The glamorous details like Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao family and Megastar Chiranjeevi family, the two ultimate mass heroes, family stars are coming together for the first time for a multi-starrer like RRR will make the headlines for sure.
But what about the story? Does it have enough material to hold two stars of such caliber under one roof? Many directors, even the likes of Raghavendra Rao, Kondanda Rami Reddy, Dasari Narayana Rao, Kodi Ramakrishna – the bigwigs of Telugu mass commercial cinema, failed to bring Chiranjeevi and Balakrishna together as star heroes.
Before becoming a star, Chiranjeevi did act with Legend NTR, but that doesn’t count for a multi-starrer. So, the true Mega-Nandamuri multi-starrer is RRR by SSR starring Tarak and Ram Charan. Hence, the story needs to be quite strong.
Ram Charan is playing as Alluri Seetharamaraju and Tarak as Komaram Bheem. These two are huge historical figures in Telugu Freedom Fight history.
They fought against Nizam and British rule from 1930’s to 1940’s till they were assassinated by the rulers at the same time. Rajamouli also revealed that they were born four years apart, 1897 – Ramaraju and 1901 – Bheem.
Making it an interesting coincidence, that both great freedom fighters from Telugu land, who were born at the same time died at the same time while fighting for freedom against big monarchs for tribals at the same time in similar style, guerilla techniques and warfare.
During 1920’s they both walked out of their respective houses for several years to know about freedom struggle and they came back at same time.
So, RRR makers are bringing these two heroes together in a fictional way when history did not record both their journeys for brief period in 1920’s.
Alluri Ramaraju became Seetharamaraju as Seetha, his lover, committed suicide after he returned home and took Sanyasam, meaning Chastity, to fight British, in 1930’s.
Komaram Bheem never revealed his love life or marriage life but his other relatives from his lineage are present today.
The story has huge depth and many possibilities as history didn’t record how these two men when they were young, learnt the art of war and how they decided only war can give them complete freedom when Gandhi philosophy of Non-Violence and non-co-operation have become the popular style of freedom fight in India.
We have to wait and see, how SS Rajamouli will balance the story of two legends even though in complete fiction.
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