RRR (15)

D: S.S. Rajamouli

Pen Studios / Lyca / DVV Entertainment (D.V.V. Danayya)

India 🇮🇳 2022

182 mins


W: S.S. Rajamouli & V. Vijayendra Prasad

DP: K.K. Senthil Kumar

Ed: A. Srekar Prasad

Mus: M.M. Keeravani 

N.T. Rama Rao, Jr (Komaram Bheem), Ram Charan (Alluri Sitarama Raju), Ray Stevenson (Gov. Buxton), Alison Doody (Catherine Buxton), Olivia Morris (Jenny)

RRR is a Bollywood-influenced action adventure from India set in the time of British colonial rule.

The fictional story centres around two friends who become revolutionaries when a child is kidnapped from her village and is illegitimately adopted by a governor’s wife.

The action scenes are quite brilliantly choreographed, with stunts and visual effects that put some of the work in multi-million dollar Hollywood blockbusters to shame, especially when this cost a fraction of the price (approx $60m).

The musical numbers scattered in parts are an interesting addition, working surprisingly well in the context of the film and don’t feel out of place for a moment.

One minor gripe would be the length of the movie at a balking 182 minutes, when it could very possibly have told as entertaining a tale in a third of that time, but I also can’t deny that it was a fun journey to be on.