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How team RRR reacted to BIG win at Oscars 2023: 'No words can describe this surreal moment'

Naatu Naatu has won an Oscar for Best Original Song, defeating Rihanna’s 'Lift Me Up' from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Diane Warren’s 'Applause' from Tell It Like a Woman; Lady Gaga’s 'Hold My Hand' from Top Gun: Maverick; & David Byrne’s 'This Is a Life' from Everything Everywhere All at Once.

India TV Entertainment Desk Written By: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 13, 2023 12:04 IST
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History has been scripted! RRR's 'Naatu Naatu' won the Best Original Song at the 95th Academy Awards. The award was given to the songwriter Chandrabose and music director MM Keeravani. In the category, the Telugu song was nominated alongside 'Applause' from 'Tell It Like a Woman', 'Hold My Hand' from 'Top Gun: Maverick', 'Lift Me Up' from 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' and 'This Is a Life' from 'Everything Everywhere All at Once'. This is the third major international recognition for the chartbuster Naatu Naatu after a Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award.

On the celebratory occasion, Keeravani won hearts with his winning speech. He said, ''Thank you Academy. I grew up listening to carpenters and now here I am with the Oscars. He then started singing these lines, 'There was only one wish in my mind so was Rajamouli and my family. RRR has to win every pride of India and must put me on the top of world.' Thank you Karthikeya and Thank you all!''  Singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava and composer along with director SS Rajamouli and lead actors Jr NTR and Ram Charan are all present at the big event. ALSO READ: Oscars 2023: RRR's 'Naatu Naatu' creates history, wins the coveted golden statuette

Jr NTR's post

Jr NTR said, "I cannot find the words to express my elation right now. This is not just a win for RRR but for India as a country. I believe this is just the beginning. Showing us how far Indian cinema can go. Congratulations to Keeravaani garu and Chandrabose garu. Of course none of this would have been possible without a master storyteller called Rajamouli and the audiences who showered us with all the love. I would also like to congratulate the team of ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ on their win today bringing another Oscar to India."

Ram Charan's note

Ram Charan wrote, " RRR is and will always remain as the most special film of our lives and of Indian Cinema history. I can't thank everyone enough for manifesting the Oscar Award. It still feels like I am living in a dream. Thank you all for the unstoppable support and love. SS Rajamouli Garu and MM Keeravani Garu are the most precious gems of our Indian film industry. Thank you both for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this masterpiece."

"Naatu Naatu is an emotion across the globe. Thank you lyricist Chandrabose Garu, singers Rahul Sipliguni & Kaala Bhairava and choreographer Prem Rakshith for bringing together this emotion. To my co-star Tarak- Thank you brother! I hope to dance with you and create records again. Thank you Alia Bhatt for being the sweetest co-star. This award belongs to every Indian actor, technician and film goer. My heartfelt thanks to all the fans across the world for all the love and support. This is our country's win!" the note further reads.

Taking to Twitter, team RRR shared their reaction and wrote, "We're blessed that #RRRMovie is the first feature film to bring INDIA's first ever #Oscar in the Best Song Category with #NaatuNaatu! No words can describe this surreal moment. Dedicating this to all our amazing fans across the world. THANK YOU!! JAI HIND!"

'Naatu Naatu' is the first Telugu song to be nominated in the 'Original Song' category at the Oscars. Earlier, the singers gave a live performance. It was a goosebump moment for all when Naatu Naatu took over the Oscars stage with American dancers doing full justice to the track. American actor-dancer Lauren Gottlieb also grooved on the track. Deepika Padukone, who is one of the presenters at Oscars 2023, introduced the song to the audience and called it a 'banger'. 

The RRR song celebrates the inclusive spirit of dance and bonhomie and features Charan and Jr NTR matching steps to its catchy rhythm. The title of the track translates to bucolic in Telugu. It demonstrates the spirit of fun in country music in its over 4.35 minutes of runtime.

ALSO READ: Oscars 2023: RRR's Naatu Naatu live performance gets standing ovation, Deepika Padukone introduces | VIDEO

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