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Jr NTR for Oscars? Leading US publication predicts Academy Award nomination for the star’s performance in RRR

The historical drama, written and directed by SS Rajamouli, recently won the Golden Globe Award under the Best Original Song category

Jr NTR for Oscars? Leading US publication predicts Academy Award nomination for the star’s performance in RRR
Jr NTR in RRR
  • Srivathsan Nadadhur

Last Updated: 06.14 AM, Jan 20, 2023

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RRR, the historical drama directed by SS Rajamouli, is gearing up for a crucial Oscar nomination announcement day in the coming week. After bagging a series of wins in several award ceremonies in the recent weeks, movie buffs across the globe are batting for RRR to bag nominations across multiple categories in Oscars - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Song, Best Actor, to name a few.

Earlier this week, a leading US-based publication, USA today, has hailed Jr NTR’s act in RRR and labelled it an Oscar-worthy performance in their latest predictions list. In a ‘Top 10’ list titled ‘Attention, Oscars! We hope these 10 brilliant performances feel the love at Academy Awards’, USA Today has featured Jr NTR’s performance in RRR alongside actors like Paul Mescal (Aftersun), Paul Dano (The Batman) and Tom Cruise (Top Gun: Maverick).

“The charismatic Rao has the edge for leading an army of wild animals and juggling a motorcycle with ease,” the publication wrote while calling RRR an audience-friendly powerhouse: Jr NTR, in the film, is cast as Komaram Bheem, who disguises as Akhtar, to find a tribal girl Malli, who has been kidnapped by a British officer. Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Samuthirakani, Shriya Saran, Olivia Morris too essay important roles in RRR, which has music by MM Keeravaani.

With cinematography by K Senthil Kumar, RRR was edited by Sreekar Prasad and had production design by Sabu Cyril. Post its theatrical release on March 25, 2022 in five languages, the film premiered on three OTT platforms - ZEE5, Disney+ Hotstar and Netflix. DVV Danayya bankrolled the film under DVV Entertainment.

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