It’s been nearly a year since one of S.S. Rajamouli’s most remarkable masterpieces ruled the Box Office, and the accolades keep pouring in. The classical action drama, RRR, touched colossal heights with its phenomenal characters, artistic performance, electrifying songs, and comprehensive sets. If you are intrigued to know and visit the backdrops of this big-budget film, then keep scrolling for an insight into the RRR shooting locations.
The movie, starring Ram Charan, N.T. Rama Rao Jr, Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Olivia Morris, and several other prolific actors, won the Golden Globe award in the category of Best Original Song for “Naatu Naatu.” Furthermore, the banger, as Deepika Padukone called it during the 95th Academy Award ceremony, also made history by becoming the first-ever Indian film song to win an Oscar in the Best Original Song category.
From the backdrops in the songs to the beautiful views in many scenes, several Indian and international locations played a big part in the look and feel of this film. Come with us as we take you to all the places this record-shattering film has been shot at.
All you need to know about RRR shooting locations
Most of the vital scenes in the movie were shot in and around the capital city of Telangana. Some of the scenes were filmed in an aluminium factory in the Gachibowli area and some in Ramoji Film City, one of the most celebrated locations in Hyderabad. Major blockbuster films like Drishyam 2, Baahubali (both the parts) and Dilwale among several others, have been shot in this 1,666 acres multicultural film studio, which is also the largest film studio complex in the world. Furthermore, the film city is equally famous for hosting grand weddings and comprises a lot of luxury hotels as well.
Things to do in Ramoji Film City: Explore the Movie Magic Park and The Bird’s Park, take a Studio tour, go for adventure sports, visit the Kids’ Park as well as Eureka, and enjoy the live shows at the Ramoji Film City.
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How to reach
By air: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is 37.1 km away and from there it takes around 44 minutes to reach the Film City by road.
By train: The nearest railhead is Hyderabad Deccan Railway Station, around 27 km away and it takes around 1 hour by road to reach Ramoji.
Best time to visit Hyderabad: October to March
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Most of the gripping action scenes were shot in Bulgaria’s capital city, Sofia. N.T.R Jr’s entry scene where his character, Komaram Bheem, encounters a tiger in a dense jungle was shot here and was skillfully enhanced with digital effects later. Dotted with primitive sceneries and historical monuments, the city is not only ideal for a shooting location but also for travellers who have the zeal to visit and love history.
Things to do in Sofia: Visit St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the National History Museum, Sofia Zoo, Natural Palace of Culture, the Church of St. George Rotunda, Rila Monastery & Boyanca Church, shop at Zhenski Pazar market, go on a communism tour, enjoy at Vazrajdane Aqua Park and Museum of Illusions, explore the streets of Plovdiv, the National Art Gallery, and National Museum of Military History, and hike to the Seven Rila Lakes.
How to reach
By air: Sofia Airport is 11.2 km away and from there it takes around 14 mins to reach the city by road.
By train: The nearest railhead is Sofia Central Railway Station, around 2 km away and it takes 8 minutes by road to reach the city centre.
Best time to visit Sofia: May to September
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Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The capital city of the Netherlands, Amsterdam was also one of RRR’s shooting locations. The cast had to be extremely vigilant during this schedule as they were shooting during the second wave of the pandemic. On a general note, Amsterdam is considered one of the most happening cities, drawing tourists from around the world throughout the year because of its pleasant temperature, heritage, beautiful landmarks and museums.
Things to do in Amsterdam: Explore Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank Museum, and Foodhallen, walk around De Negen Straatjes, and Flevopark, visit the Van Gogh Museum, and NDSM Wharf, Ons’ Lieve Heer Op Solder, dine at Vuurtoreneiland, shop at Albert Cuyp Market, opt for a canal tour, and have a fun time at De Ton Ton Club.
How to reach
By air: Schiphol Airport is the main airport and is located around 22 km from the city centre.
By train: The nearest railhead is Amsterdam Central Railway station, around 4.2 km away and it takes around 16 minutes by road to reach the city centre.
Best time to visit Amsterdam: May to August
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Mariinksky Palace, Kyiv, Ukraine
The feet-thumping number “Naatu Naatu” was entirely shot in Kyiv’s Mariinsky Palace. The palace is Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s official residence. One thing to note here is the energetic number was filmed just months before the war broke out in the capital city. Several other parts of the film were also shot in Mezhyhirya, in Kyiv.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answer: The Oscar-winning "Naatu Naatu" song of the movie RRR was shot in Mariinksy Palace, in Ukraine.
Answer: The climax of the movie was shot in Ramoji Film City and areas in the Gachibowli region.
Answer: The global collection of the movie RRR was over INR 1,000 Crore.