RRR Director Sequel

‘RRR’ Director “Seriously Working On The Story” For Sequel, Teases More Epic Battles With Colonising Brits

RRR director S.S. Rajamouli is to deliver more bombastic action, as the gears have been set in motion for the development of its sequel. Following news that the blockbuster action hit movie is getting a follow-up, the filmmaker shared that his father and screenwriter is “seriously working on the story” (via Variety).

While specific details about the project are under wraps, Rajamouli confirmed that the main heroes, Komaram Bheem (NTR Jr.) and Alluri Sitaram Raju (Ram Charan Teja), will be returning, with the British colonial villains returning to play a major role in the story.

The director went on to add that he initially didn’t have plans for a sequel, but the prospect became more appealing as the movie found critical acclaim worldwide. “When we were making it, we didn’t have an idea about [a sequel],” he said. “With the initial success of it, we discussed a little bit and threw out some good ideas, but we didn’t feel there was a great idea that was worth pursuing, so we left it at that.

“Then, after the international success, when the topic came up again, my cousin [M. M. Keeravani] — who is also a part of my core team — gave an idea which we felt like, ‘Oh my God, this is a great idea. This is the idea that is worth pursuing.’”

According to Rajamouli, he asked his father, who narrates the story to him and others involved in the project, to “immediately sit on it and expand the idea.”

“At present, he’s seriously working on the story; he’s getting it done,” he said. “But once this script is done is when we really look into how to make it, when to make it, and how to bring it onto the screen.”

RRR was released in March 2022 and has since become a surprise hit in a market dominated by Bollywood titles. The Telugu-language historical fiction epic is one of the most expensive movies ever made out of India, and follows real-life 1920s Indian freedom fighters Bheem and Raju (Ram Charan) in their fight against colonisation by the British forces.