Sequel to hit Fantasy Epic in Works says SS Rajamouli

Bheem confronts a tiger.

This happens in the first 20 minutes of RRR and it just gets better from there.
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T tryo describe the wonder and bliss that is there RRR could never do it justice. The fictional story of two real Indian revolutionaries combines fact with fantasy in a way that most filmmakers wouldn’t even dream of. It’s unbelievable. It’s epic. And now it could come back for another round.

The Telugu fantasy epic released earlier this year stars NT Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan as Komaram Bheem and Alluri Sitarama Raju, respectively, twomen who inspired their people during the British occupation of India in the early 20th century. And while each has a well documented history, some parts of their life stories are missing. So popular director SS Rajamouli made up a fake story of what would have happened if the two men had not only met, but become friends. The result is one of the most thrilling, magical, and completely over-the-top action epics you’ve ever seen. Motorcycles are thrown. Gunfights are held on the back. Tigers tear up in slow motion. It is the best.

The film was a huge success in its native country and soon after became a rare Telugu film to actually cross to a Western audience. Up to the present dayfans in the United States enjoy sold-out shows in local theaters, even though the movie is available on Netflix (not in native language, but still a viable option). And now, says Rajamouli Variety that his co-writer of the film, V. Vijayendra Prasad (who also happens to be his father), is currently breaking down a story for a sequel.

What does that mean for RRR fans? Well, just that the first step is taken. Of course, the father-son team may not be able to come up with a story they deem worth telling. Or, if they do, it will still take a while to write it and put it all together. Chances are that Rajamouli has time to make at least one more film in the meantime. Plus, where does the story go from here? Without giving too much away, one of the greatest things that makes RRR that’s how captivating is the complex relationship between Bheem and Raju. Once they become friends, do they just team up and kill their enemies? That doesn’t seem too interesting, although it would certainly be a showcase for the incredible action sequences that Rajamouli is so adept at.

We’ll keep an eye out for more news about it RR 2. But in the meantime, find a local theater that plays the movie (the best way to experience it) or watch it on Netflix, and prepare to be amazed.


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