RRR: Ram Charan Takes The Cop Legacy Forward In Indian Cinema

RRR: Ram Charan Takes The Cop Legacy Forward In Indian Cinema

Akash Bhatnagar

Cops in Bollywood have a long history. Be it Vinod Khanna’s Amar in Amar Akbar Anthony, Amitabh Bachchan’s Vijay Khanna in Zanjeer or Shashi Kapoor’s Ravi Verma in Deewaar, cop roles have always created magic on screen. For my generation, Rohit Shetty has taken that legacy a little more forward with his own cop universe that includes Ajay Devgn’s Singham, Ranveer Singh’s Simmba and latest entrant, Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi, and witnessing that in front of my eyes has been a thrilling experience. Even Salman Khan’s Chulbul Pandey in Dabangg and Aamir Khan’s Surjan Singh Shekhawat in Talaash have added to this list, and now South superstar Ram Charan is taking that legacy forward with RRR.

Check out the trailer of RRR:

Yesterday, the trailer of SS Rajamouli’s much-awaited magnum opus, RRR, was unveiled by the film’s team. Starring Ram Charan, Jr NTR, Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn, the trailer offered an adventurous ride to history with an intriguing story at its behest.

In the film, Ram Charan is playing the role of a Police officer from the British Era. The visuals from the film where the actor can be seen in clean shaven, sharp, vintage police uniform have found acceptance and appreciation from the audience. From what I could get from the trailer, Ram Charan is shown as an upright police officer who would never compromise on his principles as an officer of the law. How it connects to the other version of him seen in the film in a saintly attire with a bow and arrow, would be exciting to watch.

After the success of Baahubali, I have huge expectations from Rajamouli and RRR. As the filmmaker said at the trailer launch that the audience is not waiting for another Baahubali, but the experience they had while watching it, I agree with that, because I am a part of that audience. The film is more special to me as it releases on my birthday and I couldn’t have asked for a grander birthday gift. With names like the ones RRR has in its cast and a legacy that Rajamouli has created, I am sure January 7, 2022 will be a day that will be etched in Indian cinematic history, and I feel honoured to get a chance to witness that.