RRR’s Oscar campaign was officially launched last Friday with a massive screening at Los Angeles’ Chinese Theatre. The categories in which RRR has been submitted are Best Picture (DVV Danayya), Best Director (Rajamouli), Best Actor (Jr NTR and Ram Charan), Screenplay, Original Song, Score, Editing, Cinematography, Sound, Production Design, VFX to list a few.
Sharing the same Rajamouli's son S.S Karthikeya shared a tweet of Los Angeles film Critic Courtney Howard who wrote,
"#RRRmovie’s RRRoad to the OscaRRRs being paved as we speak. You’ve never seen anything like this movie/ adrenaline rush. I sincerely hope Academy members get out there and see this one. #OscaRRRs #RRRforOscars"
For the unversed, after SS Rajamouli's RRR, starring Ram Charan and Jr NTR, was dissed, Pan Nalin's Gujarati language film Chhello Show, titled Last Film Show in English, was chosen as India's entry ticket to the Oscars for Best International Feature.
Director SS Rajamouli's RRR is a fictional story based on the lives of two Telugu freedom fighters, Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem, played by Ram Charan and Jr NTR, respectively. Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Alison Doody, Olivia Morris and Ray Stevenson were seen in pivotal roles. Produced by DVV Danayya, the film was made on a huge budget.
For the unversed, the last Indian film that made it to the final five in the Best International Feature was the Aamir Khan-led Lagaan (2001). Mother India (1958) and Salaam Bombay (1989) are the only other two Indian movies to have made it to the top five in the same category.
The 95th Academy Awards are scheduled to happen on March 12, 2023, in Los Angeles.