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    Oscars 2023: Proud Moment For India As RRR's 'Naatu Naatu' Wins Best Original Song

    The SS Rajamouli-directed RRR’s Naatu Naatu wins the Best Original Song at the 95th Academy Awards. Actor Deepika Padukone introduced the live performance of the song at the Oscars 2023.
    Updated at - 2023-03-13,20:58 IST
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    Making India proud, RRR’s Naatu Naatu, composed by MM Keeravani, has brought home the Oscars for the Best Original Song. This is India’s second win at the 95th edition of the Academy Awards after Guneet Monga and Kartiki Gonsalves’ Tamil short documentary ‘The Elephant Whisperers’.

    With lyrics by Chandrabose and vocals by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava, the song went viral across the globe since its release in March 2022. The duo (Ram Charan and Rama Rao) also performed the song on the stage which was introduced by actor Deepika Padukone, making for another historic moment receiving a standing ovation.

    The song competed against Applause from Tell It like a Woman (Diane Warren), Hold My Hand from Top Gun Maverick (Lady Gaga and BloodPop), Lift Me Up from Black Panther Wakanda Forever (Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson), and This Is a Life from Everything Everywhere All at Once (Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski).

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    About RRR

    RRR was one of the biggest box office hits of 2022 after collecting an estimated ₹1,150–₹1,200 crores. Set in 1920, the film revolves around two real-life Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju (Charan) and Komaram Bheem (Rama Rao), and their fight against  British Rule. It also explores the undocumented period in their lives when both the revolutionaries chose to go into obscurity before they began the fight for their country.

    As per the reports, RRR has spent a whopping ₹83 crores on the campaigns of the international awards including Oscars and Golden Globes after the film was not selected as India’s official entry to the Academy Awards. While some portion of the expenses were taken from the box-office collections of the film, Rajamouli contributed a massive share to this campaign from his account.  

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    Reactions On Naat Naatu's Oscar Win 

    Several celebrities have taken it to social media to wish the RRR team and praise their success following their Oscar win.

    Actor Shah Rukh Khan sent hugs to the Oscar winners, "Big hug to @guneetm & @EarthSpectrum for Elephant Whisperers and @mmkeeravaani #ChandraBose ji @ssrajamouli @AlwaysRamCharan @tarak9999, thank u for showing us all, the way to do it. Both Oscars are truly inspirational!!"

    Actor Manoj Bajpayee wrote, "This is a watershed moment for Indian cinema 🇮🇳♥️ India wins big at the Academy Awards with #RRR’s #NaatuNaatu & #TheElephantWhisperers bagging the #Oscars 👏🏼Huge congratulations to the entire team of #RRR @ssrajamouli,@mmkeeravaani,@AlwaysRamCharan @tarak9999,@guneetm"

    From Golden Globes To Oscars: Awards RRR Has Won So Far

    From Golden Globes To Oscars: Awards RRR Has Won So Far

    The SS Rajamouli directorial has been making it big in the international platform by receiving back-to-back awards and nominations in the west. RRR made history by winning the first Golden Globes 2023 for Best Original Song. The Boston Society Of Film Critics also awarded Keeravaani for his original score. Recently, MM Keeravaani won Best Original Score for RRR by the Los Angeles Films Critics Association. In the last few months, Rajamouli also won the Best Director award by the New York Film Critics Circle. The magnum opus also won the Saturn award in the Best International Film category and the National Board of Review named the film as one of its 10 best films of the year. RRR also won the second position in the Best Picture category at the Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Awards 2022.


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