Resul Pookutty calls RRR a ‘gay love story’, says Alia Bhatt was ‘a prop’ in the movie


Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty, who has worked on some of India’s biggest films over the years, has called SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus RRR a “gay love story” on social media. He also said Alia Bhatt was used as a “prop” in the film, which stars Ram Charan and Jr NTR in the lead roles. Fans reacted angrily to Resul’s comment and added that they did not expect such a response from an Oscar winner. Read also : Western audiences are convinced that RRR is ‘comforting with homosexuality’

RRR is a fictional story set in the pre-independence era of the 1920s and is based on the lives of two real-life revolutionaries – Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, played by Ram Charan and Jr NTR respectively. Although the film received praise from critics and fans, many were also unimpressed. On Sunday, actor-writer Munish Bharadwaj called RRR “trash” in a tweet. Responding to his tweet, Resul wrote “a gay love story”.

Tweet from Resul on RRR.

Even though Resul disabled the reply option to his comment, fans quoted his tweet and wrote that they didn’t expect such a response from an Oscar winner. One user wrote: “Didn’t expect this from an Oscar winner (sic).” Another user wrote, “There is no shame or harm even if it’s this kind of #LGBT story. I didn’t expect such low comments from an Oscar winner. We must respect the profession whatever its language and even if it does not satisfy us (sic). Many other RRR fans said his comment smacks of “jealousy” and was very unprofessional. One wrote: “Sad, he’s acting like a troll.”

Incidentally, this isn’t the first time the film has been attributed with LGBTQ themes. After its digital release on Netflix, many international viewers also tweeted that they thought the bromance between the two leads wasn’t strictly platonic.

Resul Pookutty’s tweet about Alia Bhatt’s role in RRR,

Resul also wrote that Alia Bhatt was a prop in the movie in a later tweet. Alia made an appearance in the film, along with Ajay Devgn and Shriya Saran. While promoting the film, the actress said her role was “small but important”. Produced with a budget of around 300 crore, the film earned more than 1200 crore worldwide during its theatrical release.

Resul Pookutty is a sound designer who has worked in films like Black, Saawariya, Enthiran, Ra.One, Pushpa: The Rise and Radhe Shyam. He won the Oscar for Best Sound Mixing in 2009 for his work on Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire.



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