The movie shows the pre independence era of 1920s and the story is a fictional account of lives of two real freedom fighters Alluri Seetharama Raju (Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (NTR) who have same same but different missions. If I write an honest review, I really can't decide if I liked or disliked the movie. There are few bits I liked and few which felt too much over the top for me. May be it is just the outlandish style of Rajamouli. He is well acquainted with grandeur and cinematic brilliance....however just these are not enough to entice everyone is what I felt. The movie had its grand moments. It was a feast to eyes to see so much action executed with ease and great VFX effects! You would enjoy it if you completely 'suspend your disbelief'. 😯
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The story line is good if you ignore one too many illogical occurrences and some loop holes. Ofcourse viewers/fans argue not to find logic as it is a hyper drama flick. The title RRR means - Rise, Roar, Revolt and some say it is Rage, Revenge, Rampage. The director lays strong foundation to what he intends to show - extreme action, drama, emotions, stunts, energetic dances, and everything laced with patriotism. The opening scene of Ram Charan and even NTR were shot quite eventfully showing Fire and Water as their core elements but some scenes even with good effects felt too funny, like NTR fighting a tiger or Ram Charan fighting a mob of 1000s of people, like he is some super hero. It would have been good if some logic was put in to it like why these two heroes possess so many capabilities?!
There are many other such scenes. I couldn't just believe a scene where they save a boy from fire in the water (again poetically director tried to highlight their core factors). I am sure people who love super hero movies would love the scene! Many other fight scenes where they are performing dramatic stunts could have been justified only if some super natural element was added! However it is Rajamouli we are talking about! If Amarendra Bahubali can climb an elephant or pull a chariot easy peasily, may be these people can do what they are doing!
In a Facebook Movie group I am part of, some people have shared crass comments that the protagonists are "ugly". The movie did receive mixed reviews, but both the actors well played their part.
The performances were top notch even if too heroic. It is the direction that I felt had loopholes and glitches and fight scenes are too unrealistic for my taste. I am not going a lot in to details but I got bored in the second half due to repeated stunts. Ram Charan's and NTR's energy, grace and, dances saved the watch.
Last song felt quite patriotic ( am not sure how it feels in Hindi). Till intermission the movie had all my attention. Later my interest slowly dissipated but ya there never is a dull moment in the movie. The cameo roles played by Ajay Devgan and Alia Bhatt didn't add any special value to the movie. I felt there are many suitable tollywood actors who would have played the roles much naturally. Not sure what made the director choose two famous bollywood faces. May be it is to justify the Pan-India release.
Last but not the least, I fell in love with the song - "Etthara janda" - the climax song. If I got bored in second half, this song and the smiling happy faces of heroes, their wonderful dances again made me watch the screen earnestly! The song highlights many regions, states, and the freedom fighters from those places. It pays tribute to their courage and work. The song is a flavorful cherry on the cake and feels quite patriotic! I also love the fact that the first town mentioned is Ongole - the place where I did my entire schooling :) (If you are from India, try to watch the song even if you don't get the lyrics)
Ethara Janda song
Barring the loopholes and logics, the movie can be watched as it is a visual spectacle and offers good entertainment!
I am participating in Blogging from A-Z challenge 2022 and this is my R post. I am taking up this challenge after many years as I want to talk about Covid life and the daughter diaries!
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