Outside of Tollywood: “RRR,” the action-adventure epic, bigger than life and bolder than the mainstream, is doing well internationally, with audiences marveling at its visuals, embracing its emotions and tune in to its music. Stunned again and again by its unbridled courage. Directed by Telugu cinema trilogy of superstars ND Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan and director SS Rajamouli – whose collective names are one reason for the triple title – the film is an inevitable and intoxicating celebration even after 187. Minutes (including pause or as the title card announces, “InteRRRval”), you are excited, not tired. It’s hard to say about some comic book movies from the two big expanded universes.
Note that there are no two protagonists here Considered Must be a superhero. In fact, they are men of flesh and blood from Indian history: Komaram Beam, a revolutionary leader and guerrilla fighter from the Gond tribe during the British Raj; And Alluri Sitarama Raju, a rebel with a similar attitude, who often led his unsupported supporters during raids on police stations to buy weapons. There is no record that these two met in real life. But hey, when did the filmmakers allow the facts to come out in the way of a fantastic story? There is no record of them having any more inhuman abilities than cunning and seduction. But Rajamouli did not give up.
According to “RRR” in the world of the 1920s – which stands for “Rise, Roar, Rebellion”, when the whole title finally appeared on screen – Raju, here referred to as Ram, was an ardent arsonist from Andhra Pradesh. He secretly goes on to become a member of the British Army in the hope of arming his comrades. Initially, he expresses his false allegiance to the crown – and more or less maintains his humanity – by punching, kicking, punching and manipulating what appears to be thousands of opponents to catch a boy throwing a rock at a portrait. Police Outpost. In most action movies, this sequence excites the climax. However, in “RRR”, it’s nothing more than raising the curtain.
In the Adilabad jungle, the working class-heroic beam establishes his own unnatural belief as he chases the wolf to lead the beast into a trap. Unfortunately, the wolf is taken out of the equation by a tiger that chases the behemoth. Fortunately, even if the trap does not work properly, the beam is more than a match for the big cat. The tiger growls. Beam roars again. Also, if you’re lucky enough to see the movie “RRR” in theaters, the next roar you hear will be the voice of a cheering audience.
British Governor Scott Buxton (Ray Stevenson) and his cruel wife Catherine (Alison Doody) melt into an explosive encounter with these exceptional men as they travel to a Gond village. More armed soldiers. She is seduced by a girl named Catherine Malli (Twinkle Sharma) and tells the baby to be a fun toy to entertain guests at the palace house in Delhi. This does not apply to the baby’s mother – or anyone else in the village – but Buxton has enough muscle power to carry out his wife’s iron wish. He did not shoot anyone just because he did not want to waste precious bullets in the “brown trash”.
At this point, you may be tempted to shout rude things on the screen. But fear not: Beam vows to travel to Delhi and retrieve the jasmine with the help of Simpatiko locals. It would not take long for news of Beam’s arrival to reach British authorities – and it would have taken Ram even less time to find and arrest the troublemaker. But when fate (with a shamelessly fabricated scene by Rajamouli and co-writers Sai Madhav Burra and KV Vijayendra Prasad) sees a boy trapped in the Delhi River, the two are thrown into a bend and burning train cars plunge into the water around him. The two rush to a conveniently located bridge – on a ram horse, on a beam motorcycle – and the rescue described in another jaw-dropping action set piece.
And all of this happens in the first 40 minutes of the film.
It would be unfair to spill too much beans and spoil any fun by providing additional plot details or visual explanations. (Wait until you see what Beam does in the truck full of inhumane distractions.) Suffice it to say that Beam and Ram develop a deep friendship without knowing each other’s true identity or grand designs. ‘t, and then they do it again. There are two wonderfully exciting song-and-dance scenes where the guys rejoice in their romance, and play like feverish dreams as Stanley Tonon directs a remake of the movie “Singin ‘in the Rain”.
ND Rama Rao Jr., popularly known as Jr. NDR, effectively and empathetically impresses as a normal human being who achieves the extraordinary while evolving into an iconic hero. (He also gets a few laughs, especially played by British beauty Olivia Morris who is shy and stealthy in love with Beam.) Even better, she had a passionate chemistry with Ram Charan. To say that Charan carries himself with the power and determination of a deity may be an exaggeration of the case – that is, when he is not suffering physically or emotionally – but when Rama “borrows” the bow and arrow from the idol. A sacred act rather than an example of professional respect.
John Woo’s echoes on the themes of loyalty, betrayal and changeable identity abound in “RRR”, providing a powerful anchor of intensity and lethality during the most spectacular battles, flights and Terring-Doo. Occasionally your mind will say, “This is ridiculous!” Every time it happens, your heart responds, “So what? Give me more!”