Director: SS Rajamouli
Cast: Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn
Director SS Rajamouli presents the fictional story of two revolutionaries with RRR after five years (Baahubali: The Conclusion, 2017).
The story’s ‘fire’ is Alluri Sitaramaraju (Ram Charan). An enraged young police officer in Delhi who is both feared and revered by the British. Because he’s a beast, they tend to use him on those they need to apprehend, but they never treat him with the respect he deserves. He’s on the lookout for the story’s ‘water’ Konaram Bheem (Jr NTR), who is a good-hearted Gond tribal guy who disguises himself as a Muslim and travels to the city to save Malli, a young girl kidnapped by Lady Scott (Alison Doody). Hence the story begins.
SS Rajamouli is back after providing us the most spectacular cinematic experience ever in Baahubali, and the stakes for RRR were high. The film is epic in and of itself. Whereas Baahubali was a work of pure fiction, Rajamouli creates his key characters with the clout of real-life liberation heroes Rama Raju and Komaram Bheem, but takes them on a fictional journey. Thankfully, his films aren’t overly verbose, and RRR is no exception. It’s a high-octane action movie with a powerful emotional core, allowing for some very dramatic on-screen moments. Unfortunately, the trailer gave away a much of the plot, so the screenplay only has a few surprises in store.
However, like with other Rajamouli films, it’s all about the scenario writing, well-choreographed action sequences, likeable leads, and a mysterious score (Keeravani). Between the stars, Tarak is clearly superior, but Charan has a better written character, making the film a balancing act in and of itself. However, there are times when we empathise with both of their plights, and this is where Rajamouli’s filmmaking shines. I would recommend seeing the movie in IMAX because it is both a thrilling action adventure and a spectacular visual spectacle.
Jr NTR, Ram Charan take you into another world with their terrific performances and you are glued to the screens throughout. Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn have less screen time but their impact is outstanding.