SS Rajamouli’s RRR makes history by winning Best Original Song at Golden Globes for ‘Naatu Naatu’

SS Rajamouli’s RRR makes history by winning Best Original Song at Golden Globes for ‘Naatu Naatu’

This is India's first-ever Golden Globe and, according to the film's Twitter account, the first Asian song to win Best Original Song at the awards.
11 Jan, 2023

The Telegu language hit film RRR has bagged Best Original Song at the Golden Globes but lost Best Non-English-language Picture to Argentina, 1985. It is the first ever Indian film to win an award at the Globes and came out ahead of Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and director-songwriter Guillermo del Toro.

The movie’s official Twitter account is touting the win as Asia’s first song to win a Golden Globe.

The award show that took place on Tuesday saw composer-songwriter MM Keeravani of viral sensation ‘Naatu Naatu’ accept the Golden Globe, presented by Jenna Ortega. Keeravani thanked his lyricists, arranger, family and director-writer SS Rajamouli while receiving the award.

According to Variety, backstage at the Globes, Keeravani said, “I feel amused, thrilled, excited. I feel I am very grateful to the universe.”

Talking more about the song ‘Naatu Naatu,’ he explained that it’s a “song of celebration” and that the creators wanted to showcase stamina and energy in the song.

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