RRR ★★★★½

I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to watch RRR, I’m sorry I dismissed it because of its runtime and I’m sorry I was put off because it wasn’t in it’s original language…yet what I’m most sorry for is that I never got the chance to see this on the big screen. Within twenty minutes you know it’s going to be a blast and by the time the title card hits forty minutes in, you already know it’s going to be one of the most insane experiences you’ve ever set your eyes upon. 

The story of freedom fighters Komaram Bheem and Alluri Sitarama Raju, played magnificently by N.T. Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan, is a journey unlike no other with insane stunts, beautiful music and S.S. Rajamouli‘s burning passion for filmmaking that’s a joy to behold. While the story dips in its latter stages, picking up once it reaches its conclusion, the sheer craft that has gone into its excess, it’s over the top action, cinematography and utterly mesmerising atmosphere is something to take awe in. It’a the kind of addictive filmmaking Hollywood often strives so hard to construct and, more often than not, fails at, with the runtime never feeling like a drag and the sheer immensity gripping me for its entirety. 

RRR is a crazy 3 hour epic for the ages filled with spectacular sequences, hilarious dance routines and a story, surrounding the colonisation of India, that’s extremely powerful to watch, showcasing the stomach churning racism and classism that was rampant at the time. What director S.S. Rajamouli has crafted here is nothing short of breathtaking. It’s funny, romantic, exhilarating, ultra-violent, and very, very long…yet even at 187 minutes, it feels too short, leaving you craving more and, more personally, leaving me wanting to go back and rewatch it the moment it ended. RRR is hyper cinema at its best!

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