The first reviews for SS Rajamouli’s RRR are in, and the audience is once again blown away by the film’s magnitude and grandeur. RRR was released in India today and stars Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt, and Ajay Devgn in key parts. The film’s audience reviews have now inundated Twitter.
Many moviegoers have compared this picture to the Baahubali trilogy, which set the Box Office on fire and etched Rajamouli’s name in the annals of Indian cinema. RRR also demonstrates Rajamouli’s status as the greatest visionary, as he envisaged the lives of two of the world’s most famous freedom warriors and attempted to make them more dramatic and cinematic by mixing them on screen. Rajamouli previously claimed of his films’ inspiration, “My films will always feature plots that are influenced by itihaas.” The Mahabharata and the Ramayana have had a significant impact on me. They manifest themselves in a variety of ways, but this is not on purpose. I don’t believe there is any emotion that isn’t included in the Mahabharata or the Vedas.
Rajamouli stumbled across stories of Rama Raju and Bheem’s life and linked the coincidences, envisioning what might have occurred if they had met and become friends. Set in 1920, the narrative delves into an unrecorded era in their lives when both revolutionaries elected to go into exile before fighting for their nation. In March 2018, the film was publicly announced. The film’s principal filming began in November 2018 in Hyderabad and continued until August 2021, due to delays caused by the COVID-19 epidemic. The film was shot primarily in India, with a few scenes in Ukraine and Bulgaria. M. M. Keeravani created the music and background score for the film, which was shot by K. K. Senthil Kumar and edited by A. Sreekar Prasad. Sabu Cyril served as the film’s production designer, and V. Srinivas Mohan oversaw the visual effects.
RRR, which was made on a budget of 550 crores (US$72 million), was originally intended for theatrical release on July 30, 2020, but it was postponed many times owing to production difficulties, which were followed by the pandemic. The film was released in theaters on March 25, 2022, and received great reviews from reviewers, who praised the acting and storyline. RRR smashed the record for the largest opening-day collection by an Indian film, earning 240 crores (US$31 million) globally on its first day. As of 7 April 2022, the film has grossed over 967 crores ($127 million) globally, making it the tenth highest-grossing picture of 2022, as well as breaking numerous other box office records for an Indian film.
In 1920, British governor Scott and his wife Catherine visited the Adilabad jungle and forcibly remove Malli, a brilliant Gond tribal girl, from Delhi. KomaramBheem, the tribe’s guardian, comes to Delhi with his soldiers to rescue the girl. Scott’s office is warned of Bheem’s mission by the Nizamate of Hyderabad. A. Rama Raju, a police officer, undertakes to apprehend Bheem to advance in his career. He goes to a conference of independence militants and considers assassinating Scott. Bheem’s helper Lachhu invites Ram to join them because their interests appear to be aligned. He escapes, though, when he realizes Ram is a cop. Lachhu informs Bheem about this, who requests that he remain hidden.
Ram and Bheem meet by chance and band together to save a boy. They form a friendship while concealing their true selves. Ram assists Bheem in getting close to Scott’s niece Jenny. At Jenny’s request, Bheem goes to the governor’s palace, where he secretly meets Malli and assures her of her rescue. Ram kidnaps Lachhu to find out where their boss is. Lachhu seizes an ordinary krait and tosses it toward Ram. Bacchus tells Ram that the bite will kill him in an hour if he does not have anti-venom, which is solely known to the Gonds. Ram eventually makes his way to Bheem, who treats him. Bheem admits to Ram his plan, explaining his goal. Bheem and his warriors storm the castle with a vehicle loaded with wild animals.
Bheem lets them loose on the royal guards. Ram, on the other hand, obstructs him as a police officer. Bheem begs Ram not to arrest him, but Ram refuses. Bheem, enraged, battles Ram and climbs the palace walls. Ram stops him as Scott takes Malli prisoner at close range, forcing Bheem to submit.
Ram gets elevated to the rank of the special officer as a result of his capture of Bheem. VenkataRamaraju, Ram’s father, had revolted and given his life against the British. Venkata got a guarantee from Ram that he’d give a weapon to everyone involved in the uprising. Bheem is sentenced to death by public stoning. Scott offers compassion if he kneels, but despite Ram’s heaving lashing, Bheem refuses.
Bheem’s song motivates the populace to revolt, and he is apprehended by police. Venkat’s buddy Venkateswarulu assures Ram that his aim of obtaining weapons would be realized since he has been assigned to oversee an armaments shipment. Ram, on the other hand, feels bad about his deeds and prioritizes rescuing Bheem and Malli. As part of his plot, he demands that Scott execute Bheem on the outskirts. Scott, on the other hand, notices the ruse and injures himself. To save Malli, Bheem frees himself and battles the guards, while Ram shoots and kills a guard over her head. Bheem, mistaking this for an assault, knocks up Ram and flees with Malli.
Bheem and his soldiers are sheltering in Hathras a few months later when British forces arrive. Sita detects a threat and pushes the British away by falsely claiming that the area is having a smallpox outbreak. Ram’s cousin and fiancée is Sita. She informs Bheem that Ram has been sentenced to die since he defied the British to save his closest buddy. Bheem apologizes for his sins and assures Sita that he will rescue Ram. Bheem infiltrates the barracks with the assistance of a blueprint provided by Jenny. He frees Ram from the jail, carrying him on his back because he is unable to walk. They battle the cops and flee together. Bheem cures Ram, but the cops assault them in the woods.
Ram retaliates by taking a bow and arrows from Lord Rama’s temple. Bheem joins him, brandishing a spear. They fend off the cops and make their way to the palace. They detonate a motorbike in a room full of TNT, causing the building to explode. Bheem retrieves the weapons and hands them over to Ram. Catherine is slain in the mayhem, while Ram and Bheem kill Scott. They re-join Sita, Jenny, and others. Ram teaches Bheem to repay the favor. Ram goes to his village and provides the promised weapons, while Bheem returns to his hamlet, reuniting Malli with her mother.