The first major press conference of RRR presided by SS Rajamouli, Ram Charan, Jr NTR and Danayya has several takeaways and several announcements including the revelation of plot, characters, release date et al and of course, the big news that Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn and Daisy Edger Jones being part of its cast.
However, one man who stole the thunder completely was SS Rajamouli. The whole attention was on Rajamouli and most of the questions posed by press were to Rajamouli. Despite having two big stars - Ram Charan and Jr NTR - on dais, media's attention was on Rajamouli.
This clearly indicates that RRR will be projected/positioned as a Rajamouli-brand film instead of a Charan & NTR film. This could be a little disappointment to the fans of Tarak and Charan, but one has to admit the fact that Rajamouli today is a national brand and his films have international presence, all thanks to Baahubali.
Even the likes of Alia, Ajay and Daisy agreed to be part of this magnum opus because of Baahubali fame Rajamouli than for Ram Charan or Jr NTR. Alia had been approached before for several Telugu films, but she had gently rejected them. But she has now agreed to be part of RRR, because of Rajamouli.
Nonetheless, NTR and Charan themselves admitted that they have agreed to do the film together only because of Rajamouli, more than its story. This says it all.
One Telugu director who rose above stars in the recent times is Rajamouli for sure and he is easily giving tough competition to star heroes in terms of attention-grabbing. At the end of the day, Rajamouli's charisma in addition to that of Charan and NTR will certainly be a huge advantage for RRR and help the movie to increase its market manifold. So, at the end, it's good for the movie (RRR) and whole industry as well.