RRR Movie Review: Ram Charan and Jr NTR's blockbuster combo is the ultimate show-stealer
is set against the backdrop of the pre-Independence movement and revolves around two courageous revolutionaries Rama Raju (Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (Jr NTR)'s quest to fight against the ruthless British colonialists. They strike a close friendship amidst their respective mission.
- SS Rajamouli
- Ram Charan,
- Jr NTR,
- Alia Bhatt,
- Ajay Devgn,
- Olivia Morris,
- Ray Stevenson,
- Allison Doody
- Epic period action drama
A scene in SS Rajamouli's RRR has Jr NTR 's Komaram Bheem unleashing a set of wild animals in a British social gathering which leaves you stunned and terrified at the same time. While in another part of the film, Bheem and Rama Raju (Ram Charan) leave the crowd dumbfounded with the their dance moves (the chartbuster 'Naacho Naacho') after being ridiculed by a British officer which is bound to erupt some whistles and claps from the audience. If this was not enough, Ram Charan's look as Lord Ram in the climax makes way for a sublime experience. These are some of the tint of excellence that makes RRR a visual extravaganza and more so for the loyal fan base of the trio of SS Rajamouli, Ram Charan, and Jr NTR.
The plot is set against the backdrop of the pre-Independence movement and revolves around two courageous revolutionaries Rama Raju (Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (Jr NTR)'s quest to fight against the ruthless British colonialists. They strike a strong friendship amidst their respective mission. Despite some cruel twist of fate, their determination, courage and a common sense of purpose that is Independence brings them together to fight against the common enemy.
Tales of freedom fighters and their exemplary courage have been a common affair on the big screen but what makes RRR special is SS Rajamouli's vision along with Jr NTR and Ram Charan's larger-than-life screen presence. Never do the plot and the emotion of the movie falter in any manner. The various events of the film shown in the categories of 'The Story', 'Fire' and 'Ice' contribute to the build-up of the two protagonist's journey.
SS Rajamouli has once woven a sheer opulence be it through the diverse sub-plots, fierce performances, and extravagant execution in RRR. The most validating factor of the movie is that despite the signature Rajamouli style 'overly majestic' action sequences and performances, this movie does not come across as caricaturish or forced. The writing by Vijayendra Prasad is nuanced but the movie falters in the screenplay.
This adds to a laborious pace which could've been easily trimmed. The plot of Bheem reuniting with Rama in the end after a misunderstanding is satisfying but the events that lead to the same was far too stretched. The dubbing of the British actors also could've been stronger.
Talking about the performances, it's Jr NTR and Ram Charan's gigantic screen presence and ferocious act which makes RRR such a visual triumph. The two shine in their individual scenes but are simply a fire cracker when they're together. There could've been not a better duo than this one for this magnum opus.
Alia Bhatt as Sita hardly has any room to perform and sails through in her parts. Rather Ajay Devgn as a brave rebellious freedom fighter and Olivia Morris as Jennifer have a significant scope of emoting in their brief parts. Watch out for Ray Stevenson and Alison Doody as the British officer Scott and his wife respectively as they're so convincing in their parts that they'll make you literally abhor them.
One of the highlights of RRR thrives on its VFX by V Srinivas Mohan and music by MM Keeravaani. The cinematography by KK Senthil Kumar is a sheer finesse. While the VFX and execution inevitably exude brilliance but the powerful background score is simply goose-bump worthy in some of the key scenes.
Overall RRR is a visual extravaganza in its true glory. It caters to SS Rajamouli's deluxe filmmaking. Not to forget, Ram Charan and Jr NTR's deadly combo is steals the show in this one.