RRR: Ram Charan and Jr NTR as Alluri Seetharamaraju and Komaram Bheem in SS Rajamouli's Next; Here's Everything You Need to Know About These Freedom Fighters
Ram Charan, SS Rajamouli and Jr NTR

Baahubali fame director, SS Rajamouli did stun us with his big announcements today afternoon. From revealing Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn to be a part of his next, RRR, to announcing July 30, 2020, as the film's release date, the announcements did excite one and all. While we know Ram Charan will play Alluri Seetharamaraju and Jr. NTR will essay the role of Komaram Bheem. not much is known about these freedom fighters. Set in the 1920s, the period drama will be simultaneously released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam languages and if this big news isn't enough to woo the movie lover in you, we don't know what will. RRR Poster: Ram Charan and Jr NTR’s ‘Bloody’ Avatar As Alluri Seetharamaraju and Komaram Bheem Is Intriguing.

Coming back to its storyline, we know RRR is about two freedom fighters who opposed the British and Nizam rule in India. What else? Do we even know any story behind these strong minds who are applauded for their acts of valour? It's time to brush up our historical knowledge and understand some crucial facts about Alluri Seetharamaraju and Komaram Bheem. Let's start with the former first. Alia Bhatt in RRR, Shraddha Kapoor in Saaho: 5 Bollywood Actresses Who Made The Crossover from Bollywood to South.

SS Rajamouli's tweet announcing the release date of RRR

Alluri Seetharamaraju

In 1882, the British Raj had passed the Madras Forest act which led to the restriction of free movements of Tribal people. However, Seetharamaraju was responsible for the Rampa rebellion of 1922-24, which revolved around a group of tribal leaders and other sympathisers' fight against the British. He was immensely inspired by the revolutionaries of Bengal. With his followers, he'd often steal guns and ammunition to attack the British officers and was even responsible for the death of an officer called Scott Coward. Interestingly, Telugu actor Krishna did a movie on the same freedom fighter in 1974.

Komaram Bheem

He was a tribal leader who fought for the liberation of Hyderabad. He fought against the ruling Nizam government and their atrocities. Though there was a shortage of resources at his end, he used primitive weapons such as muzzleloaders, spears, lances, bows and arrows and swords in his fight. Yes, previously a movie on made on this legend by Allani Sridha that released in 1990.

RRR is being made on a whopping budget of Rs 400 crore. Though there were reports about Parineeti Chopra coming on board for it, seems like Alia managed to win this race. The wait to see his brilliant direction is still a year long and we hope he keeps un intrigue through BTS videos and pictures meanwhile.