RRR: SS Rajamouli wins Best Director at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2022; film’s show at Beyond Fest gets sold out in 98 seconds
SS Rajamouli’s RRR has been the most outstanding film released in the last year and the film has not only lit up the box office regaling the audience but has garnered immense critical acclaim as well. The period drama has broken several box office records and continues to overwhelm the audience. Now, SS Rajamouli has added another feather in his illustrious cap by being honoured with the Best Director at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2022. A video of the filmmaker receiving the award has gone viral, while the audience cheers loudly for him.
Rajamouli in his acceptance speech thanked the audience and the jury and said, “You have made a lot of people take notice of a small film in the South of India. It was pure joy of awe, like what in the hell we just witnessed. That is what I want my audiences to feel.” The filmmaker also thanked his family for being his constant support.
India's Pride @ssrajamouli Garu Received Best Director Award at @nyfcc . #RRRMovie #RRRForOscars @RRRMoviepic.twitter.com/xx6vqHx33F
— Sai Mohan 'NTR' (@Sai_Mohan_999) January 5, 2023
.@ssrajamouli accepting the Best Director award @nyfcc ! #RRR pic.twitter.com/CxFFy90jpp
— Shobu Yarlagadda (@Shobu_) January 5, 2023
All set for the @nyfcc awards in New York! @RRRMovie @ssrajamouli @ssk1122 ! pic.twitter.com/oFu1HqiwEl
— Shobu Yarlagadda (@Shobu_) January 4, 2023
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SS Rajamouli, Ram Charan and Jr NTR will also attend the Golden Globe awards which will be held in Los Angeles on January 11. While RRR has been nominated for Best Foreign Film, its song Naatu Naatu has been nominated for Best Original Song. It has been eyeing the Oscars 2023 race as well and the song Naatu Naatu has been shortlisted in the best song category.
Thank you to Team @RRRMovie, @ssrajamouli, @ssk1122, @tarak9999, @AlwaysRamCharan, M.M. Keeravaani, @am_cinematheque, @VarianceFilms, @PotentateFilms, @EvrimErsoy and the film lovers of LA who supported us, RRR, and made this possible. Let's dance, cheer, and make history. pic.twitter.com/3FRNI9Byhw
— Beyond Fest (@BeyondFest) December 30, 2022
On the other hand, as part of Beyond Fest’s ‘encoRRRe’, the film will be screened at the TCL Chinese IMAX theatre on January 9 and the tickets for the show, which seats 932 people, were sold out in just ‘98 seconds’. Beyond Fest took to Twitter to describe it as a ‘historic’ moment for an Indian film.
RRR stars Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody, and Olivia Morris. RRR became one of the highest grossers of 2022.