The 95th Academy Awards were held in Los Angeles, and RRR arrived, witnessed, and utterly dominated them. There is no question that Naatu Naatu won the Oscar for Best Original Song—be let’s honest, was it ever going to lose?
it is imperative that you maintain your composure. The Oscars were given to the lyricist Chandrabose and the composer MM Keeravaani, who accepted the prize by singing a rendition of Top Of The World by The Carpenters. The film RRR, which was directed by SS Rajamouli and stars Ram Charan and Jr. NTR and was in attendance at the Academy Awards, has an incredibly popular song. The song Naatu Naatu triumphed over a group of formidable rivals, including Lady Gaga’s Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick, Rihanna’s Raise Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, This Is A Life from Everything Everywhere All At Once, and Applause from Tell It Like a Woman.
The Elephant Whisperers, an Indian movie, has previously won Best Documentary Short Subject. The Oscar for Best Documentary Feature Film went to Navalny, even though All That Breathes was also nominated.
Naatu Naatu also took up the Golden Globe for Best Original Music in January, her reign over the world is now complete. Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava sang the song live during the Oscar ceremony, and Lauren Gottlieb danced to it. The performance was introduced by Deepika Padukone, who joined Persis Khambatta and Priyanka Chopra as the third Indian presenter at the event.
MM Keeravaani and Chandrabose are the latest additions to a limited group of Indians who have won Oscars in the past, including famous filmmaker Satyajit Ray who earned an honorary prize, costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, composer AR Rahman, lyricist Gulzar, and sound engineer Resul Pookutty. The first Indian song to win an Oscar was Naatu Naatu, and the first Indian film to win an Oscar was RRR.
RRR, a film about Colonial India, has garnered admiration all over the world. It is playing in packed theatres in Japan, and it recently conducted its biggest screening yet in a theatre in Los Angeles, where the audience sang along to Naatu Naatu. The song features an upbeat dance battle between Ram Charan and Jr NTR’s characters Raju and Bheem and their British opponents. It was shot outside the Presidential Palace in pre-war Kyiv, Ukraine. The last two men dancing, er, standing, are Raju and Bheem after their intricate performance defeats the competition.