MM Keeravani’s Naatu Naatu become the first-ever Asian track to win the Best Original Song at this year’s Golden Globe Awards
Last Updated: 06.06 AM, Jan 12, 2023
RRR composer MM Keeravani’s historic Golden Globe win on Wednesday is still being celebrated, not just by the team and fans of the film but also across the country by celebs and audiences. The legendary music director clinched the award for Best Original Song for Naatu Naatu, beating fellow nominees Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift for their tracks in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Top Gun: Maverick and Where The Crawdads Sing.
On Thursday, Malayalam filmmaker-actor-singer Vineeth Sreenivasan took to his social networking page to recall his first meeting with the ace composer. The Mukundan Unni Associates actor wrote that a few years ago, he had a couple, whom he described as “humble and grounded”, living opposite his flat. The husband was from Thalassery while the wife was from Andhra Pradesh.
One day, while returning home from work, he says he saw the wife walking in with a middle-aged man. “After parking the car, I went to them, we exchanged smiles and she introduced him to me, saying, ‘Vineeth, this is my brother’. Graciously, he turned towards me and said his name,” wrote the Hridayam director. “I literally had shivers when I heard the name.”
Vineeth said that the man whom he had met at the parking lot won the Golden Globe for “his immensely celebrated song from 2022 – MM Keeravani”.
Keeravani, who took home the coveted award, in his acceptance speech had thanked his wife, RRR director SS Rajamouli, NTR Jr and Ram Charan along with the team of lyricist, musicians and singers who were part of the Naatu Naatu track.
The song is also part of the long list of nominations for Oscars and the Golden Globe win has got fans excited about the Academy Awards. Meanwhile, Vineeth’s Mukundan Unni Associates is set to drop on Disney+ Hotstar on January 13.