Netflix on Thursday said that the Hindi version of S S Rajamouli’s period action epic RRR has become “the most popular film from India” on the site globally. Recently, the film entered Netflix’s top-5 films list in the United States.
The film’s Hindi dubbed version has also been the most-watched non-English film on the platform for the last few weeks.
The Hindi dubbed take of the Telugu language film arrived on Netflix on May 20, two months after its worldwide theatrical release.
As per some reports, the Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam versions of RRR are streaming on Zee5 and the film is breaking records on this platform as well.
According to the streaming platform, “RRR” (Hindi) film, which has a runtime of 3 hours 2 minutes, has been viewed for “over 45 million hours” across the world.
In a tweet, Netflix announced: “RRR is now the most popular Indian film on Netflix around the world.” The platform used the words ‘Roaring at the Top’ for the rising popularity of the film.
The film, which was pegged as a pan India movie also dubbed in Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada, chronicles a pre-Independence fictional story woven around two real Indian revolutionaries in the 1920s – Alluri Sitarama Raju, played by Ram Charan, and Komaram Bheem, essayed by N T Rama Rao Jr.
RRR, also one of the most successful Indian films of the year 2022, has won over Rs 1,200 crore at the box office worldwide.
It received mostly positive reviews for Rajamouli’s execution of his grand vision, gravity-defying action stunts, performances by the leading men, and the song “Naacho Naacho” (or “Naatu Naatu” in Telugu), scored by M M Keeravani that also became popular on social media reels.
Also featuring Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn in pivotal roles, the movie was released in IMAX, IMAX 3D, 3D, and Dolby Cinema format. The Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada versions of “RRR” started streaming on ZEE5 on May 20.