RRR at Golden Globes: Naatu Naatu wins Best Original Song

SS Rajamouli's RRR wins Best Original Song, however misses the award in Best Picture (Non-English) category

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In a first for India, the chart-topping song, Naatu Naatu (picturised on Ram Charan and Jr NTR), from S.S. Rajamouli’s epic period drama RRR has won a Golden Globe in the Best Original Song category.

The song was in contention for the trophy up against Taylor Swift’s Carolina (Where the Crawdads Sing), Ciao Papa from Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Hold My Hand (Top Gun: Maverick; Lady Gaga, BloodPop), and Rihanna’s haunting anthem for Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverLift Me Up.

M.M. Keeravani
M.M. Keeravani (Source: Twitter/ RRRMovie)

American actress Jenna Ortega who is popular for essaying the role of Wednesday Adams in Netflix show Wednesday, announced and presented the trophy to M.M. Keeravani the music composer of the much loved song.

“This award belongs to my brother SS Rajamouli,” Keeravaani said, and thanked the Rajamouli for his support. He also thanked Prem Rakshit and Kala Bhairava, lyricist Chandra Bose and NTR and Ram Charan ‘who danced with full stamina’. He ended by thanking his wife Srivalli.

The film also had earned a Golden Globes nomination for Best Picture, Non-English Language, category and it is up against serious competition: All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany), Argentina, 1985 (Argentina), Close (Belgium) and Decision to Leave, the South Korean romantic mystery that won for its celebrated helmer, Park Chan-wook, the Best Director award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

However, RRR lost to Argentina, 1985 (Argentina) that won the Golden Globes for Best Picture (Non-English).

Keeravani earlier won the award for the Best Original Score at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, where Rajamouli was the runner-up for the Best Director prize. The creator of blockbusters, incidentally, was named Best Director at the New York Film Critics Circle awards. With RRR’s Golden Globes win, the honours are just piling up for the Ram Charan, Jr NTR, and Alia Bhatt Film.

In Australia, the film was a huge success. According to Screen Australia RRR opened on 209 screens Australia wide in the last week of March, and made more than $2.4 million in its opening weekend. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that RRR’s overall collection grossed a whisker under $3.6 million, making it one of the biggest box office success ever for an Indian film locally.

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