RRR Out May 20 on Zee5, BookMyShow Stream in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada
RRR releases May 20 on Zee5 and BookMyShow Stream, but will have a 13-day exclusivity window on the other languages. Kind of. SS Rajamouli’s epic period drama – the third highest-grossing Indian film of all time, after Rajamouli’s own period drama Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, and Aamir Khan-directed sports drama Dangal – will be available in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada in 4K. But not all versions will launch on both platforms. The Hindi dub of RRR will launch on May 20 on BookMyShow Stream, while the original Telugu version will launch on May 20 on Zee5 alongside the Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada dubs. On June 2, RRR will be available in all five languages on BookMyShow Stream. Zee5 will not get RRR (Hindi).
Released in theaters on March 25, RRR lands on the respective video-on-demand platforms of Zee5 and BookMyShow nearly eight weeks after its theatrical release. You can buy it for Rs. 899 on BookMyShow Stream, or you can choose to rent it for Rs. 349 on Zee5 and BookMyShow Stream. Pre-bookings are open for RRR on BookMyShow Stream. It is unclear when RRR will be available on subscription streaming services in India, colloquially known as OTT platforms.
“After tremendous theatrical success, crossing 13 million tickets sold on BookMyShow for the film, we are absolutely thrilled to announce that RRR (Hindi) will be making an exclusive appearance on BookMyShow Stream on May 20th for fans who missed it in theaters or those wanting a second watch, from the comfort of their own home,” BookMyShow Cinemas COO Ashish Saksena said in a prepared statement. “Excitement and interest in the film continues to peak with the early hours of pre-booking. It’s already off to a memorable start. It’s a testament to the sheer grandeur, iconic characters, creative effect and of the film’s immersive storyline that opened doors for pan-Indian cross-cultural adoption.
“With movies like RRR and Gangubai Kathiwadi making their way to BookMyShow Stream, we are confident that more major Indian studios and top tier producers will embrace the model (transactional video on demand, or TVOD) and utilize this category for the economic potential it is able to generate. It is only a matter of time before TVOD finds itself among the compelling forms of cinema consumption after a theatrical release for movies in India.
Directed by Rajamouli from a script by his father KV Vijayendra Prasad, RRR revolves around the fictional friendship between Jr tribal leader NTR Bheem and Ram Charan’s revolutionary Alluri Sitarama Raju. This is Jr NTR’s fourth film starring Rajamouli after the actor in 2001 Student No 1, the action thriller Simhadri, and the fantasy film Yamadonga. Charan, on the other hand, previously teamed up with the filmmaker for the 2009 reincarnation saga Magadheera. The cast of RRR includes Ajay Devgn as Rama Raju’s father, Venkata Raju, Alia Bhatt as Rama Raju’s cousin and fiancée, Sita, Shriya Sisaran as Rama Raju’s mother, Sarojini, and Ray Stevenson as antagonistic Governor Scott Buxton.
RRR is released on May 20 on BookMyShow Stream in Hindi and on Zee5 in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada. On June 2, RRR was released in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada on BookMyShow Stream. No word on whether RRR will be available on Apple TV, Google Play Movies, and YouTube Movies.
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