S.S. Rajamouli's son S.S. Karthikeya shared an emotional note on Twitter on the first anniversary of RRR with the hashtag ‘1 Year of Historical RRR’ trending on the microblogging platform on Saturday.
Describing the past year as the “most glorious 365 days of uninterrupted celebrations'' and throwing light on the making of the Oscar-winning song Naatu Naatu, Karthikeya wrote, “This power-packed dance number was like a movie by itself for me. Keeravaani Babai's massy and electrifying tunes coupled with Bhairava's final touch to the programming gave us goosebumps. After being energised by the magic of the audio,( programmed by Jeevan garu and Siddhu and sung by bhairava and Rahul) began the visual rampage of Prem Master."
The period drama, headlined by Ram Charan and Jr. NTR, has amassed more than Rs 1,200 crore worldwide since its release last year and continues to run in theatres across the world.
“The brief was simple — The dance moves should neither be too easy nor too complicated. Prem Master then embarked on a long, relentless and arduous journey of choreographing the most challenging dance number ever... getting the country's finest two dancers to dance together for the 1st time! He choreographed 120 + variations of the moves in a span of 2 months, from which around 15 or 20 were retained for the song. He kept rotating his crew as they used to get exhausted and couldn't keep up with the rigour and pace of the steps,” Karthikeya, who was involved in the production of the film, added.
He was all praise for the leading men of the film, Ram Charan and Jr NTR. “Once our brilliant actors My Tarak Anna and My brother Charan entered the sets, we quickly realised something big was in the making. Their blazing dance, the magical choreography, the pulsating music, and the overall vibe, the way all the elements complemented each other, made us believe that the theatres were going to be on fire. Without a Doubt,” his note further read.
“We believe that the main reason Naatu Naatu reached the Oscar stage is our fans and their unconditional love and unprecedented support until it became a global sensation. They made the song immortal not only on social media by carrying on their shoulder (IYKYK) but also created euphoria which made it a part of sub-culture in many countries,” he added in the note.
On the occasion of its first anniversary of RRR, the official account of the movie shared a poster of the film on Twitter, listing all the awards it has won. “It’s been a year since #RRRMovie was released and it is still running in theatres somewhere in the world, getting housefuls. This feeling is bigger than any award, and we cannot thank you all enough for all the love you have showered throughout,” the tweet read.
Also starring Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Olivia Morris, Ray Stevenson and Shriya Saran in key roles, RRR is a fictional retelling of the struggles of Indian revolutionaries Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem.