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Avengers Director Joe Russo Likes Indian Cinema and Wants to Promote it Globally

According to Joe Russo, Hollywood should endorse other film industries, such as Indian cinema, to expand its audience. He specifically praised the story and visual effects of the movie RRR as a means of attracting global viewership.

Joe Russo, along with his brother Anthony Russo, is a well-known director who has directed several big-budget Hollywood movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and The Gray Man.

They were also invited to participate in the Sands International Film Festival in Scotland where they talked about their upcoming series Citadel, which features Priyanka Chopra and Richard Madden, and shared details about their other upcoming projects. He emphasized the importance of supporting film industries worldwide, including Bollywood, to help them gain a larger audience.

He specifically mentioned SS Rajamouli’s RRR for generating excitement among moviegoers with its storytelling on a global scale. The Telugu hit song Naatu Naatu was awarded the Best Original Song at the Academy Awards.

The television series Citadel from Prime Video is set to be adapted for Italian and Indian audiences. Raj and DK, the filmmaking duo, will direct the Indian version of Citadel, featuring Varun Dhawan and Samantha Ruth Prabhu as the lead actors. The original series is set to release on April 28, but the Indian adaptation is currently being filmed.

When questioned about his vision for the ideal Hollywood, Joe Russo responded that it should be more global and cited Bollywood as an exemplar. He remarked to the Hollywood trade publication Deadline, “It should be more diverse and international. Bollywood, for instance, is a major player in the film industry on a global scale, but its visibility outside of India is minimal.”

Praise is given to movies such as RRR, which utilize exceptional technical skills, visual effects, and storytelling centered around myths to attract a more extensive viewership. Such films can educate us about diverse cultures.

Therefore, our objective should be to enable other markets to promote their stories more extensively. We aim to support other industries as much as possible so their tales can reach a broader audience.

Joe Russo has previously collaborated with Indian performers in Extraction and The Gray Man movies. Randeep Hooda, Pankaj Tripathi, and Priyanshu Painyuli appeared in the former, while the latter featured Tamil actor Dhanush in a leading role. The directors have also suggested that Dhanush’s character, a hitman named Avik San, may reappear in the sequel to The Gray Man.

The Russo Brothers Describe Meeting The “Great SS Rajamouli” as an Honor

The Russo Brothers Describe Meeting The Great SS Rajamouli as an Honor
The Russo Brothers Describe Meeting The Great SS Rajamouli as an Honor

The Russo Brothers, known for directing Avengers: Endgame and The Gray Man, commended the creator of RRR and Baahubali, SS Rajamouli, referring to him as “great”.

Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors of Avengers: Endgame and The Gray Man, expressed their admiration for the Indian filmmaker SS Rajamouli, recognized for creating blockbusters like Baahubali and RRR.

After sharing their recent interview about the language of cinema, the Russos tweeted about meeting the esteemed director, referring to him as “great.” On Saturday, Rajamouli replied, saying the “honor and pleasure” was his.

The Russo Brothers posted a recent interview discussing the universal language of action films with Rajamouli on Saturday. They expressed gratitude for meeting the esteemed director by writing, “It was such an honor getting to meet THE great SS Rajamouli”. After a few hours, Rajamouli retweeted the Russos’ tweet and expressed his gratitude by saying that he feels honored and pleased to have interacted with them.

He also added that the interaction was significant for him and he is eagerly looking forward to meeting them and learning about their craft.

On Saturday, the Russo Brothers took part in a virtual interview with Entertainment Weekly. During the interview, they talked about their recent works, including RRR and The Gray Man. The latter stars Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, and Dhanush, who made his Hollywood debut in the movie. The Gray Man was released on Netflix on July 22, and it has already been announced to have a sequel and spin-off.

On the other hand, Rajamouli’s RRR, starring Jr NTR and Ram Charan, was a massive global success, earning approximately ₹1200 crore. The movie has attracted a substantial audience in Western countries since it became available on Netflix.

The Gray Man, a movie directed by the Russo Brothers, was recently promoted by them during their visit to India. During their visit, they met several Indian celebrities, including filmmakers Anand L Rai, Raj, DK, and actor Vicky Kaushal, at the movie’s premiere in Mumbai.

Earlier, Joe Russo had praised RRR on social media and called it a ‘well-done epic.’ He further talked about the success of RRR and its impact due to its availability on Netflix, stating that it was a great movie with strong themes, stunning visuals, and a powerful story about brotherhood.

Several directors and creators from the West, including James Gunn and Scott Derrickson, who directed the Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange films, respectively, have been applauding RRR.

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What Joe Russo said about SS Rajamouli’s RRR

What Joe Russo said about SS Rajamouli's RRR
What Joe Russo said about SS Rajamouli’s RRR

Joe Russo, the filmmaker, has complimented SS Rajamouli’s RRR. He and his brother Anthony Russo are in India to promote their movie The Gray Man.

International audiences have been praising SS Rajamouli’s RRR for some time now, and now filmmaker Joe Russo, currently in India promoting his film The Gray Man, has also expressed his admiration for the film, describing it as a “well-epic.”

However, Joe is not the only Marvel Cinematic Universe director to appreciate RRR, as last week James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy, and Scott Derrickson, director of Doctor Strange, also tweeted their praise for the film.

According to PTI, Joe watched RRR on Netflix and praised it as a great movie with strong themes, impressive visuals, and a compelling story about brotherhood. He also mentioned that the film has become popular because of its release on Netflix.

Several creators and directors from the West, such as James Gunn and Scott Derrickson, have praised the film for its awesomeness. Derrickson tweeted that he watched RRR with his family to celebrate his birthday and loved the outrageous roller coaster ride of the movie. Gunn also enjoyed the film and expressed his appreciation for it on Twitter.

According to, the global box office collection of SS Rajamouli’s RRR has crossed ₹1200 crore. RRR is a movie with heavy use of visual effects. It is inspired by the stories of Komaram Bheem (played by Jr NTR) and Alluri Seetharama Raju (played by Ram Charan), set in pre-independence India.

The movie also stars Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Samuthirakani, Olivia Morris, Alison Doody, and Ray Stevenson.

Joe Russo and his brother Anthony Russo have directed successful films like Captain America: Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, and two Avengers movies.

The brothers are in India for a three-day visit to promote their latest film, The Gray Man, which features Indian actor Dhanush in his Hollywood debut. They attended a star-studded event in Mumbai on Friday, hosted by film producer Ritesh Sidhwani in their honor.

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