RRR Review (No Spoilers): Do You Like Homoeroticism, Bad Period Costumes, and CGI Tigers? THIS IS THE MOVIE FOR YOU!!!!

OMG, this is such a FUN movie! You know? Like, it’s just fun to watch! No stress, no hangups, pure joy. Even ends with an end credits song literally saying that, all about returning to dance and song and joy. You should 100% watch it and NOT read the SPOILERS review until you do. Or do read it, it’s also a movie where 99% of the joy is in the spectacle, not the plot.

Let me go through the checklist of awesome in this movie:

Evil White People in Ridiculously ahistorical costumes

Male-Male friendship of the type that says “if I die today, your friendship was the greatest thing in my life” and then they almost kiss

Ajay Devgan showing up for a hot second just to bring the gravitas and depth as only he can

Alia with super curly hair

A song about how my blood is the tika on Mother Earth’s forehead, why should I bow down because I am bleeding?

A weirdly dominatrixy Evil Blond British Woman

A British versus Indian dance off (no, really)

Ram Charan riding a horse like they are one being, OMG I haven’t seen an actor this good at riding since Gary Cooper.

CGI Tiger fight

Okay, obviously it’s not QUITE perfect just from that list. In a perfect movie, it would be an old school real tiger, not CGI. And they would actually kiss, not just almost. But beyond those few tweaks, it’s pretty dang perfect!

For real, you should see it. And you should see it in theaters, it’s worth the money, and you NEED the experience. We all do, it’s been a hard few years, now is the time for bad history homoeroticism.

Oh, and also historical slashfic fanfic! You know the two leads are playing two actually historical revolutionaries? Who never met in real life? So basically, this script is “what if Harriet Tubman was undercover at a house where Frederick Douglas was staying and they fell in love and then had a big explosion-y fight scene killing everyone?”


18 thoughts on “RRR Review (No Spoilers): Do You Like Homoeroticism, Bad Period Costumes, and CGI Tigers? THIS IS THE MOVIE FOR YOU!!!!

  1. I saw the trailer and the plot made no sense, but if there’s male friendship that’s borderline romantic love, dance offs, AND Alia Bhatt with curly hair, I feel like I have to see it. That’s like all of my favorite things. Hopefully it’ll stick around for a while cuz I’m busy this weekend.


    • YEP! Also, you need to watch Our Flag Means Death. If you haven’t already.

      On Tue, Mar 29, 2022 at 1:01 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • I’m waiting until streaming though for safety reasons.

        I know Our Flag Means Death seems like something I’d love but it doesn’t appeal to me at all. I don’t know, I want it to be a lot more properly historical. I have to try it though I think.


    • It’s AWESOME!!!! And it’s playing all over the place, at least this week.

      On Tue, Mar 29, 2022 at 9:44 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. Curious here. I just paid $25.00+ for ticket to RRR. Is this price all over US? I guess at $8 per hour…not bad. …again just curious.


    • Yep! Telugu films tend to have inflated prices, I think I paid $40 for Bahubali opening night. I went to a matinee yesterday and paid $22.

      It’s an oddity of the southern market, South Indian films, especially Tamil and Telugu, have inflated prices opening night and then slowly go down as time passes. Often outside exhibitors will rent out a theater in a multiplex and set their own prices in order to make maximum profit.

      Anyway, it’s worth it! you will love it!


    • I saw RRR this aft. It is wonderful. And only 5 mins away. Not sure I would have seen it, but your blog engaged me. Big screen, sound that made my seat vibrate. Missed a few subtitles as they happened too fast. But that was minor. Fell in love with the main actors and the girl (could not find her among the cast). I am an action movie addict. And this exceeded my expectations. On par with Bond.


      • Alia Bhatt! She’s the girl, and she’s the biggest name young actress in India right now. That’s why they could only get her for a few scenes, but she’s so charming, isn’t she?

        If you want to see some good movies from her, Raazi is epic, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is romantic, and Student of the Year is just fun.

        On Tue, Mar 29, 2022 at 7:17 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



    • At our cinema, evening tickets to standard-issue “RRR” are $15.00, whereas the Hindi dub is $14.09. And evening vs. afternoon doesn’t matter because it doesn’t get any kind of matinee discount : P I usually see Hindi releases in the matinee and they’re $6 flat.


      • You live in the BEST place. In Chicago and Chicago area, matinees are $8 and Telugu releases go from 15 to 30 depending on the movie.

        On Tue, Mar 29, 2022 at 7:17 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



        • I make up for it by having to drive an hour either way to the cinema ( ;

          When I moved last fall, I figured out which cinema chain showed the most desi movies near here (AMC) and signed up for their rewards membership thingy. That helps quite a lot. You get about $2 off for booking tickets in advance and there are periodic half-price days, a free ticket every so many movies, etc.


          • You are so dedicated! I remember when that was me, pre-pandemic. I just gotta get my juices flowing and get back in the game post-pandemic!

            On Tue, Mar 29, 2022 at 9:15 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:


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