Oscars 2023: Anirudh Ravichander calls MM Keeravaani the "pride of the nation"
Anirudh Ravichander has sung for MM Keeravani in RRR's Tamil version
Following the historic win for India at the Oscars, with RRR's Naatu Naatu bagging the Best Original Song Award, music composer Anirudh Ravichander congratulates the team.
The composer-turned-singer wrote to Twitter," Jai Hind, and pride of the nation, my dearest MM Keeravani sir." (sic).
Naatu Naatu is composed by MM Keeravaani and penned by Chandrabose. It is sung by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairavi. The singers performed the number live at the ceremony.
It may be noted that Anirudh Ravichander has sung for MM Keeravani's composition for the Tamil version of the RRR. The song is titled Natpu.
Accepting the Award, Keeravaani said, "Thank You, Academy. I grew up listening to the carpenters. And now here I am with the Oscars." He further sang Top of the World with tweaked lyrics to express his gratitude, "There was only one vision in my mind...So were Rajamouli’s and my family’s... RRR has to win the pride of every Indian. And must put me on top of the world. Thank you, Karthikeya and various friends, for making this possible. Love you all." Lyricist Chandrabose also received the Award with Keeravaani.
Directed by SS Rajamouli, the epic action-drama also features Ram Charan in the lead role. The film's ensemble star cast includes Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Samuthirakani, Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody, and Olivia Morris. RRR is a fictional story about two real-life Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju (Charan) and Komaram Bheem (Jr NTR), and their fight against the British Raj. The film opened to positive reviews and fared well at the box office.