RRR is an upcoming Indian period action film written and directed by S. S. Rajamouli. The movie features an ensemble cast of actors including Ram Charan, Jr. NTR, Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, and Olivia Morris. The movie is set in the 1920s and is a fictional story revolving around India’s freedom fighters, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, who fought against the British Raj and the Nizam of Hyderabad respectively.
The Controversy Surrounding RRR Movie Release
The release of the much-anticipated movie, RRR, has been mired in controversy. The movie was initially scheduled to release on July 30, 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The release was then rescheduled for October 13, 2021, but was once again postponed due to the pandemic. As of now, the movie is set to release on October 13, 2022.
The controversy surrounding the movie’s release is not just limited to the pandemic-related delays. The movie has also faced protests and legal challenges from various groups. In October 2021, a group of Brahmin organizations in Andhra Pradesh protested against the movie, alleging that it portrays Alluri Sitarama Raju in a derogatory manner. The makers of the movie denied the allegations & clarified that the movie was a work of fiction and did not intend to hurt any sentiments.
RRR Filed PIL in Telangana High Court
In another legal challenge, RRR has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Telangana High Court before its release. The PIL was filed by RRR’s producers, DVV Danayya and his production company, under the name of the film’s director, S. S. Rajamouli. The PIL sought to restrain the state governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana from allowing any person or organization from interfering with the screening of the movie.
The PIL also sought directions to the state governments to provide adequate police protection to the movie theaters screening the movie. The petitioners alleged that they had received threats from certain groups and individuals who had warned them against releasing the movie. The PIL stated that such threats were a violation of the producers’ fundamental right to freedom of expression & the public’s right to access information.
What the PIL Means for RRR Movie Release
The filing of the PIL by RRR’s producers is significant as it highlights the challenges that filmmakers face in India. Freedom of expression is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Indian Constitution, but it is often curtailed by various groups who take offense to certain content in movies. This has led to several movies being banned or censored in India.
The PIL seeks to ensure that the movie is released without any hindrance and that the filmmakers’ right to freedom of expression is protected. The PIL also.. seeks to ensure that the public’s right to access information is not curtailed. The Telangana High Court is yet to hear the PIL, and it remains to be seen what decision it will take.
The controversy surrounding the release of RRR underscores the challenges that filmmakers face in India. While freedom of expression is a fundamental right, it is often curtailed by various groups who take offense to certain content in movies. The filing of the PIL by RRR’s producers seeks.