RRR is a fictionized action drama period film that is written by Vijayendra Prasad and Rajamouli. This film is produced by DVV Productions and directed by the maverick of Indian cinema Rajamouli.

After the humungous Bahubali, Rajamouli has had enormous expectations on his shoulders to deliver something as big as his previous film if not bigger. RRR like all his previous films has a very ordinary premise. The introductions are spectacular and the first half almost rides like a fairy tale until about 40 minutes and then the film stutters to get some semblance back just before the interval, like you would expect in a Rajamouli film. But the inconsistent second half until about 40 minutes before the climax is a dampener. The story gets completely abstracted with the spotlight more on the main two characters in the film and everything pirouettes around them. The flash backs too do not serve great purpose. Superb action scenes and wonderful visuals ensure that the film ends up as an above average entertainer despite the clammy middle.

Ram Charan is majestic as the police officer. NTR is the perfect foil as the innocent, raw and yet endearing. Ajay Devgan, Alia Bhatt and Shreya got very little to do. The rest make up the huge ensemble.

Technically like all his earlier films, RRR keeps up the promise. Senthil Kumar’s cinematography is from the top draw. Keeravani’s songs are apt while the background score elevates. Production design by Sabu Cyril is very good. Editing by Sreekar Prasad could have been better, especially with the length of the film. Dialogues are good while Rajamouli doesn’t offer anything spectacular in the direction department.

RRR is predictable, it is everything that you would expect from a Rajamouli film and yet doesn’t match the innovativeness or the grandeur in thoughts or execution like in his earlier films and is still mostly entertaining.





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