Rajamouli’s next movie with Jr. NTR and Ram Charan is supposed to be a sports drama. After Rajamouli’s blockbuster movie Bhaubali 2, he is coming with his next sports drama film. As he had made a tremendous records last year so now all are waiting for his next movie to be the same.Reports suggest that the film will be a sports drama and it will be penned by popular writer Gunnam Gangaraju with Rajamouli’s father Vijayendra Prasad overseeing its development.
It is well known that Jr NTR is a top-class performer but when it comes to fitness levels, he has seemingly been inconsistent. On the other hand, Ram Charan has an enviable physique but when it comes to performance, some say that there is lot left to be desired.With SS Rajamouli planning to rope them both for his multi-starrer, fans are hoping that both the stars outsmart the other. According to the reports, the movie has a budget of 300 crores. The pre production of the movie is already started and the shooting will begin from October.
Earlier records with SS Rajamouli
Coincidentally, the two actors have worked with SS Rajamouli before. This film will mark Jr NTR’s fourth collaboration with Rajamouli. In fact, the Young Tiger and SS Rajamouli made their debut together with Student No. 1. Thereafter they collaborated for Simhadri and Yamadonga. All three were commercial and critical successes. Meanwhile, Ram Charan is busy with Rangasthalam that is expected to hit the silver screens in March. Directed by Sukumar, the film has Samantha Akkineni pairing up with Ram Charan for the first time. Others in the star cast of this period drama are Jagapati Babu, Rambha, Gouthami and Aadhi Pinisetty.
Jr NTR’s last outing was Jai Lava Kusa which released a few months ago and the star’s next would be with Trivikram Srinivas. Jr NTR is currently on a holiday with his family in Europe and his film with Trivikam would go on to the floors once he returns to India.
With SS Rajamouli roping in two of the best actors in the Telugu film industry, fans just can’t wait to hear more information, particularly about the rest of the cast and crew including the female leads.
Rajamouli has spent the last one year since the release of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, working on the Mahishmati web series and coordinating with London-based architects on the design of Andhra capital Amaravati.
Like was the case with Baahubali, which took five years in the making, this film will not be a quickie either. Shooting will start in October and the movie may release only in 2020. While it is not a period film, this five language production is expected to be mounted on a lavish scale with lots of visual special effects. Its budget at Rs 175 crore understandably is much less than the Rs 450 crore spent on Baahubali. Actors from other industries too are expected to be roped in, making it truly a pan-south Indian film.
The consensus is that Rajamouli is not the kind of filmmaker to come under industry expectations of delivering another Baahubali. The industry does not seem to mind the gestation period taken by Rajamouli as he seems to have perfected the art of delivering a superhit.
“The payoff is good even if he takes long. He is pushing the boundaries both creatively and technology-wise,”
says mahesh koneru, producer and trade analyst who closely tracks the Telugu film space.