HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 30: Director S.S. Rajamouli attends the 2022 Beyond Fest: screening of "RRR" at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on September 30, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
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RRR Launches Oscars Campaign
In All Categories, Including Best Picture
Directed by S.S. Rajamouli, "RRR" is a spectacular epic that sees two legendary anti-imperialist revolutionaries joining forces to deliver a bromance action story for the ages.  While it won’t be India's entry for Best International Feature at the Academy Awards, many were happy to hear that "RRR" has officially launched its Oscars campaign in all eligible categories.
Every second of "RRR" is pure, masterful artistry and a movie that doesn't forget how to have fun while exploring serious political issues like colonialism. However, as “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho rightfully called out in his Oscars acceptance speech, many Americans are unaware of the power of international cinema thanks to "the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles."
The Oscars are looking to be an incredibly stacked year, with films like "Everything Everywhere All At Once" also positioned to take home the top prize, but "RRR" is more than deserving to be nominated – if not win. At the very least, if the Oscars were looking to beef up their viewership numbers, a live performance of "Naatu Naatu" for Best Original Song will do the trick.