RRR director SS Rajamouli reveals new movie on origins of Indian cinema

Made In India tells the story of the 'father of Indian cinema' Dadasaheb Phalke

By Gabriella Geisinger 19 Sep 2023

RRR director SS Rajamouli reveals new movie on origins of Indian cinema
Title promo for Made In India

RRR director SS Rajamouli has set his next project, producing a film about the origins of Indian cinema.

Titled Made In India, the film is being touted as a "magnum opus telling" produced "on a huge scale and canvas" by Rajamouli's representatives (via Deadline).

Revealing the news on X (formerly Twitter) Rajmouli wrote: "When I first heard the narration, it moved me emotionally like nothing else. Making a biopic is tough in itself, but conceiving one about the FATHER OF INDIAN CINEMA is even more challenging. Our boys are ready and up for it..."

The biopic focuses on Dadasaheb Phalke, known as the 'Father of Indian Cinema'. He made the first full-length Indian feature film (Raja Harishchandra) in 1913. His extensive career included 27 short films and over 90 feature-length films.

Rajamouli is credited as 'presenting' Made in India, a bigger title than a producer, but which is regarded similarly to how Hollywood regards a producer.

The veteran filmmaker gained even more global recognition with RRR, a film about two mythic revolutionaries and their journey away from home before they started fighting for their country in the 1920s. The film won an Oscar for Best Original Song and had a global take of over $166m (£133m).

Nitin Kakkar is set to direct, with Rajamouli's son SS Karthikeya (RRR's line producer) and Varun Gupta producing. 

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