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How RRR appears to be similar and different from Baahubali

SS Rajamouli has helmed both Baahubali as well as RRR.

Shaheen
Jul 15, 2021
 
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Jr. NTR, Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt in RRR.

The makers of RRR have released a making video from the sets of the film. SS Rajamouli, Ram Charan, Jr. NTR, Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn’s glimpses from the sets could be easily seen in the clip.

While the video takes us back to the times of Baahubali in some ways, in some others, RRR maintains itself as a completely different project.

Here are a few similarities we found between RRR and Baahubali:

- The SS Rajamouli connect

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SS Rajamouli on RRR sets

Of course, the first big similarity between Baahubali and RRR is the director, SS Rajamouli. The genius hints that he has worked some of his magic on the next magnum opus project too.

- The huge sets

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Baahubali sets were larger-than-life. It is thus no surprise that the RRR sets too are grand.

- Intense fight scenes

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In the RRR making video, we see a few of the crew members practising wrestling in the ring. This is a hint about the massive action sequences that are to follow, which Baahubali was known for.

- A helpless child

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There is a shot where we see a teenage boy, who does not come from a very rich background, stranded on an island as the water rapidly moves towards him. Baahubali was introduced the same way when he was just a newborn baby.

- A part of the forest burns

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Remember the Kattappa killing Baahubali scene? A part of the forest was burning back then and it is burning even in RRR. The only minor difference is this time, the scene was shot in the day.

Here are a few differences we found between RRR and Baahubali:

- The fire and ice connection

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Baahubali, at best, used fire as a visual element in the ‘Kattappa killing Baahubali’ scene. RRR takes it a notch up by adding cold water along with fire. The two also signify the personalities of freedom fighters Komaram Bheem and Alluri Seetharamaraju, around whom the historical fiction revolves.

- Power of unity

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RRR is all about unity. Baahubali, on the other hand, focused on just one figure - Amarendra Baahubali, played by Prabhas.

- The British angle

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While Baahubali was set in an unspecified timeline in a fictitious land, RRR is different in that aspect. We have actors like Olivia Morris and Ray Stevenson play pivotal roles in the film.

- Exquisite dances and cinematography

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Baahubali had some amazing dance numbers which were shot beautifully. The VFX added more entertainment to the numbers. However, with RRR, Rajamouli has adapted a Sanjay Leela Bhansali style dance cinematography - which is taking a sky-shot while the lead mixes and grooves with the dance crew.

- The protest

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Baahubali did not have an entire army of people protesting. In RRR, we get to see people crossing barricades set by the police and disobeying them. There is a consequence to that too.

- A burning vehicle

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Another way that Rajamouli took RRR a step ahead is by adding over-the-top action by throwing in a burning bike. Baahubali’s mythical space witnessed no such activity.

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