RRR heads to Academy Awards 2023 as SS Rajamouli and team submit the global blockbuster in a whopping 14 categories
Meanwhile, a Gujarati-language film called Chello Show has been chosen as India’s official entry to the Oscars. RRR Poster
RRR, which hit screens in March 2022, is yet not done. The SS Rajamouli magnum-opus, starring Ram Charan and Jr. NTR, was not selected as India’s official entry to Oscars 2023. However, the film has finally made it to the Oscar race and how.
After being rejected as India’s official entry, RRR has launched a campaign to file nominations in 14 categories as part of their “For your consideration (FYC)” campaign. The makers of the film formally introduced their campaign last Friday with a screening at the Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.
RRR has submitted to be nominated under 14 major categories including Best Picture (DVV Danayya), Best Director (Rajamouli), Best Actor (Jr NTR and Ram Charan), Screenplay, Original Song, Score, Editing, Cinematography, Sound, Production Design and VFX, among others.
Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn, who played an important cameo in the film, will compete in the Best Supporting Actor category, while Alia Bhatt will compete in the Best Actress category. The song “Naatu Naatu,” which became a global hit with people all across the world making reels on it, seeks to be nominated for Best Original Song.
SS Rajamouli’s son SS Karthikeya quote-tweeted a post featuring the “all category” nomination details and added a red heart with fire and folded hands emoji. He has also used the hashtag “RRR for Oscars.” The original tweet was shared by a film critic.
Los Angeles Times reporter Jen Yamato also tweeted regarding RRR’s nomination.
RRR is a fictitious story, set in the 1920s, based on two legendary freedom fighters – Alluri Seetharamaraju and Komaram Bheem.
Meanwhile, a Gujarati-language film called Chello Show has been chosen as India’s official entry to the Oscars. had beaten RRR and Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘Kashmir Files’ to represent India at the Oscars.
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