Hyderabad, January 21 - The release of SS Rajamouli’s period drama RRR had 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.
Now just a few minutes ago, the team of RRR through their official handle has announced that the film is targetting two dates and they are 18th March or 28th April. The Director of the film SS Rajamouli's magnum opus Bahubali2 was also released on 28th April way back in 2017.
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 publicized 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.