‘RRR’ is an Indian film directed by SS Rajamouli and starring Ram Charan. The film was released in Japan on October 21, and it has already earned $145 million worldwide. This is the best opening for an Indian film in the country, surpassing Prabhas’ Saaho. The film’s cast includes Ram Charan, Jr NTR, and their families. Its team has taken care to meet fans of the film and their families. During the release, they met fans in the lobby of a hotel and were surprised by heartfelt letters from fans.
The film’s CGI-driven action sequences are a spectacle. The movie uses CGI to bend reality and the laws of physics, sending bodies flying through the air and causing explosions high in the sky. As such, it’s an action-filled film, but it also has a deeper meaning.
Despite its political stance, ‘RRR’ is not overtly political. The film’s opening statement assures viewers that no animals were harmed in the making of the film. It also states that the movie is purely fictional, and doesn’t intend to attack any specific ethnic group. However, history supports the notion that the British were often racist.
‘RRR’ ends first week at the top-grossing foreign film in Japanese box-office. It was released on October 21 in Japan in 209 screens in 44 cities. In one week, it earned JPY 73 million, which is the highest opening week collection for an Indian film in the country.
Despite its high-profile cast and a record-breaking budget, ‘RRR’ is not being considered for the Best Foreign Film category at the Oscars. The film, which is a fictional story about Indian freedom fighters, was not selected as India’s official entry for the Oscars in 2023. Its makers, however, have started a ‘for your consideration’ campaign, asking people to nominate the film in 14 categories.
The Japanese box office is very different from the U.S., so it may not be easy to determine which foreign films are gaining the most domestically. However, the Japanese market has an enormous number of films that have made over Y=10 billion.
‘RRR’ ended its first week as the top foreign film in Japan, which is surprising considering the film’s niche appeal. Despite its niche nature, it has still managed to earn $19 million domestically. In addition, the Japanese live-action romance ‘We Made a Beautiful Bouquet’ and the Indian sports drama ‘Kanaa’ both landed in the top ten.
While ‘RRR’ is an unusual foreign film, the Japanese film industry still isn’t used to it. Its premise is that an unknown presence in the film can paralyze the victims, and the audience has no idea who the perpetrators are. Its filmmaking skills have also earned the film several honors.