SS Rajamouli’s film RRR featuring Ram Charan and Jr NTR has been adjudged as the second best film at the Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Awards 2022. RRR was competing against Hollywood films such as Top Gun: Maverick, The Batman, Elvis and The Unbearable Weight. Of great talent. The Hollywood Critics Association announced on Twitter Friday that the Best Picture award will go to Everywhere Everywhere All at Once. (Also Read | RRR nominated for Best Picture at Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Awards,
The tweet read, “And goes to the winner of the HCA Midseason Award for Best Picture…Everything Everywhere, Once. Reacting to the news, many fans said that RRR should have been given the award.
A tweet read, “RRR should have been the winner! Indian film vs Hollywood release with worldwide reach and acclaim.” Another fan said, “Disappointed. Should have happened RRR.” One person also tweeted, “Simple EEAAO is hwood/us based film. Gained more exposure, publicity, reach. RRR is a foreign film with limited exposure. RRR 1st half is a better theatrical experience than entire EEAAO alone Those who saw RRR in theater or home theater would know which is better.”
The Hollywood Critics Association awards films twice a year, in February and July. The HCA Awards are given by Hollywood critics but are open to all films screened in the US. This is the first time that an Indian film has been nominated and honored in the Best Picture category in a major Hollywood awards list.
Everything Everywhere All At Once, a genre-bending dark comedy, debuted to rave reviews in April of this year and made $35 million at the box office after just six weeks in theaters. In the film, Michelle Yeoh plays Evelyn Wang, a living in-universe wife and mother who is being audited by the IRS at the beginning of the film. Things take a dramatic and absurd turn when he learns that he must communicate with parallel universe versions of himself in order to save the planet. The film has cameos by Kay Hugh Kwan, Stephanie Hsu, James Hong, Jenny Slate and Jamie Lee Curtis.
RRR, helmed by SS Rajamouli, is a fictional story based on the lives of two Telugu freedom fighters, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, played by Ram Charan and Jr NTR respectively. the film submitted 1200 crores worldwide. Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn have also starred in the blockbuster.