March 23, 2023
RRR, directed by SS Rajamouli and starring Jr NTR and Ram Charan, is one of the highest-grossing films in the Indian film industry in 2022. Since its release in March 2022, the Telugu-language action drama has beaten several box office records. . However, ever since the film was released on a top OTT platform, moviegoers everywhere would have noticed the themes of a gay romance. Some praise it, some don’t. Notably, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, also known as RGV, who previously commented on RRR’s success, reacted on Thursday to a report about netizens calling RRR a “gay movie.”


Ram Gopal Varma tweeted a report and said, “I was right. Many people reacted to his tweet. Someone wrote “Unfortunately yes”. Another person said, “Actually, it’s a cultural issue. Especially the culture of friendship in India is a bit more emotional than western countries. A user defended RRR while criticizing the filmmaker’s tweet as “disgusting”. “It’s a pure friendship film. Gays/lesbians are all human first. Can watch a movie. When they appreciate, you want to be in the media with fingering topics. Really so disgusting…” he commented.

According to the report, many viewers, especially in the West, tweeted that RRR was a gay romance and how much they enjoyed it. On Twitter, one user said: “Sorry but RRR is a bl movie to me. They’re so gay. Idc about this token white ‘savior’. Another user commented: “Breathtaking action, yes .Adventure, yes. Revenge, yes. But why didn’t any of you tell me that #RRRMovie was so gayly heartwarming?” Another user added, “Very gay indeed.” had to make RRR gay, the potential was there,” another user tweeted. Another user tweeted, “kick Pride month by watching gay Indian period romantic action drama RRR on Netflix now.”


Many Indian Twitter users called RRR a queer film shortly after its release. According to one user, “I watched RRR, so basically it’s like your everyday South Indian movie, but with a gay relationship.” Another user on Twitter said: “Okay, no one is saying. I will say it. RRR is super QUEER-CODED. Like it’s so gay, I can’t function. And I’m sure it wasn’t an accident either. I love it so much and I hope my gays find each other in part two. Please make this happen. Another person tweeted about RRR. “It was my crush.” According to one user, “RRR is about two gay boys in love.”

RRR, starring Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Alison Doody, Olivia Morris and Ray Stevenson, is available on OTT platforms in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. Just two weeks after its release, the film entered the global 1000 crore club.

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