S. S. Rajamouli discusses how the 'RRR' outcry in the West was a little surprising
RRR director S.S Rajamouli, recently in a conversation with Seth Meyers discussed about the outrage of the film in the west.
RRR is the buzz all around the globe right now. The film made history by becoming the first Indian film to win the best original song at the recently ended 80th Golden Globe Awards event after igniting the box office not just in India but also around the world. For the unversed, the team's representative in accepting the award was the music director MM Keeravani, who wrote the iconic song Naatu Naatu.
The film's director, S. S. Rajamouli, has previously discussed how the movie had sparked outrage in the west and how it had been a little unexpected at first. The filmmaker commented during his appearance on Seth Meyers' show. He said that the word excited will be an understatement. He feels like they are on top of the world. RajamouIi further stated that he essentially made films for Indians in India and across the globe. But when they started getting appreciation from the west, their initial thought about it was, ‘These guys must be the friends of our Indians who went to watch the film’."
Disclosing how the film first attracted a sizeable audience, the filmmaker said, when, as it grew, celebrities, authors, and film directors began tweeting about it and discussing it on social media. By word of mouth, people began promoting the movie. And that he acknowledges the fact that it w as expanding considerably. After that, it was available on Netflix, where it spent 15 weeks straight in the top 10. He also revealed that the film is still running successfully in Japan and is the highest-grossing Indian film ever.
For the unversed, RRR is a fictional story based on the lives of two freedom fighters, Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem. The movie has collected over ₹1200 crore worldwide. Apart from Jr. N.T.R. and Ram Charan, the movie also stars Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn and Shriya Saran.