RRRThe latest epic from Arm strength Filmmaker SS Rajamouli has grossed Rs 960 crore ($ 126M) at the global box office in its first two weeks, and it continues to grow. It is already the fourth largest Indian film worldwide and also gives Rajamouli the title of three titles in the top 10 charts of Indian film worldwide, more than any other director in the country.
The much-anticipated film is a fictional tale of real Indian freedom fighters and stars Jr. NTR, Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt. Acclaimed for its great cinematic scale, action and drama, RRR Also compared with Marvel.
Recently, a deadline has been set for discussions with the filmmaker RRRIts success, how Telugu cinema is breaking down barriers and whether he can choose a turn at MCU.
Deadline: Given its success Arm strength Movies, but were you surprised by the situation you faced when the epidemic started and stopped, and the post-epidemic movie? RRR?
SS Rajamouli: By no means. The simple argument is if we do not expect success RRR, We would not have spent so much on the project. It was simple math. We hoped for success because it was the kind of star power that was and is coming after a long, long, long time – at least in India – and we had that kind of emotional story line.
We were very sure that the film would be a success, and I always say this: we can be sure of the success of the film, but we cannot predict the range of success because it depends on many factors which are not always in our hands. Success is coming from unexpected quarters like the United Kingdom Arm strength 2 Didn’t do so well – success from the other end is delightful.
Timeline: Your films have been a breakout for the Telugu industry both in India and abroad. How important is it to you?
Rajamouli: This is very important because the biggest demand as a storyteller is to have the maximum number of listeners to listen to his story. And we’re so greedy about it, we want more people to hear our story. Valuable in all languages, but it has been proven before Arm strengthIf the film is based on human emotion, you can translate it beyond language. This is a practical application of a theory.
This is really, really important to me because now I can expand further. More and more movies are coming and will overcome this language barrier and tap into people across a wider area. Hopefully we will grow not only in the country, but also in other countries, other cultures, other languages.
Deadline: You are released RRR In five Indian languages. Does working on different versions pose a particular challenge?
Rajamouli: My thoughts are in Telugu, the script is first in Telugu. But even before I go shooting, I send scripts to other language writers so that they too can know about the film. These dialogues may not be the final ones I am going to use in the film, but they read the script and if there is anything that complements my story, I change the Telugu version. It’s a broad process because they write, but need to be tested with lip-sync. You cannot have a 20 word sentence instead of a six word sentence. We get the lip-sync right, but we don’t compromise on quality.
Deadline: You are working on a larger range of VFX, our review called it “bigger than” Ben HurOne action after another, with Crescendo, never dull but never tiring. “Do you still plan to go big?”
Rajamouli: If you take any branch of filmmaking, if it is photography and if people call photography bad, then it is bad; If people say it’s good, it’s good. Same with music. But when it comes to visual effects, if they say VFX is bad, it’s bad; If they say VFX is good, you’re still average. You have good visual effects in the film if they don’t comment on it, so this is the biggest compliment for me in this film. (People) are talking about the big VFX moments in terms of its impact, be it the sequence when he jumps off the truck with all the creatures, or the interaction scene with Ram where he literally fights hundreds and hundreds. People are just talking about the effects it has created, but no one mentions how good VFX was. So that was my biggest achievement. And yes, I will grow up.
Deadline: Some comparisons have been made with Marvel and it is suggested that you run a MCU movie. Is that something you would ever consider?
Rajamouli: For me, I grew up on the sensibilities of Indian superheroes, Indian mythologists, Indian historians. I have a very good idea about this world. Of course, I like watching Marvel movies Iron man, I love watching those movies. But I don’t think I’m able to handle a Marvel movie because the sensitivity is a bit different. Here, I am more of an expert with these things. Perhaps in the future, I hope everything goes well and I bring my Indian stories, my Indian mythology to the level of Marvel or more.
Deadline: In terms of your story, it’s based on real history, how do you come up with an idea?
Rajamouli: When I get excited about a story line I try to get the most out of that story line. For me, the audience that is going to come to the movie should be as excited as I can. So I will do whatever is necessary for this. It could be a historical story, it could be a completely fictional story about a historical figure RRR. For me, the story worked so I went ahead and did it. I know that India has hundreds of folklore, historical, mythological stories and 90% of them have the potential to be a big budget action drama on screen. But you have to light the lamp. And if that happens, I don’t look back, I just go ahead and do it.
Deadline: You’ve collaborated with your lead before, do you plan to work with them again?
Rajamouli: This is my fourth with NTR and my second with Ram. I have an offscreen relationship with them, they are like my little brother, they are my family friends. Of course I want to work with them again and I can tell from their side that they will want to work with me again.
Deadline: Finally, a question about the unique title, how did it come about?
Rajamouli: It’s funny because when we announced the title it was the first letter of our name as a functional title, but viewers and fans loved it so much that they got it right. RRR As the title. They started designing the RRR and I asked the distributor and they said it’s very easy on the tongue, let’s go ahead and do it.