RRR sells out tickets in record 98 seconds for show at the world’s biggest IMAX theatre
S.S. Rajamouli’s blockbuster RRR tickets have sold out in only 98 seconds for a January 9 show at the biggest IMAX theatre in the world, the Gruman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.
The Ram Charan-NTR Jr-starrer will be screened at the iconic theatre during a film festival titled Beyond Fest. Actors Ram Charan and NTR Jr, and director Rajamouli will also attend the screening in LA, Beyond Fest said in a statement.
The official Twitter handle of Beyond Fest shared the news thanking the cast of the film for the historic moment. “There has never been a screening like this of an Indian film before because there has never been a film like RRR before,” the tweet read.
It's official and it's historic. @RRRMovie sold out the @ChineseTheatres @IMAX in 98 seconds. There has never been a screening like this of an Indian film before because there has never been a film like RRR before. Thank you @ssrajamouli @tarak9999 @AlwaysRamCharan @mmkeeravaani pic.twitter.com/GjR0s6A6b1— Beyond Fest (@BeyondFest) January 4, 2023
Twitteratis filled the comments with excitement to watch the film and ‘shake up the theatre’ with Naatu Naatu, the dance number that put RRR in the Oscars 2023 shortlist. The song was shortlisted for the Oscars 2023 under the Original Song category, making history as the first Indian song to do so.
Rajamouli was also felicitated with the NYFCC (New York Film Critics Circle Awards) Best Director Award for RRR. Rajamouli, Ram Charan and NTR Jr are set to represent India at the Golden Globes this year on January 11 with the film holding two nominations at the international film awards – Best Non-English Language Film and Best Original Song.