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RRR trailer launch LIVE UPDATES: Samantha Ruth Prabhu is in awe of Ram Charan’s transformation

SS Rajamouli has seemingly left no stone unturned to make RRR an international film in terms of scale and scope. It looks like the cinematic event to kickstart the new year.

Written by Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai |
Updated: December 9, 2021 5:58:27 pm
RRRRRR will hit screens on January 7.

The trailer for SS Rajamouli’s much-awaited star-studded period action drama RRR was unveiled today. This is Rajamouli’s first film after his ultra-successful Baahubali series of films, thus the excitement about RRR is high. He is known for big-screen spectacles, and this film appears no different.

Rajamouli has seemingly left no stone unturned to make RRR an international film in terms of scale and scope. It looks like the cinematic event to kickstart the new year.

The film, written by KV Vijayendra Prasad, stars Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Olivia Morris, Ray Stevenson, and Alison Doody.

RRR tells a fictional story inspired by Telugu freedom fighters Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem. While Ram Charan will be seen in the role of Sitarama, Jr NTR essays Komaram in RRR.

After missing its theatrical release multiple times due to the pandemic, the film, bankrolled by DVV Danayya of DVV Entertainments, is finally set to hit the screens on January 7 worldwide, just a week ahead of the Sankranti festival. The film will clash with several other major blockbusters including Prabhas’ Radhe Shyam and Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiyawadi at the box office.

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17:58 (IST)09 Dec 2021

After watching RRR trailer, actor Sushanth A, "Speechless!!! Emotions, Action, Visuals!! 😮 Now, to somehow Keep Calm & wait for Jan 7th! 🔥🔥🔥#RRRTrailer"

17:25 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Samantha Ruth Prabhu believes Jr NTR can do 'anything with that fire' in his eyes

Samantha Ruth Prabhu is left 'speechless' after watching the RRR trailer. He also believes JR NTR can do anything with that 'fire' in his eyes.

17:05 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Samantha Ruth Prabhu praises Ram Charan's transformation

Samantha Ruth Prabhi is in awe of Ram Charan's transformation for RRR. Sharing a still from the trailer, she wrote, "The best transformation I have seen on screen @AlwaysRamCharan.. absolutely owned it .. in the best form ever #RRRTrailer."

16:45 (IST)09 Dec 2021
'A spectacle to binge watch'

Filmmaker Sampath Nandi called the RRR trailer a 'spectacle'. He wrote on Twitter, "a S.P.E.C.T.A.C.L.E to binge watch and be proud for generations to come." 

16:27 (IST)09 Dec 2021
'High on action with outstanding performances'

Raashi Khanna called SS Rajamouli the 'pride of Indian cinema' as she tweeted, "High on emotions, high on action with outstanding performances.. So power packed!!! Sir, you are the pride of Indian cinema! #RRRTrailer."

16:05 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Ayan Mukerji is 'beyond excited' after watching RRR trailer

After watching the trailer of RRR, filmmaker Ayan Mukerji is 'overwhelmed'. He wrote on Instagram, "The RRR Trailer 🔥💥 Mind-blown. Overwhelmed. Beyond Excited. Find myself sitting in the office today unable to do anything except think about RRR. Feel child-like, unable to contain my excitement, and so I share it here now - my abundant respect and love for Rajamouli Sir & the Absolute Master of Cinema that he is!"

He added, "The spirit of SS Rajamouli has hung over my personal journey over the last few years… because the success of Bahubali truly energised us, and gave us the confidence to take on the mammoth journey of creating Brahmāstra, no matter the hurdles involved. Bahubali gave us a benchmark to work towards… showed us the power of cinema and a truly national movie ! I personally had very high expectations of what RRR would be… and then watching the Trailer, surpassed those for me. Emotion. Story. Heroism. Unforgettable Images. Not one but many. True Cinematic Spectacle. The Master Film-maker uniting us with Movie Magic. Phew! :)" 

He also expressed his excitement of watching some great films in the coming days as he wrote, "Hopeful and so excited for the next month at the Cinemas! Spider-Man. Pushpa. 83. Jersey. RRR !!! Fun times coming up 🔥💫💥 #magicatthemovies." 

15:46 (IST)09 Dec 2021
'RRR trailer is full of surprises'

Director Bobby tweeted, "Goosebumps literally #RRRTrailer is full of surprises, @ssrajamouli sir once again proved his Supremacy in emotions and elevations. @AlwaysRamCharan & @tarak9999 excelled with their magnificent screen presence. Can't wait to watch on Big screen."

15:25 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Varun Tej Konidela called the trailer 'Mind blowing'

Varun Tej Konidela tweeted, "#RRRTrailer = Mind blowing!"

14:59 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Pooja Hegde is speechless after watching RRR trailer

Pooja Hegde shared her reaction to the trailer of RRR. She tweeted, "Ummm… SPEECHLESS. Just gonna stand and applaud the entire team till I figure out how to explain my feelings  #RRRTrailer."

14:47 (IST)09 Dec 2021
RRR to hit theatres on January 7

RRR movie's Twitter page shared a new poster of the film and wrote, "Jan 7th will be the official Goosebumps Day of Cinema. 💥🤘🏻 Experience in the best possible format you wish to 🤩  #RRRTrailer #RRRMovie."

14:39 (IST)09 Dec 2021
RRR team at trailer launch

Alia Bhatt, JR NTR, SS Rajamouli, and Ajay Devgn at the trailer launch of RRR. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

14:04 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Alia on Gangubai Kathiawadi and RRR clash

“I trust my directors, so I was never worried. Dates are a producer's call, but it worked out and now these films are not clashing. Even if they clashed, it would be Alia vs Alia. It would also be Ajay vs Ajay, as he is in Gangubai too,” says Alia Bhatt.

14:01 (IST)09 Dec 2021
'RRR will stream on OTT platforms only after 90 days'

"RRR will stream on OTT platforms only after 90 days, unlike how it being done now when people are negotiating and streaming their films in 30 days of the film's release," says Jayantilal Gada.

13:59 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Ajay Devgn is a fine gentleman: Jr NTR

“I have grown up seeing Ajay Devgn films. So when I worked with him, it was like working with a guru. To visit him on set and sit with him, I cherished it a lot. I remember seeing his action shot in Phool Aur Kaante where he comes standing on two bikes. I wanted to do it and my mother would tell me not to even try because such things happen only in films. He is such a fine gentleman, and every minute I shared with him, I cherish those moments,” says Jr NTR.

13:56 (IST)09 Dec 2021
SS Rajamouli on North-South divide

“It is a mental block that we think that North Indian actors can work only in North Indian films and South Indian actors can work only in South Indian films. Cinema doesn't have that block. Acting doesn't have one language. Actors need challenges, so when different directors give them that challenge, they would love to work in their films. In the future, you'll see more associations like these,” says SS Rajamouli.

13:54 (IST)09 Dec 2021
'I was very excited and nervous when I was offered the role of Sita'

“I was very excited and nervous when I was offered the role of Sita. I was more nervous because of the language. I had learnt the lines by heart. I wanted to make sure I say those lines well and take proper pauses. But once I was on set, Rajamouli sir had kept everything ready. And made it very smooth for me. By the end of it, I was sad that it is over. Hopefully there will be more films with him in the future,” says Alia Bhatt.

13:49 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Ajay Devgn on portraying a revolutionary

“The last time I played a revolutionary, I felt it too deeply as I was playing Bhagat Singh. If I had played that role for 6 more months, I think I would have become like that revolutionary. So it just becomes a part of us, and you start feeling very deeply for them,” says Ajay Devgn.

13:47 (IST)09 Dec 2021
The most scary part for me was to say my lines in Telugu: Alia

“I met Rajamouli sir at Hyderabad airport. I approached him and told him, 'Sir I want to work in your film. I'll do anything to be in your film'. And it really was like a dream come true when he said that there is actually something that I could do. He said, 'Sita is very important in the film, and I am happy that you match her character. I prepared for a year and worked on my lines for a year. The most scary part for me was to say my lines in Telugu,” says Alia Bhatt.

13:44 (IST)09 Dec 2021
SS Rajamouli on casting Ajay Devgn

“When I approached Ajay Devgn, I didn't approach him because I have a relation with him. When we wrote the character, everybody thought Ajay sir should do it. So when the story leads your way, you know whom to cast,” says SS Rajamouli.

13:41 (IST)09 Dec 2021
SS Rajamouli on language barrier

“If you believe on your core storytelling ability, then the language doesn't matter. Language is just a bridge to the story. T visual is what tells you the story in cinema,” says SS Rajamouli.

SS Rajamouli had earlier spoken about the box office clash with other films in a media interaction. He said that it "won’t hamper the business. Even if four films come together, if they are good, people are going to come to watch all of them. There have been multiple instances in the past when this has happened.”

He added, “Because of the times we are in, with the pandemic and everything being shut for more than one and a half years, a bottleneck was expected. But if your content is good, it doesn’t matter how many films come together. People are going to come no matter what. They’ll be spoilt for choice."

In the same interaction, Rajamouli also talked about choosing to release RRR in theatres, and not on OTT. He said, “I make films only for theatres, for the audience to come together, watch the film together. The way I operate is to see a large number of audience members sitting inside a cinema hall to experience a film. So, the decision was very easy for me, there was no dilemma in that.”

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