Director SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster ‘RRR’ made history when its acclaimed track ‘Naatu Naatu,’ which also won a Golden Globe Award and a Critics Choice Award, was nominated for an Oscar on Tuesday for Best Original Song. .
The fast-paced song, featured on superstars NTR Jr and Ram Charan, competes with Sofia Carson’s ‘Applause’ in ‘Tell It Like a Woman’, Lady Gaga’s ‘Hold My Hand’ in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ , Rihanna’s ‘Lift’ Me Up’ from ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ and Son Lux’s ‘This Is a Life’ from ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’.
This is the third major international recognition for ‘Naatu Naatu’, composed by MM Keeravaani and written by Kala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj. The film also won a Critics Choice award in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Bollywood A-listers have taken to social media to praise the ‘RRR’ team for making history.
Southern star Chiranjeevi says “RRR” is one step away from the pinnacle of cinematic fame. “Warmest congratulations on the Best Original Song Oscar nomination to Keeravaani and ‘visionary’ Rajamouli,” he tweeted.
JUST ONE STEP AWAY FROM THE PEAK OF CINEMATIC GLORY!!! 🎉🔥🎉👏👏 Heartfelt congratulations on THE Oscar nomination for Best O… https://t.co/rConZELUo2
— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) 1674570292000
Congratulating the entire ‘RRR’ team, Anupam Kher told the news agency YEARS, “This is the biggest news for Indian cinema. A song from an original Indian cinema has been chosen. I hope this song wins the trophy in this category.” way. He asked the director to increase his security because he is part of an “assassination squad” of filmmakers ready to kill the director of “RRR”. He also said he was jealous of Rajamouli.
And sir @ssrajamouli, please increase your security because there are a bunch of filmmakers in India who are out of the ordinary… https://t.co/9ONcOQcj4Y
— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) 1674491190000
Later, he congratulated Keeravani on winning the Oscar nomination.
Unsurprisingly @mmkeeravaani does it again 🙏🙏🙏🙏😍 https://t.co/aRcS4t4ynM
— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) 1674568240000
Actors Arjun Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar took to Instagram to celebrate the news. As Kapoor said the dance revolution of the duo “RRR” continues to spread like fire across the world, Akhtar was thrilled to see “Naatu Nattu” win the Best Original Song nomination.
Actress Parineeti Chopra wrote, “Congratulations to our incredible team of Oscar nominees #NaatuNaatu and Guneet Monga. What an amazing achievement.”
“RRR” (Rise Roar Revolt), a pre-independence fictional story, follows two real-life Indian revolutionaries – Alluri Sitarama Raju (Charan) and Komaram Bheem (Jr NTR) – in the 1920s.