INDIA: Ever since SS Rajamouli’s RRR roared at the global cinema, it continues its run to garner praise from Hollywood celebs after more than a year of its Indian debut. Now, Marvel’s Thor actor Chris Hemsworth has joined the list of global stars and personalities who have applauded the film.
Chris Hemsworth praises SS Rajamouli’s RRR
Hemsworth’s upcoming Netflix actioner Extraction 2 is just a week away from its release date. So, the Hollywood actor is currently busy with the promotion of The Russo Brothers-backed film. In an interview with an Indian news channel, he expressed his view on the Rajamouli-directed featurette.
Chris said that he had lately seen RRR and felt it was incredible. The Thor actor apologised for forgetting the names of the RRR actors (Ram Charan and Jr NTR) and went on to say that Charan and NTR were incredible. He added that if he is fortunate enough to work with both stars, it would be fantastic.
“So, if I am lucky to work with them, that would be fantastic,” Hemsworth stated.
Earlier, James Cameron lauded RRR, and the interaction between the Avatar director and Rajamouli went viral on the internet. DC Studios co-chairman and Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker James Gunn, Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson and many more have expressed their love for the Indian epic-actioner film.
Rajamaouli’s RRR also led Indian cinema to new heights with a smorgasbord of critical accolades. The film branded its insignia on a global level with its Oscar and Golden Globe wins for its song Naatu Naatu.
More on Rajamouli’s next and Hemsworth’s Extraction
Talking about SS Rajamouli’s next film, reports have surfaced that it will feature Superstar Mahesh Babu in the lead, and the working title for the film is SSMB 29. The globe-trotting actioner, with a touch of Indian Jones vibes, will feature the Tollywood actor in a role inspired by Bhagwan Hanuman ji, according to media reports.
If this isn’t enough to build up the hype, there are also reports about Hemsworth making a special appearence in SSMB 29. The report earlier lacked gravity but the Thor actor’s comment on the RRR fuels the speculation.
Coming back to Hemsworth’s film lineup, the Thor actor’s Extraction (2020) debuted in COVID lockdown. On its arrival on Netflix, the Sam Hargrave-directed movie gained the mantle of the most-viewed film on the platform with a whopping 99 million views in the pocket.
The film bagged mixed reviews from critics, but the audience showered their love on the featurette for its well-choreographed action sequences with camera wizardry of single-take shots.
Hemsworth’s action film helped Netflix hit the jackpot, which led the streaming behemoth to green-lit the second movie.
Recently, Extraction 2 bagged new character posters levelling up the hype, though the catalyst was poured earlier with the trailer release. The signature camera work and cinematography were visible in the clip that promises the makers have been cooking something unique for action lovers.
Chris Hemsworth’s Extraction 2 will hit Netflix on June 16, 2023.