Lead Netflix's 2024 Telugu Slate". Variety. Retrieved 16 January 2024.

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