It’s not an ordinary day when someone gets to meet the legend James Cameron. One such special day happened in RR director SS Rajamouli’s life. However, the highlight of the conversation was when Cameron told Rajamouli that if he ever wants to work in Hollywood, they should connect.
The Baahubali director told James Cameron: “I saw all your movies… Big inspiration. From Terminator, Avatar, Titanic…Everything. Loved your work.” Replying to which, the Hollywood veteran said, “Thank you. That’s right. Now watching your characters…It’s just like such a feeling to watch them.”
James Cameron shared his inputs on RRR (all great BTW) and said, “And the setup… Your fire, water story. Reveal after reveal. And then you show what happened in the back story. Its like all of them are a homely setup. Why he’s doing what he’s doing and the twists and turns and the friendship and eventually it gets to a point that where he can’t even kill him when the other reverses…It’s just so, so powerful.”
Cameron then went on to praise RRR and the way Rajamouli used fire and water as metaphors in the film. He said, âThatâs right. Now watching all your characters, itâs just like such a feeling to watch them and your set up, fire, water, story. Reveal after reveal. And then you show what happened in the backstory. Itâs like all of them are a homely set up. Why heâs doing what he is doing. And the twists and turns and the friendships and eventually it gets to a point where he canât kill him when the other reverses. Itâs just so powerful. And I loved the fact that you just threw the whole thing , the whole thing, its a full show. I loved that!â
For the unversed, SS Rajamouli met James Cameron at the Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles this month, where RRR won two awards – Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Song for Naatu Naatu.
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