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AR Rahman Congratulates 'RRR' Team For Naatu Naatu’s Oscar Nomination

Oscar nomination is the third major international recognition for “Naatu Naatu”, composed by MM Keeravani and written by Kaal Bhairav ​​and Rahul Sipligunj, after Keeravani won the Golden Globe as well as the Critics’ Choice Award for the track earlier this month

A Still From RRRs Song Naatu Naatu
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SS Rajamouli's film 'RRR' has created history once again after the film's song 'Naatu Naatu' has been nominated in the Best Original Song category at the Oscars 2023. Composed by MM Keeravani and written by Kaal Bhairav ​​and Rahul Sipligunj, the track features the film’s lead stars Ram Charan and Jr NTR.

As congratulations poured in for Team RRR, two-time Academy Award-winning composer AR Rahman also reacted to Natu Natu getting an Oscar nod. While interacting with the media at an event in Mumbai, the celebrated music composer said that a decade back, Indian films should have been recognized at international awards.

“I thought it (India getting the nomination) would start ten years ago. It is 12 years late,” he told reporters. “It should happen every year from India because we are a country of 1.3 billion people and there is amazing talent in every aspect of filmmaking. Most films don’t enter the competition.”

Rahman said, “At least they (the makers of RRR) had the guts to put it out there. If nobody knows your film, who is going to vote for it? I wish them all the best and I wish that they may live.”

RRR’s Natu Natu to compete with ‘Applause’ from ‘Tell It Like a Woman’, ‘Hold My Hand’ from ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, ‘Lift Me Up’ from ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ at Academy Awards 2023 Will happen. and ‘This Is a Life’ from “Everything Everywhere All at Once”.

This is the third major international recognition for “Naatu Naatu”, composed by MM Keeravani and written by Kaal Bhairav ​​and Rahul Sipligunj, after Keeravani won the Golden Globe as well as the Critics’ Choice Award for the track earlier this month. The film won another Critics’ Choice Award – Best Foreign Language Film.

“RRR” (Rise Roar Revolt), a pre-independence fictional story, follows two real-life Indian revolutionaries – Alluri Sitarama Raju (Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (Junior NTR) in the 1920s.

Meanwhile, “Jai Ho” from the 2008 British film “Slumdog Millionaire”, directed by Danny Boyle, was the first Hindi song to win Academy Awards in the Best Original Score and Original Song categories. It was composed by AR Rahman and written by Gulzar

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