Director SS Rajamouli revealed before the release of ‘RRR’, said- ‘Stars bring the audience to the theater…’: The film runs on its own story. Rajamouli also says that making a pan-India film doesn’t mean bringing big actors from different languages together but it means making a film whose story connects audiences of all languages. The director is coming up with a big budget film ‘RRR’. The film is coming five years after the release of the second edition of ‘Baahubali’.
In an interview to PTI-Bhasha on ‘Zoom’ from Hyderabad, Rajamouli said, “A pan-India film does not mean that it brings actors from different languages together. A pan-India film is meant to engage everyone, irrespective of their language. While weaving the story, I think that even if I cut off the dialogue part, will the audience connect with my film? And sometimes the answer is yes.
He said, “If your story is about universal sentiments then you have to shoot the scenes in that manner and not according to the position of the star. The actor should be the one supporting the film. I have always believed that the stars bring the audience to the theatre, but when they come there, the show runs through the story and not the stars because of the film. ‘RRR’ is a pre-independence fictional story that revolves around two real Indian revolutionaries of the 1920s. These are Alluri Sitarama Raju (Ramcharan) and Komaram Bheem (NT Rama Rao Jr.). The film also stars Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt and Olivia Morris.
He said, “This film may be inspired by freedom fighters and freedom struggle but it is not about patriotism but about the friendship between these two heroes and how they inspired each other. . It’s a fictional story, so I haven’t paid too much attention to the reality of his clothes and way of speaking.” Rajamouli said that the theme of fighting against oppression intertwines ‘Baahubali’ and ‘RRR’. The film will come ,, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu and he is waiting for its dubbing in these languages. Rajamouli has once again worked with his father writer KV Vijayendra Prasad in this film. He is known for ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, ‘Bahubali’ ‘Manikarnika: Queen of Jhansi’.
Rajamouli said, “He (his father) is the best storyteller I know. He has written the story of almost all the films except one or two of mine.” The film has been delayed by almost a year due to the Covid pandemic, but the director said it gave him time to refine the film further. The film will release in cinemas on January 7. (bhasha)