The Stream: 3 hours with only a few lulls
The Big Screen: A feast for the eyes full of action, music and boundless energy
The Final Bill: A surprising hidden gem that won’t disappoint– Trip Fontaine
Director: S.S. Rajamouli
Writers: Vijayendra Prasad (story), Sai Madhav Burra (telugu dialogue), Madhan Karky (tamil dialogue), S.S. Rajamouli (screenplay), Riya Mukherjee (hindi dialogue)
Stars: N.T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan
Genre: Action, Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 3 hours
Production Companies: DVV Entertainment
Platform: Netflix and in theaters March 2022
Hey, Streamers! Word of mouth is a powerful tool in marketing a movie. I have been hearing about this epic, 3-hour action flick from India for the past few months. I heard that it was a spectacle full of high octane action sequences, musical performances and more that had to be seen to be believed. While I couldn’t catch this one in the theater, Netflix has added RRR to its service. Here’s how it goes.
Yes, RRR is an epic, action movie about two men on a collision course with the British Empire in India. There is Bheem, who sets out to rescue Malli, a young girl from his tribe who was kidnapped by the British governor and his wicked wife. Then, there is Rama, an Indian police officer working for the British army. Bheem is fierce and ruthless, cunning and singularly focused on his goal to save Malli. Rama is equally fierce and ruthless and set on protecting the British government. As Bheem and Rama meet and become unlikely friends, secrets and hidden agendas lead to more than they both bargained for in their relationship and lead to the simmering revolutions against the British Empire.
Despite its 3-hour run time, RRR is relentless. There are some lulls when the movie is setting up its plot, but it doesn’t dwell much in exposition. Believe me, you may need a moment to breathe in between these action sequences. The film moves from action sequence to musical number and back. There are crazy visual effects and boundless energy coming from the screen through the camera movements and the actors.
Actually, words cannot explain what this movie is really like. You just have to see it to believe it.
RRR is a must-see movie. Sure, it’s long, but don’t let the runtime deter you. There is enough energy and action to fill the screen from beginning to end. It is surprising and worth the time spent. Grab a big box of popcorn and settle in for butt kicking and dancing and action in RRR.