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RRR completes 1 year. SS Rajamouli’s son pens emotional note, recalls ‘365 days of uninterrupted celebrations’

SS Rajamouli’s period drama RRR which won an Oscar at the 95th Academy Awards clocked one year of its release on March 25. To celebrate the moment, the filmmaker’s son SS Karthikeya penned an emotional note on Instagram.

By Prachi Arya: It has been exactly a year since SS Rajamouli’s historical drama RRR was released in theatres amid great enthusiasm among moviegoers. The period drama featured Ram Charan and Jr NTR as two revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem respectively. As the film turned one on March 25.

RRR brought immense pride to the country after the movie’s heel-tapping number Naatu Naatu won an Oscar at the 95th Academy Awards. The movie did not just witness a phenomenal box office run in India, however, it managed to garner love in other parts of the world as well.
From grossing over ₹1200 crore at the box office worldwide to becoming the first Indian production to bag an Academy Award in the Best Original Song category, the film continues to earn love. On its first anniversary, SS Rajamouli’s son SS Karthikeya took to Twitter and expressed his excitement about the milestone. He described this year as the most ‘eventful’ one in his life in a long statement.

In his heartfelt note, Karthikeya wrote how, among all the mind-blowing sequences, the song Naatu Naatu has managed to become a global anthem with several trying to do the signature step.

“Today is deeply emotional as it marks the completion of 1 year since the release of RRR and the most glorious 365 days of uninterrupted celebrations. Cut back to 2107, the very idea of featuring two of the country’s biggest stars in one film sparked immense excitement in me and among everyone. Among the number of mind-bending sequences in the movie, one sequence which stood out and created a wave across the globe is ‘Naatu Naatu’,” Karthikeya wrote.

He further recalled how his ‘baba’ had narrated the entire dance sequence and nobody thought it could become a rage worldwide. Elucidating upon the same, he wrote, “We all were obviously expecting a dance number, but I sure wasn’t able to imagine the context and the ‘HOW’. When Baba narrated the face-off sequence and the set-up, I was psyched out of my mind. As a crew member, I couldn’t wait to show this to everyone on the big screen and simultaneously, as an audience, I couldn’t wait to watch it on the big screen!”

“This power-packed dance number was like a movie by itself for me. Keeravaani Babai’s messy and electrifying tunes coupled with Bhairava’s final touch to the programming gave us goosebumps. After being energised by the magic of the audio,( programmed by Jeevan garu and Siddhu and sung by bhairava and Rahul) began the visual rampage of Prem Master”

Other than the gripping storyline, the center of attraction was the impeccable acting skills of Ram Charan and Jr NTR. Sharing his views on the same and praising the dynamic duo, Karthikeya said, “Once our brilliant actors My Tarak Anna and My brother Charan entered the sets, we quickly realised something big was in the making. Their blazing dance, the magical choreography, the pulsating music, and the overall vibe, the way all the elements complemented each other, made us believe that the theatres were going to be on fire. Without a Doubt!” He also thanked Dylan, Josh Hurtado, Divergent, Accolade and Cinetic, who reignited RRR and Naatu Naatu’s hype in the west.

RRR, directed by SS Rajamouli, has a story written by Vijayendra Prasad. The fictional period drama is about two Telugu revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem. Ram Charan and Jr NTR play the two roles, respectively. The film also features Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody, Olivia Morris, Shriya Saran and Samuthirakani in supporting roles.

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