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SS Rajamouli teases epic Mahabharata adaptation, says RRR is ‘miniscule’ compared to what he has in mind

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Director SS Rajamouli is leaving no stone unturned as his epic motion movie RRR is paraded throughout the US within the run-up to subsequent yr’s Oscars. He appeared at a particular screening for the movie in New York Metropolis, the place he answered questions on his course of and ambitions.

Starring Jr NTR and Ram Charan, RRR debuted to optimistic opinions and big field workplace response in Could. After breaking data in India, it was rediscovered within the West after debuting on Netflix, and has since grow to be a word-of-mouth sensation, drawing reactions from main Hollywood filmmakers. Rajamouli has been touring the US for weeks, attending screenings and reportedly taking conferences with studios. He has additionally been signed by a Hollywood expertise company.

In the course of the Q&A session, Rajamouli reacted to RRR being in comparison with the Mahabharata. He stated that he grew up round his father and uncles discussing the humanities with nice ardour, and at all times wished to inform Indian tales however on a Hollywood scale. He cited the affect that movies reminiscent of Gladiator and Braveheart have had on him, however stated that what he has managed to do with RRR is a fraction of what a Mahabharata adaptation would want.

He stated, “What I’ve executed right here is miniscule, an ant’s head of what the Mahabharata will be.” As the group roared, Rajamouli was requested if he’d like to try an adaptation of the epic. He stated, “Sure, I’d actually like to do it. However the form of imagery that I’ve in my head for the Mahabharata, I feel I would like extra time, I must study extra movie craft to get it on the display.”

In a dialog with Mint earlier this yr, Rajamouli had confirmed that the Mahabharata is a ‘dream venture’, however that he needs to get three or 4 movies below his belt earlier than he even makes an attempt it. In the meantime, different filmmakers have been attempting to get variations of the Mahabharata off the bottom for years.

Whereas RRR was picked as India’s official choice within the Finest Worldwide Function class, it’s nonetheless eligible for competition in each different class. Rajamouli, for example, will compete for a Finest Director nomination, whereas the movie itself is aiming for a Finest Image nod.

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