RRR Movie Review

RRR is a period drama film directed by SS Rajamouli, and written by Vijayendra Prasad. The film has Jr NTR and Ram Charan in the lead roles while Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Samuthirakani, and others play crucial supporting roles. The film is bankrolled by DVV Danayya under the banner DVV Entertainment. The music is composed by MM Keeravani, and the cinematography is handled by KK Senthil Kumar.

A tribal girl is separated forcefully from her tribe by the British. Komaram Bheem (Jr. NTR) is their only savior and he sets out on a mission to rescue her. On the other hand, the British Government is on a look out for Bheem, and appoints Rama Raju (Ram Charan) to get him dead or alive.

The film broadly deals with the changing nature of the relationship between Rama and Bheem, and how they fight against the British for Indian independence. 

One of the things director SS Rajamouli is known for, is the innovative nature with which he conceives most of the scenes. In the first part of Baahubali, the war sequence and how Prabhas lights up the roofs of the tents and uses it to control the Kalakeya Army.

The entire film RRR contains many of such 'Rajamouli innovations'. But the biggest feat he has pulled off here is that despite placing almost every high point in the trailer, he's managed to give the fans more than what they expected. 

There is a solid emotional motive for both Bheem and Rama and their flashbacks are written neatly with a lot of clarity. The combined vision of both Rajamouli and writer Vijayendra Prasad has translated beautifully on screen.

The story is adapted from the life of Komaram Bheem, who fought for Indian independence and Tribal rights, but Vijayendra Prasad offers his own unique perspective to it by developing a fictional backstory.

Jr. NTR plays the role of Bheem and he is a beast when it comes to screen presence. He is equally and ably supported by Ram Charan, and both of them shoulder the entire film. Even if the plot/screenplay was filled with minor engagement issues, the energy these two bring to the table has kept the film engaging and entertaining. But when the writing is also brilliant, they take it to an unparalleled high.

Both these actors are supported by a strong ensemble of actors which include Ajay Devgn, Samuthirakani and Alia Bhatt. There are a lot of moments inspired by Ramayana. For instance, When the tribal girl is in captive, Bheem Komaram sends her a bangle that reminds us the part in Ramayana where Hanuman gives Sita a ring to tell her that Rama is coming to save her. These moments make the narrative more interesting. 

Another positive about the film is the production design by Sabu Cyril that makes the film visually appealing. The house of Bheem's love interest, which looks huge and grand reminds us of the beauty of the palaces of Mahishmathi in Bahubali.

The same quality is seen here as well. The cinematographer Senthil Kumar does a fantastic job of capturing these sets well. MM Keeravani's background score adds depth to a lot of scenes and hypes up each and every mass moment, thereby giving us a product that's several notches higher than what it should have been.

The songs don't disturb the screenplay much, with Naatu Naatu and Etthara Janda being earworms. The culmination of these technicalities and Rajamouli's vision is what makes RRR what it is. 

Overall, RRR is a great addition to Rajamouli's filmography and it is delightful to see a director stand his ground and a make a film without any compromises despite having two star heroes up front.

He also doesn't fail to satisfy the fans of both, taking a masterclass once more, on how to direct a mass commercial film with such astounding quality in all departments.