Critics Choice Awards 2023: ‘RRR’ wins Best Foreign Language Film

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‘RRR’ was contending against films such as ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, ‘Argentina 1985’, ‘Bardo’, ‘False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths’, ‘Close’ and ‘Decision to Leave’….reports Asian Lite News

After bringing the Golden Globe, filmmaker Rajamouli’s magnum opus film ‘RRR’ has won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Foreign Language Film

A tweet from the handle of the 28th Critics’ Choice Awards read: “Congratulations to the cast and crew of @RRRMovie – winners of the #criticschoice Award for Best Foreign Language Film. #CriticsChoiceAwards”

‘RRR’ was contending against films such as ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, ‘Argentina 1985’, ‘Bardo’, ‘False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths’, ‘Close’ and ‘Decision to Leave’.

‘RRR’ stars NTR Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Samuthirakani, Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody and Olivia Morris. It centres around two real-life Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, their fictional friendship and their fight against the British Raj.

Set in the 1920s, the plot explores the undocumented period in their lives when both the revolutionaries chose to go into obscurity before they began the fight for their country.

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‘Nattu Nattu’ : The best and original

After its big win at the recently concluded Golden Awards, S.S. Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ is creating waves at the ongoing 28th edition of the Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles. The film was awarded with the trophy for the Best Original Song in a film for its ‘Naatu Naatu’ track, which has become an international phenomenon.

The song edged out tracks like Taylor Swift’s ‘Carolina’ from’ Where the Crawdads Sing’, ‘Ciao Papa’ from – Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’ Lady Gaga and Bloodpop’s ‘Hold My Hand’ from ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, Rihanna’s ‘Lift Me Up’ from ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ and ‘New Body Rhumba’ from White Noise

‘RRR’ stars NTR Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt and Shriya Saran and tells the fictional story of two real-life Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem and their fight against the British Raj.

Set in the 1920s, the plot explores the undocumented period in their lives when both the revolutionaries chose to go into obscurity before they began the fight for their country.

SS Rajamouli had a lot to say about the reception of his blockbuster hit ‘RRR’ in the West.The 49-year-old director, who was recently given the honour of ‘Best Director’ by the New York Film Critics Circle for the Ram Charan-starrer, took to the stage to give a heartfelt acceptance speech.

“I don’t know if you guys know how we watch a film on the first day, back in India. You can’t see the visuals, listen to the dialogues and it is an incredible celebration. I saw the same kind of reception in the west for RRR, be it LA, New York or Chicago. They were reacting the same way as Indians,” he said.

Rajamouli also noted that one of the ‘biggest achievements’ of ‘RRR’ was ‘bringing back the joy of watching a film in theatres’.

“I still have the same excitement as a kid when I watch a movie in a hall and the lights being switched off in an auditorium. Whenever I make a film, I imagine myself sitting in that hall, make that sequence for the big screen” he said.

The Jr NTR-starrer film had also progressed further in the race to the Oscars earlier.

It was announced in December that the infectiously catchy song ‘Naatu Naatu’ from the blockbuster Telugu film has been shortlisted for the 2023 Oscar Awards in the ‘Best Original Song’ category.

‘RRR’ had also secured two spots in the nomination list for the Golden Globe Awards 2023, nominated in two categories, ‘Best Picture – Non-English Language’ and ‘Original Song – Motion Picture’.

RRR is a fictional story based on the lives of two Telugu freedom fighters Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem.

Ram Charan and Jr NTR played lead roles, respectively.

The film collected over 1200 crore INR worldwide. (ANI)

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