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Naatu Naatu song from Indian film RRR primed to make history

 Published: 09:14, 12 March 2023

Naatu Naatu song from Indian film RRR primed to make history

All eyes in India will be on the Oscars ceremony as Naatu Naatu vies to win Best Original Song at the prestigious award show.

A track from Telugu blockbuster RRR, short for Rise Roar Revolt, Naatu Naatu is the first Indian film song to be nominated for an Oscar.
Its singers are also slated to perform at the Academy Awards, which will be aired on Monday morning in India.
The song became a global sensation - inspiring endless Instagram reels and dance trends on social media - after the film's release in US last year, where its quick tempo and synchronised choreography were an instant hit with the audiences.
Composed by MM Keeravani with lyrics penned by Chandrabose, Naatu Naatu already made history once in January when it won the Golden Globe for best original song, defeating contenders like Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga. The same month, the song also won the Critics Choice award for the best song.
Its composers are now hoping to repeat their success at the Oscars.
'It's not just because of the music or the dance - the entire story of RRR can be summarised within these 10 minutes of Naatu Naatu,' the film's director, SS Rajamouli, told Vanity Fair.
A historical fantasy, featuring superstars Ram Charan and Jr NTR in lead roles, RRR tells the fictional story of two revolutionaries who fight against British rule in India.
Rajamouli says he envisioned Naatu Naatu as a 'fight scene' in which two freedom fighters bring a British officer to his knees - through dance.
'The song is a story within the larger story of the film,' the filmmaker said.

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