– REEMA CHHABDA
Set in 1920, ‘RRR’ delves into the unrecorded period in the lives of Komaram Bheem (Jr NTR) and Alluri Sitarama Raju (Ram Charan), when both revolutionaries chose to disappear before joining the fight for India’s independence.
The film ‘RRR,’ directed by SS Rajamouli, is based on the Telugu freedom warriors Alluri Sitarama Raju (Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (Jr NTR). The film has uncovered a historical blind spot for a cinematic spectacle, as there appear to be no records of what transpired in the lives of these freedom warriors when they were away from home. The film also stars Alia Bhatt (Sita) and Ajay Devgn.
SS Rajamouli has once again proved the importance of the central story. It must have enough punch to be mounted on a large scale. He and his writer-father, Vijayendra Prasad, had a good narrative with RRR. RRR is a war drama that takes us back to the pre-Independence era, with beautiful set-pieces and goosebump-inducing emotional passages.
The first half of the film does an excellent job of balancing everything from the story to the sharp lines and MM Keeravani’s excellent music. The plot moves along at a rapid pace, keeping you on the edge of your seat, you even smile as you see Jr NTR and Ram Charan compete in a dance-off to Naatu Naatu. It certainly shows that the actors are in top form, giving one of their greatest performances to date. Even the pre-interval segment manages to catch you off guard.
The notion of Fire vs. Water is what stands out the most. Bheem, played by Jr NTR, is a water metaphor. To succeed in saving the child, his character must ‘flow’ with the situation. Ram Charan’s Ramaraju is likened to a blazing fire. The fury in his eyes is palpable, and the first scene depicts it perfectly.
RRR has a good technical foundation. The music of MM Keeravani, the cinematography of Senthil Kumar, the editing of Sreekar Prasad, and the graphics all work together well.
In RRR, Ram Charan and Jr NTR provide their greatest performances.
NTR’s character takes us on a rollercoaster ride. The expression on Jr NTR’s face says a lot. His hungry eyes make you feel longingly while he scribbles plans to save the youngster.
Ram Charan demonstrated to everyone that he is a storm and that he can astonish audiences with this outstanding performance. He emotes with his eyes, rebels with his body language, and once again demonstrates that he is a rare blend of class and mass.
Sita, played by Alia Bhatt, is more of a cameo than a supporting role. It’s safe to assume that for the actor that she is, this was a piece of cake. Ajay Devgn, on the other hand, is cast in a significant role. Despite his minimal screen time, he has an impact.
RRR is entirely Jr NTR and Ram Charan’s show. They’ve literally lived the parts and given it their best for the movie.
RRR is a film that should be seen on a big screens. The film is a masterpiece with Ram Charan, Jr NTR shining throughout!