John Loftus (BT Young Scientist STEM Inspirations podcast, 8Radio Ireland) and Dr. Nicola Millard return to Flixwatcher to review John’s choice RRR.
RRR (2022) is an Indian Telugu-language action epic – it’s runtime is three hours plus – directed by S. S. Rajamouli. The central story is fictional but based on historical figures. In this version of history, S. S. Rajamouli took the coincidences between real life Indian revolutionaries Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem and imagined what it would be like if they had met and become friends.
Don’t be fooled by the historical context in thinking RRR is going to be an accurate or remotely believable story. From the outset we are informed no animal were harmed, because they are CGI and completely ridiculous.
It made history when the big musical number “Naatu Naatu” was the Oscar for Best Original Song, making it the first song from an Indian film, as well as the first from an Asian film, to win in this category.
RRR is a tricky one to recommend, it’s mash of genres that include world cinema, historical epic, CGI action, romance and musical make for an even experience. Scores for recommendability reflected this, given its three hour plus runtime scores for repeat viewing were lower to give an overall rating of 3.24.
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