SS Rajamouli tends to lock the runtime of his films nothing less than 2 hours 40 minutes. From Student No.1 to Baahubali-2, except for Maryada Ramanna, all films have a runtime close to 3 hours.
His big budget film, Eega was cut under 2 hours 27 minutes and that has been his shortest big budget film, till date. Baahubali -l The Beginning and The Conclusion runtimes are 2 hrs 39 minutes & 2 hrs 50 minutes. Baahubali The Conclusion has a cut of 3 hrs 17 minutes too.
None of his films are under 2 hrs 27 minutes which have big budgets. Student No. 1 and Maryadaramanna had moderate Budgets with 2 hrs 28 minutes & 2 hrs 5 minutes, runtimes, respectively.
RRR could be his shortest big budget film say sources. The film script has been locked for a planned runtime of 2 hrs 15 minutes to 2 hours 20 minutes, it seems.
With 400 crores budget, Jr. NTR and Ram Charan as heroes, many thought 3 hours will be the runtime but the storytelling will be crisp than ever, as director is targeting even International audiences, with this one.
He announced that the movie is inspired from The Motorcycle Diaries and will follow Alluri Seetharamaraju, Komaram Bheem lives when they were in exile as teenagers to Young Adults till they ran their separate movements in Indian Independence History with same objective - upliftment of scheduled tribes who were treated as slaves.
Movie will release on 30th July 2020 and it is expected to create box office sensation Pan-India. Alia Bhatt, Emma Roberts, Ajay Devgn are part of the cast of the film.