S.S. Rajamouli
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Grand in scale, Rajamouli’s big-budget movies are some of the most successful in India. Three — “Baahubali: The Beginning,” “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” and 2022 hit “RRR” — rank among the highest-grossing films ever at the Indian box office. A Tollywood epic about the unlikely friendship between two Indian revolutionaries, “RRR” also found a large global audience once it began streaming on Netflix, earning a place on the streamer’s coveted top 10 movie list, and a sequel is in the early development stages. Rajamouli’s films are designed to appeal to broad Indian audiences, cutting across linguistic and cultural divides. “RRR,” for example, was released in five Indian languages. His next film, with Telugu star Mahesh Babu in the lead, is set to shoot in April 2023. The director recently billed it as “a kind of James Bond or Indiana Jones film with Indian roots.” 


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‘RRR’ Director Teases Sequel as New Fight Against Colonizing Brits: We Are ‘Seriously Working On the Story’

‘RRR’ Director Teases Sequel as New Fight Against Colonizing Brits: We Are ‘Seriously Working On the Story’

“RRR” director S.S. Rajamouli says the sequel to his blockbuster action hit is well underway. The filmmaker tells Variety that his father and screenwriter Vijayendra Prasad is “seriously working on the story,” with his revolutionary heroes set to return for another epic battle with the colonizing Brits.Rajamouli assures a sequel wasn’t initially on the cards, but has become more of a prospect as the film has found international success.“When we were making it, we didn't have an idea about [a...


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