KEY PRINCIPAL VALUES
- Filmmaker SS Rjamouli has responded to RRR’s claims of showing the British in a bad light
- He recently attended a screening of RRR in the US
- The film received worldwide acclaim
Now, SS Rajamouli has responded to claims that he shows the British as villains in blockbuster films. He noted that the film found success in Britain despite complaints from audiences because they saw it as a story rather than a history lesson.
Solving the question and answer session after RRR screening in the US talked about the same thing. According to Indian Express, the filmmaker said, “At the beginning of the film, you see a disclaimer card. Even if you leave it out, it’s not a history lesson. It’s a story. The audience understands that. If a Brit plays a villain, they understand that I’m not saying all Brits are villains. If my heroes are Indians , they understand that all Indians are heroes.”
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“In this film, a particular guy is the villain and a particular guy is the hero. They understand automatically. They may not be familiar with everything, but their emotional intelligence is very high. Once we understand that as a storyteller, we have to worry about other peripheral things,” he added.
If rumors are to be believed, the film could get an Oscar nomination. If this happens, RRR will become Aamir Khan’s first Indian film Lagaan (2001) how to achieve this.
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The film takes place in the 1920s, when India was under British rule. The film highlights the atrocities committed by the British during colonial times. The film stars Jr NTR as Komaram Bheem and Ram Charan as Alluri Sitaraman.