Filmmaker SS Rajamouli on Sunday said the team of "RRR" is ecstatic after Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva lauded the pan-India film for its political undertones as well as dance sequences. Rajamouli, director of the 2022 blockbuster starring Ram Charan and Jr NTR, shared his excitement on X, formerly known as Twitter.
"Sir. @LulaOficial Thank you so much for your kind words. It's heartwarming to learn that you mentioned Indian Cinema and enjoyed RRR!! Our team is ecstatic. Hope you are having a great time in our country," the filmmaker wrote in response to Lula's comments.
The Brazilian president, who is in New Delhi for the G20 Summit, was in conversation with a leading online portal when he was asked to name an Indian film he liked watching.
In his response, Lula said, "'RRR'. It's a three-hour feature film and it has funny scenes and very beautiful dance. There is a deep critique to British control over India.
"And I believe it should be making success because anybody I meet, I ask them 'Have you watched the three 'R' film?' The political side I enjoyed and the dance and the joy that was shown in the film. The critique is perfect as they use humour. So, I congratulate the director and artists because it enchanted me."
"RRR", a pre-independence fictional story, follows two real-life Indian revolutionaries - Alluri Sitarama Raju (Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (Jr NTR) - in the 1920s. The film, which collected over Rs 1,200 crore in reported earnings worldwide, also became the first Indian production to win the Best Original Song Oscar for its foot-tapping Telugu track "Naatu Naatu" earlier this year.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the ceremonial gavel to Lula to mark transfer of G20 presidency. Brazil officially will take over the mantle of the presidency of the elite grouping on December 1 this year.