RRR's Naatu Naatu wins Golden Globe for Best Original Song

RRR’s Naatu Naatu Wins Golden Globe for Best Original Song

RRR’s Naatu Naatu wins Golden Globe for Best Original Song: Indians are jubilant following the Telugu film RRR’s historic Golden Globe victory, which was a first for the nation. Naatu Naatu, a catchy song from the movie, won best original song, besting artists like Taylor Swift and Rihanna. The popular song was filmed in 2021 in front of Volodymyr Zelensky’s official home.


MM Keeravani, the song’s composer, expressed his delight at winning the prize. Many Indians, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressed their happiness at the news back home. The squad was congratulated by Mr. Modi, who stated that the “premier honor has made every Indian very proud.” AR Rahman, an Oscar-winning musician, referred to the victory as a “paradigm shift.”

To celebrate the news, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan posted on Twitter that he “woke up and started dancing to Naatu Naatu.” RRR, an acronym for Rise, Roar, Revolt, was created and directed by SS Rajamouli. It is a historical fantasy that stars Ram Charan and Jr. NTR as two revolutionaries who struggle against British tyranny in India.

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The glittering action epic, one of India’s most expensive movies, has been a big box office hit both domestically and internationally, including in the US. Last Monday, Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain tweeted that seeing the movie was “such a celebration.”

When it was released on Netflix in May 2022, a Hindi version of the movie spent weeks in the US Top 10 Most Watched Titles list. Nicholas Barber and Caryn James, film critics for BBC Culture, named it one of the top 20 movies of the year in December, praising its “crazily over-the-top action movie” and compelling narrative.

Fans have also praised the movie’s music, which includes national anthems, joyful dance routines, and romantic ballads. The four-and-a-half-minute stomper Naatu Naatu, which stars Charan and Jr. NTR, has thousands of listeners bopping along to its beat. Their dynamic movements have sparked popular global and Indian social media trends.

The catchy dance moves that accompany the song’s chorus, where the performers shimmy and glide in a synchronized cowboy routine, have won over fans all over the world. The song’s creators discussed their efforts with BBC Telugu in a January interview.

Prem Rakshit, the choreographer, claimed to have created approximately 95 dance moves for the song, including 30 variations of the signature step in only the chorus. The final, polished product, a delightful mash-up of dance genres ranging from an old barn stomp to a little Gangnam Style gallop and conventional Bollywood movements, took around 19 months from the first discussion to the final, polished output.

Months before the start of the war, the song was filmed in front of the stunning sea-blue Mariinsky Palace in Ukraine. Fortunately, they permitted us to shoot since the Ukrainian president (Mr. Zelensky) was a television actor, the movie’s director Rajamouli remarked in an interview.

The intention, according to the song’s composer Keeravani, was to produce a song that elevated “enjoyment and delight” to a new level. “Rajamouli informed me he wanted a song in which both actors dance competitively against one another.” Keeravani then requested Chandrabose, a lyricist, to write the lyrics.

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I told him he could write anything he wanted, but the music needed to get people dancing as the lead actors did, Keeravani recalled. On Wednesday, as they celebrated the honor on Twitter, admirers could hardly control their joy. A user said, “This is history in the making for Indian cinema on a worldwide scale.”

The father of Telugu actor Charan, Chiranjeevi Konidela, described it as a “phenomenal, historic win,” and many other people in the film business and others agreed. RRR was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film in 1985, but Argentina won the award.