Oscars 2023: This is not just a win for RRR but for India as a country, says Jr NTR
Naatu Naatu won the Best Original Song Award at the Oscars
After RRR's Naatu Naatu won an Oscar Award under the Best Original Song category, Jr NTR, one of the lead actors of the film, expressed his happiness.
In a statement, he said, "I cannot find the words to express my elation right now. This is not just a win for RRR but for India as a country. I believe this is just the beginning. Showing us how far Indian cinema can go. Congratulations to Keeravaani garu and Chandrabose garu. Of course none of this would have been possible without a master storyteller called Rajamouli and the audiences who showered us with all the love. I would also like to congratulate the team of ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ on their win today bringing another Oscar to India. “
The song is composed by MM Keeravaani and penned by Chandrabose. It is sung by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava. Meanwhile, the singers performed the number live at the ceremony.
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 was Rajamouli’s and my family’s... RRR has to win 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 that revolves around 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.