‘RRR,’ directed by Rajamouli, made history. Telugu film has made their mark on the global stage. ‘Naatu Naatu’ is the first Telugu and Indian cinema song to win an Oscar.
Will Indian cinema be nominated for an Oscar? Would a Telugu film win an Oscar? ‘RRR: Raudram Ranam Rudhiram’ has allayed such fears. The movie’s ‘Naatu Naatu Song‘ not only garnered a nomination but also won an Oscar.
‘Naatu Naatu’ received the 95th Oscar Award for ‘Best Original Song’. So far, all Oscar nominations for Indians have come from Hollywood films. Satyajit Ray, the legendary director, received an honorary Oscar. Previously, music director AR Rahman’s song ‘Jayaho’ won an Oscar. That is not, however, a song in Indian movies.
MM Keeravani composed the song ‘Naatu Naatu…’ and Chandra Bose wrote the lyrics. With the film’s debut in the United States last year, the song became a global success, generating numerous Instagram reels and social media dance trends. Its rapid speed and synchronized choreography were an instant appeal to fans.
Naatu Naatu made history earlier this year when it won the Golden Globe for best original song, defeating competitors such as Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Lady Gaga. The song also received the Critics’ Choice award for the best song the same month. Rajamouli explained Naatu Naatu as a “battle sequence” in which two great independence fighters use dance to bring a British officer to his knees. “The song is a tale within the bigger plot of the film,” remarked the director.
The original singers of Naatu Naatu, Rahul Sipligunj, and Kaala Bhairava, made India proud by easily performing the tune live on stage. Deepika Padukone, the Bollywood actress, was the first to present Naatu Naatu on stage. Deepika looked glamorous and lovely as she launched the chart-topping tune. Lauren Gottlieb, an American actor-dancer and Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa season 6 runner-up, also shook during the live performance.