INDIA: The Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Awards 2022 gave the second-best picture honour to SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus, RRR, starring Ram Charan and Jr NTR. Films like Top Gun: Maverick, The Batman, Elvis, and The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent were also contesting for the top spot. But it appears that Rajamouli’s epic conclusion of revolutionary heroes edged Hollywood’s heavyweights to come in as a runner-up.
Hollywood Critics Association made the announcement official via their Twitter handle
Hollywood Critics Association announced the winning film on Friday via their social media account. Everything Everywhere All at Once won the prize for best picture based on the results.
The result was disclosed through Hollywood Critics Association Twitter handle. The tweet read, “And the winner of the HCA Midseason Award for Best Picture goes to…Everything Everywhere All At Once. Runner up: RRR #HCAMidseasonAwards #A24 #EverythingEverywhereAllAtOnce @A24 @EEAAOA24.’’
However, many fans appear to be disappointed that RRR did not receive the best film award after the results were revealed. Numerous fans replied to the Hollywood Critics Association’s announcement tweet, with the majority of comments stating that “RRR should have been the winner.”
The Hollywood Critics Association bestows the prize twice a year, in February and July. The awards are presented via popular Hollywood critics and are available to all films displayed in the United States. A major Hollywood award for Best Picture has never before been nominated for and won by an Indian movie.
RRR’s craze in Hollywood
Many people may wonder how the RRR fever spread quickly throughout Hollywood. After Rajamouli’s epic tale was aired on Netflix, the film’s popularity has since soared to new heights. But once more, what makes RRR so unique that Hollywood is so enamoured with it? The simple explanation is that RRR was indeed the primary mass entertainer.
It can be compared to early Hollywood blockbusters, which were pure entertainment in a single course regardless of sequels and spinoffs. Every movie in Hollywood today attempts to develop its franchise, or perhaps a universe. This can sometimes be beneficial, but the repetitive patterns elicit a sense of boredom.
The second important aspect is that Bollywood is the only source of information Hollywood has about Indian movies. Their view of these movies is based on the idea that they include a hero who breaks out into full-on dance in the middle of a corny romantic movie. However, RRR was a breath of fresh air regarding how they perceived Indian cinema, propelling Rajamouli’s magnum opus into the trending category.
RRR spotlight the narrative of two revolutionary freedom fighters from history, Komaram Bheem and Alluri Sitarama Raju, who embarks on the struggle for freedom from the British Raj. The story follows a fictionalized version of these legendary heroes that begins with Britishers forcibly abducting a tribal girl Malli, provoking Bheem to go on the hunt for the Britishers. On the other hand, Ram is an ally or, to put it another way, a hardcore policeman under the domain of the British Raj who is resolute in pursuing his goal.
The tale revolves around what will happen when these two powerful forces collide and who will emerge victoriously.
Jr NTR as Komaram Bheem, a Telangana’s Gond tribal warrior who battled the British Empire and the tyrannical Nizam of Hyderabad. Ram Charan as Alluri Sitarama Raju, Andhra Pradesh’s revolutionary leader who launched an armed struggle against the British Raj.
Ajay Devgan as Venkata Rama Raju, Ray Stevenson as Governor Scott Buxton, Shriya Saran as Sarojini, Olivia Morris as Jenny, Makarand Deshpande as Peddanna, and Alia Bhatt as Sita.
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