Both films, “RRR” and “Gangubai Kathiawadi”, feature superstars Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt. Both have big money on them, and both are distributed by PEN Marudhar Entertainment. No one, and we mean absolutely no one, has seen this coming. After the announcement that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi would be the first movie to release in 2022, we realised that S.S. Rajamouli RRR will arrive on the same day; i.e., January 7, 2022.
The same-day release of these long-awaited films comes at a time when the industry is looking to get back on its feet after more than a year and a half of movie closures and Covid restrictions such as 50% occupancy.
It surprised everyone. Why?
SS Rajamouli ‘RRR’ will collide with ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, it’s Alia Bhatt vs Alia Bhatt in January
RRR’s makers have announced the release date of their most anticipated film, starring Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt. The film will be released the day after Alia Bhatt’s performance, Gangubai Kathiawadi.
Magnum Opus RRR SS Rajamouli has a new release date. The film, which was previously scheduled to be released on Diwali, is set to keep audiences entertained in the first week of January. On Saturday, the makers of the most anticipated film announced that the film will be released on January 7. “Get ready to experience India’s greatest action drama in cinemas around the world,” wrote Ram Charan with a new poster that featured a police avatar, along with Jr NTR, Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn.
07.01.2022. See you at the Cinemas!!— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) October 2, 2021
Get ready to experience India’s Biggest Action Drama in cinemas worldwide. #RRRMovie #RRROnJan7th @ssrajamouli @tarak9999 @AlwaysRamCharan @ajaydevgn @oliviamorris891 @RRRMovie @DVVMovies @PenMovies pic.twitter.com/BOoYC8q6j1
RRR and Gangubai Kathiwadi release date?
Interestingly, RRR comes out the day after Gangubai Kathiawadi. Gangubai Kathiawadi, starring Alia Bhatt in the title role, will hit theaters on January 6. As the release date of RRR was announced and it led to shockwaves. The saga period is scheduled to come in theaters on January 7, 2022. In short, the film will compete with Gangubai Kathiawadi from Sanjay Leela Bhansali, which will be released on January 6. The reason that amazes everyone is that both the films have two common actors – Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt! Gangubai Kathiawadi will see Alia Bhatt in the lead role and Ajay Devgn is reported to have a dynamic supporting section.
The writer does not remember the last time two movies with the same two superstars collided with each other. Second, both movies are distributed by the same company: PEN Marudhar Entertainment.
Alia Bhatt VS Alia Bhatt!! An attempt to hold January?
Now, you might be wondering why this company would want to release two big movies each with a lot of money like this one. It is known that as a result of a clash, at least part of the business is divided, especially if both films are good.
Two reasons come to mind here. First, by announcing both movies on the same day, PEN Marudhar Entertainment can ensure that most of the good screens across the country, in both multiplexes and single screens, will be at its disposal. As a result, he can pick and choose, and then further divide them between RRR (Hindi version) and Gangubai Kathiawadi as he sees fit.
Second, since these two movies will be released at the same time, it is unlikely that any other movie (large or small) will open on that day.
This keeps the date safe. Now, even if there is a schedule change in the coming weeks and if any of the films need to be postponed, it can be done at a later stage. This would avoid collision with any other high-profile movie, at least because there would be no time for advertising and marketing.
That being said, you might be wondering what Sanjay Leela Bhansali and SS Rajamouli made of the same day release. Considering they are the best directors in Bollywood and the South, they would be up to date with this decision!
RRR streaming details?
RRR producers announced earlier this year that Netflix and ZEE5 had acquired the streaming rights for the SS Rajamouli movie. Following the theatrical release, producers announced that Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada versions of the film will be made available on ZEE5, while RRR versions in Hindi, Portuguese, Korean, Turkish and Spanish will be broadcast on Netflix.
Checkout trailer for both the movies here :
First, they both featured Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt in key roles. Ajay Devgn is one of the leaders of RRR, a south Indian film made for pan-Indian audiences. He also performed exclusively at Gangubai Kathiawadi. And Alia Bhatt, the main protagonist in Gangubai Kathiawadi, is also the only leading woman in RRR. Viewers and fans will be able to see a lot of Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt in the coming months. And with a dry spell on the big screen in the last 18 months, we don’t think they’ll mind this clash.
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