Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated music composer MM Keeravaani, lyricist Chandrabose, and the entire team of global hit film RRR for its viral song ‘Naatu Naatu’ winning the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 95th Academy Awards. It has become the first Indian production to win an Oscar. Terming the win ‘exceptional’, the PM said the popularity of ‘Naatu Naatu’ is global, and it will be a song that will be remembered for years to come.
The popularity of ‘Naatu Naatu’ is global. It will be a song that will be remembered for years to come. Congratulations to
@mmkeeravaani, @boselyricist and the entire team for this prestigious honour.
India is elated and proud. #Oscars,” the PM tweeted.
The popularity of ‘Naatu Naatu’ is global. It will be a song that will be remembered for years to come. Congratulations to @mmkeeravaani, @boselyricist and the entire team for this prestigious honour.
India is elated and proud. #Oscarshttps://t.co/cANG5wHROt
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 2023
Sung by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava, the song became massively popular soon after its release in March 2022.
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. The insanely viral track is from RRR, directed by SS Rajamouli and featuring actors Ram Charan and Jr NTR, all of whom attended the Academy Awards. Naatu Naatu beat a slate of heavy-weight 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.
In another tweet, the PM also congratulated documentary filmmakers Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga for India’s second win at the Oscars. Their documentary short ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film.
“Their work wonderfully highlights the importance of sustainable development and living in harmony with nature,” PM Modi tweeted.