'RRR' is an inteRRRnational phenomenon : Pop Culture Happy Hour (2023)

GLEN WELDON, HOST:

"RRR" is one of the most expensive and highest-grossing Indian films ever made. It's also the most watched film on Netflix that isn't presented in English. It's a sweeping and bloody sort of historical epic about the unlikely friendship between two men who seem to be working at cross-purposes - one a villager fighting against India's British colonizers, the other a soldier working with them. "RRR" has breathtaking stunts, stirring songs and a story about male friendship that's made it an international phenomenon. I'm Glen Weldon, and today we're talking about "RRR" on POP CULTURE HAPPY HOUR from NPR.

Joining me today is film critic and culture journalist, Bedatri D. Choudhury. Hey, Bedatri, welcome back.

BEDATRI CHOUDHURY: Hi, Glen. Glad to be back, as always.

WELDON: Well, it's great to have you. And man, there's so much to talk about in this film, so let's get into it.

CHOUDHURY: Yep.

WELDON: RRR stands for Rise Roar Revolt, or Rage War Blood in Telugu. It's set in India in the 1920s, when the country is still under British rule. N.T. Rama Rao Jr., who also goes by NTR, or NTR Jr., plays a revolutionary freedom fighter who's sent from his remote village to rescue a village girl who has been kidnapped by the British governor and his wife. The governor tasks a young Indian man who's enlisted in the British military to hunt this freedom fighter down. He's played by Ram Charan. When the two men meet, neither is who he seems to be, but they become deep and trusted friends while each is pursuing a hidden agenda.

"RRR" is streaming on Netflix in Hindi, but it's not a Bollywood film. Rather, it's a Tollywood film, produced by the South Indian industry that makes films in the Telugu language. Its leads are two of India's biggest stars who appear together on screen for the first time. Their characters are based on two historical freedom fighters, but writer-director S.S. Rajamouli takes liberties with their stories, big ones. Everything about "RRR" is big, in fact - its budget, its visuals, its stunts, its bloodlust, its ability to get audiences cheering its heroes and booing its villains. But perhaps the biggest thing about "RRR" is its heart and its portrait of friendship that can emerge out of the bloodiest conflicts.

Bedatri, this is a big movie. Talk to me about it.

CHOUDHURY: Where do I start? OK, so let me start off with some context, which is always a good place to start.

WELDON: Right.

CHOUDHURY: Like you said, it's not coming out of what we know as quote-unquote "Bollywood." It's not a Hindi film. And so it's coming from the South Indian film industry, whic - is, yeah, I would say it's a rival film industry. And two of the historically favored genres of this industry are Hindu myths, where, literally, people play gods and goddesses, and freedom struggle stories. And "RRR" kind of brings both these together.

WELDON: Mm, hmm.

CHOUDHURY: And then a little bit about South Indian fandom. When I say fandom, every Friday, when a film is released - there's this superstar called Rajnikanth. They would, like, literally pour milk over his poster, which is a Hindu practice which they do to idols, right? So the fandom is almost cultish. And this film is huge, even beyond everything that we see onscreen, because of the two actors in it. Like you said, they're appearing for the first time, but they belong to, like, film royalties, like absolute royalties. So NTR Jr.'s grandfather, N.T. Rama Rao, was an icon. His photographs have seen a lot of milk poured on them. And as has Ram Charan's father, Chiranjeevi, who is also a huge, huge superstar. So the coming together of these two dynasties, which doesn't happen often - they may be friends off screen, but they never appear together on screen. So this coming together of the dynasties is very important, and which is even before people knew what the film was about, it was going to be big...

WELDON: Right.

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CHOUDHURY: ...In India. And that is why the name is "RRR" - Rama Rao, N.T. Rama Rao, Rajamouli and Ram Charan.

WELDON: Oh, I see.

CHOUDHURY: Yeah. So that's a clever little wordplay there.

WELDON: What did you think of the film itself?

CHOUDHURY: I enjoyed it. You know, of course, I think everything needs context. I think it's a fantastic spectacle, which is not something you see onscreen too much, because for better or for worse, our films have moved away from that. So I love that spectacle. But, you know, some bits of it made me uncomfortable, and of course, we'll talk about it.

WELDON: Yeah, we'll get to that, especially. But I do agree with you. Spectacle is the magic word. The experience of watching this movie is just the best commercial - three-hour commercial for the act of watching movies I can think of. It's just the movie-est (pH) of movies. It is stirring. It is powerful. It gets you going, gets your heart pumping, gets your fist pumping - all of which are nice ways to say it is manipulative as hell, and it's so ruthlessly effective at that. Yes, it's pulpy. Yes, the bad guys are cartoons, and the heroes are shining virtuous knights. But pulpy - you got to say this about pulpy. It's satisfying. This is such a satisfying movie to watch. Now, when it's over and your higher brain functions start to kick back in, you might start to feel a different way about it. I did.

CHOUDHURY: Yeah.

WELDON: But in the moment, man, it sweeps you up.

CHOUDHURY: It does. It does. And then, you know, it comes at a time where multiverse is the big buzzword.

WELDON: Yeah.

CHOUDHURY: So it's also, like, playing a little bit into that fandom. And the special effects are great, you know, and they're very advanced, at par with the rest of the world - and like you said, this huge budget. So yeah, I definitely agree with you there.

WELDON: Yeah. And before we get to the politics, let's talk from just a craft of filmmaking perspective. I talked to a lot of folks about this film, both critics and non-critics alike, and we're all reaching for the words to describe it, just to convey to folks who are - who might want to see it that it is a lot. So we reach for words like over-the-top and maximalist - I keep saying the word maximalist - big swing, out of control. And that's the one that I shy against, because nothing about this film, not a single frame of it, is out of control. So the word I've settled on - and this is the hill I'm going to die on - is operatic, because, you know, opera can get big and swoony, as this film gets, and spectacular, but it can't be sloppy. You know, it wouldn't work without a sense of kind of internal rigor and the sense - a formalist approach, I guess, is what I'm saying. So everybody's executing their jobs with incredible precision.

There is a train wreck sequence early on - I say early on, it's probably about an hour in - where they rescue - the two men rescue a small boy from a train crash. And it is hilariously big, and it just keeps getting bigger. And it goes off into campiness, as you mentioned, but it is also intricately structured. The visuals, the stunts, the acting, the editing - there's just this degree of control that is asserted to get everyone in the audience reacting exactly the same way at the same time.

CHOUDHURY: Exactly. Yeah.

WELDON: We are putty in this guy's hands.

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CHOUDHURY: Yeah. That's when you know it's so mobilizing, this film. And like you said, like, such chaos, but such control over that chaos. It's almost like puppets.

WELDON: Yeah. OK, so let's get to it. The violence in this film isn't blockbuster cartoon violence. There is torture. There is blood. It's there to motivate you. It's all fueled by this sense of moral outrage, you know, of revolution. There's never any doubt that their cause is righteous because their cause happens to be righteous. Now, there has been criticism of this film, including a really interesting piece in Slate by Nitish Pahwa, who's struggling with the degree of nationalism that this film not only embraces, but I would say embodies. And here, the target of that nationalistic rage is British colonizers, and I think any person with a passing interest in world history will look at that and go, yep, fair.

CHOUDHURY: Yeah (laughter).

WELDON: That's a historical gimme. But, of course, this film does not arrive in a vacuum. India is experiencing a right-wing, nationalistic prime minister. This film certainly feeds that mood, specifically Hindu nationalism. Do you have any thoughts on that?

CHOUDHURY: Yeah. I mean, like, before that, I'll just say that, you know, this film has everything - romance, a little action, song and dance and, you know, bromance bordering on homoeroticism. I'm not going to give more spoilers, but people will see for themselves. But the glue is nationalism. That is what is appealing. Seemingly, they go for the lowest-hanging fruit and, oh, British. And that's always a favorite story anywhere in the world, right?

WELDON: Yeah.

CHOUDHURY: So you're right. It feeds into that. But I think the problem is it takes something which is kind of secular, which is the freedom struggle, where everyone from every background, every religion participated, but gives it a very Hindu, mythical veneer in the film. Of course, this person is called Ram, which is a big god. And then, especially if you remember the last scene - like, throughout this film, he is dressed a certain way.

WELDON: Mmm hmm.

CHOUDHURY: And then there is a complete change of costume, and he's literally dressed the way the idols are dressed in India, and he's fighting with a bow and arrow. It had been guns, guns, guns, guns all this time, but he's fighting with a bow and arrow. So this is, like, harking back to this mythical Hindu past, which is very problematic, I think. Also, like, you know, of course, the freedom fighter he portrays was an ascetic. He used to live in the forest, and so he used to dress like that a little bit towards the end of his life. But it would be very escapist to not know that how Lord Ram's name has become a rallying cry for the Hindu right wing.

WELDON: OK.

CHOUDHURY: And I have literally heard from - and I've been looking at tweets and news stories where, when he turns up looking like the god, there are chants in the audience. And it's not far-fetched. You know, anyone who lives in India today, or even me, like, you know, anyone who doesn't live in India but is invested in the news would know how this film can be used to mobilize.

WELDON: Mmm hmm. Well, even without knowing that, you can recognize the hallmarks of full-throated nationalism when you see it. This is very different, but I grew up under Reagan, steeped in nationalistic, jingoistic pop-culture films like "Red Dawn" and "Top Gun." And, you know, here in the U.S., it hasn't gone away. The "Top Gun: Maverick" made over a billion dollars, and they got access to all that military equipment because they gave the Pentagon script approval. So we're still dealing with it, but Hindu nationalism is a very specific beast that this film is feeding into. And also, there's some caste stuff going on here.

CHOUDHURY: Yes.

WELDON: Talk to me about that.

CHOUDHURY: Yes. It is a very upper-caste Hindu nationalism that this film is basing itself on. So you see the character that NTR Jr. plays, Bheem. He is a tribal leader. He's - historically, he led his tribe to rebel against the Nizam, the local government, and then the British. This tribe is an indigenous tribe of the region, of the southern region, which is now Telangana. He, of course, was a leader, a mastermind, master of warcraft and all of that. But if you see the film, he is the brawn, right? He is, like, constantly grunting, pulling the strings off a trap that captures a tiger and all of that. And like - he's, like, pulling huge boxes of weapons, you know, singlehandedly. So he's the brawn of it.

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WELDON: Mmm hmm.

CHOUDHURY: And he's described, or his tribe is described as like, you know, in the - pretty much after the child is kidnapped, there's someone who says they're like sheep. They're like a herd. They move around in mobs. So that is the infantilizing or appropriation of what it means to be an indigenous war leader, an indigenous people's leader. And at the end of the film where, you know, there's a quote-unquote "happy ending" to it, he asks Rama, who's clearly an upper-caste Hindu man, that he wants to be educated. He wants the gift of word. Like, you know, that's such a subservient, servile place to put your character and to make him into this - not a sidekick. I mean, I would say we get equal amounts of screentime and equal amounts of bravado and everything, but in the larger scheme of things, he's the enabler. He's helping the quote-unquote "real" hero. And what he wants - like, his aim and mission that he sets out with turns out to be smaller compared to the large nation-building project.

WELDON: Sure.

CHOUDHURY: So that is what a lot of especially members of the Gond community have had a problem with.

WELDON: Well, I mean, this stuff you're calling out, it is there for a reason, because as I say, everything is here for a reason. There's nothing...

CHOUDHURY: Of course.

WELDON: It's not sloppy. It's in there because Rajamouli wants it in there, which is why when you start to observe how little nuance there is in this film, you're like, well, (laughter) I get what it was going for. I get what it was doing, and it certainly caught me up in it. But, I mean, like, this isn't Rajamouli's first film, right? He made a couple of films before this. "Baahubali" part one and two made even more money, but they didn't cross over. And if you look at it on paper, as you say, freedom fighting, Hindu myths, both Bollywood, Tollywood and others are churning out more and more epics like this one, with stunts and songs and incredibly hot actors like they have here. But when you look at film Twitter's enthusiastic embrace of this film, I can understand, you know, and I've tried to articulate that it is incredibly good filmmaking. It is incredibly well-structured. But what do you make of this kind of new fandom? What is it about this film, do you think, that helped it cross over?

CHOUDHURY: I - honestly, I'm a little lost, like, because, you know, I thought, OK, "RRR," the person who made "Baahubali" has made this film. I wouldn't have watched it. It's really not my kind of filmmaking. It's a spectacle, like you said, like nationalism, spectacle. These are, at the end of the day, when your higher brain takes over, these are distractions.

WELDON: Yeah.

CHOUDHURY: Even to say that, oh, this is a film you can switch off your brain for three hours. You shouldn't be switching off your brains for a minute, do you know what I mean? So it's very easy. It's very smooth propaganda. And, you know, with propaganda, it doesn't matter if Rajamouli really set out to do it or not, but it's serving a purpose.

WELDON: Yeah.

CHOUDHURY: You know, and I said that, of course, you know, the British colonized us for 200 years - still do, in some ways. There are vestiges of that colonial empire in all parts of our lives. But also, it's been 75 years of our independence. You're not questioning what have we done after that, you know? And there is this thing in India, and probably in erstwhile colonies, is that you blame the British. You're like, you know, we are anti-Black in India because the British told us to be racist. No. Like, you know, anti-Blackness has its roots in casteism and the way we've treated people from the so-called lower castes in our society. So it's like, you know, you - do you want to watch a film on Boston Tea Party? Sure, you do. You know, it would be a spectacle, but you also know how modern America is failing its people. And, you know, and we want more art to focus on that. So I hope that is not a false equivalence but kind of a good comparison to make. You know, can I ask you why you loved it?

WELDON: Because I got swept up, because I just felt like, you know - and again, higher brain functions turned off, and just the fact that he was pushing all my buttons. He was pushing them with such skill and adroitness that I just wanted him to keep pushing those buttons. Again, you think about it later, but not while you're watching it.

CHOUDHURY: Yeah.

WELDON: We mentioned the male friendship part, and you mentioned homoeroticism. I did not pick up on that because it seemed to me the film was so worried about any possible misinterpretation that it was kind of like it had marked off this territory as like, nope, nope, not - this is just friendship. Yes, we piggyback each other.

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CHOUDHURY: Yeah. Brotherhood, yeah.

WELDON: But, you know, you piggyback on your friends. You know, it's a thing you do, that straight guys do all the time. So this film crossed over. Does it make you hopeful for the possibility that other films that are maybe smaller and more nuanced might cross over?

CHOUDHURY: I hope so. You know, I think the best part about this whole fandom is that it's opening people up in the West to the reality that Indian cinema is not Bollywood. But I also hope it's opening up audiences to more nuanced storytelling from those industries, because that is happening a lot. And I swear, like, you know, the grunting masculinity in this film, constantly - the first half, they're grunting. They're only grunting.

WELDON: It's true.

CHOUDHURY: Problems would have solved earlier and quicker if they communicated better. So we are getting to a point in Indian cinema where we have men like that who talk, do emotional labor, and, you know, more of what you want to see in real life. So I hope the audiences are also opening up to that kind of storytelling. But what has also been very intriguing and interesting for me is, this is the kind of cinema that was made fun of for decades.

WELDON: Right. Right.

CHOUDHURY: Song and dance, head-bobbing - so I wish I knew the answer, but I don't. But this is exactly what was made fun of for decades, and now it's suddenly cool again. So I'm intrigued, but also I am excited about that.

WELDON: Right. Well, thank you for that perspective. And no matter where you fall on this film, we want to know what you think about "RRR." Find us at facebook.com/pchh and on Twitter at @pchh. That brings us to the end of our show. Bedatri D. Choudhury, thank you so much for being here. What a great talk. Thank you.

CHOUDHURY: Thank you so much. This was fun.

WELDON: And, of course, thank you for listening to POP CULTURE HAPPY HOUR from NPR. This episode was produced by Mike Katzif and edited by Jessica Reedy. And Hello Come In provides the music you are bobbing your head to right now. But are you, though? Don't feel bad if you're not. Live your life.

CHOUDHURY: I am.

WELDON: Well, of course you are.

CHOUDHURY: I definitely am.

WELDON: I'm Glen Weldon, and we will see you all tomorrow.

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FAQs

Why is RRR so popular? ›

"RRR" is India's most expensive movie to date and one of its highest grossing. It is inspired by a pair of historical figures but delivers more fantasy than facts as it serves up a bromance between two men (N.T. Rama Rao Jr.

How did RRR do in India? ›

Rajamouli's RRR (Rise, Roar, Revolt) has taken the world by storm. It's one of the most expensive Indian films ever made, and one of the most successful, becoming the fourth-highest-grossing Indian film of all time.

Why RRR is so popular in Western countries? ›

He also attributed the success “RRR's unapologetic action sequences; its unapologetic heroism” as a factor in its success in the West. RRR, starring Ram Charan and Jr NTR, is a fictionalised account of the early lives of two Indian revolutionaries – Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem.

What is the flag in RRR? ›

The end credits sequence also features a number of Indian national symbols. Most prominent is the original version of the Indian flag created in 1906, with is green, yellow, and red stripes and multiple symbols.

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Fortunately, RRR deserves the hype. From the very first scene, RRR engages the viewer with brutal action and a straightforward premise. RRR makes it very clear that it is an action movie first and foremost, but it still develops an emotional hook at the heart of the story. As is the case with S.S.

Why is RRR so popular in America? ›

Hurtado said that many encoRRRe attendees praise the film for the same reasons that had previously dissuaded them from watching new Indian movies: “long run times, song and dance numbers, and ridiculous action” he said. “People come out saying they wish that this three-hour movie were longer.”

Is RRR a success or failure? ›

Star director SS Rajamouli's pre-independence patriotic drama, RRR starring NTR and Ram Charan in the lead roles went on to become a huge success at the box office. As per the trade reports, RRR collected close to Rs 1200 crore gross by the end of its full run in domestic Indian markets and overseas.

Can RRR still qualify for Oscars? ›

Though the film can't compete for the Best International Feature Film award, it still has a chance to be in the Best Picture category, said Marchetti, adding that the film also has a chance to be nominated under the categories for best original song, direction, screenplay, cinematography, production design, editing, ...

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The required rate of return (RRR) is the minimum return an investor will accept for owning a company's stock, as compensation for a given level of risk associated with holding the stock. The RRR is also used in corporate finance to analyze the profitability of potential investment projects.

Is RRR famous in USA? ›

RRR was a bigger success in the United States than Rajamouli's Baahubali franchise. The Ram Charan and NTR Jr. starrer made over $14.5 million in the US, which is about Rs. 115 crore.

What is the leading country in entertainment? ›

United Kingdom

How many countries did RRR released? ›

#1 Movie in 8 Countries & among the Top 10 in 54 Countries. @ssrajamouli @tarak9999 @alwaysramcharan @rrrmovie @dvvmovies ?. The Telugu-language period action drama film is produced by DVV Danayya of DVV Entertainments and stars NT Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt in the lead roles.

Is RRR a happy ending? ›

In the end, Ram is able to set Bheem free, but in the process, he is captured by the Britishers. Bheem escapes with the little girl, Malli. But Bheem still did not know the real intentions of Ram. He still believed that Ram had backstabbed him and was a British loyalist.

What was the first Indian flag? ›

The first national flag in India is said to have been hoisted on August 7, 1906, in the Parsee Bagan Square (Green Park) in Calcutta now Kolkata. The flag was composed of three horizontal strips of red, yellow and green.

How much of RRR is true? ›

Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem were real-life Indian freedom fighters, albeit ones who lived decades apart and never actually met. RRR is therefore a fictionalized account of both men's lives, imagining their commonalities and what they could have achieved had they met.

Is RRR still trending in Netflix? ›

'RRR' Hindi version is 'most popular film from India on Netflix globally'

What does R stand for in RRR? ›

RRR is an acronym for "Roudram Ranam Rudhiram," which can be roughly translated from Telugu as "Fierce Death Blood," or to follow the original title's alliteration, "Rise Roar Revolt." These words are key to RRR's plot, which centers around Raju and Bheem's revolution against the British Empire and their use of ...

What is RRR called in India? ›

RRR stands for “Rise Roar Revolt.” It also refers to Rajamouli and his two stars, N.T. Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan. This is Charan and Rao's first film together.

What are the 3 R's in RRR? ›

What are the 3Rs ? The principle of reducing waste, reusing and recycling resources and products is often called the "3Rs." Reducing means choosing to use things with care to reduce the amount of waste generated.

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Passing the Message R-R-R: Reduce- Reuse- Recycle.

Is RRR famous in foreign? ›

Dubbed in Hindi and subtitled in 15 different languages, RRR is the most popular film from India ever on Netflix, charting among the top 10 films in 62 different countries.

Who got more craze in RRR? ›

But Prabhas got a lot of craze and makers are willing to invest hundreds of crores on him. But NTR and Charan are reportedly not getting that kind of stardom. Compared to 'Baahubali', the elevation sequences were shared by two heroes in 'RRR'.

What is Indian film city popular known as? ›

Since then the Mumbai has remained the main center of indian Film Industry for a period of century. The film city has been named as Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari for the memory of the father of Indian film industry Mr. Dada Saheb Phalke .

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If one happens to simply Google the term "Best Actor in the world", there's a list of actors that turns up with the top most position being held by Leonardo DiCaprio.

Which country is No 1 in film industry? ›

The United States cinema (Hollywood) is the oldest film industry in the world and also the largest film industry in terms of revenue.

Which is the 2 popular country in the world? ›

MAP: The Most Popular Countries In The World To Visit
RankCountryAnnual Visitors
1France81,400,000
2United States62,700,000
3China57,600,000
4Spain56,700,000
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Which is the No 1 movie in India? ›

K. G.F: Chapter 2 is the highest-grossing Indian movie of 2022 globally, while Brahmastra: Part 1 - Shiva is the highest-grossing Bollywood film of the year.

How much money did RRR make in dollars? ›

RRR became the first-ever Indian film to make $3 million USD (approx Rs 22 crore) from the premiere shows in the USA.

Is RRR the highest grossing movie? ›

The film grossed ₹1,200 crore (US$175.47 million) worldwide, setting several box office records for an Indian film, including the third-highest-grossing Indian film and second highest-grossing Telugu film worldwide.
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Screenplay byS. S. Rajamouli
Story byV. Vijayendra Prasad
Produced byD. V. V. Danayya
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What about RRR movie hit or flop? ›

RRR: Budget, Screens And Day Wise Box Office Collection India, Overseas, WorldWide
Budget550.00 Crores [500.00 Cr (Production Cost) + 50.00 Cr (Prints & Publicity)]
Collection (WorldWide)Approx 1136.00 Crore Gross [Life Time]
Collection (Overseas)Approx 215.00 Crore Gross [Till 12 June, 2022]
Hit / FlopSuper Hit
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Who is the best in RRR movie? ›

  • Ram Charan and Jr NTR deliver their career-best performances in RRR. ...
  • The film is 3 hours long and though there are several whistle-worthy moments that keep you glued to the screen, it is too long.
  • Alia Bhatt's Sita is more of a cameo instead of a supporting role.
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Who gave Indian flag? ›

The design of the flag of India that was first presented in 1921 to Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the All-India Congress, was created by Pingali (or Pinglay) Venkayya.

Why Ashoka Chakra has 24 lines? ›

The 24 spokes represent the twelve causal links taught by the Buddha and paṭiccasamuppāda (Dependent Origination, Conditional Arising) in forward and then reverse order. The first 12 spokes represent 12 stages of suffering. Next 12 spokes represent no cause no effect.

Where is the real Indian flag? ›

The Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha (KKGSS) is a manufacturing federation located in Garag village near Dharwad City and also it's headquarters in Bengeri of Hubli City in Dharwad district, Karnataka, India. It is the only unit in India that is authorised to manufacture and supply the Indian flag.

Is RRR 2 possible? ›

Of course, we will all be delighted to work together again if Rajamouli sir thinks of making RRR 2. I hope your wish comes true brother.” Talking about the sequel, SS Rajamouli said, “We made RRR in 2020 and it's 2022 and I am still trying to cool off from the heat generated by RRR. Let things cool down.

Why was RRR so expensive? ›

However, the film's shooting and release were delayed multiple times due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. This means, the actual budget is higher than what they had announced due to mounting costs and interest rates.

Is RRR 2 coming? ›

In a rather surprising development, filmmaker SS Rajamouli has revealed that a sequel to his blockbuster hit RRR is now in early stages of development. During a screening event in Chicago, Rajamouli said that his father and screenwriter Vijayendra Prasad is working on the sequel's story.

Is RRR a hit or flop? ›

Hindi
MovieRRR (Hindi)
Hindi North India Theatrical Rights Cost (Pen Studios)140 Crore INR
Hindi Collection253.84 Crore INR
RRR Verdict (Hindi)Super-Hit

Is RRR movie a hit? ›

Among all the films, RRR stands out as it created massive havoc at the box office as the SS Rajamouli directorial earned over 1000 Crores.

Is RRR exaggerated? ›

RRR is an entirely fictitious story incorporating the lives of two real-life Indian revolutionaries, namely Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, who fought against the British Raj and the Nizam of Hyderabad respectively.

Who hit more Pushpa or RRR? ›

Here is Box Office Collection comparsion between the movie RRR and Pushpa: The Rise (Part 1). RRR was Blockbuster movie and Pushpa: The Rise (Part 1) was SuperHit movie. Note: RRR was released on Friday and Pushpa: The Rise (Part 1) was released on Friday. * All collections are in Indian Rupee (INR) and in Crores.

Is RRR more hit than Pushpa? ›

RRR's Hindi Box Office Collection smashes Pushpa: The Rise's Hindi Box Office Collection on Day 5. On Day 5 of its release, RRR has joined the Rs 100 crore club at Hindi box office and it has also managed to beat Allu Arjun's biggie Pushpa: The Rise as the film went on to earn Rs 20 crore on the fifth day.

Which movie is highest collection in India? ›

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Is Radhe Shyam hit or flop? ›

In order to be declared a hit at the box office, it was supposed to collect over Rs 400 crore. Unfortunately, the movie, which has Pooja Hegde in the female lead, failed to earn profits for distributors although breaching Rs 150-crore mark, not so small achievement for a South Indian film.

Is RRR nominated for Oscar? ›

Is RRR a propaganda? ›

The Netflix Hit “RRR” Is a Political Screed, an Action Bonanza, and an Exhilarating Musical. The title stands for “Rise Roar Revolt,” and the film turns Indian history into delirious legend. When it comes to cinematic propaganda, blatant is better than insidious.

What's wrong with RRR? ›

RRR is set in the 1920s, when India was still in the British empire. The villains are British. No surprises there. But the portrayal of the two main British characters, 'Governor Scott' and his wife, is unusually nasty and at the same time amazingly silly.

What RRR means? ›

abbreviation. return receipt requested (used in registered mail) Also: RRR.

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