Filmmaker SS Rajamouli's RRR, which is being widely appreciated globally, has bagged yet another international nomination—it has earned a spot on the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) longlist. It has been featured in the Best Film (non-English) category.
The makers took to Instagram to share the news: "Very happy to share that RRR is in the LONGLIST of BAFTA Film Awards. Thank you everyone."
The shortlisted nominations will be announced on January 19, and the award ceremony will be held on February 19. Other films longlisted in the same category include All Quiet on the Western Front, Argentina, 1985, Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, Close, Corsage, Decision To Leave, EO, Holy Spider and The Quiet Girl.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi, starring Alia Bhatt, failed to make the cut.
Earlier this week, Rajamouli won the Best Director for RRR at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2022. ” The period drama chronicles a pre-Independence story woven around two Indian revolutionaries in the 1920s—Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, essayed by Ram Charan and Jr NTR. The film also featured Bollywood actors Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn in key roles.
Rajamouli and his team will also be present at the Golden Globe Award ceremony later this month. While the film has been nominated for Best Foreign Film, the song 'Naatu Naatu' has been nominated for Best Original Song. 'Naatu Naatu' has received a Best Song nomination at the Academy Awards too. The track was composed by MM Keeravaani and penned by Kala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj.
Shaunak Sen's critically acclaimed documentary All That Breathes has also made it to the BAFTA longlist. The documentary will advance to the final round of nominations with All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, A Bunch Of Amateurs, Fire of Love, The Ghost of Richard Harris, Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song, Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues, McEnroe, Moonage Daydream and Navalny.