India Shines at the Oscars!!!
The song Naatu Naatu from the hit Telugu-language film RRR has made history by becoming the first Indian film song to win an Oscar. The blockbuster track won Best Original Song at the 95th Academy Awards, beating heavyweights like Lady Gaga and Rihanna. Its catchy tempo and choreography has captivated audiences around the world.
Many Indians have taken to Twitter to express their happiness about the song’s win.
N Chandrababu Naidu, an influential politician from the two southern Indian states where Telugu is spoken, said on Twitter that the song had “sealed its place in history”. “This is probably the finest moment for Indian Cinema and Telugus achieving it is even more special,” he wrote. The movie’s official Twitter handle called the win a “surreal moment” and dedicated it to “all our amazing fans across the world”.
Mr Bhairava and his co-singer Rahul Sipligunj also performed the song at the ceremony. The pulsating performance received a standing ovation from the audience.
Naatu Naatu made history in January when it won a Golden Globe for the best original song – a first for India. The same month, the song also won the Critics Choice award for the best song.The peppy track – which translates to “Dance, Dance” in Telugu – became a global sensation after the film’s release in the US last year.Shot in front of the picturesque Mariinskyi Palace in Ukraine, the song features the film’s lead actors – Ram Charan and Jr NTR – performing energetic dance moves.
Amongst others was the Elephant Whisperers, directed by Kartiki Gonsalves and produced by Guneet Monga. It bagged the Best Documentary Short Subject at the 95th Academy Awards.