The director’s reaction came after an American journalist called the film a “Bollywood movie” while questioning him during a Q&A round. Rajamouli, who revealed that he was a
“Instead of stopping the film and giving you music and dancing, we use the songs to move the story forward. We just use those elements to move the story forward,” the director said after the screening at The Director’s. told the audience. Guild of America.
He said, “I know I’m a successful filmmaker if I say at the end of a movie that I haven’t felt good for three hours.
The director’s comments in the viral clip currently leave the internet divided. No,” he said.
Another said, “We can’t change the fact that RRR is a Telugu movie and most Americans still think it’s a Hindi/Bollywood movie, so to clarify the original language, Rajamouli said, it’s really easy.
Meanwhile, another poster posted a clip directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansari. He previously corrected a journalist during a panel discussion at the Berlin Film Festival, calling ‘Gangbhai Kathiawadi’ an ‘Indian film’ rather than a Bollywood film. Come and stand here, it is Indian cinema that represents the world.”
Gambai is an Indian movie. It is Indian cinema that we come here and stand here and represent to the world – SLB in Berlin… https://t.co/ZuTEumpmsE
— ‘ (@thoughtsofnavy) 1673683256000
“Certainly, this is an Indian movie, not a Bollywood movie, and if you deny that too, you cannot celebrate Neeraj Chopra’s Olympic victory because he belongs to Northern India… #Rajamouli Shame on you…” was another argument.
“If a film like #RRRMovie needs a Hindi market, they say this is a pan-Indian film. When it comes to getting #RRRforOscars, they say Telugu or Tamil or Malayalam. Isn’t this a double standard?” asked another.
However, some defended the director by saying, “He said it was a Telugu movie, not a Bollywood movie. Bollywood essentially represents only mainstream Hindi cinema.”
Another agreed, saying, “Yes, the West should know that Bollywood is not India’s only industry. Rajamouli made us all proud.”
@MartiansHrx Yes, the West should know that Bollywood is not India’s only industry. Rajamouli made us all proud.❤️
—TheMadbuzzTalkies (@MadbuzzG) 1673698886000
@amitkarn99 Pan How can I explain the difference between Indian and Bollywood movies to a foreigner… https://t.co/jACggVOVQi
— Dumal Amanath (@AmarnathDhumal) 1673705639000
@angryoldman27 He said this is a Telugu movie, not a Bollywood movie.Bollywood essentially represents mainstream H.
— Indifil (@MeghaM51) 1673686738000
@amitkarn99 You can’t change the fact that RRR is a Telugu movie and Rajamouli said it to clarify the origin… https://t.co/EoEwLs5hzM
— Ritwik Krishnan (@ritwikkn02) 1673680833000
@RRRMovie RRR is not a Bollywood movie – while SS Rajamouli is speaking at the Golden Globes. Bollywood after this … https://t.co/uQdpCBdzy2
— Abhishek Kumar (@iamabhishekk005) 1673703549000
Rajamouli’s magnum opus is in the news as the song “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR” won a Golden Globe Award in the Best Original Song category. The song scored a triumph, defeating the likes of Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up” in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and Taylor Swift’s “Carolina” in “Where Crowdad Sings”.
Now, all eyes are on the Oscars to see if this movie will make history and be nominated for Best Picture. After winning a Golden Globe for Best Song, reports say the film is all but guaranteed to win the next Academy Award for Best Original Song.