Filmmaker SS Rajamouli, who is currently on cloud nine, thanks to the historic win at the Golden Globe Awards, has stated that ‘RRR’ is not a Bollywood film.
According to a report in Republic World, the ace filmmaker refused to call ‘RRR’ a Bollywood film just because it comes from India.
In an apparent dig at Hindi films, he also said that he does not songs in his films only as a “piece of music and dance”.
‘RRR’ is not Bollywood film
Rajamouli reportedly stated, “RRR is not a Bollywood film, it is a Telugu film from the south of India where I come from.”
He went on to say that uses songs in his films to move the storyline forward rather than stopping it midway and presenting a piece of music and dance.
“I just use those elements to move to story forward… If at the end of the film, you say I didn’t feel it like three hours, then I know I am a successful filmmaker,” he mentioned.
RRR’s historic win
Rajamouli’s magnum opus is all over the news as the song ‘Naatu Naatu’ from ‘RRR’ won the Golden Globe Award in the Best Original Song category.
The song defeated the likes of Rihanna’s ‘Lift Me Up’ from ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ and Taylor Swift’s ‘Carolina’ from ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’.
RRR at Oscars
The massive victory for ‘RRR’ has only further boosted its chance to win an award at the Oscars 2023. While the film is already being lauded and celebrated across the globe, it was recently screened for the members of the Academy, during which it received a standing ovation.
For those unversed, ‘RRR’ has found a spot for itself in the Music (Original Song) category for the chartbuster ‘Naatu Naatu’. With this, it has become the first Indian song to be shortlisted for Oscars.
‘RRR’ stars Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Samuthirakani, Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody, and Olivia Morris. It centres around two real-life Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, their fictional friendship and their fight against the British Raj.
Set in the 1920s, the plot explores the undocumented period in their lives when both the revolutionaries chose to go into obscurity before they began the fight for their country.