SS Rajamouli’s Upcoming Period Drama ‘RRR’ Postponed as Omicron Surges Across India

DVV Entertainment have officially postponed RRR’s theatrical release in India.

SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus was slated for theatrical release on January 7, 2022. However, the surge of Omicron cases in India has forced RRR filmmakers to postpone the cinematic event indefinitely.

“Keeping the best interests of all the involved parties in mind, we are forced to postpone our film,” the RRR team tweeted. “Our sincere thanks to all the fans and audience for their unconditional love.”

“Inspire of our relentless efforts, some situations are beyond our control,” the tweet added. “As many Indian states are closing theatres, we are left with no choice but to ask you to hold on to your excitement. We promised to bring back The Glory of Indian Cinema, and at the right time, WE WILL.”

A period action drama, RRR stars NTR Jr and Ram Charan with Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt in cameo roles. The story juxtaposes the journeys of freedom fighters Komaram Bheem, who fought against the Nizam of Hyderabad and Alluri Sitarama Raju, who rebelled against the colonial British.

RRR is the first project for director S.S. Rajamouli after the Baahubali films (2015 and 2017), which together grossed a mighty $330 million.