It was a proud moment for India when SS Rajamouli’s RRR earned a nomination for both Golden Globes Awards 2023 and the Academy Awards 2023. On Tuesday, as the entire team of the film walked the red carpet at the 80th Golden Globes Award ceremony in the United States, the whole of India cheered for the crew that has worked immensely hard on a tune that is not just a rage in India but is now a globally recognised song.
The film RRR’s ‘Naatu Naatu’ has won an award in the Best Original Song category at the Golden Globes 2023. With this, Naatu Naatu has become the first Asian song to win a Golden Globe. Composed by MM Keeravaani, the song is penned by Kala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj.
RRR Wins Golden Globe
Bahubali director SS Rajamouli’s pan-India film is set against the backdrop of a pre-independence era. The fictional story explores the lives of two Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, played by Ram Charan Teja and Jr NTR. in the 1920s. The film also featured actors Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn in significant roles.
While RRR was nominated in two categories, for Best Orginal Song and Best Non-English Language Film, it grabbed the award for one. ‘Naatu Naatu; is choreographed by Prem Rakshith.
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MM Keeravani’s award acceptance speech
Music director and composer MM Keeravani said received the award on behalf of the entire team. Expressing his happiness on stage, an emotional Keeravani said, “Thank you very much for this prestigious award. I am just very overwhelmed and I am delighted to share this moment with my wife who is sitting right there.
It has been a practice to say that this award belongs to someone else and not me, but I am going to break that. ”
He also thanked actors Ram Charan and Junior NTR and who sensationalised the song with their dance skills.
A few weeks back, director Rajamouli said in an interview that he would be open to making a sequel of the film that has received so much love worldwide.
Film Industry extends wishes
While most celebrities across the film industry extended their congratulations to the team of RRR, Shah Rukh Khan’s tweet in reply to filmmaker SS Rajamouli was charming as ever. Taking to Twitter, SRK wrote, “Sir, just woke up and started dancing to Naatu Naatu celebrating your win at Golden Globes. Here’s to many more awards & making India so proud.”