New Delhi: SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ has added another feather to its cap. The film has now secured a place in a global list of the top 50 films of this year. British Film Institute’s Sight and Sound magazine has named RRR among the 50 best films of 2022. Jr NTR and Ram Charan starrer is at the ninth position in the list surpassing Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, Cate Blanchett’s ‘TAR’, Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’.
The list described RRR as, “As with Rajamouli’s two-film ancient-India saga Bahubali (2015/2017), RRR – ‘Rise! Roar! Revolt!’ – is a spectacle aimed at big rooms, a money-on-the-screen CGI-enabled action fantasy whose hyperreal violence is reminiscent of role-playing video games or the ‘heroic bloodshed’ mode of John Woo… In place of the grinding self-seriousness of the western superhero picture, RRR boasts a kind of Olympian exuberance running through both its action and its musical sequences.”
Charlotte Wells’s ‘After Sun’ has topped the list followed by French film Saint Omer and Korean film Decision to Leave.
Here are the top 10 films from the list:
See the top 10 from the list below.
1. AFTERSUN (Dir Charlotte Wells, UK/USA)
2. SAINT OMER (Dir. Alice Diop, France)
3. DECISION TO LEAVE (Dir. Park Chanwook, South Korea)
4. THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN (Dir. Martin McDonagh, Ireland/UK/USA)
5. ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED (Dir. Laura Poitras, USA)
6. NOPE (Dir. Jordan Peele, USA)
7. ONE FINE MORNING) (Dir. Mia Hansen-Løve, France/Germany)
8. EO (Dir. Jerzy Skolimowski, Poland/Italy)
9. RRR (RISE ROAR REVOLT) (Dir. S.S. Rajamouli, India)
10. TÁR (Dir. Todd Field, USA)
‘RRR’ has been getting accolades internationally from all quarters. The film bagged nominations in Golden Globes Award and Critics Choice Awards.
‘RRR’ has been nominated for the Critics Choice Awards in 5 different categories: Best Picture, Best Director (SS Rajamouli), Best Foreign Language Film, Best Visual Effects and Best Song (Naatu Naatu).
In Golden Globes, the action-drama has received nominations in two categories: Best Foreign Film and Best Original Song. The popular song from the movie, ‘Naatu Naatu’, has been nominated in the latter category.
Earlier ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine also named the “epic Tollywood blockbuster” as one of the 22 Best Movies of 2022.
‘RRR’ is a fictional story based in the pre-Independence era, on the lives of two real-life Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju (played by Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (played by Jr NTR). It also stars Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn in pivotal roles. The film smashed all box office records with its release in March in five different languages- Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi.