“This song will forever hold a special place in my heart,” wrote Jr NTR
RRR is inching towards Oscar glory – Naatu Naatu has been nominated for Best Original Song at the 95th Academy Awards and Team RRR is celebrating on social media. Jr NTR, one of the movie’s two leads, congratulated composer MM Keeravaani and lyricst Chandrabose in a tweet. He wrote, “Congratulations MM Keeravaani Garu and Chandrabose Garu on achieving another well-deserved and monumental feat… This song will forever hold a special place in my heart.” He tagged RRR director SS Rajamouli and co-star Ram Charan, adding the hashtags #RRRMovie #NaatuNaatu #Oscars95.
Here is Jr NTR’s tweet:
— Jr NTR (@tarak9999) January 24, 2023
The official Twitter page of RRR also shared a post: “WE CREATED HISTORY!! Proud and privileged to share that #NaatuNaatu has been nominated for Best Original Song at the 95th Academy Awards. #Oscars #RRRMovie.” Earlier this month, Naatu Naatu won the Golden Globe in the same category.
Here’s what RRR‘s official Twitter page posted:
WE CREATED HISTORY!! ??
— RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) January 24, 2023
Rahul Sipligunj, who sang the song with MM Keeravaani’s son Kaala Bhairava, also tweeted:
Aaaaaaaaaattttttttttt ????? maaaakkkkiiiiii??? #naatunaatu nominated for Oscar’s congrats to the team @RRRMovie
Thank you @mmkeeravaani sir❤️❤️❤️#premrakshit sir@kaalabhairava7@boselyricist sir@ssrajamouli sir@tarak9999 sir@AlwaysRamCharan sir pic.twitter.com/fu3qWECJlx
— Rahul Sipligunj (@Rahulsipligunj) January 24, 2023
Ram Charan’s father, the legendary Chiranjeevi, tweeted: “One step away from the pinnacle of cinematic glory.”
ONE STEP AWAY FROM THE PINNACLE OF CINEMATIC GLORY !!! ?????
— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) January 24, 2023
Apart from Naatu Naatu‘s nomination, two Indian documentaries are also competing for Oscars. All That Breathes has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature and The Elephant Whisperers for Best Documentary Short.
Apart from Golden Globe win, RRR won two prizes at the Critics Choice Awards. The movie won Best Song for Naatu Naatu and Best Foreign Language Film. Naatu Naatu also won the Best Music Core Award at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).
SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus is based on the lives of two Telugu freedom fighters, Alluri Seetharama Raju (played by Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (played by Jr NTR). The movie also stars Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Alison Doody, Ray Stevenson and Olivia Morris in pivotal roles.
The Oscar nominations were announced by actors Riz Ahmed and Alison Williams. The 95th Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on March 12 and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.