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RRR by SS Rajamouli: Release postponed again

The film, set in the 1920s, is a fiction based on legendary freedom fighters Alluri Seetharamaraju and Komaram Bheem, featuring Ram Charan and NT Rama Rao Jr

Director SS Rajamouli’s much-awaited period action film (Rise Roar Revolt) has been postponed once again amid a surge in the Covid-19 cases in the country and concerns over the new Omicron variant.

The film, starring Telugu film stars Ram Charan and NT Rama Rao Jr, was scheduled to arrive in cinemas on 7 January. The news of the delay in the release of , produced by DVV Entertainments, comes just six days ahead of its release in theatres.

The decision to defer the release date was announced on the official Twitter account made to promote .

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

The makers said they were “forced” to not release the movie as theatres are being shut in many states across the country. “Inspite our relentless efforts some situations are beyond our control. As many Indian states are closing theatres, we are left with no choice but to ask you to hold on to your excitement. We promise to bring back the Glory of Indian Cinema and at the right time, WE WILL,” it said.

, set in the 1920s, is a fiction based on legendary fighters Alluri Seetharamaraju and Komaram Bheem.

is the second movie to be delayed due to the rise in the Covid-19 cases across the country. Earlier, Shahid Kapoor-starrer ‘Jersey’ was pulled from its scheduled release date of 31 December. With civil restrictions slowly being reintroduced and cinema halls being shut down in the national capital Delhi under the yellow alert, film industry seems to be under threat once again with many producers reconsidering the release of their films across cinemas.

“In view of the current circumstances and new covid guidelines, we have decided to postpone the theatrical release of our film ‘Jersey’. We have received immense from you all so far and want to thank you all for everything. Until then everyone please stay safe and healthy, and wishing you all the best for the new year ahead!! Team Jersey!!” the producers said in a statement.

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