An all-star cast, including Jr. NTR and Ram Charan, could seem like a triumph in and of itself. This isn’t Rajamouli’s only strength, though. SS Rajamouli recently wowed audiences in 2017 with Baahubali: The Conclusion, his directorial debut. It took him five hard years to conceptualize, shoot, and release his next picture, RRR (also dubbed in Hindi).
Despite its simplicity, RRR has a lot going for it. To put it simply, there is “fire” in the form of a vengeful young British police officer named Ramaraju (Ram Charan).
His racial color is the only thing keeping him from receiving the respect he deserves after years of doing all they ask of him. He’s the one they use to sic on anybody they want to catch. Another character is “water,” a beautiful, simple, innocent Bheem (Jr NTR), who has tremendous physical power but reserves its usage for just those occasions in which it is absolutely necessary. Lady Scott (Alison Doody) had kidnapped Malli, a young Gond tribal girl, and had planned to use her as the singing doll “on her mantelpiece.” As it turns out, that’s only the beginning.
The new calling cards of Rajamouli seem to be the construction of a new planet. To put it another way, even though it’s based on two historical figures, RRR has a fully fictitious storyline. His latest canvas is the city of Delhi in the 1920s. To one of the Nizams, Bheem is a formidable adversary, and the British must be warned that he’s not to be treated lightly. In Delhi, though, he also takes sanctuary from Muslims. However, it appears that Ramaraju has a secret background that only his uncle (Samuthirakani) is aware of, and he would obey orders blindly if given the chance. Even though Scott (Ray Stevenson) thinks “brown trash” deserves even a bullet, Jennifer (Olivia Morris) seems to be more compassionate. It’s not the “turn the other cheek” kind of freedom movement that we’re talking about here.
The first half of RRR operates like a well-oiled machine. At the heart of Malli you’ll find an emotional core, a song-and-dance with Naatu Naatu (it’ll put a smile on your face) and the exploration of friendship via Dosti. However, the film’s cinematic liberties are less noticeable than in the latter part of the picture, when the story falters a little. Because we already know something the main character doesn’t, several sequences drag.
In addition to Ram Charan’s makeover to a new appearance, the story of Ramaraju’s fiancée Sita (Alia Bhatt) seems a little rushed. The way Ramaraju’s tale evolves feels forced after the simple manner Bheem’s plot is put up despite the fact that not much is conveyed. The climax might have been better. Because of this, though, the picture manages to keep you on your toes. Rajamouli also ingeniously employs several of the first film’s cliches in the latter parts of the movie.
None-the-less A commercial, action-packed drama that will keep you riveted is exactly what Rajamouli manages to provide, which it delivers. Due to a tight script, the film’s duration isn’t a problem. In certain areas, the visual effects might have been better. Jr NTR delivers his greatest performance to date. As Bheem, he’s very endearing, especially when the scenes become emotional. His eagerness to locate Malli and his affection for Ramaraju both shine through. Ram Charan, on the other hand, does a great job of embodying the character’s alterations. Having chemistry between Tarak and Charan is essential to their roles.
Alia Bhatt, Olivia Morris, Samuthirakani, Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, and others are excellent in their roles. When it comes to Olivia, you’ll fall in love with her right away. It’s easy to see why Alison and Ray are so good in their roles. For those who don’t like Keeravani’s OST for this film, he does an excellent job with the BGM. Senthil’s cinematography is also a joy to see.
Even while Rajamouli does an excellent job in certain moments, you have to question whether he might have done a better job in others. For those looking for an action-packed drama this weekend, check out this film. Fans of the starring pair are especially likely to like it.