‘Proud moment for Indian cinema’: India celebrates as ‘Naatu Naatu’ wins Oscar award


Indian fans are thrilled about RRR’s “Naatu Naatu” picking up an Oscar for Best Original Song.

On Sunday (12 March), MM Keeravani and Chandrabose’s track created history by becoming the first song from an Indian film to win in the Best Song category.

In their acceptance speech, composer MM Keeravani said: “Thank you, Academy. I grew up listening to the Carpenters, and now here I am with the Oscars.

“There was only one wish on my mind… RRR has to win, the pride of every Indian, and must put me on the top of the world.”

Ever since the award ceremony, many fans and celebrities from India have been unitedly celebrating this win.

“Congratulations to the entire Team of @RRRMovie! Feeling incredibly proud, thank you for representing India so gracefully,” Dr Urmila Gajapathi Raju Pusapati wrote on Twitter.

Actor Eesha Rebba added: “Proud moment for Indian cinema.”

Producer Naga Vamsi wrote: “Congratulations to the pride of our Telugu Cinema. #RRR has created history for every one of us. Really proud of you @mmkeeravaani garu for taking Telugu music global. Congrats to @tarak9999 garu, @AlwaysRamCharan garu, @ssrajamouli garu and the entire team of @RRRMovie.”

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi also congratulated the RRR team: “Exceptional! The popularity of ‘Naatu Naatu’ is global.

“It will be a song that will be remembered for years to come. Congratulations to @mmkeeravaani, @boselyricist and the entire team for this prestigious honour. India is elated and proud.”

Actor Prachika Tehlan wrote: “It feels immensely proud to be a part of the South Indian film industry. Congratulations team @RRRMovie @ssrajamouli you made india proud with yet another feather on the hat.”

Other than the Oscar, “Naatu Naatu” also won a Golden Globe award, a Critics Choice award, and a Sattelite Award this year.

The song’s video was shot in front of Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky’s residence in 2021.

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