'Naatu Naatu' song from SS Rajamouli's film 'RRR' bags Golden Globe Award
12 January 2023
The Indian film industry kick-started the New Year with a triumphant score. The ‘Naatu Naatu’ song from SS Rajamouli’s film ‘RRR’ bagged the Golden Globe Award 2023 in the Best Original Song category. And the entire nation has started dancing to the tune of Naatu Naatu.
Ace filmmaker SS Rajamouli's magnum opus RRR, with its stellar star cast, arrived at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on Tuesday evening (Wednesday morning IST) to attend the Golden Globe Awards and scripted history by winning team at Golden Globe Awards 2023
It may be noted that the RRR track Naatu Naatu was shot outside Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's official residence in Ukraine. The Ukraine leg was the last shooting schedule of RRR. The team had earlier dropped several glimpses of their shooting schedule from Ukraine. The song was shot months before Ukraine was invaded by Russia.
'RRR' was recently released in Japan amid huge expectations. The film, which got tremendous response in Japan and Europe and now America as well, is all set to grab some awards and attention after the Golden Globe Award 2023.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the entire team of RRR on winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song ‘Naatu Naatu’.
“A very special accomplishment! Compliments to M M Keeravaani, Prem Rakshith, Kaala Bhairava, Chandrabose, Rahul Sipligunj. I also congratulate S S Rajamouli, Jr NTR, Ram Charan and the entire team of RRR Movie. This prestigious honour has made every Indian very proud”, the prime minister tweeted.
Congratulatory messages have been pouring from all sides for team ‘RRR’. “The Golden Globe makes me proud on three levels. Firstly, I am proud as an Indian that our film and song have got us such global recognition. Secondly I feel happy as a family since Rajamouli is my son and Keeravani is my nephew. And thirdly I feel proud as a part of the RRR team. I think we are blessed by divinity. There are so many other equally deserving songs and films. But they didn’t get the same recognition. I am always proud of my son and nephew. But this time I am a little prouder than usual,” said SS Rajamouli's father Vijayendra Prasad.
Mahesh Bhatt, who was instrumental in bringing the southern maverick MM Keeravaani to Bollywood, was more elated. The first Hindi film which Keeravani (who was known as MM Kreem in Hindi cinema) scored for was Criminal. The love ballad Tum Mile Dil Khile featuring Nagarjuna and Manisha Koirala became an instant classic.
'This global recognition was overdue for a man of his calibre,' said Mukesh Bhatt about MM Keeravani's 'Golden Globe' win.