Ratna Pathak Shah calls RRR ‘regressive’


MUMBAI: Ratna Pathak Shah has called RRR a regressive film as it looks backwards when we should be looking forward. The actor made the statement at a book launch in Mumbai.

Ratna Pathak Shah has called the year’s biggest blockbuster RRR a “regressive film”. She said that until filmmakers don’t see their work critically, the audience will have to keep watching films like the SS Rajamouli film. The film collected over ?1200 worldwide post its release in March this year and has bagged two Golden Globe nominations and five nods for Critics Choice Awards.

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RRR stars Ram Charan and Jr NTR as real-life revolutionaries Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem respectively. It is set in the pre-independence era and also stars Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt in pivotal roles.

Ratna Pathak Shah talked about the film at a book launch. According to a Free Press Journal report, the actor said, “Films like RRR are so popular today. But it’s a regressive film. It looks backwards while we should look forward. We just feel whatever we are doing is good because we are part of the mother of democracy — India.”

“Until filmmakers will not see their work critically, we will have to watch films like RRR. But we don’t like criticism. Our ego gets hurt, This atmosphere is created by so many big people and unfortunately, we have accepted it,” she added.