‘RRR’: Everything you need to know about S.S. Rajamouli’s Oscar-nominated film

N.T. Rama Rao Jr. squares off with a CGI tiger in "RRR."
N.T. Rama Rao Jr. as Komaram Bheem in the Telegu-language blockbuster “RRR.”
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“RRR,” an Indian action epic from filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli that includes a spectacular dance-off, is not only beloved by fans who dance and sing along in theaters, it’s now up for an Oscar.

The Telugu-language film starring Ram Charan and N.T. Rama Rao Jr. is one of India’s highest grossing movies of all time.

Original song “Naatu Naatu” already took home a Golden Globe this year, and when India didn’t submit “RRR” as its official selection for the international feature film Oscar in September, its team shifted strategy, aiming for a best picture nomination.

Although it wasn’t nominated for best picture, “RRR” is nominated for original song at the 95th Academy Awards, which will be given out at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March. 12.