Anti-colonial Militancy, Hindutva Politics: Review of S.S. Rajamouli’s “RRR”

Pranav Jani
Age of Awareness
Published in
6 min readFeb 20, 2023

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Revised to include some comments on history, film, and representation, and bring in the voices of other critics.

This is a review of RRR, directed by S.S. Rajamouli. [Spoilers ahead!] I’m writing this for a specific audience: left-wing and progressive non-desi audiences who might get pulled in by its anti-colonial and environmentalist rhetoric, etc.

I drafted this post after watching it a few weeks ago. The question of Hindutva and caste, Rajamouli’s responses, etc., have been…

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Pranav Jani
Age of Awareness

Assoc Prof, English, Ohio St (postcolonial/ethnic studies). Social justice organizer. Writer, speaker. Desi. Family guy. Singer. Wannabe cook. He/him. @redguju.