RRR Rating 4.0/5 & Rating
All discuss RRR for good reason: SS Rajamouli. With BAAHUBALI and BAAHUBALI 2 he prepared the trend of PAN India films. The second part – the facts are known to all and sundry – holds the enviable record of being the highest-grossing *Hindi* film.
Of course, expectations are rising RRR – his third PAN India film in a row – are tremendous. Also because it marks the Hindi debut of Jr. NTR and it happens to be the second Hindi outing of Ram Charan. Two extremely popular actors of Telugu film industry.
Both Jr NTR and Ram Charan face Rajamouli again after a gap. For the uninitiated, RRR is Jr. NTR’s fourth film to feature the master storyteller as Charan reunites with Rajamouli following the smash hit MAGADHEERA.
Much is at stake this time. BAAHUBALI  arrived with zero expectations at this point. RRR is carrying the baggage of expectations and after the historic success of BAAHUBALI 2 must also deliver the numbers . The important question is: will RRR live up to the high expectations?
Like BAAHUBALI [both parts], Rajamouli goes back in time with RRR. The difference is that this time it’s about two revolutionaries. Also, RRR is set in the pre-independence era .
Now let’s get to the point…
RRR is a solid entertainer who, despite running a marathon, doesn’t make you uneasy. The script is beautifully constructed, the twists and turns are attention-grabbing, and the nerve-wracking episodes and superbly executed action pieces will keep you mesmerized until the credits roll. The best part is that you don’t know the plot [Rajamouli hasn’t revealed much either, pre-release]so what unfolds on screen takes you completely by surprise.
The plot without revealing spoilers. The year is 1920. The British rule India. The woman [Alison Doody] of a British officer Scott Buxton [Ray Stevenson] is impressed by a tribal girl, Malli. She forcibly takes the girl to Delhi, much to the shock of her parents and the rest of the tribe.
Komaram Bhem [Jr NTR] – who belongs to the tribe – promises to bring Malli back. When the British learn of Bheem and his mission, they decide to track him down at all costs. However, no one knows what Bheem looks like. A police officer, Alluri Sitarama Raju [Ram Charan]accepts the challenge.
Rajamouli’s movies are desi at heart and full of entertainment. RRR is no different. He knows what his audience expects from him, which explains why every sequence is packed with entertainment. Wait, Rajamouli also knows that mass moments without emotion backfire, which is why there’s a strong undercurrent of emotion in his films. RRR has it too.
Rajamouli has a fantastic sense of telling an epic story, which is evident when you look at the images. The introduction of Ram Charan first and Jr. NTR later will leave you stunned by the sheer magnificence.
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RRR contains enough worthy material to hold the moviegoer’s attention for most of its run. The emotional component is well balanced with subtle humor, drama, action pieces and of course some stunning visuals to leave you in awe.
Hiccup? Yes, in the second act, after the break, the tempo slows down. Also, some sequences in this hour aren’t too convincing. Sure, it’s an entertainer and one shouldn’t look for logic, but there are a few passages that lack impact. Also, Alia Bhatt’s character could have used better writing.
RRR rests on the powerful shoulders of Jr. NTR and Ram Charan. Jr NTR is exceptional, hitting a top notch act that doesn’t miss a beat. He gives RRR some much-needed power. Ram Charan is fantastic. Electrifying in dramatic and action-packed moments. Winsome Act adds weight. Also, you will be amazed by the dancing skills of Jr. NTR and Ram Charan in “Naacho Naacho”. The choreography of this song deserves awards.
Also, the two actors dubbed their lyrics in Hindi themselves and both the diction and the flow of the words are perfect.
Alia Bhatt doesn’t get much leeway while Ajay Devgn features in a well-written cameo. Ray Stevenson [Scott] and Alison Doody [Lady Scott] are effective as antagonists. Olivia Morris gets limited leeway. Shriya Saran is okay in a cameo.
The soundtrack has a huge hit with “Naacho Naacho” while “Sholay” [end credits] is a fitting track to close the film. KK Senthil Kumar’s cinematography is spectacular and fully lives up to the scale of the film. Sabu Cyril’s production design is outstanding. Rama Rajamouli’s costumes are well researched and the details catch the eye. VFX [V Srinivas Mohan] conforms to global standards. Action sequences are one of the strengths of the film.
Overall, RRR is a great entertainer destined for the big screen. The film has what it takes to be a huge hit. Don’t miss it!
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