“A fictitious story about two legendary revolutionaries and their journey away from home before they started fighting for their country in the 1920s.” – IMDB
It’s hard for me to sell three hour films to anyone anymore, even myself. But if you make one exception this year, PLEASE LET IT BE RRR. Not to sound like the ultimate tool, but this movie is a cinematic EXPERIENCE. It has a bit everything: an epic journey, good vs. evil, musical numbers, action sequences, bromance, love, and the list goes on! And in the end, I did not regret watching one nanosecond of this film.
RRR (“Roudram Ranam Rudhiram” in Telugu or roughly “Rise Roar Revolt” in English) takes in inspiration from history, specifically two Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komoram Bheem; however, the film reimagines what may have happened during an undocumented period in their lives. The filmmakers mythologize the main characters using incredible action sequences and epic artistry, yet keep the characters grounded in humanity by using the talent and likability of the movie’s lead actors, N.T. Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan Teja.
While this movie clearly takes inspiration from Bollywood, Hollywood, and many film classics, it still manages to be unlike anything I’ve ever seen and I can’t wait to watch it again. It is worth taking three hours out of your week to watch this jaw-dropping epic and that’s my Claire Bear-guarantee!
Rating: 9 out 10 Claire Bears
If you like this movie, you should also watch: Padmavaat, Sardar Udham
With: N.T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan Teja
Directed By: S.S. Rajamouli