"RRR had a much bigger chance" SS Rajamouli on his historical drama misses the Oscar finalist

(The article is authored by Alar)

After Rajamouli fictionalised the friendship between Rama Raju and Bheem in a film, good word of mouth spread throughout the world kudos to the filmmaker's emphasis on the true stories of their lives and the narrative strong ties he drew between them. During a recent interview with a global media outlet, the aspiring director admitted that he was disappointed that his film wasn't selected for Oscar consideration, but that he was ultimately happy for the film that was chosen as an Oscar entry.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the director discussed the fact that RRR was not selected as India's official Oscar entry. He said, "Yeah, it is disappointing. But we are not the kind of people who would sit and brood about why it didn’t happen. What has happened has happened, and we should go forward with it. But I am happy because it (Chhello Show/ The Last Film Show) is also an Indian film and it has also been shortlisted for Oscars. I’m quite happy for it. Of course, everyone knew RRR had a much bigger chance. Here (in the US) everyone felt RRR had a bigger chance. But I don’t know how the committee (Film Federation of India), what are guidelines for the committee. I don’t know that and I can’t comment on that."

RRR film earlier became the first Indian movie to win a Golden Globe Award. The film was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards under two categories-  Best Original Song and Best Non- English language film. The New York Film Critics Circle also named Rajamouli the year's best director award,  and the epic also bagged Critics Choice Awards for Best Foreign Language film and Best Song.

In addition, S S Rajamouli's RRR was snubbed for a 2023 BAFTA nomination too. The film was nominated for an award in the category Film Not in English Language but did not make the cut for the final five, which included All Quiet On The Western Front, Argentina, 1985, Corsage, Decision To Leave, and The Quiet Girl. RRR, a fictional story based on the lives of Telugu freedom fighters Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem,

Starring NTR Jr., Ram Charan in the lead, where this film marked Alia Bhatt's first film in the Tollywood industry. Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Samuthirakani, Alison Doody, Ray Stevenson, Makarand Deshpande, and Olivia Morris are just a few of the stars featured in the ensemble cast. MM Keeravani composed the music for this film. The director also officially confirmed that the film will get an sequel, and his father and screenwriter Vijayendra Prasad is currently working on the story.