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Mythological themes of SS Rajamouli’s RRR: How Jr NTR, Ram Charan movie borrows from Ramayan, Mahabharat

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Jr NTR and Ram Charan

Director SS Rajamouli has created the world of RRR by exploiting a blind spot within the historical past of India’s freedom battle. The armed revolt led by two iconic Telugu tribal leaders, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, is effectively documented in our historical past books and dramatised in Telugu popular culture. However, Rajamouli sniffed out a typical theme between the 2 freedom fighters. The director had earlier revealed that there was no report of what these leaders did after they had been away from their native villages. Both of them had gone away from their villages for a couple of years, and after they returned to their respective house base, they started the armed revolt for the rights of their individuals and had been martyred.

Rajamouli and his father Ok. V. Vijayendra Prasad, who wrote the story of RRR, imagined what if Raju and Bheem had met throughout their early life away from their native villages? What if that they had met on a breeding floor of revolution and inspiration for the liberty battle? What if that they had turn out to be buddies and exchanged their knowledge and love for the motherland? And then returned to their properties as revolutionaries? The outcome: an costly motion extravaganza, with a liberal dose of masala parts, that aids reconciliation in polarised instances and underlines nationwide unity.

Not simply from historical past, Rajamouli has additionally borrowed themes from our mythology, like in all his different movies thus far. Here are the three predominant mythological themes of RRR.

Ram Charan and Jr NTR in RRR.

Ram and Bheem

RRR is the crossover between India’s two greatest epics — Ramayana and Mahabharata. Like the Telugu tribal leaders, Lord Rama and the strongest of the Pandavas, Bheema, by no means meet within the mythological airplane. But, they do in Rajamouli’s creativeness. Ram Charan and NTR additionally show the legendary qualities of Rama and Bheema. While Ram is supple, fights with method, and is a wonderful marksman and unstoppable, Bheem is all muscular and an immovable drive.

The abduction of Rama

The abduction of Sita is the central theme of Ramayana. Similarly, within the film, the kidnapping of a younger woman from a tribal group triggers a series of incidents resulting in Rama’s imprisonment. In the unique epic, Hanuman turns into Rama’s courier and takes a message to Sita, who’s stored in confinement by the Ravana in Lanka. In Rajamouli’s epic, nevertheless, this episode performs out in reverse.

Bheem can be Hanuman

While Bheem typically demonstrates the qualities of Bheema from Mahabharata, he additionally doubles up as Ram’s trusted lieutenant. And he performs numerous duties like a courier between the 2 lovers, and the hero who delivers ‘Sanjeevani’ in time simply to save lots of one of many predominant characters from sure demise.