RRR approaches the Oscar glory – Naatu Naatu is nominated for Best Original Song at the 95th Academy Awards and Team RRR celebrates on social media. Ram Charan, Jr NTR and Director SS Rajamouli congratulated Team RRR. Jr NTR, one of the two protagonists of the film, congratulated composer MM Keeravaani and lyricist Chandrabose in a tweet. He wrote, “Congratulations MM Keeravaani Garu and Chandrabose Garu on achieving another well-deserved and monumental achievement… This song will forever hold a special place in my heart.” He tagged RRR director SS Rajamouli and co-star Ram Charan, with the hashtags #RRRMovie #NaatuNaatu #Oscars95.
Here’s Jr NTR’s tweet:
— Jr NTR (@tarak9999) January 24, 2023
Ram Charan, who played the role of Alluri Seetharama Raju in the film, wrote in his tweet, “What a brilliant news! Truly an honor to see “Naatu Naatu” nominated for the Oscars. Another very proud moment for us & India. Well deserved @MMKeeravaani Garu, @SSRajamouli Garu, my brother @tarak9999 and the whole team of #RRR All the love.”
What brilliant news!
Truly an honor to see “Naatu Naatu” nominated for the Oscars.
Another very proud moment for us & India.
Well deserved @MMKeeravaani garu, @SSRajamouli Garu, my brother @tarak9999 and the whole team of #RRR
— Ram Charan (@AlwaysRamCharan) January 24, 2023
Director SS Rajamouli shared a lengthy note about getting the nomination at the 95th Academy Awards. An excerpt from the note read: “The main reason is the synchronization and style of Tarak (Jr NTR) and Charan (Ram Charan). They danced their way into the hearts of audiences around the world. I never dreamed of a Oscar, not even in my wildest dream It’s the fans Naatu Naatu and RRR who believed in it. He captioned the tweet as “#NaatuNaatu #RRRMovie”
— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) January 24, 2023
The official Twitter page of RRR also shared a post: “WE HAVE HISTORY!! Proud and privileged to share that #NaatuNaatu was nominated for Best Original Song at the 95th Academy Awards. #Oscars #RRRmovie.” Earlier this month, Naatu Naatu won the Golden Globe in the same category.
This is what RRR‘s official Twitter page posted:
WE HAVE CREATED HISTORY!!
— RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) January 24, 2023
Rahul Sipligunj, who sang the song with MM Keeravaani’s son Kaala Bhairava, also tweeted:
Aaaaaaaaattttttttttt maaaakkkkiiiiii #naatunaatu nominated for Oscar’s congratulations to the team @RRRMovie
Thank you @mmkeeravaani sir#premrakshit sir@kaalabhairava7@boselyricist sir@ssrajamouli sir@tarak9999 sir@AlwaysRamCharan sir pic.twitter.com/fu3qWECJlx
— Rahul Sipligunj (@Rahulsipligunj) January 24, 2023
Ram Charan’s father, the legendary Chiranjeevi, tweeted, “One step away from the pinnacle of cinematic glory.”
ONE STEP AWAY FROM THE PEAK OF CINEMATIC GLORY!!!
— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) January 24, 2023
Apart from Naatu Naatunominated, two Indian documentaries are also competing for Oscars. Everything that breathes is nominated for Best Documentary and The Elephant Whisperers for Best Short Documentary.
Aside from the Golden Globe win, RRR won two awards at the Critics Choice Awards. The film won Best Song for Naatu Naatu and Best Foreign Film. Naatu Naatu also won the Best Music Core Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).
SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus is based on the lives of two Telugu freedom fighters, Alluri Seetharama Raju (played by Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (played by Jr NTR). The film also stars Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Alison Doody, Ray Stevenson and Olivia Morris.
The Oscar nominations were announced by actors Riz Ahmed and Alison Williams. The 95th Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on March 12 and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
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