Mumbai, Oct 2 (PTI) Director SS Rajamouli's much-awaited period action film "Rise Roar Revolt" ("RRR") will now hit the screens on January 7 next year, the makers announced on Saturday.

Headlined by south stars – Ram Charan and N T Rama Rao Jr, the Telugu-language film is a fictional tale based on the lives of two freedom fighters in the early 20th century -- Alluri Sitarama Raju (Charan) and Kumram Bheem (NTR Jr).

The new release date was announced on the official Twitter account of “RRR” film, alongside the latest poster from the movie featuring Charan, NTR Jr and Bollywood stars Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt, who play a pivotal role in the movie.

“Experience India’s Biggest Action Drama, #RRRMovie in theatres worldwide on 7th Jan 2022. #RRROnJan7th An @ssrajamouli Film,” the tweet read.

The cast of “RRR” too shared the release date of the movie on the microblogging site.

The film, produced by DVV Entertainments, was originally scheduled to come out in October but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.