RRR Review: From the grandness to Ram Charan and Jr NTR’s charisma, it’s nothing short of majestic

Director: SS Rajamouli

Star cast: Ram Charan, Jr NTR; Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt

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If you’re a fan of SS Rajamouli, Ram Charan, Jr NTR, high octane action scenes, crazy slow-mos, then this is the one. Prepare yourself for some ‘wohoos’ and whistles because you will be doing that throughout the 3-hour long movie. The moment you sit on that seat of the theatre, it will teleport you to a different world, guess that is the magic of Rajamouli’s directorial venture. Many films have been made on freedom struggle; however, Rajamouli decided to take this theme with a touch of emotion that one can relate to it immediately.

Set in the British India era, the 1920s, we see a story of two freedom fighters that is beautifully weaved with friendship. A police officer named Alluri Sitarama Raju is on a mission to free his people. He strives hard for freedom, but Komaram Bheem takes him to a different level. Raju and Bheem are like two ends of the pole and have different goals but they’re connected with a pure invisible bond called friendship. The quintessential friendship of Bheem and Raju is heart touching.

Ram Charan essays the role of a police officer who is FIRE, quite literally in terms of his character and persona. Raju is a layered character that only gets unfold with the movie’s run time. His presence and intense gaze demand attention and will not leave you until the end. He is a focused, strong, strategic man who has a very vulnerable and mellow side. You feel the fire in him and yet feel empathetic towards the character. The transformation of his character is beautifully shown.

 

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If Ram is fire, then Jr NTR is water, quite literally. He is the complete opposite of Ram which makes him more loveable. You will fall in love with his innocence but he is not someone to take lightly. Bheem is an open book but there’s more than the eye can meet. If you have ever seen his previous films, Taarak brings out the power in his character; however, when you see him in RRR, he gives a different perspective, a character full of vulnerability.

Ajay Devgn who plays the role of a former police officer from the British battalion and freedom fighter is the surprise package. He is a fierce, fearless freedom fighter whose sole motive is freedom. Given the fact that he is in a cameo, Ajay comes, slays and conquers. On the other hand, Alia Bhatt as Sita is beautiful. After Gangubai Kathiawadi, if you’re hoping to see Alia in some crazy action, then you would be in for disappointment but clearly, she is not one in the film. Even though she has limited screen space in the film, Sita is enthralling, even her actions and eyes speak louder than her voice. In RRR, she plays the fiancé of Raju. Her chemistry with the star is quite refreshing and chiselled.

When we talk about Rajamouli’s direction, the first thought that comes to my mind is ‘jaha hamari soch khatam hoti, waha se unki shuru hoti hai’. He knows how to intensify the drama, his vision is so clear that you immediately get to know what he is trying to express through his characters. The best part about his direction is when he emotes a person’s emotions through the elements. There is one see between Raju and Bheem where he used the elements like fire and water, to represent their characters. He plays with them so well that it will leave you amazed.

Be it Magadheera, Baahubali or even RRR, his characters are heavily inspired by mythological characters. There’s a sense of demigod feeling when you watch Raju and Bheem in the film.

Consider Jr NTR and Ram Charan are the heart of the film, SS Rajamouli is the soul of the film, then MM Keeravani’s music breathes life into the creation. Like Baahubali, the background score and soundtrack is sumptuous, it will give you goosebumps. The vastness of the scene hits you hard when his music is played. That’s the real deal of MM Keeravani’s music. If Naacho Naacho song compels you to dance then Dosti will make you understand the essence of friendship. You can understand the character’s emotions through his music.

 

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I won’t compare Baahubali with RRR as both have a different flavour. One talks about righteousness while the other talks about oneness and friendship. Even though both are made on a grand scale, the magnitude of the film hits you when it takes you to a different realm.

Overall, SS Rajamouli’s RRR is a theatre watch, no wonder why he was holding on to this film for so long. The film is majestic from the film’s grandness to Ram Charan and Jr NTR’s charisma. The only drawbacks of the film would be the runtime and a few loopholes in the screenplay.

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