S. S. Rajamouli has returned with another epic action picture, RRR, following the success of Baahubali’s franchise (Rise, Roar, Revolt). Since its release, the picture has generated a lot of buzzes. K. V. Vijayendra Prasad wrote this new Telugu-language great historical action-drama film, which was produced by DVV Entertainment’s D. V. V. Danayya.
RRR is already in its second week at the box office, and it is still performing well. The film has solidified its status as a box office hit, with no signs of slowing down on its second Friday. According to sources, the film grossed $223 million on its first day and first week worldwide.
RRR made a total of $710 crore (USD 93.3 million) in international sales, with Andhra Pradesh and Telangana accounting for 279.5 crores. The film has received a good response in India, and it is expected to break numerous records.
T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Samuthirakani, Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody, and Olivia Morris are among the cast members.
“RRR displays Ram Charan and Jr NTR recreating the fairly young versions of Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem — the groundbreaking freedom warriors from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana,” Rajmouli says at the film’s 1st media briefing in Hyderabad, with Jr NTR, Ram Charan, and producer DVV Danayya. They remain far from home (in Delhi) before fighting for the country.”
RRR is a fictitious story of one of India’s greatest freedom warriors, Alluri Sitarama Raju (played by Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (played by N. T. Rama Rao Jr.) and their struggle against the British Raj
Rajamouli came across stories of Rama Raju and Bheem’s lives and connected the dots, imagining what might have happened if the two had met and become friends. The novel takes place in 1920 and covers an undocumented period in their lives when both revolutionaries opted to vanish before beginning the fight for their country.
So, let’s have a sneak peek into the life of Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem:
Alluri Sitarama Raju
Alluri Sitarama Raju, an Indian freedom fighter who became a monk at the age of 18, led the Rampa Rebellion in 1922 in response to the British Raj’s 1882 Madras Forest Act, which severely limited tribal communities’ freedom of movement within their own forests.
The community was unwilling to fully implement the traditional Podu agricultural technique of shifting cropping as a result of the Act’s consequences.
The authorities apprehended Raju, chained him to a tree, and executed him in a public execution in 1924, putting an end to the armed insurrection. He was given the appellation “Manyam Veerudu,” or “forest hero,” for his bravery.
Another Indian freedom fighter, Komaram Bheem, had escaped from prison and was hiding on a tea plantation in Assam. He learned of Alluri’s uprising while he was there and felt compelled to defend the Gond tribe to whom he belonged. His actual year of birth is unknown, but he is considered to have been born about 1900.
In the early 1900s, he spearheaded an uprising against the last Nizam of Hyderabad and the oppression of local landlords. Nizam is accused of assassinating indigenous people who were defenceless. In addition, high agricultural revenue taxes were enforced, making it harder for the poor to exist.
Bheem’s historical word Jal Jangal Zameen has been used extensively in Adivasi conflicts to this day.
S. S. Rajamouli, tied these two historical threads together in his film RRR, set a century later
According to the director, there was no record of these activists’ actions because neither of them resided in their own villages on many occasions. They had both been absent from their homes for a few years, and when they returned, they organised an insurgency to free their people, for which they were slain.