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SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ release postponed


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The release of SS Rajamouli’s period drama RRR has been pushed after a record rise in the number of Covid-19 cases, partly due to the new and highly infectious Omicron strain. The Baahubali director’s new film was scheduled for January 7, and was meant to be released in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada.

In a tweet, the film’s makers said, “Keeping the best interests of all the involved parties in mind, we are forced to postpone our film.” No new date has been announced yet.


Keeping the best interests of all the involved parties in mind, we are forced to postpone our film. Our sincere thanks to all the fans and audience for their unconditional love. #RRRPostponed #RRRMovie pic.twitter.com/JlYsgNwpUO

— RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) January 1, 2022

Several states have imposed new restrictions, including night-time curfews, in light of the increased caseload. For instance, Delhi has ordered cinemas that were operating at 100% capacity to be shut. Other states, including Maharashtra, Kerala and Karnataka, have permitted cinemas to operate at 50% capacity.

Rajamouli’s highly awaited and heavily publicised movie stars Telugu stars Jr NTR and Ram Charan as revolutionaries fighting the British and the Nizam of Hyderabad. With Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn and Samuthirakani in the cast, RRR was aiming to be a pan-Indian release.

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