Skip to main content
RRR (Rise Roar Revolt) film image

The most fun we had at the movies in 2022, the astonishing RRR is the kind of blockbuster action film that makes a mockery of cultural borders and reminds us how and why cinema has thrilled audiences all over the world for more than a century.

India, 1920. The British Raj still holds sway. Two future real-life Indian revolutionaries, Komaram Bheem (Jr. NTR) and Alluri Sitarama Raju (Ram Charan) collide in an exhilaratingly cockamamie plot involving a girl kidnapped by an evil English aristocrat. The pair may be at cross purposes but it’s impossible not to root for them both in an escalating series of death-defying action adventure set pieces.

“RRR Is the Best — and Most Revolutionary — Blockbuster of 2022… if any movie ever deserved to be seen on a giant screen with a crowd, it’s this one. RRR is about the movies: the thrill of watching stories told at larger-than-life levels, the joy of watching stars collide , the effort of rendering lavish mythologies at whatever the digital equivalent of 24 frames per second is, the sensation of seeing manufactured movement via gleefully conspicuous special effects bump up against genuine physical effort.” David Fear, Rolling Stone

RRR Is the Best — and Most Revolutionary — Blockbuster of 2022… if any movie ever deserved to be seen on a giant screen with a crowd, it’s this one. RRR is about the movies: the thrill of watching stories told at larger-than-life levels, the joy of watching stars collide , the effort of rendering lavish mythologies at whatever the digital equivalent of 24 frames per second is, the sensation of seeing manufactured movement via gleefully conspicuous special effects bump up against genuine physical effort.

David Fear, Rolling Stone

Scenes of glorious excess make the screen hum with energy… Rajamouli shoots the film’s action with hallucinogenic fervor, supercharging scenes with a shimmering brand of extended slow-motion and C.G.I. that feels less “generated” than unleashed.

Nicolas Rapold, New York Times

A dazzling work of historical fiction — emphasis on the ’fiction’ — that makes the moving image feel intimate and enormous all at once. A pulsating period action drama, it outshines even the director’s record-smashing Baahubali movies thanks to its mix of naked sincerity, unapologetic machismo, and balls-to-the-wall action craftsmanship… RRR stands apart as an unabashed return to everything that makes the cinematic experience great, all at once.

Siddhant Adlakha, Indiewire

Director

SS Rajamouli

Cast

Jr. NTR, Ram Charan, Alia Bhat, Ajay Devgn

Credits
Country of Origin

India

Year

2022

Language

In Telugu with English subtitles

19+
187 min

Book Tickets

Saturday February 04

7:00 pm
Subtitles
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
Book now Limited availability

Saturday February 11

7:50 pm
Subtitles
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
Book Now

Credits

Producer

D.V.V. Danayya

Screenwriter

SS Rajamouli

Cinematography

Senthil Kumar

Editor

A. Sreekar Prasad

Original Music

M.M. Keeravani

Baahubali: The Beginning

Rajamouli dived deep into Joseph Campbell territory here, crafting a classic epic adventure saga on a such a scale he needed two films to showcase it. The ambition of this production is breathtaking, a Telugu analogue to Avatar and Lord of the Rings.

VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

Both a sequel and a prequel (though swift recaps mean you don't need to have seen The Beginning), BB2 is structured to exploit S.S. Rajamouli's maximalist tendencies. Indeed, it became the most expensive Indian film, and India's biggest ever box office hit.

VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre