‘Naatu Natu’ from SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ on Monday made history by becoming the first Indian film to win an Oscar for best original song. This is the third major international recognition for the chartbuster song composed by MM Keeravaani and penned by Chandrabose, after a Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award. Music director MM Keeravaani accepted the award with a Namaste.
Notably, It is the second Indian song to win this prestigious award after Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire won one in 2009 in the same category.
Celebrating the win, team RRR wrote on Twitter, ”We’re blessed that #RRRMovie is the first feature film to bring INDIA’s first ever #Oscar in the Best Song Category with #NaatuNaatu! No words can describe this surreal moment. Dedicating this to all our amazing fans across the world. THANK YOU!!”
We’re blessed that #RRRMovie is the first feature film to bring INDIA's first ever #Oscar in the Best Song Category with #NaatuNaatu! 💪🏻— RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) March 13, 2023
No words can describe this surreal moment. 🙏🏻
Dedicating this to all our amazing fans across the world. THANK YOU!! ❤️❤️❤️
JAI HIND!🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/9g5izBCUks
M Venkaiah Naidu also congratulated the team and wrote, ”Congratulations to composer Keeravani garu, lyricist Chandra Bose, ace director Rajamouli garu, & the crew of #RRR movie for making history by winning the prestigious #Oscar Award for the Best Original Song for the popular number, #NaatuNaatu.”
‘Naatu Naatu’ has sealed its place in history by winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the #Oscars. This is probably the finest moment for Indian Cinema and Telugus achieving it is even more special.(1/2) pic.twitter.com/BAKVLsPVxf— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) March 13, 2023
‘Naatu Naatu’ celebrates the inclusive spirit of dance and bonhomie and features Ram Charan and Jr NTR matching steps to its catchy rhythm. Other nominees in the category included Applause (Tell It Like a Woman), Hold My Hand (Top Gun Maverick), Lift Me Up (Black Pather Wakanda Forever), and This is a Life (Everything Everywhere All at Once).
‘Naatu Naatu’ singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kala Bhairava also performed the song at the Oscars ceremony. ‘RRR’ (Rise Roar Revolt), a pre-independence fictional story, follows two real-life Indian revolutionaries – Alluri Sitarama Raju (Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (Jr NTR) – in the 1920s.