Director Gunasekhar and Anushka Shetty's much-awaited movie "Rudhramadevi" (also spelled as Ruddramma Devi or Rudrama Devi) is finally set to be released in theatres across the globe on 4 September.
The makers of "Rudhramadevi" released a couple of posters on the film's Facebook page and these posters revealed its new release date. Later, the makers also held a press conference in Hyderabad on Friday afternoon. Besides announcing the release date, Gunasekhar revealed the reason behind the delay in its release.
"Rudhramadevi" is another much-talked about period movie after "Baahuabli". The movie is based on the life of Rudrama Devi, a 13th-century queen of Kakatiya dynasty. The shooting of the movie began in Warangal on 14 February, 2013. Ever since, the film has been creating ripples in the media for all good reasons.
The posters and videos of "Rudhramadevi" have created lot of curiosity among film-goers, who have been eagerly waiting for its release. Like "Baahubali", the release of the Anushka Shetty starrer has been postponed several times due to the delay in its technical work.
Made on a whopping budget of Rs 60 crore, "Rudhramadevi" was earlier slated to be released on 17 July, but the makers were doubtful about its financial prospects if it clashed with "Baahubali", which released on 10 July. In a bid to avoid the clash, the producers planned to release the film in the last week of July.
Superstar Mahesh Babu's "Srimanthudu" and Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja's "Kick 2", which are scheduled to release in theatres on 7 and 22 August respectively, posed as big threat for "Rudhramadevi". The makers once again had to postpone its release. The movie is now slated to hit screens on 4 September.
Anushka Shetty is seen in the title role in Rudhramadevi, while Allu Arjun and Rana Daggubati play important roles. The movie also features talented actors Krishnam Raju, Suman, Prakash Raj, Adithya Menon, Vikramjeet Virk, Nithya Menon, Aditi Chengappa, Catherine Tresa, Hamsa Nandini, Ajay, Baba Sehgal, Tanikella Bharani, Madhumitha and Brahmanandam.