Film Review – RRR (2022)

Title – RRR (2022) 

Director – S.S. Rajamouli (Baahubali: The Beginning)

Cast – N.T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan Teja, Alia Bhatt, Olivia Morris, Ray Stevenson

Plot – Follows the journey of soon to be revolutionaries Komaram Bheem (Rao Jr.) and Alluri Sitarama Raju (Teja) in the early 1920’s as they come face to face with the horrors of the countries British colonisation. 

“Your friendship is more valuable than this life, brother”

Review by Eddie on 27/02/2023

Like John Wick, La La Land and Braveheart had a hyperactive and wildly over the top Bollywood baby, RRR (standing for Rise, Roar, Revolt) became one of the rare success stories of 2022, making its way to 100’s of million of dollars at the global box office, a raft of positive critical reviews and in excess of 50 wins at various global award ceremonies where it has also found itself competing at this years Academy Awards in the Best Original Song category for its standout musical number “Naatuu Naatuu”. 

Distributed in multiple territories through streaming giant Netflix, RRR has become a genuine cinematic phenomenon, breaking global viewership records on the platform since it found a home there in the middle of 2022 and it’s not hard to see why S.S. Rajamouli colourful three hour epic (which would probably be cut down to around 2 hours if you got rid of the slow-motion) has found so many fans across the globe. 

Working as both a soap opera drama, a rip roaring action flick that features some of the most memorable action scenes of any feature film over the past decade and importantly an enjoyable bromance adventure between N.T. Rama Rao Jr.’s determined villager Komaram Bheem and Ram Charan Teja’s one man army officer Alluri Sitarama Raju, RRR is many things but at its core it’s an effortlessly fun experience that should never be and was likely never looking to be taken seriously as Rajamouli goes all out in making sure his epic is a sensory experience in more ways than one. 

Filled with a rip-roaring soundtrack from M.M. Keeravani (try not to tap along), some memorable staging from cinematographer KK Senthil Kumar and the aforementioned action scenes directed by the brilliantly named King Solomon, RRR puts most big budget Hollywood affairs to shame with its unbridled enthusiasm and energy and even when the film gets bogged down in some less enjoyable moments that revolves mainly around Bheem’s relationship with Olivia Morris’s British Jennifer or some questionably crafted script work, RRR is never far away from another sequence that is likely to put a big smile on the viewer. 

Featuring a fully committed cast that is expertly lead by Rao Jr. and Teja, there’s a good chance RRR isn’t going to be suited to everyone’s viewing preferences but if you jump on board for the wild ride, this is the perfect launch pad into the Bollywood scene with a film that is going to see Hollywood try and replicate its magic ingredients over the years to come. 

Final Say – 

Loud, brash, inventive and wildly fun, RRR is a fever dream of an epic that is hard to compare to anything else but should you be in the mood for something unashamedly fanciful and spectacle driven, RRR can’t be beat. 

4 endlessly supplied quivers out of 5

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