Filmmaker Gunasekhar has once again postponed the release of his magnum opus, "Rudhramadevi", which is now expected to hit the theatres across the globe on 9 October.
"Rudhramadevi" is a historical 3D-film based on the life of Rudrama Devi, one of the prominent rulers of the Kakatiya dynasty, in the Deccan Plateau. The much-hyped movie has been written, directed and produced by Gunasekhar. Gone on floors in Early 2013, the movie has been in production for over 20 months.
The makers had initially planned to release "Rudhramadevi" in cinema halls on 24 July, but it was postponed to 4 September following the delay in its technical work. After postponing the release again to 17 September, they are once again forced to postpone the release to 9 October.
In a video released on YouTube, Gunasekhar apologised to viewers for the long delay. He says that his team is working on some technical glitches, which have become teething problems. However, he assured that "Rudhramadevi" will release in theatres on the new date.
"I tried hard to avoid postponing the release of "Rudhramadevi" from 4 September. But the technical work of 3D format, which is taking more time, forced me to delay it again. I offer apologies to audience for the same. Now I have planned to release it in theatres across the globe on 9 October. This time, the movie will definitely be in theatres for the audience who are eagerly waiting for it," Gunasekhar said in a video released on his official YouTube channel.
"I am happy to announce that Rudhramadevi will release in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi on the same date. Reliance Entertainment and Abhishek Pictures will release its Hindi version," he added. Click on the following video to hear Gunasekhar talking about the delay.
Made on a budget of Rs 70+ crore, "Rudhramadevi" has been deemed as one of the costliest period movies in the history of Telugu cinema after "Baahubali". Anushka Shetty is playing the title role in the film, which features an ensemble cast of Allu Arjun, Rana Daggubati, Vikramjeet Virk, Prakash Raj, Krishnam Raju, Nithya Menen, Baba Sehgal and Catherine Tresa.