RRR, directed by SS Rajamouli, has done very well in the West. RRR’s “Naatu Naatu” was awarded Best Original Song at the 2023 Golden Globes. The RRR crew is now in Hollywood hoping to get the film an Oscar nomination. Director SS Rajamouli recently described RRR as a “Telugu film from the south of India,” prompting a flurry of online comments.
They discussed the film’s reaction and how it became a worldwide sensation in a recent interview with director SS Rajamouli and star Jr NTR. They also discussed how challenging it was to film the music video for Naatu Naatu.
Introducing his film, Rajamouli said,
“This is not a Bollywood movie. This is a Telugu film from the south of India, where I come from. But I use songs to progress the film forward, move the story forward rather than stopping the film and giving you a piece of music or dance. I use those elements to move the story forward.”
A handful of journalists were invited to the Directors Guild of America to see RRR before the filmmaker took the stage to chat with them.
Jr NTR discussed his experience working with Rajamouli and his gratitude for the chance to participate in the film during an interview with the director conducted immediately after the film’s premiere.
A fictitious account of the lives of two genuine heroes and well-known revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, RRR is set in the 1920s, when India gained independence. Jr NTR alias Tarak was cast as Bheem and Ram Charan as Ram.