EXCLUSIVE: SS Rajamouli’s RRR with Jr. NTR, Ram Charan gets Rs 350 crore offer, creates HISTORY down South

A detailed summary of SS Rajamouli's RRR pre-release business in the South Indian states. The Jr. NTR and Ram Charan film has created history by defeating Bahubali 2.
EXCLUSIVE: SS Rajamouli’s RRR with Jr. NTR, Ram Charan gets Rs 350 crore offer, creates HISTORY down South
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In January, SS Rajamouli announced that his next directorial, RRR, fronted by Jr. NTR and Ram Charan will hit the big screen during the Dussehra weekend on October 13. The announcement spurred excitement among the trade in North and South alike, considering that it marks the return of SS Rajamouli after the historic success of Bahubali 2, which is the biggest blockbuster of Indian cinema. The period drama also marks the first-time collaboration of the top names from Telugu industry, Jr. NTR and Ram Charan.

Pinkvilla has now learnt that the makers of this film, set in the 1900s, has started getting exorbitant offers from distributors across the India to bag the theatrical rights. A trade source reveals, “The RRR team has received offers from Independent distributors from different territories of Southern states which amounts to Rs 348 crore. It’s going to be the biggest deal in the history of Telugu cinema, defeating the pre-release business of Bahubali 2, which had collected approximately Rs 215 crore from the South speaking states.”

The Rs 348 crore offer is for the Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam version, whereas the Hindi version will be released by AA Films (Anil Thadani) on commission basis. The general expectation from the Hindi version is also high and the rights eventually will be valued around Rs 100 crore. The overseas rights of RRR have already been sold to Phars Films for a huge sum of Rs 70 crore. An estimated revenue for the producers of RRR even before the release of the film just from the sale of worldwide theatrical rights is over Rs 500 crore, which speaks volumes about the anticipation around this SS Rajamouli directorial.

The film also features Alia Bhatt and Olivia Morris as the female leads alongside Ram Charan and Jr. NTR, with Ajay Devgn in a key extended cameo. The presence of Alia and Ajay is expected to give a boost to the film’s biz in Hindi belts. The period drama is a fictional take on the younger days of celebrated freedom fighters Komaram Bheem (Jr. NTR) and Alluri Seetharamaraju (Ram Charan). 

A bifurcation of theatrical rights offers down for South Indian Versions:

  • Andhra Pradesh: Rs 165 crore
  • Nizam: Rs 75 crore
  • Tamil Nadu: Rs 48 crore
  • Karnataka: Rs 45 crore
  • Kerala: Rs 15 crore
  • Total: Rs 348 crore (Approx)

Stay tuned for more exclusive updates on RRR only on Pinkvilla.

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Anonymous 1 week ago

Nice

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Alia Bhatt sorry not going to watch this movie

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Sorry no one is forcing you to watch the movie

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Tamil Nadu territory and Kerala territory is stil not sold, who is ur source of info? Pls check facts before your mention numbers...

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

South speaking states? Hey writer! Which direction do you speak?

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Writer speaks from bottom.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Exactly! Who talks like that? Probably the snobs of the north!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

What is south speaking states I wanted to know?...

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Same here these people think they came from a different planet

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

South india tamil nadu,Andhra, Kerala,karnataka

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

They should better sell now if the offered rates are true coz I won’t be watching anything with Alia Bhatt in it

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Don't watch. I'm sure your one ticket is going to cause the film to flop even if the rest of the country watches it. /s

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

How does it matter if it is now or later. Anyway you are not going to watch

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Weirdo

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

If they get that kind of money why can't they can't they postpone the movie.it will be better for both ajay devgn movies,and boney Kapoor can get out his headache

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

If they feel they won't get good revenue why not they postpone it according to their plans

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

If they feel they won't get good revenue ask them to postpone it

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

If they feel they won't get good revenue ask them to postpone it