Review of 'RRR'

rrr.jpg The most expensive Indian film ever made, RRR is amazing to watch though a tad on the violent side.

During the British occupation a small girl with a beautiful voice is forcefully taken from her family by an (evil) British governor governor Scott Buxton (Ray Stevenson) and his wife Catherine (Alison Doody). Rama Raju (Ram Charan Teja) is an Indian working for the British army with a strong sense of duty who ruthlessly follows his superiors orders with incredible physical prowess. Komaram Bheem (N.T. Rama Rao Jr.) is a leader of the revolution who is determined to see the young child freed. When the British offer a reward to any officer who can return Bheem to them, Rama starts the search. While saving the life of a child Bheem and Raju become best of friends though neither know of each other's true identities. Will their friendship survive the truth?

This is an incredible looking film with action sequences that are unlike anything I have seen before. Unbelievable, yes, but also imaginative and unrelentingly brutal. Blood flows freely in this film. The two main characters are equally brutal, big, strong and macho as you might expect. The action sequences are a marvel to behold – intricately choreographed with literally a cast of hundreds and with a frenetic filming style that barely leaves you to catch your breath. Big money was spent here but it is all on the screen. And, yes, there is the traditional musical number at the end of the film.

It should be noted that this film is a work of fiction though it does not paint the British in a good light and here they are comically evil and generally stupid, setting the stage for the honourable and good heroes to step in and save the day.

I was unsure what to expect with RRR and was incredulous minutes into the film and throughout: Completely ridiculous but looks amazing. The violence is often a bit hard to take but beyond that this is an absolutely incredible piece of masterful film making.

Rating: “Nearly perfect, but not quite”

Review Date: 2023-02-26

Directed by: S.S. Rajamouli

Studio: DVV Entertainment

Year: 2022

Length: 187 minutes

Genre: Action/Adventure