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RRR Film Review: SS Rajamouli Offers a Perfect Blend of Action and Drama in a  Fictitious Story – Popgeek

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RRR Film Review: SS Rajamouli Offers a Perfect Blend of Action and Drama in a  Fictitious Story – Popgeek
Movie NameRRR (2022)
Where to WatchDisney, Netflix 
GenreAction, Drama
StarsRam Charan, JR. NTR, Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn
CreatorsSS Rajamouli 
Story byV. Vijayendra Prasad, SS Rajamouli
Editing bySreekar Prasad
CinematographyK.K. Senthil Kumar
RRR Release Date  24th March 2022
RRR Film Runtime3 hours and 2 minutes

Rise, Roar, Revolt, a SS Rajamouli creation RRR film, is a fictitious story of two legendary revolutionaries and their respective journeys until and unless they join forces to fight for their country India in the 1920s. Packed with action and drama, this classic Indian tale manages well to hook viewers in their seats. But that’s not the only element that captivates us on the screens. We are also impressed with the production’s wise casting decision to feature none other than Ram Charan, Jr. NTR, Alia Bhatt, and Ajay Devgn in the story’s main roles. 

Ram Charan as the colonial police officer, Alia Bhatt as Ram Charan’s fiancee, Jr. NTR as the avenging shepherd, and Ajay Devgn, the freedom fighter, do wonders in theatres. Overall, RRR has everything we expect from an SS Rajamouli direction- a unique story, power-packed action sequences, and an acclaimed past that connects us with their characters from the beginning. It’s a wow work from Rajamouli. 

It has been quite a while since we saw his films on big screens. The last time SS Rajamouli impressed us with his high-impact fictitious concept was five years back in 2017 when we were treated with Bahubali: The Conclusion starring Prabhas Uppalapati Venkata Suryanarayana Prabhas Raju, Anushka Shetty, and Tamanna Bhatia in the lead roles. 

Contemplating that RRR is a PAN-India multi-starrer film, we completely understand why the director took five years to create the same magic again on silver screens. As one of the biggest fans of his work, we were completely thrilled with the simple premise of Rise, Roar, and Revolt when brought up after a long while. Keep reading here if you want to catch Popgeek’s RRR film review to learn what else we liked about the movie. 

RRR Film Takes Us Back on the Historical Context While the Revolutionaries Fights For Their Mission 

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RRR film

Set in 1920, Rajamouli’s RRR film dates back to colonial times in India, where the ruthless British Governor Scott, played by Ray Stevenson, and his selfish fiancee Cathy, played by Alison Doody, kidnap a Gondian girl name Malli to entertain them at their palace. On the other side Raju, a Colonial Police Officer regrets bashing his people to accomplish his revolutionary mission. While the Gondian sends their son Bheem an avenging shepherd played by Jr. NTR, to search for Malli, Raju, played by Ram Charan, befriends him without realizing that one day they will reach loggerheads as they share cross purposes. Yes, you heard this right. 

Bheem, a Gondian, finds ways to enter into British Governor Scott’s quarter to rescue Malli; Raju, a colonial police officer, is instructed to trace the Gondian member who has arrived in Delhi in vengeance. Unrealizing each other’s identities, Bheem and Raju soon bond after saving a child from being harmed by a runaway train. And although they part ways after knowing each other’s truth, they eventually unite to battle for a common cause. Unsurprisingly, their joint forces won over the evils and achieved their goals of empowering the Indian revolutionaries so that each hand could fight his own battle. 

It’s so captivating the way SS Rajamouli has picked up every element so well in the fitting scene that requires pinning to details. 

The way he plays around with his cast while he makes them the part of his fictitious drama that feels most real onscreen that we start living them walking off the theatres. Starting from our charming Ram Charan, who plays Alluri Sitarama Raju, is depicted as a fearless and charismatic leader who inspires the people to rise against their oppressors and fight for their rights and freedom. Ram Charan has undergone rigorous training for his role, including learning sword fighting and horse riding, to make his character’s action sequences look realistic and authentic. Critics and audiences alike have praised his performance in RRR film for the intensity and energy he brought onscreen. 

Likewise, Jr. NTR, who plays the role of Komaram Bheem, is a brave and determined warrior who fights for his people’s and their land’s rights. Jr. NTR has delivered a powerful and intense performance in RRR Film, capturing the spirit and essence of his Komaram Bheem’s character. He has also undergone a physical transformation for his role, gaining weight and growing a beard to look more powerful in his character. His scenes in the film, especially the action sequences with Ramcharan and British Officials, have been highly praised by fans and critics for their realism and intensity. 

Not to forget, NTR and Charan’s bromance has been one of the film’s highlights and has received widespread acclaim. Their unbreakable chemistry in the RRR’s song Naatu-Naatu is a live example that has not just won two international awards for Best Original Song at Golden Globes and Academy Awards, i.e., Oscars, respectively. 

Similarly, if we focus on Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn’s appearance in the RRR film, the Bollywood duo have added feathers to the cap. Alia Bhatt, who essays the role of Sita, is the lady love of Alluri Sitarama Raju, played by Ram Charan. Sita is a strong and independent woman who supports Alluri Sitarama Raju in his battle against the British Raj. Despite Alia’s relatively small screen time in RRR, she has successfully given a notable performance and added much-needed charm and grace to the movie.

Ajay Devgn, as Alluri Venkatarama Raju mentors his son, Alluri Sitarama Raju. His character in RRR inspires the two heroes to fight for their cause. Ajay Devgn’s performance in the film is brief but impactful, and he brings his signature intensity and gravitas to his role. 

Overall, RRR film is reviewed as a rich entertainer that has drawn a mass audience to the theatres with its highly acclaimed cast, mind-boggling storytelling, and top-notch directorial highly required in South Indian cinema. 

What Critics and Audiences Have to Say About RRR Film Review? 

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RRR film

RRR review IMDB reaches 7.9 ratings online. Speaking about the opinions of critics and audiences, both sides are pretty much impressed with SS Rajamouli’s works. 

Alison Herman, a top critic at Rotten Tomatoes, wrote- In a movie that also includes Bheem battling a tiger with his bare hands and an aerial rescue involving a motorcycle, “Naatu Naatu” may be the most impressive action sequence.

The bonanza with a cast of what looks to be thousands and a storyline about getting back at colonizers is a blast throughout its 3-hour plus running time, writes another top critic San Jose Mercury on Rotten Tomatoes.

Calling RRR’s cinema at its finest, Kristen Maldonado from Pop Culture Planet pens- Between the stunts, the music and the acting, you don’t want to miss this fantastical spectacle of an adventure. It’s cinema at its finest.

Similar to the top critics, the theatre and OTT audiences also shower positive review of RRR on the I liked it quite a lot. The 3 hr plus run time was a concern, but the story moves fast and has enough action that it did not feel long. It is like a superhero movie, except the heroes are dashing, powerful, committed sort of regular guys. In this case, the evil power is Imperial England of the very early 20th C. Epic proportions in every sense and a fun, yet at times brutal, romp, writes a user.

Another user pens- A textbook of visual storytelling, an epic on friendship, every frame looks like a breath-taking masterpiece painting; the action of this movie is so insanely creative and unique, yet it is so rooted in human emotions. if anybody says action do not have heart show them this movie. this movie will be reminded in ages to come.

So, what do your thoughts on SS Rajamouli’s RRR starring Ram Charan, Jr. NTR, Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn?

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