While many other directors suffered in 2022, SS Rajamouli had a remarkable year. His movie RRR, starring Jr. NTR and Ram Charan, broke a ton of box office records all over the globe.
The film was a huge success in the West as well as India, earning nominations for both the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards. Recently, SS Rajamouli was named the Best Director award winner by the New York Film Critics Circle. Moreover, the Atlanta Picture Critics Circle named it the year’s best international film.
SS Rajmouli’s phenomenal success has occurred after the catastrophic failure of several high-budget films like Laal Singh Chaddha, Samrat Prithviraj, Ram Setu, and Shamshera.
Rajamouli discussed the issues that plagued Bollywood this year in one of his latest interviews. During Film Companion’s Filmmakers’ Adda talk, SS Rajamouli discussed how directors might get “complacent” when their films are financially successful.
“The hunger to succeed has gone down a little bit since corporations started investing in Hindi films and paying high fees to actors, directors, and companies.”
A recent post on Reddit combined SS Rajamouli’s statements with a picture of Bollywood actors’ purported compensation from Pinkvilla to spark an internet discussion:
Many online commenters echoed SS Rajamouli’s sentiments, saying things like:
Aamir Khan has said that after the August release of Laal Singh Chaddha, he would be taking a vacation from acting. But it seems like the movie star is making a comeback to theatres shortly. Neither the director nor the Bollywood actor has commented on the rumours, but an IANS article claims that the director’s friends and family have verified the news, and that production on the film would begin in the new year after Prashanth Neel has wrapped his work on Salaar.
The specifics of his job, as well as any further information, are now under wraps. If the rumours are true, Prashanth is now finishing up post-production on Salaar, a film starring Prabhas, Shruti Haasan, and Prithviraj Sukumaran.