Film Review : RRR ( Tamil)
The most awaited SS Rajamouli directorial, RRR, starring Ram Charan, JrNTR, Ajay Devgan, Sriya Saran, Samudrakani and Alia Bhatt released in theatres worldwide today.
The film is a fictional account based on real life characters of the iconic Komaram Bheem and Alluri Seetharama Raju. Set in the 1920's British Era, the film revolves around the story of a little Gond tribal girl who is taken away forcibly by a senior British officer and his wife. The valorous Komaram Bheem ( Jr Ntr) is out to get her back, all the way from Delhi, when he runs into A. Sitharama Raju ( Ramcharan), a police officer, sent by his cruel British bosses, assigned to catch him alive. Both Bheem and Ramarao, are men on a mission, relentless, strong and full of valour. One is like fire while the other is water, both equally powerful forces. Who then, will win this epic battle?
The movie is set on a stupendous scale that takes your breath away. Senthilkumar's camerawork and Maragathamani's music are the two strong pillars which enrich the film at every step.
The jaw dropping scenes, spell maginificence all the way, be it the incredibly envisioned stunts, the forest scenes or the grand sets oozing opulence of the British Raj.
The vfx is so well done that it becomes hard to detect its existence.
From beginning to end, Rajamouli keeps you enchanted with his play of emotions, and elaborately mind- boggling stunts, chases and fights, brought to life with the efforts and skills of the inimitable Ram Charan and Jr NTR who deserve kudos for the way they bring out the layers of their characters. Their hard work is out there to see, and appreciate, and they carry the film effortlessly on their shoulders. The way each of the them has played their respective characters is a delight to watch with the recurring theme of friendship touching a chord with the viewer. Their camaraderie and synch is a high point and leaves an indelible mark.
The most popular Naatu Naatu song is fantastically shot and the one filmed on Jr NTR being whipped, spells an emotional high note in the film. Watch out also for the end credits song.
Alia, Ajay and Sriya have done well in their cameo roles. Even the British characters seem carefully chosen and aptly cast, which shows yet again, Rajamouli's eye for detail.
The way Rajamouli has woven the references to Lord Rama and highlighted the great contribution of our freedom fighters, and centred it around the chant of Vande Mataram, is both moving and commendable.
On the flip side, a lot of English dialogues have been retained without any Tamil voiceovers in many parts of the film.
With its maginificent scale, jaw dropping moments, stunning visuals, rivetting sction, superb performances, emotional highs and engaging twists, RRR is a not- to-be- missed cinematic experience.
Rating 4 / 5
RRR Cast and Crew:
NTR as Komaram Bheem
Ram Charan as Alluri Sitarama Raju
Ajay Devgn as Venkata Rama Raju
Alia Bhatt as Sita
Olivia Morris as Jennifer
and Samuthirakani, Alison Doody, Ray Stevenson
Screenplay & Direction: S.S. Rajamouli
Story: V. Vijayendra Prasad
Presented by: D. Parvathi
Producer: DVV Danayya
Banner: DVV Entertainment
Tamil Dialogues: Madhan Karky
TamilNadu Release by: Lyca Productions
DOP: K.K. Senthil Kumar
Production Designer: Sabu Cyril
Music Composer: Maragadhamani
VFX Supervision: V Srinivas Mohan
Editor: Sreekar Prasad
Costume Designer: Rama Rajamouli
Line Producer - SS Karthikeya
Post Production Line Producer - MM Srivalli