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Watch: RRR director SS Rajamouli's first reaction as 'Naatu Naatu' wins Oscars

Filmmaker SS Rajamouli's RRR created history after the film's song Naatu Naatu bagged the Oscars for the best original song. 

Watch: RRR director SS Rajamouli's first reaction as 'Naatu Naatu' wins Oscars
RRR director SS Rajamouli at Oscars.

Last Updated: 11.04 AM, Mar 13, 2023


Filmmaker SS Rajamouli jumped out of his seat in sheer excitement after his Naatu Naatu from his global blockbuster RRR won the Oscars in the best song category. He was accompanied by his wife Rama Rajamouli and his son S.S.Karthikeya. Not just Rajamouli, but his family members also let out a wild but gleeful scream in delight. Rajamouli then walked down the aisle towards the stage to join his cousin and the film's music composer MM Keeravani and Naatu Naatu songwriter Chandrabose. 

RRR created history at the Academy Awards by winning the coveted award, defeating Applause from Tell It Like a Woman, Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick, This Is a Life from Everything Everywhere All at Once. 

Naatu Naatu is a cracker of a dance number that highlights all the main themes of the movie, RRR. The song was carefully crafted by Chandrabose over 19 months and it was shot for about 15 days at the presidential palace in Ukraine. The song was sung by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava. And choreographer Prem Rakshit composed the performance that inspired endless mimicry of his dance moves from people around the world. 

It's the first time an Indian feature film was nominated and eventually won an Oscar in this category. And many talents in India are hopeful that this win would open up more opportunities for Indians across the world and expand the Indian film industry's global markets further. "I feel very positive. And I'm wishing and praying they should get it. Because when they win, India wins. When India gets the award our country's culture will get more highlighted worldwide," Rahman had said ahead of the Oscar event. 

RRR stars Jr NTR and Ram Charan in the lead roles. And it is streaming on Netflix and Disney+Hotstar. 

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