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RRR: James Gunn and Scott Derrickson Applauded SS Rajamouli’s Magnum Opus

RRR also claimed second place at The Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Awards 2022

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INDIA: The most acclaimed directors of Marvel praised SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus. James Gunn, best known for his work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and 2, as well as DC’s The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker series, lauded the historical epic. Scott Derrickson, the Doctor Strange filmmaker, also appreciated RRR.

RRR’s grand historical tale continues to rule Hollywood

This isn’t the first time SS Rajamouli’s historical epic has enthralled Hollywood directors. Previously, Jon Spaihts, who wrote Hollywood blockbusters like Dune, Doctor Strange, and Passengers, praised the movie, and the feature also claimed second place at The Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Awards 2022. Aaron Stewart Ahn, a Hollywood director-writer, has also praised the movie and expressed his interest in working with Ram Charan.

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The most high-profile filmmakers have now joined the ranks of RRR’s admirers. Scott Derrickson shared his views on RRR via his Twitter handle. The Doctor Strange famed director tweeted, “To celebrate my birthday last night, my wife, kids, and I watched @RRRMovie— what an awesomely outrageous roller coaster of a movie. Loved it.”

Following Scott’s post, a fan quoted James Gunn, adding, “Now you gotta watch this movie.” RRR on Netflix.” James Gunn responded, “I did. Totally dug it.”

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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 Gond 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.

Ensemble cast: 

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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.

Also Read: RRR: SS Rajamouli’s Magnum Opus Enthralls Doctor Strange and Dune Writer


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