Hollywood director Joe Dante calls RRR 'ridiculously melodramatic'
'RRR', a blockbuster film from SS Rajamouli, continues to dazzle viewers in the West. Since its digital release on Netflix and in a few US theatres, the movie has developed something of a loyal following in the country, garnering praise and raving reviews from both fans and Hollywood stars.
Star of his classic 'Gremlin' films, Joe Dante is completely swooned by 'RRR' calling it "the best Bollywood movie I’ve seen."
Dante shared a still from the movie and wrote a lengthy post on Facebook.
He penned- “RRR (Rise Roar Revolt) is maybe the best Bollywood movie I’ve seen. It was certainly the most expensive. It’s made to be seen on the Big Screen, and is currently playing in LA at the Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles!"
"Now it’s available on Netflix and it’s really quite something–a ridiculously melodramatic and violent, often cartoony period CGI fest that often recalls John Woo (among numerous other influences) but manages to remain continually enthralling over its action-packed 3 hours (!) running time, complete with the expected song interludes and a pulsing score. I bet you’ve never seen anything quite like it. And if there’s ever been a more brutal portrait of the horrors of British colonization, I missed it. Highly recommended for the Queen’s Jubilee!”
Recently, writer Jon Spaihts, who has contributed to movies like 'Passengers', 'Dune', and 'Doctor Strange', gushed about 'RRR'. Even two days after watching the movie, he claims to still be thinking about it as per Hindustan Times.
After 'Dangal' and 'Baahubali 2', 'RRR' is the third Indian film to reach the Rs 1000 crore club internationally.
The story is based on the lives of two freedom fighters from the early twentieth century, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Kumram Bheem, who are played by Ram Charan and N T Rama Rao Jr. The film, which was delayed several times due to the pandemic, has been praised by the trade for revitalising the Indian box office.