Indian actor NTR Jr., who is currently enjoying success with the Oscar-nominated film “RRR,” will begin filming his next project in February, which is currently titled “NTR 30.”
Variety had learned from the actor that the movie is a revenge drama. Plot details are under wraps and the film has the cryptic tagline: “When courage turns into a disease… fear is the only cure.”
“NTR 30” reunites NTR Jr with his “Janatha Carport” director Koratala Siva, whose last film was “Acharya,” featuring megastar Chiranjeevi and “RRR” star Ram Charan.
The film is presented by Nandamuri Kalyan Ram and is produced by Hari Krishna K. and Sudhakar Mikkilineni under the banners NTR Arts (“Bimbisara”) and Yuvasudha Arts, respectively. The music will be written by Anirudh Ravichander, better known as Vikram. R. Rathnavelu, better known as Salaru Neekevvaru, will shoot the film. Sabu Cyril, better known as RRR, will design the production, and A. Sreekar Prasad, better known as RRR, will edit the film.
The worldwide release of “NTR 30” is scheduled for April 5, 2024. The movie will be made in Telugu, but because NTR Jr. is so popular, it will probably be dubbed into all the major Indian languages before it comes out.
In contrast, not only did S.S. Rajamouli’s “RRR” make the Oscar Original Song shortlist alongside composer M.M. Keeravani’s “Naatu Naatu,” but it also got two Golden Globe nominations and won a lot of critics’ awards.
On January 9, Beyond Fest will screen “RRR” at the Chinese Theater Imax in Los Angeles, where Rajamouli, NTR Jr., Ram Charan, and Keeravani will be in person. Rajamouli is developing a follow-up to “RRR.”
Additionally, NTR Jr. will collaborate with Prashant Neel, whose critically acclaimed films “K.G.F: “K.G.F: Chapter 1″ (2018) and Chapter 2” (2022) of a project that is currently known as “NTR 31.” Variety had learned from NTR Jr. that the movie would be like the “K.G.F.” films.
NTR Jr. made his 29th film, a period action drama called “RRR.” Komaram Bheem, a freedom fighter who fought against the Nizam of Hyderabad, is played by him. His journey is juxtaposed with that of Alluri Sitarama Raju, who rebelled against the colonial British and is played by Ram Charan.
The star is named after his grandfather, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, or NTR, an actor, filmmaker, and politician who was a towering figure during his lifetime and has left a lasting legacy. NTR Jr is the abbreviation for Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Jr.