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RRR wins Best International Film award at 50th Saturn Awards; director SS Rajamouli shares his excitement

By: Mohnish Singh

Celebrated filmmaker SS Rajamouli’s pan-India directorial film RRR, which hit theatres earlier this year in March, continues to win awards and accolades on foreign shores as well. Now, Ram Charan and Jr. NTR starrer has won the Best International Film award at the Saturn Awards. RRR was nominated in multiple categories, including Best International Film, Best Action Adventure, and Best Director.

The 50th Saturn Awards, a category of awards presented mainly for the honor science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres, was held in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

The director, who has been promoting RRR in Japan, in a video acceptance speech, said he is glad that the movie won the award. Thanking the jury for picking the film, he said, “We are super elated.”

“I am so glad that our film RRR has won the Saturn Award in the Best International Film category. I thank the jury on behalf of our entire team. We’re super elated. This is also my second Saturn Award. The first one I had got for Baahubali: The Conclusion. I wish I was there in person, but due to my prior commitments related to RRR promotions in Japan, unfortunately, I am not able to attend. I would like to congratulate all the other winners. Hope you are having a great time. Have fun, namaste,” the director said in a video shared by the Twitter handle of Saturn Awards.

In the Best Action-Adventure category, RRR was competing with such films as Death on the NileNo Time to DieF9: The First SagaTop Gun: Maverick, and West Side Story. In the Best International film category, RRR was pitted against Downton Abbey: A New EraEiffel, I’m Your ManRiders of Justice, and Silent Night.

 

RRR, which is a fictionalised account of the early lives of two Indian revolutionaries – Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, also stars Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn in cameos.

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