“Rise of the Indian Cinema” Netizens react as RRR’s ‘Naatu Naatu’ grabs Oscars

Naatu Naatu song from SS Rajamouli’s RRR has won the Academy Award 2023. It becomes the first song from any Indian production to win in the Best Song category.

RRR wins Oscars 

RRR’s Naatu Naatu won the Oscar for Best Original Song. The Oscars were awarded to composer MM Keeravaani, who sang a version of The Carpenters’ hit Top Of The World as his acceptance speech, and lyricist Chandrabose.


RRR was directed by SS Rajamouli and features actors Ram Charan and Jr NTR, all of whom attended the Academy Awards. Naatu Naatu beat other competitors – Lady Gaga’s Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick, Rihanna’s Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, This Is A Life from Everything Everywhere All At Once, and Applause from Tell It Like A Woman.

With this, the film became the first song from any Indian production to win the award. It is the second Indian song to win this prestigious award after Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire won one in 2009 in the same category.

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