SS Rajamouli says RRR isn’t agenda-driven, provides that he confronted objections from each Hindus and Muslims

RRR has confirmed to be an enormous hit worldwide, and created historical past final month to be the primary Indian movie to be nominated within the Finest Unique Music class on the Oscars. Whereas many liked the motion sequences within the movie, there have been some criticisms of the movie’s identification with the populist Hindu sentiment, with mythological characters given a fictional retelling. In a latest interview, the director opened up concerning the criticism and responded if there’s any strain of illustration. (Additionally learn: SS Rajamouli reveals being hesitant with RRR’s Naatu Naatu ‘for long time’, says he ‘never dreamt of an Oscar’. See post)

In a latest interview with The New Yorker, Rajamouli was requested if there was any added strain being placed on him, whether or not it’s from the anti-Muslim or pro-nationalist, from B.J.P. supporters and even the R.S.S. by way of his filmmaking choices. To this Rajamouli stated, “No, by no means immediately, by no means. Nobody’s ever approached me to make an agenda movie, regardless of the agenda is. Nonetheless, for a very long time, much less distinguished folks typically discovered objections to my movies. Generally Muslims have had objections, typically Hindus, typically totally different castes.”

The director additionally elaborated that his father V. Vijayendra Prasad has written a script concerning the R.S.S. which made him cry a number of occasions. Though he admits that he doesn’t totally know concerning the historical past of the group his response was not round that. Speaking concerning the viewers for his movies, Rajamouli stated, “Once I say the viewers, I think about people who find themselves coming to theatres and paying some cash to get entertained. Leisure is what I present. Within the viewers, there may additionally be individuals who have some excessive notions. However simply because they’re a part of my viewers doesn’t imply I’m going to cater to these excessive notions. I distance myself from both Hindu or pseudo-liberal propaganda. I do know there are viewers members from these excessive teams in my viewers. I do know that, however I’m not catering to them. I’m simply catering to the emotional wants of the viewers.”

RRR, a pre-independence fictional story, follows two real-life Indian revolutionaries – Alluri Sitarama Raju (Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (Jr NTR) – within the Nineteen Twenties. The movie additionally stars Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, and Olivia Morris amongst others.


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