The SS Rajamouli blockbuster RRR completed 100 days recently. Undoubtedly, it is one of the biggest Indian hits of all time. While it has created some major records at the box office, the movie also has some interesting facts associated with it.
Fiction with a dose of reality
July 2, 2022
The movie revolves around two lead male characters who have been inspired by Alluri Sitaramaraju and Komaram Bheem. While the movie showed that the two characters met and spent a lot of time together, in reality, they never met each other. Reportedly, Rajamouli took inspiration from Motorcycle Diaries for RRR for telling the story in this way.
It was a unique concept in which the director used fire and water to describe the characters of Sitaramaraju (Ram Charan) and Bheem (Jr. NTR) respectively.
From Pre-Independence Era to a wide range of shooting locations
The movie has a major portion shot during the 1920s which is a pre-independence era. To ensure that the right backdrop is used to create the expected impact, the makers shot the movie in a wide range of locations from Hyderabad, Mahabaleshwar, Pune, Araku to Kyiv in Ukraine.
A large portion of RRR was shot in an Aluminum Factory where special sets were erected. Also, a land of 100 acres was leased for the shooting and a lavish bungalow was constructed for Rajamouli and his team which included all the urban facilities like an edit suite and more.
Big Budget movie which went beyond decided limits
Being a Rajamouli movie, it was expected that the budget of the movie will be in crores. But due to COVID-19 restrictions, the budget went beyond the estimated limits and thus RRR was made finally with a big budget of Rs 336 crore, making it one of the costliest movies produced in India. Apart from that, the makers spent around Rs 40 crore only for promoting the movie on Southern, pan India, and global platforms.
RRR had the biggest IMAX release ever and has set many milestones as it completed 100 days of its release.