After winning accolades across the globe for its making and presentation, director SS Rajamouli’s RRR, starring Jr NTR, Ram Charan, and Alia Bhat in lead roles, scripted history by winning its first Golden Globe Award in the Original Song category for the “Naatu Naatu” song.
While it was a joyous moment for the Telugu film industry, the team of RRR flew down to Los Angeles, USA to attend the award ceremony. It was a big celebration for the team with Original Song winning the award.
However, there was a slight disappointment after the movie missed out on the award for Best Non-English Language Film category, which was won by Argentina,1985 from Argentina.
Soon, wishes and appreciation started pouring in on social media with the who-is-who in the film industry taking to their micro-blogging site to express their take on RRR.
Megastar Chiranjeevi wrote on Twitter: “What a phenomenal, historic achievement! Golden Globes Best Original Song – Motion Picture Award to MM Keeravaani garu!! Take a Bow! Heartiest Congratulations Team RRRMovie & SS Rajamouli. India is proud of you.”
He showed his excitement by mentioning the “Naatu Naatu” song with two dancer emojis.
The winner for Best Song – Motion Picture is @mmkeeravaani for their song “Naatu Naatu” featured in @rrrmovie! Congratulations! 🎥✨🎵 #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/ePaXzJ1AoL
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 11, 2023
MM Keeravaani’s #GoldenGlobes2023 acceptance Speech!! ❤️🔥❤️🔥 #RRRMovie #NaatuNaatu pic.twitter.com/9q7DY7Pn5G
— RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) January 11, 2023
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy took to Twitter saying, “The Telugu flag is flying high! On behalf of all of Andhra Pradesh, I congratulate MMKeeravaani, SS Rajamouli, Jr NTR, Ram Charan, and the entire team of RRR. We are incredibly proud of you!”
The elated Jr NTR shared his joy by stating that he danced to many songs throughout his career but “Naatu Naatu” shall forever stay close to his heart.
Composed by MM Keeravani, the “Naatu Naatu” song is penned by Kala Bhairavi and Rahul Sipligunj.
The #Telugu flag is flying high! On behalf of all of #AndhraPradesh, I congratulate @mmkeeravaani, @ssrajamouli, @tarak9999, @AlwaysRamCharan and the entire team of @RRRMovie. We are incredibly proud of you! #GoldenGlobes2023 https://t.co/C5f9TogmSY
— YS Jagan Mohan Reddy (@ysjagan) January 11, 2023
Indian films on global stage
The 80th Golden Globe will be cherished for a long time especially by the South Indian film industry for this historic moment.
It was the Hindi movie Do Ankhen Barah Haath which was first nominated for a Golden Globe in the year 1957. This was followed by Apur Sansar in 1961, Salaam Bombay in 1989, and Monsoon Wedding in 2002.
In terms of success for Indian films at the Golden Globe, Gandhi made it big at the 1983 edition by winning five awards. It went on to bag eight Oscars including Best Film at the BAFTA.
Thereafter, it was the turn of composer-singer AR Rahman for Slumdog Millionaire. Now, all eyes are on RRR for its nomination at the Oscars.
And the GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL SONG Goes to #NaatuNaatu #GoldenGlobes #GoldenGlobes2023 #RRRMovie
— RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) January 11, 2023
Gaaru talks about how “surreal” it feels that his movie is nominated at the #GoldenGlobes #GoldenGlobes2023 #MegaPowerStar #SeethaRAMaRajuCHARAN #RamCharan #ManOfMasessRamCharan pic.twitter.com/zrcWPBGz77
— SivaCherry (@sivacherry9) January 11, 2023
#JrNTR #RRRMovie is making us proud! @tarak9999 at the Red carpet of #GoldenGlobes2023 ! The world is cheering for our Indian Film! 🔥❤️ #RRR #SiddharthKannan #SidK pic.twitter.com/2b9OlgGqQ0
— Siddharth Kannan (@sidkannan) January 11, 2023
Here we RRR!! ❤️🔥 #GoldenGlobes2023 pic.twitter.com/3Qf5agvvlb
— RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) January 10, 2023
And now to HERE!!! 🤙❤️🔥🤙#GoldenGlobes2023 @mmkeeravaani @boselyricist @kaalabhairava7 @Rahulsipligunj https://t.co/XQWTMzY8JL pic.twitter.com/JZ2bVlXwpg
— S S Karthikeya (@ssk1122) January 11, 2023
Heartiest congratulations to @mmkeeravaani, @ssrajamouli, and team RRR for bringing home the golden globe for best original song. #GoldenGlobes2023 https://t.co/kYL1QczZ44
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) January 11, 2023
Absolutely phenomenal win!! Heartiest congratulations to @mmkeeravaani gaaru and team and the entire team of RRR for creating history right here! #GoldenGlobes2023 #NatuNatu #RRRMovie https://t.co/dmOZaVuIZv
— Venkatesh Daggubati (@VenkyMama) January 11, 2023