50 best films of 2022: SS Rajamouli’s RRR makes it to top 10 of global list, All That Breathes also finds place

Jr NTR and Ram Charan's picture from SS Rajamouli's RRR
Image source: Filephoto Jr NTR and Ram Charan’s picture from SS Rajamouli’s RRR

After “RRR” received two Golden Globe nominations and five awards including Best Picture and Best Director at the 28th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, the film has added another feather to its cap. The SS Rajamouli directorial, starring Ram Charan and Jr NTR, features in the global list of 50 best films of 2022. , a national lottery distributor, and the UK’s leading organization for film and moving image.

“Rajamouli’s whip-book, delicate historical action-adventure fantasy creates a fictional bromance out of two real-life revolutionaries in 1920s India under colonial British autocracy. We said: “Rajamouli’s two-film ancient-India saga Baahubali ( 2015) /2017), RRR – ‘Rise! Roar! Rebellion!’ – is a spectacle aimed at large rooms, a money-on-the-screen CGI-enabled action fantasy whose hyperreal violence is reminiscent of a role-playing video game or John Woo’s ‘Heroic Bloodshed’ mode… Peace Self In place of the seriousness of the Western superhero picture, RRR boasts of a kind of Olympian fervor through both its action and musical sequences. (Sam Wigley, S&S Online),” reads RRR’s description on the website.

Here are the top ten films in the list with RRR at the ninth position:

  1. Aftersun (dir. Charlotte Wells, UK/USA)
  2. Saint Omer (skip. Alice Diop, France)
  3. Decision to Quit (Director Park Chanwook, South Korea)
  4. The Banshees of Inishrin (Cond. Martin McDonagh, Ireland/UK/USA)
  5. All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (duration Laura Poitras, USA)
  6. No (Cond. Jordan Peele, USA)
  7. One Fine Morning) (Exp. Mia Hansen-Löwe, France/Germany)
  8. EO (dir. Jerzy Skolimowski, Poland/Italy)
  9. RRR (Rise Roar Revolt) (Director SS Rajamouli, India)
  10. The Wire (Director Todd Field, USA)

Touted as a pan-India film, for the unversed, “RRR” follows a pre-independence fictional tale woven around two real-life Indian revolutionaries – Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem – in the 1920s. Is. The film was released worldwide in March in five languages ​​- Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. so characteristic Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgan in the lead roles, “RRR” emerged as a huge box office success in overseas as well, earning Rs 1,200 crore.

Meanwhile, RRR is not the only Indian film in the list. Shaunak Sen’s All That Breathes also ranked 32nd. The Delhi-based filmmaker documentary, which won Best Documentary at the 75th Cannes Film Festival, follows the lives of two brothers – Mohammed Saud and Nadeem Shahzad – who run a bird hospital in Delhi dedicated to rescuing injured black kites. Two ‘kite brothers’ look after thousands of these creatures, which fall daily from Delhi’s misty skies. As environmental toxicity and civil unrest escalate, the relationship between the family and the neglected Kites forms a poetic chronicle of the city’s crumbling ecology and deepening social rifts.

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