RRR[b] is a 2022 Indian Telugu-language epic action drama film directed by S. S. Rajamouli, who wrote the film with V. Vijayendra Prasad. It was produced by D. V. V. Danayya of DVV Entertainment. The film stars N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Samuthirakani, Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody, and Olivia Morris. It centers on two real-life Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju (Charan) and Komaram Bheem (Rama Rao), and their fight against the British Raj. Set in 1920, the plot explores the undocumented period in their lives when both the revolutionaries chose to go into obscurity before they began the fight for their country.

RRR
RRR Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byS. S. Rajamouli
Screenplay byS. S. Rajamouli
Story byV. Vijayendra Prasad
Dialogue by
Produced byD. V. V. Danayya
Starring
CinematographyK. K. Senthil Kumar
Edited byA. Sreekar Prasad
Music byM. M. Keeravani
Production
company
Distributed by
Release date
  • 25 March 2022 (2022-03-25)
Running time
182 minutes[1][2]
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
Budget₹550 crore[3]
Box officeest. ₹1,150–1,200 crore[a]

Rajamouli came across stories about the lives of Rama Raju and Bheem and connected the coincidences between them, imagining what would have happened had they met, and been friends. The film was formally announced in March 2018. Principal photography of the film began in November 2018 in Hyderabad which continued until August 2021, owing to delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The film was shot extensively across India, with a few sequences in Ukraine and Bulgaria. The film's soundtrack and background score is composed by M. M. Keeravani with cinematography by K. K. Senthil Kumar and editing by A. Sreekar Prasad. Sabu Cyril is the film's production designer whilst V. Srinivas Mohan supervised the visual effects.

Made on a budget of ₹550 crore ($72 million), RRR is the most expensive Indian film to date. The film was initially scheduled for theatrical release on 30 July 2020, which was postponed multiple times due to production delays and the pandemic. RRR was released theatrically on 25 March 2022, and received universal acclaim for cast performances (particularly Rama Rao and Charan), soundtrack, action sequences, cinematography, VFX, direction and writing.[4] With 240 crore (US$30 million) worldwide on its first day, RRR broke the record for the highest opening-day collection earned by an Indian film. RRR emerged as the highest-grossing film in its home market of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, grossing over 415 crore (US$52 million) and surpassing Rajamouli's previous film Baahubali 2.[5] The film grossed ₹1,150–1,200 crore (US$150–160 million) worldwide, setting several box office records for an Indian film, including the third-highest-grossing Indian film. RRR is nominated in three categories at the 47th Saturn Awards including Best Action / Adventure Film, Best International Film, and Best Director.

Plot

In 1920, during the British Raj, tyrannical administrator Scott Buxton and his sadistic wife Catherine visit a forest in Adilabad, where they forcefully abduct Malli, a young girl with a talent for artistry, from the Gond tribe. Enraged by the act, the tribe's guardian Komaram Bheem, embarks to Delhi with the intent of rescuing her, under the guise of Muslim man named Akhtar. Elsewhere, the Nizamate of Hyderabad, sympathetic to the Raj, warns Scott's office of the impending danger. Undeterred, Catherine enlists the assistance of A. Rama Raju, an ambitious officer in the Indian Imperial Police to quell the threat. Embarking on his new assignment, Raju and his uncle, Venkateswarulu, attend several pro-independence gatherings in the hopes of finding clues. His opinions attract the attention of Lachhu, Bheem's gullible aide.

Falling for Raju's trickery, he attempts to induct him into Bheem's plot, only to flee when he discovers his true identity. A short while later, both Bheem and Raju encounter each other; unaware of their opposing identities and intentions, they unite to save a boy from a train wreck, sparking a friendship between the two. Over time, the two grow close to each other. Raju subsequently assists Bheem in courting Jenny, Scott's niece, unaware of his intention to infiltrate Scott's residence. While attending a party there at the behest of Jenny, Bheem discovers Malli being held in captivity; he subsequently vows to free her. Meanwhile, Raju deduces Lachhu's covert identity and whereabouts; he subsequently apprehends him. While interrogating him, Lachhu goads a banded krait into attacking Raju; he thereafter warns him of his imminent fate and that the antidote is only known to the Gonds.

Dazed, Raju approaches Bheem, who immediately tends to him. Noticing similar religious features between Lachhu and Bheem, Raju deduces his true intentions. Regardless, Bheem divulges his tribal identity and his mission, still unaware of Raju's covert identity. At an event held in Scott's honor, Bheem's men barge into his residence with a lorry filled with wild animals, which creates havoc among the assembled guests. The animals maul Scott's guards, allowing Bheem to briefly fight; however, Raju arrives and subsequently discloses to him of Scott's intention to kill Malli; he surrenders out of obligation. In the aftermath of the incident, Raju is promoted for thwarting Bheem, yet, he is absorbed with guilt over his own actions, recalling his own pro-nationalistic background and his actual alter-ego as a mole within the police.

At Bheem's public flogging, Raju attempts to persuade him into recanting his actions; the former chooses to be flogged instead. Resisting his injuries, Bheem sings in defiance, which incites an assembled crowd into rebelling. The riot further enlightens Raju, who finally realizes the recklessness of his actions. Determined to save his friend, he persuades Scott to secretly execute Bheem whilst preparing an ambush to save him; nevertheless, Scott deduces his plot. Whilst managing to rescue Malli from Scott's men, Raju is grievously injured. Bheem, who had simultaneously managed to free himself, mistakenly interprets Raju's actions as an attempt to kill Malli; he bludgeons him before escaping with her. Months later, Bheem, who had escaped with Malli to Hathras, is cornered by the colonial authorities; he narrowly avoids being exposed when Sita, Raju's fiancée, repels them by claiming of a smallpox endemic as a pretext.

Unaware of Bheem's identity, she reveals Raju's actual, anti-colonial objectives and of his impending execution. Crestfallen upon realizing his own folly, Bheem vows to save him. With the assistance of a sympathetic Jenny, Bheem infiltrates the barracks where Raju is detained and frees him, alerting multiple soldiers in the process. Defeating them, the pair retreat to a nearby forest, where they decimate more soldiers with the use of a longbow taken from a Ram shrine. Taking the fight to Scott, the pair hurl a flaming motorcycle into the barracks' magazines, which consequently ignites. The subsequent explosion kills many within Scott's company, including Catherine. Having finally cornered a wounded Scott, Raju has Bheem execute him with an English rifle, fulfilling their respective objectives. They subsequently steal a cache of Scott's weaponry, later reuniting with Sita and Jenny.

Cast

Production

Development

Alluri Sitarama Raju (left) and Komaram Bheem (right), the real-life Indian revolutionaries whose lives were fictionalised in the film

In October 2017, in an interview with Variety, S. S. Rajamouli announced two projects after Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) with producers D. V. V. Danayya of DVV Entertainment and K. L. Narayana. Rajamouli prioritised his work on the former, which was touted to be a social drama film, and which would be followed by Narayana's production with actor Mahesh Babu.[6] In November 2017, Rajamouli shared a picture with N. T. Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan through his social media handles, hinting their inclusion in the film.[7]

The film was officially announced in March 2018,[8] with the tentative title RRR, an abbreviation for Rajamouli, Ram Charan, and Rama Rao.[9] The tentative title RRR was later confirmed to be the film's official title as Rajamouli felt that a universal title across the languages was essential for a film of such scale.[10][11] Rajamouli's father V. Vijayendra Prasad gave the original story and Rajamouli scripted the film, which he worked on for six months.[12] In September 2018, writer Sai Madhav Burra was signed for the dialogues for the film in the primary language (Telugu),[13] whereas dialogues in other versions were written by Madhan Karky (Tamil),[14] Varadaraj Chikkaballapura (Kannada),[15] Mamkombu Gopalakrishnan (Malayalam),[16] and Riya Mukherjee (Hindi).[17] Rajamouli retained several technicians from his previous projects. The crew consists of M. M. Keeravani as the music director, K. K. Senthil Kumar as the director of photography, A. Sreekar Prasad as the film editor, Sabu Cyril as the production designer, V. Srinivas Mohan handling the visual effects supervision, and Rama Rajamouli as the costume designer.[18] Nick Powell was the stunt director for the film, and handled the choreography for the climax action sequences in the film.[19] Prior to the start of film production, both Rama Rao and Charan had attended a special workshop in mid-November 2018, in order to train physically and intensively for their roles in the film.[20][21]

RRR is an entirely fictitious story incorporating the lives of two real-life Indian revolutionaries, namely Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, who fought against the British Raj and the Nizam of Hyderabad respectively. Charan plays Rama Raju while Rama Rao plays Komaram Bheem. The plot explores their stay in Delhi of the 1920s before they begin the fight for their country.[22] Rajamouli stated that there had been a coincidence between the two Telugu tribal leaders and the events surrounding over them.[23]

When I read about Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, it was exciting to know that their story is similar. They never met each other. What if they had met? What if they had got inspired by each other? That is what RRR is about. It is completely fictitious. The film is mounted on a very large scale. We had to do a lot of research for it. To know costumes, their dialect, their way of living and that is why it took so much time for us to get this together.

— S. S. Rajamouli[24]

In March 2019, Rajamouli revealed that the film's core idea came from The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), saying that he was fascinated by "how a character named Che transforms into a revolutionary called Guevara and have structured the characters of my protagonists around a common point, on similar lines". In December 2021, in a press meet in Chennai, Rajamouli noted, "Inglorious Basterds is one of the biggest inspirations when it comes to my films, specifically RRR. I was shell shocked when Hitler dies in the film, and how the film brings it off as a big surprise."[25][26]

Casting

Alia Bhatt (top), Ray Stevenson (middle) and Ajay Devgn (bottom) made their debut in Telugu cinema (Tollywood) through this film.

In March 2019, Rajamouli finalized the cast. The film marks the Telugu debut of Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt.[27][28][29] Bhatt was paired opposite Charan in the role of Sita, while Devgn would have an extended cameo.[30] Tamil actor Samuthirakani was roped in to play a crucial role.[29] British actress Daisy Edgar-Jones was signed to be paired opposite Rama Rao,[29] however, she left the project in April 2019 citing personal reasons.[31] Olivia Morris was cast as her replacement in November 2019. The same month, Hollywood actor Ray Stevenson of Thor fame, was cast as the lead antagonist Scott, with Alison Doody roped in to play Lady Scott.[32] Chakri, Varun Buddhadev and Spandan Chaturvedi were the child artists for the film.[33]

In an interview with Deadline Hollywood, Rama Rao said that they had carried out major research to portray their characters on screen. He was put on an 18-month training programme to get the right physical appearance.[34] The Hans India reported in March 2019 that Devgn will appear in the second half of the film during the flashback episodes.[35] Reports claimed that Keerthy Suresh and Priyamani were approached for a role in the film,[36][37] before Shriya Saran confirmed her role opposite Devgn in June 2020.[38] Rahul Ramakrishna,[39] Chatrapathi Sekhar[40] and Rajeev Kanakala are cast in other supporting roles.[41]

In June 2020, Bhatt was trolled by the netizens following the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, where she was accused of nepotism. A few fans also called to replace Bhatt in RRR.[42][43] However, Bhatt denied the news of her leaving the film and being replaced by Priyanka Chopra,[44] and joined the sets in December 2020.[45] She learnt to speak Telugu for the film.[46][47]

Design

Sabu Cyril served as the production designer for RRR.[18] Prior to starting the first shooting schedule, the team had constructed a set at an aluminium factory located in Hyderabad, for filming an action sequence.[48][49] A manduva house was constructed for the film actors and technicians.[50] The Aluminium factory set designed was considered the major filming location[citation needed] where the first schedule of the film's shooting was held.[48] In June 2020, it was reported that 18 crore (US$2.3 million) was spent for a set replicating an entire village in Gandipet, where the team planned to film the sequences in this location post-COVID-19 lockdown.[51] A set resembling the 20th-century Delhi was recreated at the Ramoji Film City,[45] where the team had undergone an extensive action schedule for 50 days, which involved night shoots.[52] Another huge set was constructed by the art direction crew for a song shoot featuring Charan and Bhatt.[53] The song was reported to replicate the 1920s period and had a historical touch.[citation needed] The promotional music video for the film titled "Dosti"[citation needed] was filmed in July 2021, at a specially constructed set at the Annapurna Studios designed by Sabu Cyril and photographed by Dinesh Krishnan.[citation needed][54][55]

Principal photography

The film's launch event with a puja ceremony was held on 11 November 2018, which saw the attendance of noted personalities from the Telugu film industry,[56] including Prabhas and Rana Daggubati, who had worked with Rajamouli in the Baahubali franchise.[57][58] Principal photography of the film commenced on 19 November 2018 in Hyderabad at a specially erected set at an Aluminium factory in the location.[48][49] It is the first Indian film to be shot on Arri Alexa LF and Arri Signature Prime lens.[59] The filming schedule was completed on 6 December 2018.[60] The team took a brief break before commencing the film's second schedule on 21 January 2019 at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad.[61] An action sequence consisting of 1000 artists was filmed during February 2019.[62] An extensive schedule was filmed in Vadodara for 10 days in March 2019.[63] Another schedule was planned in Pune, Maharashtra, however, it was called off following Charan's injury on the sets.[64] Rama Rao too faced a minor injury on the sets,[65] resulting the team to take a break during the schedule.[66] Ram Charan's introduction scene was reportedly shot for 32 days.[67]

 
Araku Valley, where the parts of the film were shot, including the opening scenes

After their recovery, an action sequence featuring Charan, Rama Rao and 2000 junior artists was shot, reportedly at a cost more than 45 crore (US$5.6 million).[68] Introductory sequences of Rama Rao and Charan costed the production upwards of 40 crore (US$5.0 million), a sum considered higher than the total budget of many small Indian films.[69] In August 2019, the production headed to Bulgaria to film the second schedule where the crew shot crucial scenes featuring Rama Rao.[70] The shoot was stalled during October 2019 as Rajamouli had to attend a screening of Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) at the Royal Albert Hall in London.[71]

In November 2019, two key sequences[citation needed] and a song featuring Rama Rao and Charan were filmed at the Ramoji Film City.[72] The film's official social media handle tweeted that 70% of the film's shoot had been wrapped as of November.[73] Rama Rao headed to the Modakondamma Temple forest area in the PaderuAraku road to film a 5-day sequence in December 2019.[74][75][needs copy edit] In January 2020, Charan began shooting for the film at the Vikarabad forest region, where an extensive night shoot was filmed for a week.[75] Ajay Devgn joined the film's shooting schedule on 21 January 2020 and wrapped his portions during February.[citation needed][76] The film was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.[77] After the governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana granted permission to resume film shooting during June 2020,[78] a 2-day trial shoot was planned, but it was halted following the spike in COVID-19 cases in Hyderabad.[79] The filming was resumed in early October 2020 following the ease of the COVID-19 lockdown in India,[80] and Rajamouli shot for the promotional teaser for the film, titled "Ramaraju for Bheem", during this schedule.[81] Abiding to social restrictions related to the pandemic, the production unit was accommodated in a hotel in Madhapur and were barred from coming into contact with outsiders not belonging to the production.[80]

In late-October, the team canned night shoots for the film and stills were revealed by the official social media handles for the film under the tagline #RRRDiaries.[82][83] The action sequences, which took place for 50 days, were completed by the end of November 2020.[52] The production then moved to Mahabaleshwar to film a very brief schedule in early December 2020[clarification needed] and completed within 5 days.[citation needed][84] The production then moved to Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad for further filming.[85][86] Alia Bhatt began filming her portions in Hyderabad in December 2020, during which key scenes involving her were shot.[87][85] The filming of the climax scenes began in January 2021.[85] Action director Nick Powell choreographed a few climax war-sequences in March 2021.[86] A special song shoot featuring Charan and Bhatt was held during the same month.[53] Though the filming was halted again due to the second wave of COVID-19,[88] it was resumed in June 2021.[89] In June 2021, the makers announced that except for two songs, the filming was completed and Charan and Rama Rao had completed their dubbing work in two languages,[90] and had completed the talkie portions for the film.[91] In August 2021, the final schedule of the film took place in Ukraine.[92] The song "Naatu Naatu" was shot during the schedule at Kyiv.[93] Barring a few shots, the entire shoot was completed on 26 August 2021.[94] In an article published in March 2022, by News18, it was reported that at least 3000 technicians have worked on RRR, while nine co-directors also contributed to the film. It took over 300 days to complete the shooting of the film. About 75 days had been allotted to film the action sequences, and 40 fighters from other countries took part in the film. At least 2500 crew people were also hired from London. Overseas locations including Netherlands was also used for shooting some important sequences.[95]

RRR began with a budget of between 350 crore (US$49.7 million) and 400 crore (US$56.8 million) in 2019.[96] However, the budget was overrun by around 150 crore (US$19 million) due to the delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,[97] with the film's final budget estimated to be 550 crore (US$69 million),[98][3] thus making RRR the most expensive Indian film at the time of its release.[99] In March 2022, according to the producer's application to the Government of Andhra Pradesh for ticket price hikes, the film's budget was 336 crore (US$42 million) excluding the Goods and Services Tax and the remunerations of the director and star cast.[100]

Post-production

Post-production of the film began simultaneously with the wrapping-up and continuation of film production. The dubbing process began during April 2020, with Rama Rao and Charan dubbing their portions for the film from their homes, and thus being the first persons to do so.[101][102] Both actors gave voiceovers for each other's introduction teasers.[103][104] In June 2021, the film producers reported that both actors had completed dubbing for the film.[105] On 26 August 2021, after filming was completed, the film entered into an extensive post-production phase.[106] With three years already invested in the film, Rajamouli's decision to spend less time in post-production compared to his other films was due to future commitments, rising production costs, and filming postponements caused by COVID-19 restrictions.[107] The dubbing works were completed by late October 2021.[108] Both Rama Rao and Charan dubbed their lines for four languages for the film, namely Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, and Kannada.[109]

Srinivas Mohan is the visual effects supervisor of the film, along with Framestore and the Moving Picture Company (MPC), the film's principal visual effects studio.[110] Alzahra VFX, NY VFXWaala, Redefine, Knack Studios, Makuta VFX, Digital Domain, Rhythm and Hues Studios, Method Studios, Rodeo FX, Technicolor VFX, Legend3D, The Third Floor, Inc, Clear Angle Studios, Halon Entertainment, 4DMax, and Cinesite, among others, are responsible for some of the other visual effects in the film. In an interview, Mohan discussed the utilization of pre-visualization, gammage[definition needed], lidar scanning, and light stage technology in the film.[111] Extensive visual effects work took place for more than six months during the post-production process.[12]

The final copy of the film was ready by late November 2021, and was submitted to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) that month.[112] On 9 December 2021, the film received a U/A certificate from the Censor Board, with a finalized runtime of 187 minutes.[113]

Themes and influences

"I was interested in the coincidence of these two freedom fighters, both born in Andhra Pradesh and present-day Telangana, at the turn of the 20th century. They left their respective homes, disappeared for three-four years, and then came back to fight against the oppressors. But their modus operandi was the same. They were striking police stations, taking away the guns, arming the people, inspiring the people. Unfortunately, they both died at the hands of the British in the same way. But they never met. I thought: What if we make them meet, create a rift between them, and then make each one inspire the other?"

 — S. S. Rajamouli, on the genesis of the film.[114]

RRR is about an "imaginary friendship between two superheroes," according to Rajamouli.[115] He has said that the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, his home state, also had an impact in the conception of the film. "I had this thought that Komaram Bheem is from the Telangana region and Alluri Sitarama Raju is from the Andhra region. So, if I can bring those two heroes together, it’s my way of saying we are one, we are not separate," Rajamouli told Variety following the film's release.[116]

RRR borrows from India's two major Hindu mythological epics — Ramayana and Mahabharata. The two protagonists of the film, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, who are based on real-life personalities, are also modelled after their namesakes from the Hindu mythology. Rama Raju shares the qualities of supple and skilled Rama of Ramayana while Komaram Bheem is equivalent to muscular and immovable Bhima of Mahabharata. Like Rama Raju and Komaram Bheem, Rama and Bhima never met in mythology. The abduction of Sita, which is the central theme of Ramayana plays out in reverse in RRR, with Rama Raju being captured following a series of events. Komaram Bheem (who is also modeled after Hanuman), carries a message from Sita, and saves Rama Raju.[117]

The Indian Express's Manoj Kumar wrote that unlike other Rajamouli's films, RRR addresses worldly matters such as "racism, shared history of freedom struggle among different communities and the need for interfaith brotherhood."[118] An article was published by The Times of India in April 2022 writing about how pan-Indian films such as RRR are promoting violence. Speaking about the issue, writer V. Vijayendra Prasad told that RRR showcased action as per the story and era it takes place in, not violence.[119]

Kaveree Bamzai of Open magazine writes this about Bheem's attack on the governor's palace, "The animals, ranging from tigers to stags, run riot, tearing the enemy to bits. It is both a metaphor and a state­ment. A metaphor for the weaponisation of the Earth, a foreshadowing of climate change, and a statement on the tribal way of life in which the human apologises to the beast for taking advantage of it." She noted that the film's layered storytelling emphasising the two conflicting ways in which Ram and Bheem fight for India's freedom is a theme that is appropriate to revisit in the nation's 75th year post-independence. She also notes, "The fight against the British is shown to be as plural as the actual freedom struggle was. Bheem, in fact, spends much of the movie disguised as a Muslim mechanic, Akhtar, and is given shelter by a family in Delhi. There is no pandering to the establishment in the movie, a hallmark of most movies emerg­ing out of Bollywood currently."[114]

Countercurrents.org's T. Navin notes, "The friendship which develops between Ram and Bheem (as Akhtar) while attempting to rescue a child is one of human brotherhood. People cutting across all religions and regions are shown participating in their common fight against the Britishers. The film builds idea of love between religions, camaraderie of the struggling people and promotes the idea of inclusion."[120]

Katie Rife of Polygon in her review of the film, felt that — betrayal, loyalty and legacy are the major themes of the film. Also, she opined that "RRR is relatively light on music and romance, devoting much of its screen time to visual spectacle, gonzo action, and patriotic zeal. The dynamic between Bheem and Raju has shades of the macho bromance of John Woo’s 1980s movies, until the film transforms into a superhero team-up".[121] MensXP in their article praising Rajamouli, opined that strong representation of heroism in the film was one of the key reasons for the film's success.[122]

Historical inaccuracies

Akash Poyum, a researcher from the Gond community[123] writing for The Caravan, wrote that the film's depiction of Komaram Bheem[c] as a "noble savage" whom a civilized Rama Raju educates about the oppression, contradicted historical accounts. He found the scene, in which Rama Raju gives Bheem a white flag with the slogan "Jal, Jangal, Zameen" written on it, to be illustrative of the film's appropriation of Gond symbols. He noted that Bheem was described by Austrian ethnologist Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf "as an intelligent young man able to read and write" and that the slogan is attributed to Bheem. He also pointed out that the name Bheem in the Gond community comes from Bheemal Pen, a spirit.[125]

In a piece for The Spectator, British historian Robert Tombs criticized what he perceived as the film's historical inaccuracy in its depiction of the British Raj, which are exaggerated as cruel oppressors (especially that of Governor Buxton and his wife). He described his view that "RRR panders to the reactionary and violent Hindu nationalism that is coming to dominate Indian culture and politics, fanned by the Modi government."[126] The piece went viral on social media, and many Indian users described it as a denial of atrocities committed by the Raj.[127] Lavanya Vemsani, Professor of History at Shawnee State University, and screenwriter Aniruddha Guha criticized the piece on Twitter.[127] Pooja Pillai of The Indian Express argued that "[d]emanding that a mainstream entertainer also be historically accurate is a fool’s game,"[128] and Rajamouli had said beforehand there are no historical facts in his film, only imagination.[129]

Music

Rajamouli's older cousin and regular collaborator M. M. Keeravani composed the score and the soundtrack of the film.[130] The audio rights of the film were purchased for 25 crore (US$3.1 million), by Lahari Music and T-Series, which was a record price for a South Indian album.[131] Lahari Music distributed the soundtrack in all of the South Indian languages, whereas the Hindi soundtrack is marketed by T-Series.[132]

The soundtrack consists of seven original songs composed by Keeravani, namely, "Dosti", "Naatu Naatu", "Janani", "Komuram Bheemudo", "Raamam Raaghavam", "Etthara Jenda", and "Komma Uyyala". Lyrics are written by Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry, Chandrabose, Keeravaani, Suddala Ashok Teja, K. Shiva Dutta and Ramajogayya Sastry.[133]

Marketing

 
Left to right: Rajamouli, Charan, Bhatt, Rama Rao and Danayya at the trailer launch event of the film's Tamil version in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

The filmmakers invited fans to enter a naming contest by submitting their suggestions for the title of RRR in various languages.[134][135] On 25 March 2020, the titles for RRR in various versions were revealed: Raudraṁ Raṇaṁ Rudhiraṁ in Telugu,[136] Rattam Raṇam Rauttiram in Tamil,[137] Raudra Raṇa Rudhira in Kannada, Rudhiram Raṇam Raudhram in Malayalam (all of which translate to 'Rage, War, Blood') and Rise Roar Revolt in Hindi version.[138]

The official social media handle for the film was launched during the film's announcement.[139][140] During the second wave of COVID-19, the movie crew converted the official handle into a COVID-19 helpline offering information regarding the availability of emergency services in Telugu-speaking states as well as safety tips.[141] In August 2021, the team announced that Rama Rao would manage the official Instagram handle for the film.[142] In October 2021, PVR Cinemas announced that more than 850 of its screens would be re-branded as "PVRRR" until the release and run of the film. That same month, Rajamouli and the PVR team unveiled the company's re-branded logo.[143][144] After the song "Naatu Naatu" was released in November 2021,[145] the hook step choreographed by Prem Rakshith and performed by Charan and Rama Rao in the music video went viral.[146] Many have recreated the hook step by recording themselves dancing to the song and posting their videos on social media.[147]

On 22 October 2020, a teaser trailer was released, titled "Ramaraju for Bheem", coinciding with Komaram Bheem's 119th birth anniversary.[148] A controversy was sparked over portrayal of Bheem's character.[149][150] In the video, Rama Rao was seen wearing a skull cap, applying kohl on to his eyes and appearing dressed as a Muslim man.[151] Members from the tribal community of Adilabad and a few netizens have opposed this representation of an Adivasi leader from the Gond tribe, as a Muslim man.[152][153] In November 2020, during a by-election campaign at Dubbaka, Bharatiya Janata Party's Telangana president Bandi Sanjay Kumar warned Rajamouli,[154] and threatened that his cadre will vandalize the theatres and his properties, if he intended to hurt the sentiments of Hindus.[155][156] Later, in an interview with Film Companion's Anupama Chopra in July 2021, writer Vijayendra Prasad clarified about the Bheem's appearance in the film, saying, "He is being [hunted] by the Nizam of Hyderabad. So, he is trying to escape the people from Nizam police. So, what is the best camouflage? Simple. He is playing a Muslim boy in that time so that he won't be [caught]."[157]

The official trailer was initially scheduled to be released on 3 December 2021,[158] but was postponed and released on 8 December 2021 in five languages, including Telugu.[159][160] Trailer launch events were held for the five versions of the film in Mumbai (Hindi),[161] Chennai (Tamil and Malayalam),[162] Bengaluru (Kannada)[163] and Hyderabad (Telugu).[164] Reviewing the trailer The Times of India cited "Goosebumps overloaded".[165] Praising the trailer cut, The Hindu stated "SS Rajamouli promises another epic for the ages".[166] Praising Rajamouli's work, Hindustan Times called it "an epic theatrical experience".[167] Roktim Rajpal of Deccan Herald noted that the film has universal storyline and also felt that it is a "perfect multi-starrer" while comparing it with 1957 epic film Mayabazar.[168]

On 19 December 2021, a pre-release event was held at Gurukul Ground near Film City in Mumbai to promote the film's Hindi version.[169] Hosted by Karan Johar, the team invited Salman Khan as the chief guest.[169] The television streaming rights for the event were acquired by Zee Network. It was telecasted on Zee TV, Zee Cinema and Zee Cinemalu on 31 December 2021.[170] The next day, it was made available on YouTube. To promote the film's Tamil version, a pre-release event was held on 27 December 2021 at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai.[171][172] Udhayanidhi Stalin and Sivakarthikeyan were the chief guests of the event.[173] On 29 December 2021, the team took part in the Malayalam version's pre-release event held at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.[174] Tovino Thomas was the chief guest of the event.[175][176] Soon after, the film's release and promotional activities were postponed. The film producers faced a loss of between 18 crore (US$2.3 million) and 20 crore (US$2.5 million) in promotions, as the film's release was delayed again due to COVID-19.[177][178]

After the film's final release date was announced in late-January 2022, promotions and marketing of the film were restarted. At first, a music video "Etthara Jenda" (in Telugu) was released as RRR Celebration Anthem on 14 March 2022. The song featured Rama Rao, Ram Charan and Alia Bhatt prasing the freedom fighters from various regions of India.[179][180] According to The Times of India, Bhuvan Bam was hired to be part of film's promotions in late 2021.[181] Later, in March 2022 a video was released on Bhuvan Bam's Youtube channel, in which he interviewed Rajamouli, Rama Rao and Ram Charan as part of his show Titu Talks.[182]

Soon after, the team has planned a promotional tour across nine cities on six days starting from 18 March 2022 to 23 March 2022.[183] On the first day of the tour, the team including Rajamouli, Rama Rao and Ram Charan headed to Dubai to participate in an event held at the Dubai Exhibition Centre in Indian Pavilon (as part of the Expo 2020).[184][185] The next day, the team returned to India and attended a press conference in Bangalore.[186][187] On the same day, to promote the Telugu and Kannada versions of the film, a pre-release event was held at Agalagurki in Chikkaballapura district of Karnataka.[188] It was organised by the film's Karnataka distribution company KVN Productions.[189] Chief minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai was the chief guest of the event. The other guests of the event were Shiva Rajkumar and Kanyaboyina Sudhakar (MLA of Chikballapur and Health minister of Karnataka).[190] Suma Kanakala and Anushree have hosted the event. The following day, the team toured Baroda and Delhi.[191] At first, the team visited Statue of Unity making it the first film to visit for promotions.[192] The same day, an event was held by film's Hindi distributor Jayantilal Gada, at the Imperial Hotel in New Delhi where the cast and crew interacted with the media and fans. Aamir Khan was the chief guest of the event.[193] On the fifth day, the team toured Kolkata and Varanasi.[194][195] The team visited the Howrah Bridge in Kolkata and interacted with the local media to promote their film in the region,[196][197] followed by performing the Ganga aarti in Varanasi.[198][199]

Release

Theatrical

RRR was scheduled to have special premieres across India and the United States on 24 March 2022[200][201] before its worldwide theatrical release on 25 March.[202][203] Earlier, it was scheduled to be theatrically released on 30 July 2020.[204] However, in February 2020,[205] the release date was revised to 8 January 2021, a week prior to the Sankranthi festival (14 January 2021).[206][207] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, which led to production disruption, the film's release was put on hold.[208] Rajamouli said that the new release date would be confirmed after the completion of shooting.[209] On the eve of Republic Day (25 January 2021), a 13 October 2021 release date, coinciding with the eve of Dusshera weekend, was announced[210][211] The release date was again deferred, citing theatrical restrictions across the world due to the second wave of COVID-19 and its aftermath.[212][213]

In early October 2021, the theatrical release date was changed to 7 January 2022, ahead of the Sankranthi festival.[214] However, a week before the release, the film producers announced that the film's release would be postponed indefinitely due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, fuelled by the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant.[215][216] In mid-January, two tentative release dates were announced pending the pandemic situation: 18 March 2022 and 28 April 2022.[217][218] Later, the producers finalized a 25 March 2022 release date.[219] The film was intended to be released in Telugu along with the dubbed versions in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and other Indian and foreign languages in 2D, 3D and IMAX formats.[220][221] It is the first Indian film to be released in Dolby Cinema format.[222]

In January 2022, a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in the Telangana High Court to restrain the film for being released, alleging that the film distorts history of Alluri Sita Rama Raju and Komaram Bheem.[223] The High Court quashed the petition in March, observing that film did not tarnish the reputation of two revolutionaries as claimed.[224]

Following political and film industry backlash after reducing ticket prices last year, Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy issued a ticket price hike in Andhra Pradesh in mid-March 2022.[225][226] Per Cinematography Minister Perni Venkataramaiah, the filmmakers received government approval to increase ticket prices by 75 (94¢ US) during the first ten days after the film's 25 March release.[227]

RRR became the first film to be screened in Jammu and Kashmir, after the re-opening of movie theaters in September 2022, which were closed in 1990s following the spread of terrorism and further incidents.[228][229] The film is scheduled to release on 21 October 2022 in Japan in Japanese language.[230]

Screenings and statistics

In November 2021, The Times of India reported that RRR would premiere on over 10,000 screens worldwide, the "highest for an Indian film".[231] In India, the film was estimated to show on over 2,300 screens, with the Telugu version premiering on over 1,000 screens.[232] The Hindi version was reported to showcase on over 793 screens and the Tamil version on over 291 screens.[232] The Kannada and Malayalam-dubbed versions were scheduled for 66 and 62 screens, respectively.[232] The film was set to show on over 1,000 screens in the United Kingdom, including BFI IMAX, the largest cinema screen in the United Kingdom.[233] The film was slated to screen at over 1,150 locations in the United States in around 3,000 theatres and 1,000-odd multiplexes across the country, which was claimed to be a record for an Indian film.[234][235]

The film was planned to be released in IMAX, 3D and Dolby Cinema.[236][237] According to trade sources, the film would screen in over 21 IMAX screens in India and over 100 IMAX theatres overseas, a first for an Indian film.[201] RRR is also the first Indian film to be released in Dolby Cinema in overseas theatres.[237] Sarigama Cinemas, which distributed the film in the United States, planned the film's premiere in large-format resolution DCP at Cinemark XD, also a first for an Indian film.[238]

On 1 June 2022, RRR was screened in over 100 theatres across the United States for a one night event called "#encoRRRe".[239][240] The film was re-released by Variance Films and Potentate Films, in association with its original distributors — Sarigama Cinemas and Rafter Creations.[241] Speaking to Deadline Hollywood, Dylan Marchetti of Variance Films said that "With more than 250 films coming out of Indian annually, RRR could be a gateway drug".[242] In his review of the film Nashville Scene's Jason Shawhan wrote about the event that "the nationwide encore of RRR is American audiences reaching with outstretched arms to something so exciting and rock-solid entertaining that its success already happened without insular traditional media even mentioning it. This isn’t America dipping a toe in Indian cinema — it’s a victory lap".[243] Following the screening, a section of audience perceived the characters Raju and Bheem to be gay partners.[244]

In June 2022, London-based Prince Charles Cinema announced that it will re-release the film on popular demand on 3, 5, and 29 July and 8 August 2022.[245][246] RRR will be screened at TCL Chinese Theatre on 30 September 2022 in IMAX as part of "From Tollywood to Hollywood: The Spectacle & Majesty of S.S. Rajamouli" program of 10th Beyond Festival organized by American Cinematheque in partnership with IMAX, Variance Films, Potentate Films and the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.[247][248][249]

Distribution

Originally, the film made a pre-release earning of 400 crore (US$50 million),[250][251] but the revised pre-release deal was later revealed to be 890 crore (US$110 million), the highest for any Indian film to date.[252][253] The domestic theatrical rights in the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana regions were reported to be under 165 crore (US$21 million).[254] Lyca Productions acquired the film's theatrical distribution rights from Tamil Nadu for 48 crore (US$6.0 million).[255][256] The following month, Pen Studios acquired the theatrical rights for North India under the Pen Marudhar Entertainment banner, in addition to electronic, satellite and digital rights for all language versions.[257][258] The deal for the North Indian theatrical release rights were reported to be under 140 crore (US$18 million).[citation needed] The Kerala theatrical rights were acquired by Shibu Thameens, with Riya Shibu presenting the film under the HR Studios banner. Thameens bought the film's distribution rights for 15 crore (US$1.9 million).[259] The Karnataka theatrical rights were purchased by KVN Entertainment for 45 crore (US$5.6 million).[252] The Arab world theatrical rights were sold to Phars Films for 70 crore (US$8.8 million).[260][261] Dreamz Entertainment distributed the film in United Kingdom and Ireland.[262] Shreyas Media Group's film distribution company Good Cinema Group has acquired the distribution rights for the entire African continent.[263]

Home media

In May 2021, Pen Studios announced that the film's digital rights for Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada versions are acquired by ZEE5[264] while Hindi, English, Portuguese, Korean, Turkish and Spanish versions are acquired by Netflix.[265] Zee Network acquired the satellite rights of the Hindi version and Star India Network acquired the satellite rights of the film's Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada versions.[266][267] The combined deal of post-theatrical streaming and satellite rights were reported to be in the region of 325 crore (US$41 million).[268] The film started streaming on ZEE5 from 20 May 2022 in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada languages while the Hindi version was released on the same day on Netflix.[269][270] The film has also started streaming though Disney+ Hotstar on 26 July 2022 in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada languages.[271][272]

The original Telugu-language version of the film was premiered on television on 14 August 2022 on Star Maa,[273] and registered a television rating point of 19.62 according to Broadcast Audience Research Council, becoming the 11th most viewed film.[274][275][276] On the same day, Malayalam-language version was premiered on Asianet.[277] Unlike the Telugu version, the Malayalam dubbed version registered a TRP rating of 13.70, which is considered to be one of the most viewed films on Malayalam television.[278][279] It is also the second-most viewed Malayalam dubbed Telugu film on the Malayalam television, behind Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.[280] The Hindi-language version was premiered on Zee Cinema UK on 13 August 2022 in the United Kingdom,[281] whereas in India it was premiered on 14 August 2022 on Zee Cinema.[282] The Kannada-language version was premiered on Star Suvarna on 21 August 2022.[283] The Hindi version was again telecasted on Zee Telugu on 11 September 2022.[284]

Critical reception

RRR opened to universal acclaim from both Indian and Western critics.[285][286] Praise was for its screenplay and direction by Rajamouli, the bombastic action sequences, characterization, performances from its leads, and musical numbers.[287] On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 92% of 59 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 8.20/10. The website's consensus reads, "Intoxicatingly over the top, RRR pulls out all the stops to make the absolute most of its 187-minute runtime."[288] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 83 out of 100, based on 15 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[289] In June 2022, the film was ranked 86th globally in the list of Rotten Tomatoes' "The 100 Best Movies 3 hours or Longer", making it the third Indian film to be on the list after Lagaan (12th) and Gangs of Wasseypur (66th).[290][291] USA Today ranked the film #1 in their list of "Best Movies of 2022 so far" in June of the same year.[292]

India

Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the film a rating of 4/5 and termed RRR a solid entertainer that "doesn't make you restless, despite a marathon run time. The screenplay is wonderfully constructed, the twists and turns are attention grabbing and the nail-biting episodes as well as superbly executed action."[293] Roktim Rajpal of Deccan Herald gave the film a rating of 4/5 and wrote "The action-packed climax again hits the right notes as the visuals do the talking, the hallmark of good storytelling".[294] Neeshita Nyayapati of The Times of India gave the film a rating of 3.5/5 and wrote "RRR is not perfection by any means (despite Rajamouli’s best efforts) because after the way he pulls off certain scenes, you wonder if he could’ve done a better job in certain others. But watch this one this weekend if you’ve been pining for a good action packed drama".[295]

Himesh Mankad of Pinkvilla gave the film a rating of 3.5/5 and wrote "RRR has the best action sequences to offer in an Indian film with an unimaginable interval block and a roaring finale".[296] Janani K of India Today gave the film a rating of 3.5/5 and wrote "RRR is a terrific film with brilliant performances and amazing set-pieces".[297] A reviewer from Deccan Chronicle gave the film a rating of 3.5/5 and wrote "RRR is a fantastic film that’s meant for the big screen".[298] Latha Srinivasan of Firstpost gave the film a rating of 3.5/5 and wrote "Ram Charan and Jr NTR's offscreen friendship and camaraderie seep into their onscreen performances, and the organic transformation from strangers to brothers-in-arms has been captured beautifully".[299] Sowmya Rajendran of The News Minute gave the film a rating of 3.5/5 and wrote "RRR is just the kind of visual treat that will bring people back to theatres".[300] Bharathi Pradhan of Lehren gave the film a rating of 3.5/5 and wrote "SSR rescues his adventure with a smorgasbord of skilfully choreographed, shot and performed action pieces that have you cheering lustily, the temporary boredom soon forgotten".[301]

Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express gave the film a rating of 3.5/5 and wrote "The film casts not just one super-star, but two of them – Jr NTR and Ram Charan. The biggest super-star among them all is SS Rajamouli and the audience also saved the loudest ‘taalis’ (claps) for him".[302] Prateek Sur of Outlook India gave the film a rating of 3.5/5 and wrote "The film’s grand representation is what makes this a Must Watch".[303] Stutee Ghosh of The Quint gave the film a rating of 3/5 and wrote "Parts of RRR seem Ridiculous and Reductive it's also absolutely Ravishing and for that it deserves to be seen and enjoyed".[304] Rahul Devulapalli of The Week gave the film a rating of 3/5 and wrote "Visually stunning action sequences, exceptionally synchronised dance moves stand out".[305]

Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV gave the film a rating of 2/5 and wrote "The film rings hollow because it never pauses for breath and does not grant its two male protagonists anything akin to recognizable human qualities although they do constantly harp on love and longing".[306] Sukanya Verna of Rediff gave the film a rating of 2/5 and wrote "A copious amount of blood, beating, crying, saving, sacrificing, nationalism fills up its staggering three hours running time. Emotions run sky high, but you feel nothing".[307]

International

Calling RRR "bigger than Ben-Hur," Deadline Hollywood's Stephanie Bunbury wrote: "RRR is one action crescendo after another, never dull but not exhausting either."[308] In her review for Polygon, Katie Rife stated: "RRR is a busy movie, full of kinetic camerawork, bustling crowd scenes, elaborate set design, expensive-looking CGI, and loud sound effects."[309] Siddhant Adlakha of IndieWire praised Rajamouli's work, M. M. Keeravani's music and acting performances of lead actors. He further wrote that RRR outshines even the director's previous venture Baahubali.[310]

Reviewing the film for The Austin Chronicle, Josh Hurtado called RRR a "bromantic action nirvana." Hurtado stated that Rajamouli turned a "patriotic fantasy" into an "incredibly entertaining reality for fans of big action, big emotions, and big laughs."[311] Joe Leydon in his review for Variety felt RRR was "bigger-than-life and bolder-than-mainstream action-adventure epic."[312] Nicolas Rapold of The New York Times stated: "Rajamouli shoots the film's action with hallucinogenic fervor, supercharging scenes with a shimmering brand of extended slow-motion and C.G.I. that feels less 'generated' than unleashed."[313] Screen International's Tara Judah wrote that RRR was "big, bold and bombastic," feeling the film was "big screen entertainment at its best."[314] Writing for Rolling Stone, David Fear cited the film as "best and most revolutionary of 2022". He further wrote that "RRR is about the movies: the thrill of watching stories told at larger-than-life levels, the joy of watching stars collide, the effort of rendering lavish mythologies at whatever the digital equivalent of 24 frames per second is, the sensation of seeing manufactured movement via gleefully conspicuous special effects bump up against genuine physical effort". Praising the dance number "Naatu Naatu", he stated—"Seriously, the 'Desi Naach' dance sequence feels like a Gene Kelly number dialed up to superhuman levels".[315]

Calling it a "dudes rock movie" Hannah Kinney-Kobre of Pittsburgh City Paper compared RRR with American English-language films and wrote that "the politics that power American blockbusters are milquetoast and/or incomprehensible – the only thing that justifies their plots is the studio executive’s emphasis on recognizable intellectual property as a way to drive up box office totals. If our system can only produce movies that refuse to make the most of their astronomical budgets, why not look elsewhere? RRR is a good place to start".[316] Richard Brody of The New Yorker felt that the film is "of shortcuts and elisions no less relentless than those of American superhero or superstar vehicles, but Rajamouli is an artist of a distinctive temperament and talent". On a final note, he further wrote "The movie’s powerful sense of revolutionary virtue and collective purpose yields to nationalistic pride that's danced and sung with uninhibited joy".[317] Nashville Scene's Jason Shawhan opined that "RRR, in addition to being a historical epic, political drama, action spectacle and bromantic telenovela, is a film that engages with history on its own terms. This isn’t a case of Tollywood aiming for Western wallets".[243] In his review of the film, The Atlantic's David Sims stated: "RRR serves as a reminder of how much modern action usually follows a formula. If wonder is to be consistently found on the big screen, then Hollywood has plenty of new lessons to learn from its best competitor".[318] Praising the film, American screenwriter C. Robert Cargill called it a "craziest, most sincere, weirdest blockbuster".[319][320]

Praising the film's direction and action sequences, The Globe and Mail's Aparita Bhandari opined that the officers of the British Raj are shown as caricatures, which does not add depth to the narrative. There is very little character development, or social or historical context. She further wrote "The female characters barely have a role to play, despite the fact that one of Indian cinema’s leading actresses Alia Bhatt plays Raju’s fiancée".[321] Collider''s Chase Hutchinson stated—"An unrelenting ride of a film that makes blockbusters such as Top Gun: Maverick look like child’s play and leaves whatever is happening in Jurassic World Dominion in its dust, S.S. Rajamouli’s action musical epic RRR is what cinema can only hope to aspire to."[322] Calling it "the craziest movie of the year", Adam Graham of The Detroit News further stated that "RRR's breakout is significant though, and it's the kind of accessible, crossover success story that brings more eyes to different cultures, styles and voices across the globe. Even its subtext is winning favor: the supercharged bromance at the center of the film has been celebrated by some who see Raju and Bheem as gay superheroes acting out a love affair bubbling just below the surface of all those explosions".[323] In an article published by Screen Rant, Mark Donaldson wrote that "RRR's portrayal of the racism and oppression of colonialism makes it vital viewing for Western audiences that are interrogating their own countries' troubling colonial pasts".[324]

A critic writing for Israel newspaper Haaretz, praised Rajamouli's screenplay and his vision to make the film. They further compared RRR with Hollywood films and opined that it is truly an "entertaining film".[325] Comic Book Resources cited it as the "best blockbuster of 2022" and felt that the film "gives Western audiences the chance to experience something new, the biggest and best of Indian cinema".[326] In an article published by The Irish Times, Donald Clarke stated that RRR is "one of the year’s unstoppable cultural phenomena".[327]

American filmmakers Scott Derrickson, James Gunn,[328] and The Russo Brothers[329] have all praised the film, while British director Edgar Wright called it "an absolute blast".[330]

Box office

RRR is estimated to have grossed between 1,150 crore (US$140 million) and 1,200 crore (US$150 million) worldwide by the end of its run.[a] During its theatrical run, RRR became the third highest-grossing Indian film,[333] the second highest-grossing film in India,[334] the second highest-grossing Telugu film,[335] and the highest-grossing film in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, surpassing Rajamouli's previous film Baahubali 2.[336][337] K.G.F: Chapter 2, which released three weeks later, surpassed RRR's worldwide and India gross figures.[338][339] As of 28 May 2022, News18 Telugu estimated that RRR grossed over 1,150 crore (US$140 million) worldwide, with around 415 crore (US$52 million) coming from the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.[340] RRR grossed ₹83.40 crore from Karnataka, ₹77.25 crore from Tamil Nadu, ₹24.25 crore from Kerala, ₹326 crore from the Hindi belt, ₹18.2 crore from the rest of India, and ₹209 crore from the overseas. The report also calculated that the film amassed distributors a share of ₹613.06 crore as opposed to the break-even point of ₹451 crore, earning a profit of ₹160.06 crore from the theatrical revenue.[340]

Taran Adarsh reported that the film had a worldwide gross of 223 crore (US$28 million) on its opening day.[341][342] The Times of India mentioned that the film collected 240 crore (US$30 million) on its opening day worldwide, setting the record for the highest first day total earned by an Indian film. This record was previously held by Rajamouli's Baahubali 2.[343] After the two days of run, the total worldwide gross stood at around 370 crore (US$46 million).[344]

In its opening weekend, it grossed between 450 crore (US$56 million) and 485 crore (US$61 million) worldwide, making it the second biggest opening weekend for an Indian film after Baahubali 2.[345][346] RRR also stood as the top grosser at the global box office during the weekend of 25–27 March 2022.[347] According to data from Screen Australia, the film collected A$2.43 million in its debut week from 133 centers. ABC Australia reported that it is a big debut at the Aussie box office for an Indian film and a non-English language film.[348] RRR's Hindi version domestic weekend collected a net of 74.5 crore (US$9.3 million), slightly lower than the post-pandemic record held by Sooryavanshi in the Hindi film market.[349]

In its first week, RRR grossed 710 crore (US$89 million) worldwide, of which 280 crore (US$35 million) is grossed in its home territory of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.[350] The film grossed 900 crore (US$110 million) worldwide in 10 days.[351][352] The same day, the film entered into profit zone with a distributors' share of 497 crore (US$62 million) by reaching its break even point of 453 crore (US$57 million).[351] In 10 days, RRR became the highest-grossing film in its home territory of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with a gross of over 300 crore (US$38 million), surpassing Baahubali 2.[353] RRR also became the first film to collect a distributor share over 100 crore (US$13 million) in the Nizam territory (Telangana).[354] RRR's Hindi dubbed version netted over 200 crore (US$25 million) in India in 13 days, making the second dubbed film to do so after Baahubali 2.[355]

RRR reached the 1,000 crore (US$130 million) gross mark in 16 days of its run, becoming the third highest-grossing Indian film after Dangal and Baahubali 2.[356] During this period, RRR grossed 382 crore (US$48 million) in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. In the United States, the film grossed over US$13 million, becoming the second highest-grossing Indian film in US after Baahubali 2.[357] RRR also emerged as the highest-grossing Indian film in Australia with a gross of over AU$3.36 million.[358][359] By 22 April 2022, the film grossed US$4.30 million and US$2.30 million in the Middle East and Europe (including United Kingdom).[360] RRR also holds the record for the highest collection in a single screen for any Telugu film, grossing over ₹5 crore in Sudarshan 35 mm, Hyderabad.[361] In mid-May 2022, Los Angeles Times reported that the film grossed US$14.5 million in the United States.[362] Thus, making it the 31st highest-grossing film in the United States of the year.[323] In the opening weekend, the film debuted at no.2 at the United Kingdom box-office with a total gross of £650,204.[363]

In an article published by Gulf News in early-April 2022, it was reported that the film collected a total gross of US$4.3 million in the Middle East from the 10 days of its theatrical run, including US$2.568 million (Dh9.5 million) from United Arab Emirates, US$500,000 from Qatar, US$378,468 from Kuwait and US$290,118 from Saudi Arabia. It was also reported that the film clocked in 230,676 admissions in the same period.[364]

Accolades

Award[d] Date of ceremony[e] Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Film Awards 1 July 2022 Best Picture DVV Entertainment Runner-up [365]
Saturn Awards 25 October 2022 Best International Film Pending [366]
Best Action or Adventure Film Pending
Best Director S. S. Rajamouli Pending

Future

Before the film's release, Rajamouli said that he had no intentions of making a sequel for RRR nor turning it into a franchise.[367] However, writer Vijayendra Prasad said that "they started exploring the idea of sequel and hope to make it happen sometime later."[368] Speaking with Variety, Rama Rao expressed his hope that the world of RRR would be continued as a franchise.[369]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b Some sources state that the film grossed over 1150 crore,[331] while others estimate the gross to be ₹1,200 crore.[332]
  2. ^ The title's expanded form is Raudraṁ Raṇaṁ Rudhiraṁ (transl. "Rage, War, Blood") in Telugu and Rise Roar Revolt in English, but it is commonly referred to as RRR.
  3. ^ described by a reviewer, while pointing out the caste symbolism, as: "The ‘refined’ Ram teaches Bheem the ways of the world, while Bheem ensures Ram never forgets his roots"[124]
  4. ^ Awards, festivals and organizations are in alphabetical order.
  5. ^ Date is linked to the article about the awards held that year, wherever possible.

References

  1. ^ Seta, Fenil (19 March 2022). "RRR Censor report: 'F***ing' and 'B***h' removed from the Telugu version; makers had voluntarily reduced the film's duration by 5 minutes in December 2021". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 21 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Certificate Detail".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ a b "RRR Budget | అంత భారీ బడ్జెట్ తో RRR సినిమాను తెరకెక్కించారా?" [Was RRR movie made on such a huge budget?]. Namasthe Telangana (in Telugu). 15 March 2022.
  4. ^ "RRR". Metacritic.
  5. ^ "RRR Closing Collections : ముగిసిన ఆర్ఆర్ఆర్ థియేట్రికల్ రన్.. టోటల్‌ కలెక్షన్స్ ఇవే." News18 Telugu (in Telugu). Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  6. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (12 October 2017). "'Baahubali' Helmer Sets Next Two Films". Variety.
  7. ^ "After Baahubali, SS Rajamouli (almost) announces next but it has no Prabhas in it". Hindustan Times. 19 November 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  8. ^ "SS Rajamouli confirms Jr NTR-Ram Charan in his next". The Indian Express. 22 March 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  9. ^ "SS Rajamouli's next film to be wrapped up in 18 months?". The News Minute. 9 May 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  10. ^ SS Rajamouli Exclusive Interview About RRR And LockDown | Jr NTR | NTV Entertainment. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  11. ^ Jha, Subhash K. (13 April 2020). ""Initially RRR was just a working title, but it became so popular that we adopt it" – S S Rajamouli". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  12. ^ a b Nyayapati, Neeshita (14 March 2022). "Everything you need to know about SS Rajamouli, Ram Charan and Jr NTR's #RRR". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  13. ^ "'RRR' dialogue writer reveals interesting news about the Ram Charan and NTR starrer". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  14. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H. (7 July 2020). "Madhan Karky reveals interesting details about SS Rajamouli's RRR movie story". www.ibtimes.co.in. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  15. ^ RRR Trailer (Telugu) - NTR, Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt | SS Rajamouli | 25 March 2022, retrieved 9 June 2022
  16. ^ "When I do a Rajamouli film, I also become part of cinema history: Shobi Thilakan". OnManorama. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  17. ^ Shedde, Meenakshi (27 March 2022). "Tutti Frutti RRR". Mid-day. Retrieved 8 June 2022.
  18. ^ a b "SS Rajamouli repeats 'Baahubali' technicians for RRR – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  19. ^ K., Janani (3 March 2021). "SS Rajamouli shoots RRR climax, Hollywood stunt director Nick Powell joins team". India Today. Retrieved 10 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  20. ^ "Production date of SS Rajamouli's film with Ram Charan and Jr NTR announced". The News Minute. 20 February 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  21. ^ "Junior NTR and Ram Charan to attend a special workshop for Rajamouli's multi-starrer". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  22. ^ "'RRR' is fictitious story based on two greatest freedom fighters: SS Rajamouli". The New Indian Express. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  23. ^ "SS Rajamouli's RRR to explore blind spot in history". The Indian Express. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  24. ^ "RRR press meet: Highlights". The Indian Express. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  25. ^ "RRR will be stronger than Baahubali in terms of its emotions - SS Rajamouli". Only Kollywood. 11 December 2021. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  26. ^ Srinivas, Siddarth. "RRR Chennai Press Meet - Rajamouli". Twitter. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  27. ^ Kumar, Karthik (14 March 2019). "Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn's Telugu debut confirmed in SS Rajamouli's RRR". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 8 June 2022.
  28. ^ "Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn roped in for Rajamouli's RRR; film releases on 30 July, 2020". Deccan Chronicle. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  29. ^ a b c "SS Rajamouli ropes in Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn for 'RRR'". The Hindu. 14 March 2019. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  30. ^ "Alia Bhatt to play Sita in Rajamouli's 'RRR'". The News Minute. 18 March 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  31. ^ "Daisy Edgar Jones opens up about quitting 'RRR', says 'I am unable to participate'". DNA India. 6 April 2019. Retrieved 18 June 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  32. ^ "SS Rajamouli casts 'Thor' star Ray Stevenson and actresses Olivia Morris, Alison Doody in 'RRR'". The Hindu. 20 November 2019. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  33. ^ "RRR: Meet the child artists of the Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt starrer". The Times of India. 28 September 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  34. ^ Grater, Tom (12 May 2021). "'RRR' Star Jr NTR Gives First Interview About Mega-Budget Action Pic From 'Baahubali' Director S.S. Rajamouli". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 13 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  35. ^ Vyas (16 March 2019). "Runtime Of Ajay Devgan's Role In RRR Revealed!". The Hans India. Retrieved 14 July 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  36. ^ "Priyamani to star in #RRR?". The Times of India. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  37. ^ "Keerthy Suresh in talks to star in SS Rajamouli's '#RRR'". The Times of India. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  38. ^ "Shriya Saran confirms her presence in Rajamouli's RRR. Likely to play Ajay Devgn's wife". The Times of India. 8 June 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  39. ^ "Talented comedian postpones his marriage for films – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  40. ^ "RRR: "తారక్‌ను మూడు గెటప్స్‌లో చూశాను, ఫ్యాన్స్‌కి పండగే"" [RRR: "Saw Tarak in three getups, a festival for fans"]. Samayam Telugu (in Telugu). The Times of India. 30 January 2020. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  41. ^ Hymavathi, Ravali (25 March 2022). "RRR: Junior NTR Pens A Gratitude Note As Fans Are Showing Off Unconditional Love". The Hans India. Retrieved 8 June 2022.
  42. ^ Kumar, K. Naresh (22 June 2020). "Have Alia Bhatt's tweets on Sushant affected Rajamouli's RRR?". The Hans India. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  43. ^ Poonacha, Sahitya P. (26 June 2020). "Alia Bhatt will not be leaving SS Rajamouli's RRR; rumours shut down". International Business Times. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  44. ^ ""Not true," says Alia Bhatt about Priyanka Chopra replacing her in RRR". Bollywood Hungama. 24 August 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  45. ^ a b "Alia Bhatt joins SS Rajamouli's RRR shoot in Hyderabad". Mumbai Mirror. 7 December 2020. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  46. ^ "Alia Bhatt opens up about shooting in Telugu for 'RRR', reveals she was speaking her lines in her sleep". The Times of India. 24 December 2020. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  47. ^ "During the lockdown, I learned to speak Telugu over Zoom calls: Alia Bhatt". The Times of India. 12 December 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  48. ^ a b c "First schedule of SS Rajamouli's multi-starrer 'RRR' wrapped up". The News Minute. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  49. ^ a b "Jr NTR and Ram Charan'S RRR goes on the floors". The Indian Express. 19 November 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  50. ^ "Lavish 'Manduva' House for Rajamouli & Co on the sets of RRR – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  51. ^ "Rs 18 crore! Is that the whopping amount spent on new set of SS Rajamouli's RRR in Hyderabad?". www.zoomtventertainment.com. 3 June 2020. Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  52. ^ a b "'RRR' team wraps up major action sequence in 50-day long schedule". The News Minute. 30 November 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  53. ^ a b "RRR team to shoot a song features Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt this weekend". The Times of India. 8 March 2021. Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  54. ^ "RRR: Anirudh Ravichander and MM Keeravani have a music session for Ram Charan, Jr NTR, Alia Bhatt starrer". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 July 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  55. ^ "RRR special promo song goes on floors in Hyderabad". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  56. ^ Gabbeta, Ranjith Kumar (11 November 2018). "SS Rajamouli's RRR launched in Hyderabad". The Indian Express. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  57. ^ Chaubey, Pranita (11 November 2018). "RRR: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati And Others Attend S Rajamouli's Film Launch". NDTV.com. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  58. ^ "Prabhas surprises SS Rajamouli, Ram Charan and Jr NTR at RRR launch. See pics". Hindustan Times. 11 November 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  59. ^ "Rajamouli introduces new technology in his next". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  60. ^ Kavirayani, Suresh (8 December 2018). "Rajamouli completes first shooting schedule for RRR". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 2 April 2022.
  61. ^ "#RRR': The second schedule of the SS Rajamouli's film starts today in Hyderabad". The Times of India. 21 January 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  62. ^ "RRR Buzz: 1000 fighters roped in for Ram Charan's action sequence?". The Times of India. 8 February 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  63. ^ "'RRR': SS Rajamouli's next to be shot in Maharashtra and Gujarat – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  64. ^ "Ram Charan's injury stalls RRR shoot in Pune". The Indian Express. 3 April 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  65. ^ "After Ram Charan, Jr NTR gets injured on the sets of RRR?". India Today. 24 April 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  66. ^ "Wow! Epic action-sequence for Rajamouli's RRR will cost a whopping Rs 45 crore". The Times of India. 7 June 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  67. ^ "Can you guess how many days it took to shoot Ram Charan's opening scene in 'RRR'?". The Times of India. 5 June 2022. Retrieved 6 June 2022.
  68. ^ Singh, Deepali (7 June 2019). "Rs 45-crore action sequence for SS Rajamouli's RRR! Details out". DNA India. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  69. ^ "S.S. Rajamouli to have one of the biggest opening scenes for Ram Charan and Jr NTR starrer 'RRR'". The Times of India. 7 July 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  70. ^ "RRR: Bulgaria schedule of SS Rajamouli's film begins". The Times of India. 27 August 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  71. ^ "Jr NTR and Ram Charan's RRR shoot put on hold". The Times of India. 17 October 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  72. ^ "RRR buzz: Ram Charan and Junior NTR to shake their leg for a special folk song?". The Times of India. 13 November 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  73. ^ "RRR massive update! 70% shoot wrapped up; antagonists and replacement for Daisy Edgar Jones to be announced". The Times of India. 19 November 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  74. ^ "RRR UPDATE! 'Komaram Bheem' Junior NTR heads to Vizag for shoot; gets papped at airport". The Times of India. 10 December 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  75. ^ a b "RRR Update! Ram Charan's night shoots in Vikarabad forests?". The Times of India. 9 January 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  76. ^ "RRR: Ajay Devgn Begins Shooting For SS Rajamouli's Film, Co-Starring Alia Bhatt, Ram Charan And Jr NTR". NDTV. 21 January 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  77. ^ "S.S. Rajamouli resumes shoot of long-delayed 'RRR' in Hyderabad". mint. 6 October 2020. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  78. ^ "SS Rajamouli can't wait to be back on RRR sets: Shares a throwback photo". The Times of India. 10 June 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  79. ^ "RRR Trial Shoot cancelled due to sudden spike in COVID-19 cases? Deets Inside!". The Times of India. 18 June 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  80. ^ a b "SS Rajamouli resumes shooting for RRR". The New Indian Express. 5 October 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  81. ^ "Ramaraju For Bheem teaser for RRR: Jr NTR introduced as Komaram Bheem by Ram Charan". The Times of India. 22 October 2022. Retrieved 6 April 2022.
  82. ^ "RRR update: Night shooting for SS Rajamouli's Ram Charan and Jr NTR starrer progressing at brisk pace". The Times of India. 28 October 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  83. ^ "RRR: SS Rajamouli's Ram Charan and Jr NTR starrer shoot glimpse". The Times of India. 8 November 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  84. ^ "Spotted: Jr NTR returns back to Hyderabad after shooting for RRR in Mahabaleshwar". The Times of India. 4 December 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  85. ^ a b c "Ram Charan and Jr NTR commence climax shoot for SS Rajamouli's RRR". The Times of India. 19 January 2021. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  86. ^ a b "Hollywood action choreographer Nick Powell joins the sets for RRR climax". The Times of India. 3 March 2021. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  87. ^ K., Janani (6 December 2020). "Alia Bhatt finally joins team RRR for shooting in Hyderabad. See stunning pic". India Today. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  88. ^ "Jr NTR, Ram Charan's 'RRR' release delayed again due to pandemic? - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  89. ^ "RRR update: Ram Charan resumes shooting for SS Rajamouli's film post-lockdown – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  90. ^ "SS Rajamouli's RRR shoot 'moving at rapid pace', only 2 songs left to shoot". The Indian Express. 29 June 2021. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  91. ^ "#BigUpdate: SS Rajamouli's 'RRR' talkie portion completed – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  92. ^ "Ram Charan and Jr NTR head back to Hyderabad after wrapping up RRR Ukraine schedule". India Today. 19 August 2021.
  93. ^ "Jr NTR on how 'Naatu Naatu' challenged him, Ram Charan – Telugu News". IndiaGlitz.com. 23 November 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  94. ^ "SS Rajamouli's RRR wraps filming". The Indian Express. 26 August 2021.
  95. ^ "3000 Technicians to 300 Days of Shooting, What Went Into the Making of RRR". News18. 25 March 2022. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  96. ^ "RRR budget revealed. The amount of Jr NTR and Ram Charan film will blow your mind". India Today. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  97. ^ Bhopatkar, Tejashree (30 December 2021). "SS Rajamouli: My family members are ruthless critics; they show no mercy in ripping apart my films if they don't like anything". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 August 2022. Yes, it has increased. When we are spending hundreds of crores and when the whole world stops for the pandemic, the interest rates won't stop, they keep continuing. So the budgets increase. Because when the film is for three years, the cost of production will increase, the material will increase from year to year. So the budget has increased but that's fine!. And yes, the budget has exceeded 'Baahubali'.
  98. ^ "RRR: జక్కన్న భారీ ప్లాన్.. ప్రమోషన్స్ కే రూ.20 కోట్లు!" [Jakkanna's grand plan..1000 crore target .. Rs 20 crore for promotions only!]. Sakshi (in Telugu). 28 October 2021.
  99. ^ Singh, Nonika (25 March 2022). "It's 'Roaring' for attention". Tribune India. the most expensive Indian film (its budget of Rs 550 crore far exceeds Rajamouli’s previous magnum opus Baahubali)
  100. ^ "SS Rajamouli's RRR made on budget of ₹336 crore, amount excludes Ram Charan, Jr NTR and Alia Bhatt's salaries". Hindustan Times. 18 March 2022.
  101. ^ "Jr NTR, Ram Charan begin dubbing for SS Rajamouli's 'RRR' from home: Report". DNA India. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  102. ^ "RRR Buzz: Ram Charan and NTR kick-off dubbing formalities at home? - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  103. ^ "Ram Charan's voiceover turns out to be the biggest highlight of RRR Hindi teaser". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  104. ^ "Jr NTR, Ram Charan begin dubbing for SS Rajamouli's magnum opus RRR". Hindustan Times. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  105. ^ "SS Rajamouli's RRR nears completion as Jr NTR, Ram Charan finish dubbing in two languages-Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 29 June 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  106. ^ "RRR shoot wrapped, post-production work is on!". Sify. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  107. ^ "Will His Decision Cost RRR?". mirchi9.com. 12 July 2021. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  108. ^ "Dubbing of SS Rajamouli's 'RRR' in Full Swing; Film to Premiere in Multiple Languages". News18. 11 October 2021. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  109. ^ "RRR: Among 4 Languages My Dubbing is Best in Kannada as per SS Rajamouli: Ram Charan". www.ibtimes.co.in. 10 December 2021. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  110. ^ "All we know about SS Rajamouli's VFX-heavy project 'RRR' so far". AnimationXpress. 31 March 2020. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  111. ^ "The teaser of SS Rajamouli's upcoming VFX-rich actioner 'RRR' is out, here's what we know so far". AnimationXpress. 21 October 2020. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  112. ^ "RRR Movie Censor Report: సెన్సార్ పూర్తి చేసుకున్న 'ఆర్ఆర్ఆర్'.. మూవీ రన్ టైమ్ ఎంతంటే?". Zee News Telugu (in Telugu). 9 December 2021. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  113. ^ "RRR: Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Ram Charan, Jr NTR Starrer's Gets THIS Certificate". ZEE5. 9 December 2021. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  114. ^ a b Bamzai, Kaveree (1 April 2022). "Cinema's Biggest Mythmaker". Open The Magazine. Retrieved 26 June 2022.
  115. ^ Varma, Lipika (29 October 2021). "RRR is about an imaginary friendship between two superheroes: Rajamouli". Deccan Chronicle.
  116. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (1 April 2022). "Indian Hitmaker S.S. Rajamouli Unpacks 'RRR' Success, Sets Mahesh Babu Project (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.
  117. ^ "Mythological themes of SS Rajamouli's RRR: How Jr NTR, Ram Charan film borrows from Ramayan, Mahabharat". The Indian Express. 27 March 2022.
  118. ^ Kumar R, Manoj (29 March 2022). "SS Rajamouli's RRR is a hat tip to diversity, thumbs down to hate". The Indian Express.
  119. ^ "#BigStory: Are pan-India films promoting too much violence? - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  120. ^ Navin, T (31 March 2022). "Why RRR Is Not A Hindutva Propagating Film | Countercurrents.org". Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  121. ^ Rife, Katie (25 March 2022). "The Indian action epic RRR finds the universal thrills in revolution". Polygon. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  122. ^ "With 'RRR' Blockbuster Success, 5 Things Every Filmmaker Should Learn From SS Rajamouli". www.mensxp.com. 5 April 2022. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  123. ^ "Komaram Bheem: A forgotten Adivasi leader who gave the slogan 'Jal Jangal Jameen'". Adivasi Resurgence. 16 October 2016.
  124. ^ Das, Tina (25 March 2022). "SS Rajamouli's RRR is everything you expect it to be – freedom struggle on Baahubali scale". The Print.
  125. ^ Poyum, Akash (1 May 2022). "Identity Theft: SS Rajamouli's dehumanising portrayal of the Gond community". The Caravan. The casting choice is in keeping with the right-wing agenda of spreading Brahminism among Adivasis. Moreover, when Alluri writes "Jal, jangal, zameen"—a slogan said to have been coined by Komaram—on the white flag, which is a sacred Gond symbol, he is not only appropriating an articulation of Adivasi demands and desecrating a religious symbol but also using a language that has been a colonising force for the erasure of Adivasi knowledge and culture.
  126. ^ Tombs, Robert (19 July 2022). "What Netflix's RRR gets wrong about the British Raj". The Spectator. Retrieved 10 August 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  127. ^ a b Narang, Gaurvi (21 July 2022). "'Casting the British as villains to make up heroic stories' — Cambridge professor's take on RRR". ThePrint. Retrieved 10 August 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  128. ^ Pillai, Pooja (25 July 2022). "RRR is a potboiler, not a history lesson". The Indian Express. Retrieved 10 August 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  129. ^ Varma, Lipika (29 October 2021). "RRR is about an imaginary friendship between two superheroes: Rajamouli". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 14 September 2022.
  130. ^ Purushothaman, Kirubhakar (14 March 2019). "RRR: Story, budget, full cast and all you need to know about SS Rajamouli film". India Today. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  131. ^ "T-Series and Lahari Music acquire RRR music rights". India Today. 27 July 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  132. ^ "T-series acquires music rights for SS Rajamouli's 'RRR' starring Ram Charan, Jr. NTR, Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  133. ^ "RRR Music Review". Indiaglitz. 26 November 2021.
  134. ^ "Title Contest For RRR – Golden Opportunity For The Fans". Sakshi Post. 1 May 2019. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  135. ^ "Title of Rajamouli's 'RRR' announced". The News Minute. 25 March 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  136. ^ "RRR poster: SS Rajamouli's next titled Roudram Ranam Rudhiram, unites Ram Charan, Jr NTR, Ajay Devgn. Watch video". Hindustan Times. 25 March 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  137. ^ "'Ratham Ranam Rowthiram': Jr NTR reveals the role of Ram Charan in the film – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  138. ^ "'Baahubali' filmmaker SS Rajamouli's next titled 'Rise Roar Revolt'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  139. ^ K., Janani (16 July 2021). "SS Rajamouli thanks RRR team and audience as making video trends on social media". India Today. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  140. ^ "Waiting for RRR promotions? Read this – Telugu News". IndiaGlitz.com. 15 January 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  141. ^ "RRR movie's Twitter handle turns Covid helpline". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  142. ^ "RRR promotions in full swing: NTR to takeover RRRMovie Insta account". 123telugu.com. 8 August 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  143. ^ "RRR's Marketing Masterstroke! Multiplex Brand PVR's Name Changed to PVRRR for Few Months Just for SS Rajamouli's Film". LatestLY. 29 October 2021. Retrieved 30 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  144. ^ "SS Rajamouli and PVR collaborate for a first of its kind association; PVR will now be referred to as PVRRR". Bollywood Hungama. 19 October 2021. Retrieved 30 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  145. ^ "RRR song Naatu Naatu: Ram Charan, Jr NTR raise a storm. Watch". The Indian Express. 11 November 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  146. ^ "RRR के 'Naatu Naatu' गाने का ऐसा खुमार, फ्रांस के दो शख्स का खुली सड़क पर डांस". आज तक (in Hindi). 13 December 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  147. ^ "African TikTok Sensation Kili Paul Dances To RRR Song Naatu Naatu". Sakshi Post. 24 December 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  148. ^ "SS Rajamouli directorial 'RRR' lands in political trouble over teaser featuring Bheem's character as Muslim". WION. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  149. ^ "Who Was Komaram Bheem and Why is SS Rajamouli's 'RRR' Under Fire?". TheQuint. 2 November 2020. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  150. ^ "FPJ Explains: What's controversial about SS Rajamouli's portrayal of Komaram Bheem in 'RRR'?". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  151. ^ "The controversies around Jr NTR's character Komaram Bheem in Rajamouli's 'RRR'". The News Minute. 26 October 2020. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  152. ^ "RRR: Controversy erupts over Jr. NTR wearing a Muslim skullcap; tribal community threatens to 'dig SS Rajamouli's grave'". Bollywood Life. 25 October 2020. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  153. ^ "Jr NTR's RRR Controversy: Komaram Bheem's grandson threatens to protest against the film; Here's why". PINKVILLA. 26 October 2020. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  154. ^ "Will set fire to every theatre showing RRR: BJP's Bandi Sanjay Kumar warns Rajamouli". The Indian Express. 3 November 2020. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  155. ^ "'RRR' controversy: Telangana BJP Chief threatens violence if Bheem's portrayal remains unchanged". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  156. ^ "SS Rajamouli Targeted by Telangana BJP Leaders Over Representation of Komaram Bheem in RRR: Report". News18. 2 November 2020. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  157. ^ "Vijayendra Prasad addresses RRR controversies, says SS Rajamouli film 'cannot be compared to Baahubali'". The Indian Express. 21 July 2021. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  158. ^ Roy Chowdhury, Rishita (1 December 2021). "Ram Charan and Jr NTR's RRR trailer launch postponed due to 'unforeseen circumstances'". India Today. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  159. ^ "'RRR' trailer: SS Rajamouli promises another epic for the ages". The Hindu. 9 December 2021. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  160. ^ "RRR trailer: Jr NTR fights off tiger, promises to give up life for 'brother' Ram Charan; Alia Bhatt gets no lines. Watch". Hindustan Times. 9 December 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  161. ^ "'RRR' trailer launch event: Jr NTR and Alia Bhatt make a head-turning appearance – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  162. ^ "Team of RRR come down to Chennai for a special event today". Only Kollywood. 10 December 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  163. ^ "After stunning in red saree, Alia Bhatt opts for black ethnic look worth Rs 1.25 lakh for RRR trailer launch event in Bangalore". Zoom TV. 10 December 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  164. ^ "At RRR Media Interaction in Hyderabad, Alia Bhatt Impresses Everyone With Her Telugu". News18. 13 December 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  165. ^ "Jr NTR, Ram Charan's 'RRR' trailer review: Goosebumps overloaded". The Times of India. 9 December 2021. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  166. ^ The Hindu Net Desk (9 December 2021). "'RRR' trailer: SS Rajamouli promises another epic for the ages". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  167. ^ "RRR trailer: Jr NTR fights off tiger, promises to give up life for 'brother' Ram Charan; Alia Bhatt gets no lines. Watch". Hindustan Times. 9 December 2021. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  168. ^ "'RRR' trailer: S S Rajamouli's new movie is a potential blockbuster". Deccan Herald. 9 December 2021. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  169. ^ a b "'RRR' pre-release event: All you need to know about the big event in Mumbai! - Times of India". Pehal News. 20 December 2021. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  170. ^ "The most wanted stream of RRR, Mumbai's pre release event will telecast on december 31st". flashmorning.com. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  171. ^ "Siva Karthikeyan grabbed all attention at RRR event?". indiaherald.com. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  172. ^ "RRR pre release event: Ram Charan, Jr NTR & SS Rajamouli pose for PICS; Sivakartikeyan, Udhay Stalin attend it". PINKVILLA. 28 December 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  173. ^ "Sivakarthikeyan graces the 'RRR' pre-release event in Chennai as the chief guest; fans laud the star – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  174. ^ "'RRR' team to have a massive pre-release event in Kerala: Details inside! - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  175. ^ "RRR Event: Ram Charan & Jr NTR flaunt their dapper contrasting looks; Tovino Thomas graces as a guest; PICS". PINKVILLA. 30 December 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  176. ^ "RRR: Tovino Thomas Graces The Kerala Pre-Release Event With SS Rajamouli, Ram Charan & Jr NTR". www.filmibeat.com. 29 December 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  177. ^ "RRR Makers Face Loss of Rs 18 Crore on Promotions After Covid Delays Release; Ram Charan, Jr NTR Upset". News18. 4 January 2022. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  178. ^ "RRR: Rs. 18 Crores go waste on promotions of Ram Charan and NTR Jr starrer". 3 January 2022. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  179. ^ "'RRR' movie; SS.Rajamouli's innovative, digitalised marketing approach helped its success...! - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  180. ^ "'RRR' anthem 'Etthara Jenda' is impactful and keeps up with the buzz". OnManorama. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  181. ^ "Is this why the 'RRR' team is holding suspense about their announcement tomorrow? Details Inside - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  182. ^ "Bhuvan Bam to promote SS Rajamouli's 'RRR' from today - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  183. ^ Hymavathi, Ravali (17 March 2022). "RRR Team Plans A Marathon Promotional Tour And Are All Set To Visit 9 Cities In 7 Days". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  184. ^ "RRR Cast Special Appearance | World Expo". virtualexpo.world. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  185. ^ "Ram Charan travels with his dog for RRR promotions in Dubai, Jr NTR cannot resist giving him a few pets. See pics". Hindustan Times. 18 March 2022. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  186. ^ Telugu, ntv (19 March 2022). "RRR Press Meet : ముందుగా అనుకున్న రిలీజ్ డేట్ ఇది కాదట !!". NTV (in Telugu). Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  187. ^ Telugu, ntv (19 March 2022). "RRR Press Meet : రాజమౌళిని విలన్ చేసేసిన ఎన్టీఆర్". NTV (in Telugu). Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  188. ^ "RRR pre-release event in Karnataka: CM Bommai chief guest". ETV Bharat News. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  189. ^ "RRR Pre Release Event : ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರಿಂದ ನೂಕು ನುಗ್ಗಲು, ಪೊಲೀಸರಿಂದ ಲಘು ಲಾಠಿ ಪ್ರಹಾರ!". Zee News Kannada (in Kannada). 19 March 2022. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  190. ^ "RRR's Grant Pre-release Event to Have Karnataka CM as Chief Guest. Other Guests on List". News18. 17 March 2022. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  191. ^ Yadav, Prerna (20 March 2022). "Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Rajamouli's 'RRR' becomes first film to mark its presence at Statue of Unity". www.indiatvnews.com. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  192. ^ "Rajamouli's 'RRR' is the first film to visit Statue of Unity for promotions". Zee News. 20 March 2022. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  193. ^ "Aamir Khan joins the cast of RRR at Imperial Hotel in Delhi". filmfare.com. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  194. ^ Hymavathi, Ravali (22 March 2022). "RRR Team Promote Their Movie On Kolkata's Popular Howrah Bridge". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  195. ^ "RRR: प्रमोशन के आखिरी दिन वाराणसी पहुंचे एनटीआर जूनियर, राम चरण और एसएस राजामौली, गंगा आरती में लिया हिस्सा". Amar Ujala (in Hindi). Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  196. ^ "RRR Promotions: Ram Charan, Jr NTR & SS Rajamouli look uber cool as they pose at Howrah Bridge; PICS". PINKVILLA. 22 March 2022. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  197. ^ ananda, abp (22 March 2022). "কলকাতায় 'আর আর আর' ছবির প্রচারে রাজামৌলি-জুনিয়র এনটিআর-রাম চরণ". bengali.abplive.com (in Bengali). Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  198. ^ "Ram Charan, Jr NTR conclude 'RRR' promotions by performing Ganga aarti". Zee News. 22 March 2022. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  199. ^ "RRR team in Varanasi: Ram Charan, Jr NTR and SS Rajamouli visit the divine city - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  200. ^ "Rajamouli planning Early Premieres for RRR". Telugu360.com. 12 March 2022. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  201. ^ a b "Samuthirakani shares sneak-peek from RRR sets. See pic". India Today. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  202. ^ "Breaking: Ram Charan and Jr NTR starrer RRR to release in theatres on March 25". Bollywood Hungama. 31 January 2022. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  203. ^ "RRR will be bigger than Baahubali : Rajamouli". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  204. ^ "'We are going to be in theatres on July 30, 2020': SS Rajamouli's RRR finally has a release date!". DNA India. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  205. ^ "RRR to hit screens on January 8, 2021". The Indian Express. 5 February 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  206. ^ "SS Rajamouli's RRR, Starring Ajay Devgn, Ram Charan And Jr NTR, Gets New Release Date". NDTV.com. 5 February 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  207. ^ Sunder, Gautam (5 February 2020). "SS Rajamouli's period epic 'RRR' to release on January 8, 2021". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  208. ^ "SS Rajamouli's RRR will not release on January 8, 2021, confirms producer DVV Danayya". www.zoomtventertainment.com. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  209. ^ "Chiranjeevi and Aamir Khan to lend their voice for Rajamouli's 'RRR'?". The News Minute. 27 November 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  210. ^ "SS Rajamouli's 'RRR' slated to release on October 13". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  211. ^ "SS Rajamouli Announces the Release Date of 'RRR'". TheQuint. 25 January 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  212. ^ "SS Rajamouli's 'RRR' to not release on October 13 this year, new dates to be announced soon". Times of India. 11 September 2021. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  213. ^ "Rajamouli's RRR will not release on October 13". The News Minute. 12 September 2021. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  214. ^ Janani K. (2 October 2021). "Jr NTR and Ram Charan's RRR to release in theatres on Ja . New poster out". India Today. Retrieved 2 October 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  215. ^ K., Janani (1 January 2022). "Jr NTR and Ram Charan's RRR postponed indefinitely due to spike in Covid-19 cases". India Today. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  216. ^ "SS Rajamouli's RRR release postponed indefinitely in wake of Omicron COVID-19 pandemic". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  217. ^ Britto, Anita (25 January 2022). "Two release dates for RRR leaves producers in a fix, reveal trade experts". India Today. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  218. ^ Jha, Lata (25 January 2022). "Rajmouli's 'RRR' weighs in on release dates in March and April". mint. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  219. ^ Roy Chowdhury, Rishita (31 January 2022). "Jr NTR and Ram Charan's RRR to release on March 25 in multiple languages". India Today. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  220. ^ Jha, Lata (31 May 2021). "Ram Charan's 'RRR' to release in English, Korean, among other foreign languages". mint. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  221. ^ "RRR to release in seven international languages". dtNext.in. 29 May 2021. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  222. ^ "RRR first Indian film to be released in Dolby cinema format". ap7am.com. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  223. ^ "PIL Filed Against SS Rajamouli's 'RRR' At Telangana High Court". Outlook India. 6 January 2022. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  224. ^ "Telangana High Court Quashes PIL Demanding Stay Order Against SS Rajamouli's RRR". News18. 16 March 2022. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  225. ^ "Andhra Pradesh govt allows cinemas to increase ticket prices". Deccan Herald. 8 March 2022. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  226. ^ "Ahead of RRR and Radhe Shyam's Release, Andhra Govt Revises Ticket Prices. Details Here". News18. 8 March 2022. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  227. ^ "Pay Rs 75 more for RRR in Andhra movie theatres for first 10 days". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  228. ^ Karan, Rewati (18 September 2022). "Back to the movies: After decades of closure, Kashmir opens 2 cinema halls on 'historic' Sunday". ThePrint. Retrieved 22 September 2022.
  229. ^ "RRR becomes the first film to be screened in Kashmir after 1990". 123Telugu. 20 September 2022. Retrieved 22 September 2022.
  230. ^ "'RRR' set for Japan premiere in October". The Print. PTI. 21 July 2022. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  231. ^ "'RRR' to get the biggest ever release in Indian cinema with 10000 screens? - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  232. ^ a b c "SS Rajamouli's RRR to get Highest Ever 1000 Screens in Telugu? All you Need to Know". News18. 23 December 2021. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  233. ^ "RRR: First Indian Movie to screen at UK's biggest BFI Imax!". www.moviecrow.com. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  234. ^ "S S Rajamouli's 'RRR' to release in nearly 1,000 multiplexes in US". Deccan Herald. 5 December 2021. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  235. ^ "RRR to Premiere in Recording-Breaking 1150 Locations Across USA". News18. 16 March 2022. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  236. ^ Jha, Lata (12 March 2022). "SS Rajamouli's 'RRR' to release in IMAX". mint. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  237. ^ a b "RRR: Jr. NTR, Ram Charan's Action Drama Becomes India's First Film To Release in Dolby Cinema". LatestLY. 13 March 2022. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  238. ^ "'RRR': XD screening for this Indian movie is a first! - Telugu News". IndiaGlitz.com. 18 March 2022. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  239. ^ "Indian action blockbuster 'RRR' roars back to theaters for one-night event". Los Angeles Times. 14 May 2022.
  240. ^ "RRR Returns For a One Night Only #encoRRRe in The U.S. This June". ScreenAnarchy. 16 May 2022.
  241. ^ "Variance Films and Potentate Films Team Up for Re-release of RRR". Boxoffice. 19 May 2022. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  242. ^ Goldsmith, Jill (10 June 2022). "Blockbuster 'RRR' Is Back, This Time At Arthouses In A New Move For Indian Film – Specialty Preview". Deadline. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  243. ^ a b Shawhan, Jason. "The Outsized RRR Engages With History on Its Own Terms". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 5 June 2022.
  244. ^ "RRR a big hit at #encoRRRe, US fans call bromance between Ram Charan-Jr NTR 'heartwarmingly gay'". The Indian Express. 3 June 2022. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  245. ^ Today, Telangana (21 June 2022). "SS Rajamouli's RRR returns to silver screen in London on 'popular demand'". Telangana Today. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  246. ^ India, The Hans (21 June 2022). "SS Rajamouli's Blockbuster RRR Movie Returns to London's Silver Screen on Demand". The Hans India. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  247. ^ Yamato, Jen (7 September 2022). "Indian action hit 'RRR' eyes Oscars, sets Beyond Fest S.S. Rajamouli retrospective". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  248. ^ Oddo, Marco Vito (7 September 2022). "Beyond Fest to Feature Special Tollywood Programming With 'RRR' Director S.S. Rajamouli". Collider. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  249. ^ "BEYOND FEST ANNOUNCES 'FROM TOLLYWOOD TO HOLLYWOOD – Beyond Fest". Beyond Fest. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  250. ^ "SS Rajamouli's RRR does pre-release business of Rs 400 crore, breaks Baahubali 2's record". Hindustan Times. 11 February 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  251. ^ "RRR has earned Rs 400 crore even before release, breaking Baahubali 2 record". India Today. 12 February 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  252. ^ a b "RRR: The pre-release business of Ram Charan-Jr NTR's film creates all-time record — deets inside". Bollywood Life. 1 April 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  253. ^ "RRR Pre-Release Business: SS Rajamouli's period drama collects Rs 900 crore already – creates all time record". PINKVILLA. 1 April 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  254. ^ "Lyca productions bags theatrical distribution rights for 'RRR' in TN". The News Minute. 18 February 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  255. ^ K., Janani (17 February 2021). "RRR Tamil Nadu theatrical rights snapped by Lyca Productions". India Today. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  256. ^ "Theatrical distribution rights of SS Rajamouli's RRR acquired by Lyca Productions". The Indian Express. 17 February 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  257. ^ "Pen Studios acquires North Indian theatrical rights of SS Rajamouli's RRR, starring Ram Charan and Jr NTR". Firstpost. 1 April 2021. Retrieved 1 April 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  258. ^ Staff Writer (3 April 2021). "Ajay Devgn's 'RRR' sells rights for ₹350 crore". mint. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  259. ^ "SS Rajamouli's 'RRR' Kerala distribution rights acquired by Thameens Films". OnManorama. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  260. ^ "RRR's overseas rights sold for a bomb". 123telugu.com. 25 January 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  261. ^ "#RRR: Overseas theatrical rights of SS Rajamouli's next sold for Rs 70 crore – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  262. ^ "'The Batman,' 'RRR' Rule U.K. Box Office". news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  263. ^ "RRR : 'ఆర్ఆర్ఆర్' సరికొత్త రికార్డ్.. మొదటిసారి పలు ఆఫ్రికా దేశాల్లో తెలుగు సినిమా రిలీజ్." 10TV (in Telugu). 19 March 2022. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  264. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (26 May 2021). "S.S. Rajamouli Blockbuster 'RRR' to Stream on Netflix, ZEE5 Post-Theatrical". Variety. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  265. ^ "ZEE5 and Netflix acquire streaming rights of SS Rajamouli's RRR". The Indian Express. 27 May 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  266. ^ Upadhyaya, Prakash (21 May 2021). "Junior NTR, Ramcharan's RRR Digital and Satellite Price Sold for a Record Price". www.ibtimes.co.in. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  267. ^ "Zee Group snapped post-release digital and satellite rights of RRR for 325 crores!". Sify. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  268. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: SS Rajamouli's RRR post release digital and satellite rights sold for Rs 325 crore – BIGGEST DEAL". PINKVILLA. 21 May 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  269. ^ "Stage is set for OTT release of 'RRR'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 13 May 2022.
  270. ^ "SS Rajamouli's RRR (Hindi) starring Ram Charan and Jr. NTR to premiere on Netflix on May 20, 2022". Bollywood Hungama. 19 May 2022. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  271. ^ Sreeharsha, Gopagani (26 July 2022). "బిగ్ సర్ ప్రైజ్.. డిస్నీ ప్లస్ హాట్ స్టార్ లోకి వచ్చేసిన RRR". Asianet Telugu (in Telugu). Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  272. ^ "RRR is now streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar". 123Telugu. 26 July 2022. Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  273. ^ "SS Rajamouli's RRR All Set For World Television Premiere On Star Maa". News18. 6 August 2022. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  274. ^ "RRR Trp Rating: బుల్లితెర‌పై రాజ‌మౌళికి షాక్ – టీఆర్‌పీ రేటింగ్స్ టాప్ టెన్ సినిమాల్లో ఆర్ఆర్ఆర్ కు దక్కనిచోటు". Hindustan Times Telugu (in Telugu). 25 August 2022. Retrieved 26 August 2022.
  275. ^ "Tollywood Top 10 TRP Ratings: టీవీలో RRRకు షాకింగ్ రేటింగ్.. స్మాల్ స్క్రీన్ పై సత్తా చూపించిన టాప్ సినిమాలు ఇవే." News18 Telugu (in Telugu). 25 August 2022. Retrieved 26 August 2022.
  276. ^ Thummala, Mohan (26 August 2022). "RRR విషయంలో జక్కన్నకు మరో షాక్.. వార్నీ సాయి ప‌ల్ల‌వి సినిమా అంత కూడా లేదా!". Samayam Telugu (in Telugu). Retrieved 26 August 2022.
  277. ^ Jha, Lata (13 August 2022). "Disney Star to host satellite premiere of 'RRR'". Mint. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  278. ^ Rajpal, Roktim (26 August 2022). "RRR TV premiere: Jr NTR, Ram Charan's film receives record viewership in Malayalam but not in Telugu". India Today. Retrieved 26 August 2022.
  279. ^ "RRR TRP Ratings Out!". Koimoi. 26 August 2022. Retrieved 26 August 2022.
  280. ^ "Decent TRP in Telugu for RRR; Malayalam version sets a record". 123Telugu. 25 August 2022. Retrieved 26 August 2022.
  281. ^ "Date & time confirmed for ZEE Cinema UK premiere of 'RRR'". BizAsia. 31 July 2022. Retrieved 1 August 2022.
  282. ^ "RRR locks its Hindi world television premiere date". 123Telugu. 29 July 2022. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  283. ^ "ಐತಿಹಾಸಿಕ ಚರಿತ್ರೆಯುಳ್ಳ ಕಥೆ, ಕಲ್ಪನೆಗೂ ಮೀರಿದ ದೃಶ್ಯ ಸಂಗ್ರಹಣೆ, ಭಾರತೀಯ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗದಲ್ಲಿ ದಾಖಲೆ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಸಿದ ಸಿನಿಮಾ RRR, ಮೊಟ್ಟಮೊದಲ ಬಾರಿಗೆ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಸ್ಟಾರ್ ಸುವರ್ಣ tvಯಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಭಾನುವಾರ ಸಂಜೆ 5 ಗಂಟೆಗೆ". Twitter. 17 August 2022. Retrieved 18 August 2022.
  284. ^ "Zee Telugu to make your Sunday more special with telecast of 'RRR'". Telangana Today. 7 September 2022. Retrieved 12 September 2022.
  285. ^ "'RRR' Craze Has Taken over the World and These Tweets are Proof". News18. 15 June 2022. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  286. ^ "RRR is the crowd-pleasing thrill ride you didn't know you had to see". The A.V. Club. 16 June 2022. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  287. ^ "'RRR' day 1 box office collection: S S Rajamouli's film opens to a sensational response". Deccan Herald. 26 March 2022. The biggie has received positive reviews with critics praising the performances and screenplay.
  288. ^ "RRR". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  289. ^ "RRR". Metacritic. Red Ventures.
  290. ^ Watson, Shweta (4 June 2022). "'RRR' makes it to Rotten Tomatoes' list of 100 best movies 3 hours or longer". Telangana Today. Retrieved 5 June 2022.
  291. ^ "#RRRMovie Joins the Ranks Among These Incredible Epics. - Latest Tweet by Rotten Tomatoes | 🎥 LatestLY". LatestLY. 2 June 2022. Retrieved 5 June 2022.
  292. ^ Truitt, Brian. "The 10 best movies of 2022 so far, definitively ranked (from 'Top Gun: Maverick' to 'RRR')". USA Today. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  293. ^ "RRR Movie Review: A film that's meant for the big screen RRR is a teRRRific entertainer". Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  294. ^ "'RRR' movie review: Jr NTR delivers career-best performance in S S Rajamouli's masterpiece". Deccan Herald. 25 March 2022. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  295. ^ "RRR Movie Review: Rajamouli delivers a power-packed entertainer". The Times Of India. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  296. ^ "RRR Movie Review: SS Rajamouli creates a Revolution with Roaring Action & Riveting Drama". Pinkvilla. 25 March 2022. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  297. ^ "RRR Movie Review: Rajamouli scores big, Jr NTR, Ram Charan deliver career-best performances!". India Today. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  298. ^ "RRR movie review". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  299. ^ "RRR movie review: SS Rajamouli, Ram Charan, Jr NTR make a lavish meal of a fairly simple storyline". Firstpost. 25 March 2022. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  300. ^ "RRR review: SS Rajamouli film is a visual treat that takes several creative liberties". The News Minute. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  301. ^ "RRR Review: Spectacular 2-Man Army". Lehren. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  302. ^ Gupta, Shubhra (26 March 2022). "RRR movie review: SS Rajamouli delivers an epic mythological action superhero bromance". The Indian Express. New Delhi. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  303. ^ "'RRR' Movie Review: SS Rajamouli, Ram Charan And Jr NTR Bring In An Epic Scale Big-Screen Entertainer". Outlook India. 25 March 2022. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  304. ^ "'RRR' Movie Review: SS Rajamouli Mounts Yet Another Riveting Visual Spectacle". The Quint. 25 March 2022. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  305. ^ "'RRR' review: A grand take on tribal valour". The Week. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  306. ^ "RRR Review: Jr NTR, Ram Charan Give Sweeping Saga Of Hyper-Heroism All They Have". NDTV. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  307. ^ "RRR Review". Rediff. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  308. ^ Bunbury, Stephanie (25 March 2022). "'RRR' Review: Jr NTR & Ram Charan In S.S. Rajamouli's Latest Epic". Deadline Hollywood.
  309. ^ Rife, Katie (25 March 2022). "The Indian action epic RRR finds the universal thrills in revolution". Polygon.
  310. ^ "'RRR' Review: A Magnificent Cinematic Explosion". IndieWire. 26 March 2022. Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  311. ^ Hurtado, Josh (1 April 2022). "Movie Review: RRR". The Austin Chronicle.
  312. ^ Leydon, Joe (4 April 2022). "'RRR' Review: Telugu Cinema Superstars N.T. Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan Shine in a Splendidly Exciting Epic". Variety.
  313. ^ Rapold, Nicolas (5 April 2022). "'RRR' Review: A Hero (or Two) Shall Rise". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 6 April 2022.
  314. ^ Judah, Tara (8 April 2022). "'RRR': Review". Screen. Retrieved 9 April 2022.
  315. ^ Fear, David (1 June 2022). "'RRR' Is the Best — and Most Revolutionary — Blockbuster of 2022". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2 June 2022.
  316. ^ Kinney-Kobre, Hannah. "RRR brings Tollywood, dudes rock-style to the Harris Theater". Pittsburgh City Paper. Retrieved 5 June 2022.
  317. ^ "The Netflix Hit "RRR" Is a Political Screed, an Action Bonanza, and an Exhilarating Musical". The New Yorker. 2 June 2022. Retrieved 5 June 2022.
  318. ^ Sims, David (7 June 2022). "The Indian Action Blockbuster That Should Make Hollywood Jealous". The Atlantic. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  319. ^ "C. Robert Cargill calls RRR the 'craziest' blockbuster he has ever watched". The Telegraph. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  320. ^ "SS Rajamouli's RRR gets shoutout from Doctor Strange screenwriter C. Robert Cargill: 'Craziest, weirdest blockbuster'". Hindustan Times. 7 June 2022. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  321. ^ Bhandari, Aparita (9 June 2022). "Review: Why you need to watch Netflix's RRR, the action phenomenon taking India, and the world, by storm". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  322. ^ Hutchinson, Chase (10 June 2022). "'RRR', the Action Musical Putting Other Summer Blockbusters to Shame". Collider. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  323. ^ a b Graham, Adam (10 June 2022). "Explosions, tigers and bromance: 'RRR' is the action epic you must see". The Detroit News. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  324. ^ Donaldson, Mark (14 June 2022). "Is RRR Based On A True Story?". Screen Rant. Retrieved 15 June 2022.
  325. ^ "RRR: למי שרוצה לדעת איך נראה קוקאין בצורת סרט". Haaretz (in Hebrew). Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  326. ^ Sevverlz, Mayoorhan (21 June 2022). "Why RRR Is the Best Blockbuster of 2022". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  327. ^ Clarke, Donald (30 July 2022). "Exuberant Indian epic RRR reaches new audiences". The Irish Times. Retrieved 1 August 2022.
  328. ^ "James Gunn Joins Scott Derrickson As Marvel Directors Praise SS Rajamouli's Movie Starring Ram Charan And Jr NTR". Mashable. 18 July 2022. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  329. ^ "Russo Brothers heap praise on RRR, Rajamouli says response from West surprising". ETV Bharat News. 31 July 2022. Retrieved 15 August 2022.
  330. ^ @edgarwright (13 August 2022). "Finally saw @RRRMovie on the big screen at the @BFI with a great crowd. What an absolute blast. So entertaining. The only film I have ever seen where the intermission card itself got a round of applause" (Tweet). Retrieved 15 August 2022 – via Twitter.
  331. ^
  332. ^
  333. ^ "'RRR' box office update: S S Rajamouli's film beats 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' to become third highest-grossing Indian movie". Deccan Herald. 9 April 2022.
  334. ^ Singh, Jatinder (1 April 2022). "SS Rajamouli's RRR First Week Box Office; Emerges Second Biggest Grosser in India zooming ahead of Dangal". Pinkvilla.
  335. ^ Rosser, Michael (7 April 2022). "India's S.S. Rajamouli on filming hit 'RRR' in Ukraine, next project with Mahesh Babu". Screen International.
  336. ^ "Rajamouli's RRR surpasses Baahubali to become the second highest grossing Telugu film in Tamil Nadu". OTTPlay. 3 April 2022.
  337. ^ "Box Office: Top Grossers in AP/TS; SS Rajamouli takes the crown again with RRR". Pinkvilla. 4 April 2022. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  338. ^ K., Janani (5 May 2022). "KGF Chapter 2 box office collection Day 21: Yash's film beats RRR, becomes 2nd highest-grosser in India". India Today.
  339. ^ "KGF 2 box office collection: Yash starrer takes box office by storm, mints Rs 1217 cr worldwide". WION. 22 May 2022.
  340. ^ a b Thanjavur, Kiran Kumar (28 May 2022). "RRR Closing Collections : ముగిసిన ఆర్ఆర్ఆర్ థియేట్రికల్ రన్.. టోటల్ కలెక్షన్స్ ఇవే". News18 Telugu (in Telugu).
  341. ^ "RRR Box Office Collection Day 1: SS Rajamouli Film Collects Rs 223 Cr, Beats Baahubali 2's Earnings". News18. 26 March 2022. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  342. ^ "RRR box office collection Day 1: SS Rajamouli beats his own record, Ram Charan-Jr NTR-starrer makes Rs 223 crore". Indian Express. 27 March 2022. Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  343. ^ "'RRR' Box Office collections day 1: SS. Rajamouli film mints over Rs 240 crores; deets inside!". The Times of India. 26 March 2022. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  344. ^ "RRR 2 days Box Office Collection: SS Rajamouli's Film Earns over Rs 370 crore". IB Times. 27 March 2022.
  345. ^ "'RRR' box office collection day 3: SS. Rajamouli's film rules the world box-office from March 25th to 27th (weekend)". Times of India. 28 March 2022.
  346. ^ "RRR Box Office Worldwide: SS Rajamouli film goes on a rampage globally; collects Rs. 485 crores to emerge the No. 1 film worldwide over the weekend". Bollywood Hungama. 28 March 2022. Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  347. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (27 March 2022). "'RRR' Has Roaring Debut; 'The Batman' Rises To $673M WW; 'Lost City' Finds Strong Early Start – International Box Office". Deadline. Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  348. ^ "Indian film RRR wins big at Aussie box office". ABC News. 8 April 2022. Retrieved 17 April 2022.
  349. ^ "Top Opening Weekends Post Pandemic - RRR Second - Box Office India". Box office India. 28 March 2022.
  350. ^ Thanjavur, Kiran Kumar (1 April 2022). "RRR 1st Week WW Collections : ఆర్ఆర్ఆర్ మొదటి వారం కలెక్షన్స్.. ఏడు రోజుల్లో రూ. 700 కోట్ల క్లబ్‌లో సెన్సేషన్." News 18 (in Telugu).
  351. ^ a b Boddula, Sunil (4 April 2022). "RRR టార్గెట్ ఫినిష్.. 10 రోజుల్లోనే భారీ లాభాలు! 1000 కోట్లకు చేరువలో." Samayam Telugu (in Telugu).
  352. ^ "RRR Box Office Collection Day 10: 'आरआरआर' हिंदी का कलेक्शन 200 करोड़ के पार, अब इस अगले धमाके की तैयारी". Amar Ujala (in Hindi). 4 April 2022.
  353. ^ Singh, Jatinder (4 April 2022). "Box Office: Top Grossers in AP/TS; SS Rajamouli takes the crown again with RRR". Pinkvilla. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  354. ^ Krishna, Vamshi (6 April 2022). "RRR Movie : నైజాంలో రూ.100 కోట్లు...చరిత్ర సృష్టించిన RRR". TV5 (India) (in Telugu). Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  355. ^ "RRR Box Office: SS Rajamouli's film enters Rs. 200 Crore Club, is only the second dubbed film after his Baahubali: The Conclusion to achieve this feat". Bollywood Hungama. 7 April 2022. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  356. ^ "SS Rajamouli's 'RRR' breaks all records, enters 1000 crore club worldwide!". Zee News. 10 April 2022.
  357. ^ "RRR Collections : బాక్సాఫీస్ దగ్గర ఆర్ ఆర్ ఆర్ ప్రభంజనం.. ప్రపంచవ్యాప్తంగా 1000 కోట్ల వసూలు." News18 Telugu (in Telugu). 10 April 2022.
  358. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "RRR Box Office Collection | India | Day Wise | Box Office - Bollywood Hungama". Retrieved 17 April 2022.
  359. ^ "RRR Box Office: Film surpasses Padmaavat; becomes All Time Highest Grosser at the Australia box office". Bollywood Hungama. 8 April 2022.
  360. ^ "Box Office: RRR rises to $24 million Internationally, Worldwide nears Rs. 900 crores". PINKVILLA. 4 April 2022. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  361. ^ "సింగిల్ థియేటర్ లో రూ.5 కోట్లు గ్రాస్..ఆర్ఆర్ఆర్ అరుదైన రికార్డు". Namasthe Telangana (in Telugu). 8 May 2022.
  362. ^ Yamato, Jen (14 May 2022). "Indian action blockbuster 'RRR' roars back to theaters for one-night event". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2 June 2022.
  363. ^ Dalton2022-03-28T13:33:00+01:00, Ben. "Tollywood drama 'RRR' scores third place at UK-Ireland box office as 'The Batman' tops £35m". Screen. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  364. ^ "Rajamouli's 'RRR' storms UAE box office, releases in a 3D format". gulfnews.com. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  365. ^ "RRR beats Top Gun Maverick, The Batman to finish second best film at Hollywood Critics Association Awards 2022". Hindustan Times. 2 July 2022. Retrieved 3 July 2022.
  366. ^ Tinoco, Armando (12 August 2022). "Saturn Awards Nominations". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  367. ^ "RRR will be bigger than Baahubali : Rajamouli". The New Indian Express. 16 March 2022.
  368. ^ "Started exploring possibilities for 'RRR' sequel: Vijayendra Prasad". Telangana Today. 3 April 2022.
  369. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (5 April 2022). "India's NTR Jr Says Hit Film 'RRR' Has Sequel and Franchise Potential (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.

External links