RRR’s ‘unbelievable’ triumph, according to SS Rajamouli: Normally, everything is over in a month when we release a film, but…

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RRR’s ‘unbelievable’ triumph, according to SS Rajamouli: Normally, everything is over in a month when we release a film, but…

SS Rajamouli spoke up about RRR’s massive popularity and lengthy run, saying that typically when he releases a picture, ‘everything is over in a month,’ but not with RRR. He described it as ‘unstoppable.’

Even months after its theatrical premiere, filmmaker SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus RRR, which is one of India’s highest-grossing films ever and is presently on a steady run in Japan, is still attempting to figure out why the film is being hailed by the foreign public, particularly in the West. SS Rajamouli has described RRR’s streak as “unbelievable,” and believes it is “unstoppable.”

SS Rajamouli on RRR's 'unbelievable' success: It seems unstoppable -  Hindustan Times

RRR, which was released in theatres in March of this year, is a fictional drama set in the pre-independence era of the 1920s and is based on the lives of two genuine heroes and well-known revolutionaries – Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem. Ram Charan played Ram, while Jr NTR played Bheem. RRR is now enjoying a strong run in Japan, where it has surpassed Rajinikanth’s Muthu to become the second highest-grossing Indian film of all time.

In an interview with Screen Daily, SS Rajamouli discussed RRR’s massive success and its extended run. “It’s incredible. Normally, when we release a film, everything is over in a month, but not with RRR. “It appears unstoppable,” observed SS Rajamouli.

Ram Charan, Junior NTR and SS Rajamouli pray at the Golden Temple for RRR's  success

“I’m trying to figure out why westerners adore the picture so much,” he added. According to what I’ve seen on social media, it’s a mix of shameless super-heroism and the surprising transition from action to romance, comedy, dancing, and action. In India, though, this is how we tell stories. “There is something here for everyone.”

The film was recently shown at TCL Chinese Theatre and garnered a positive reception from the crowd. According to Deadline, the theatre’s 932 seats were sold out in 20 minutes. The picture earned $21,000 from a single showing, bringing its total box-office profits from re-release to $221,156.

RRR has recently received accolades from Hollywood giants such as Danny DeVito, Edgar Wright, the Russo Brothers, James Gunn, and Scott Derrickson, among others. In a recent interview with India Today, Hollywood veteran Danny Devito stated of the film, “A few days ago, I watched RRR… it was really good!”







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