“RRR is maximum cinema, the kind of in-your-face, colorful, fiery, loud, awe-inspiring experience you really can only get from the movies.”
—Nitish Pahwa, Slate
“The movie is such an irresistible and intoxicating celebration of cinematic excess that even after 187 minutes (including intermission or, as the title card announces, InteRRRval), you are left exhilarated, not exhausted.”
—Joe Leydon, Variety
“Rajamouli is an artist of a distinctive temperament and talent.”
—Richard Brody, The New Yorker
A true international cinematic phenomenon, RRR, which very roughly translates from the original Telugu title as “Rise Roar Revolt,” is the most expensive movie ever made in India, and for sheer excitement, surely the most action-intensive movie ever made anywhere by anyone.
RRR takes a great deal of historical license in creating an anticolonial pageant of mayhem based on the real life freedom fighters Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaran Bheem. Along the way there are the requisite dance sequences and so much ludicrously overblown CGI that you can practically see the computers bursting into flames from overwork. It’s an experience, and an experience you should have in a movie theater.