It’s time to celebrate! SS Rajamouli’s RRR has created history by becoming the first Indian feature film to win an Oscar. The film’s ‘Naatu Naatu’ soundtrack composed by MM Keeravani, with lyrics by Chandrabose, was awarded the Best Original Song Award at the recent 95th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, United States.
Competing against ‘Applause’ from Tell It Like A Woman, ‘Hold My Hand’ from Top Gun: Maverick, ‘Lift Me Up’ from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and ‘This is Life’ from Everything Everywhere All At Once, ‘Naatu Naatu’ emerged victorious. Keeravani and Chandrabose collected the award at the ceremony, with Keeravani giving his acceptance speech in the form of a re-written Carpenters song.
The win also makes Naatu Naatu the first song from an Indian movie to win an Oscar. Earlier today, the Oscar ceremony couldn’t get enough of ‘Naatu Naatu’ as the track’s singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava gave a stellar performance that earned them a standing ovation.
The song had already won the Golden Globe for the best song earlier this month, making RRR the first Indian film to win a Golden Globe. Drawing inspiration from the lives of freedom fighters Komaram Bheem and Alluri Sitarama Raju, RRR narrates a fictional tale set in the 1920s. The film boasts an ensemble cast, starring Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Olivia Morris, Samuthirakani, Alison Doody, and Ray Stevenson. It is to be noted that